Don Gilbert asks:
>I am interested in obtaining releases of EMBL databank via compact disk.
>Is it available in CD format?
Yes, it has been released quarterly on CD-ROM since August 1989.
It currently includes, EMBL and SWISS-PROT databases in normal 'EMBL'
format, also both in NBRF format (FASTA can work on these), plus
specially developed fully supported MSDOS query/retrieval software.
Free samples available on request, we just need a postal address.
>Is the low level format in High Sierra or ISO 9660 disk format?
ISO 9660 format.
>How frequently is the CD distributed?
>What is the cost of a subscription?
Academic (EMBL/EC nation) DM 150
Academic DM 300
Commercial DM 600
>How do I order it?
Subscription information (& form) is available from the EMBL File Server.
Send e-mail to NETSERV at EMBL.bitnet, containing lines:
GET DOC:ORDERFORM.TXT (just the subscription form)
GET DOC:ORDERINFO.TXT (form + other interesting things about EMBL
services, inc details of CD-ROM)
or if you prefer, of course we can supply paper copies by post or fax.
Its a pleasure
EMBL Data Library