Re: SERIALST List Reconfigured: Important Changes in Test Mode (Bill Cohen) Birdie MacLennan 04 Jun 2002 22:29 UTC
Date: Tue, 4 Jun 2002 16:55:07 EDT
From: Bill Cohen <BCohen7719@aol.com>
Subject: Re: SERIALST List Reconfigured: Important Changes in Test Mode
A question on the issue of serials listserv "open vs. closed" format:
what is the empirical experience of the listserve editors?
In other words: Do they frequently actually use information from
non-members....do they use somewhat frequently....or never use at all?
If information from non-members is used, what is their assessment of the
value of that category of information?
I have seen some listserves which are entirely "closed." Sometimes these
turn into incestuous cat-calling forums--very shrill name-calling and
verbal abusiveness which you would never see in a print forum for
fear of libel lawsuits. Is there a relationship between "closed forums"
and less-than-useful taunts? Very difficult to say.
With kind regards,
Bill Cohen, Publisher
The Haworth Press, Inc.
10 Alice Street
Binghamton, New York 13904
<< Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2002 19:32:26 -0700
From: Sandy Heft <sandy.heft@SONOMA.EDU>
Subject: Job postings on Serialst
I agree with Lauren. Job postings are an important part of most
library listservs: for applicants, prospective applicants, people
writing job descriptions, people wanting to know who else is hiring,
ad nauseum. Let's keep them.
Technical Services Librarian
Jean & Charles Schulz Information Center
Sonoma State University
1801 E. Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928