[Bionews] BIOSCI/Bionet moving day

Don Gilbert gilbertd at bio.indiana.edu
Mon Jun 13 12:28:43 EST 2005


Dear BIOSCI/Bionet readers,

BIOSCI/Bionet is the long-running Biology news and discussion groups
which include active news and information for areas including 
molecular biology methods and reagents, software, toxicology, and several 
organism communities (yeast, worm, arabidopsis, fruitfly, maize, chlamydomonas, 
urodeles and others).

The management of these groups has been handled ably at MRC/Rosalind
Franklin Centre by Geoff Gibbs, Peter Tribble, Martin Bishop and
others for the past several years.  They are turning over management
of this service to Indiana University Biology department, under the
new management, myself - Don Gilbert.

These folks deserve our thanks for their devotion to maintaining this
useful and unique biology news service. I will work to provide
the basic management to keep these groups thriving, and  as time
permits, provide for expansion of services you readers would like
to see, whether new discussion groups or other improvements.

The new home of BIOSCI/Bionet is IUBio Archive, iubio.bio.indiana.edu,
and it is taking over the role of net.bio.net, www.bio.net and their
related BIOSCI news activities.  The web interface continues at
   http://www.bio.net/ 

News/mail lists continue as {biosci-group}@net.bio.net, e.g.
bionews at net.bio.net  or bionet-announce at net.bio.net

Geoff and Peter at MRC and I are working to keep the current
BIOSCI/Bionet system and addresses functioning, and mimimize
change-over problems.  Please bear with us thru a few glitches,
and let us know at biosci-help at net.bio.net of problems that continue.

Several of the active newsgroups are either lacking moderators
or would welcome new moderators, to keep postings on topic
and clear of spam the software filters can't catch.  
If you would like to volunteer as a Bionet moderator, please email 
biosci-help at net.bio.net

While agreeing to be the current caretaker, I would also like to ask
if there is any organization with interest in revitalizing this
biology news, and experience in relevant methods (Usenet, mailing list
management) to contact me.

Regards, Don Gilbert

Biology Dept., Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana, USA  47405
gilbertd at bio.indiana.edu
IUBio Archive, http://iubio.bio.indiana.edu/

Biosci help mail:  biosci-help at net.bio.net
  
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