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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 <>
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 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.


Sandy Heft
Technical Services Librarian
University Library
Jean & Charles Schulz Information Center
Sonoma State University
1801 E. Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
707-664-2876 (FAX)