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Full PDB transition to RCSB by July 1

John Badger badger at SDSC.EDU
Fri Jun 25 15:08:31 EST 1999

Dear Colleagues,

On July 1, 1999, the Research Collaboratory for Structural
(RCSB) will take over full responsibility of the Protein Data Bank

The PDB will continue to be available from http://www.rcsb.org/pdb/.

The PDB will no longer be available from the Brookhaven National
(BNL) site as of June 30, 1999.

Questions may be sent to info at rcsb.org.

Deposition Update
New structures should be deposited using the AutoDep Input Tool
(ADIT; http://pdb.rutgers.edu/adit/). Deposition sessions that were
started using BNL's AutoDep may be completed at the RCSB at

Query Update
The PDB can be searched by using SearchLite for simple text searching,
and by using SearchFields for broader searches. These search engines
are available at http://www.rcsb.org/pdb/.

The processing status of structures to be released in the PDB can be
at http://www.rcsb.org/pdb/status.html.

FTP Archive Update

The RCSB is maintaining a copy of the PDB FTP server using the same
structure that was previously maintained by BNL.

This archive is located at ftp://bnlarchive.rcsb.org/.

The RCSB is also maintaining a simple logical directory structure for
the PDB
FTP server at ftp://ftp.rcsb.org/.

Linking to the PDB

Information on how to link to structures in the PDB is available at

PDB resources and documentation are available at

Please contact us at info at rcsb.org if you are unable to locate a
document at
our site that you need.


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