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10th Rev. Directory of Scholarly and Professional E-Conferences Birdie MacLennan 29 Mar 1996 17:53 UTC

Forwarded from the LSTOWN-L list, FYI.   --Birdie

Date:    Thu, 28 Mar 1996 16:29:28 -0500
From:    "Diane K. Kovacs" <diane@KOVACS.COM>
Subject: 10th Rev. Directory of Scholarly and Professional E-Conferences

Copyright 1996 by Diane K. Kovacs and The Directory Team.
10th Revision Directory of Scholarly and Professional E-Conferences
(Previously titled:  10th Revision Directory of Scholaryl E-Conferences
1. Fair Use Guidelines
2. Scope of the Directory
3. The Directory Team
4. Acknowledgements
5. How to Access or Retrieve the Directory of
Scholarly and Professional E-Conferences.
6. Generic Subscription Instructions
7. Generic Archives Access Instructions
1. Fair Use Guidelines

Single copies of this directory from its networked sources, or of specific
entries from their networked sources, may be made for internal purposes,
personal use, or study by an individual, an individual library, or an
educational or research institution.  The Association of Research Libraries
has the sole right to produce a print edition.  The directory or its
contents may not be otherwise reproduced or republished in excerpt or
entirety, in print or electronic form, without permission from Diane K.

2. Scope of the Directory
This directory contains descriptions of electronic conferences (e-conferences)
on topics of interest to scholars and professionals for use in their scholarly,
pedagological and professional activities.

E-conference is the umbrella term that includes discussion lists, Internet
interest groups, Usenet newsgroups, forums,etc.  Since the 9th revision
we have begun including text based virtual reality systems known as MUDS,
MOO'S, Muck's, Mushes, etc. that are primarily for scholarly, pedagogical or
professional activities.

The e-conferences in this Directory are all accessible via Internet services,
including email, Usenet News Readers, telnet, gopher, or www.

We have used our own judgment in deciding what is of scholarly, pedagological
or professional interest, but always consider any advice or argument about our
decisions.  We have placed the entries into categories by deciding the
*dominant* academic subject area of the electronic conference.

Where possible, the information in each record has been checked for currency
and accuracy by contacting the moderators or other contact person.

We chose the term *moderator* as the umbrella term to describe:  contact
person, coordinator, listowner, editor, moderator, etc.; in other words, the
Human in Charge.

Topic descriptions are taken in whole or part from the descriptions
provided by each moderator.

The basic fields are described as follows:

Discussion Name: The name of the group; the listname Topic: short description
  of the group; usually in the listowner's words
Subscription Address: this is the address to send your subscription address
 and signoff messages to
Moderated? Does some human screen messages either by editing or by monitoring?;
 Is the list set to private.
Archives: Are there archives?  Where?
Contact Address: The moderator; who to contact if you have questions
Submission Address: Where to send your contributions to the group's discussion
Keywords: words to enhance retrieval of an entry in search systems
VR: The version and cutoff date for entries in this version.

3. The Directory Team:
Diane Kovacs - Editor-in-Chief
*Biological and Medical Sciences
*Jobs, Employment, Placement Services and Programs
*Computer Science
*Physical Sciences *

Leela Balraj
*Law, Criminology, Justice
*Political Science and Politics
*Human Resources and Industrial Psychology

Gladys Bell
*Anthropology and Archaeology
*Geography and Misc.Regional and Individual Country
*Latin American Studies
*Social Activism
*Sociology and Demography
*Gender and Women's Studies

Paul Fehrmann
*Philosophy and Ethics

Martha Fleming
*Communication Studies
*Religious Studies

Lydia Gamble
*Humanities (Comparative & Interdisciplinary)
*Linguistics and Text Analysis

Kara Robinson
*Art, Architecture and Urban Design
*Library and Information Science
*Physical Education Recreation and Dance
*Popular Culture
*Publishing and Related Issues
*Theater, Film and Television

Dennis Viehland
*Information Systems

4. Acknowledgements

Thank you to Marty Hoag, Listowner of New-List for providing the archives of
New-List as a clearing house for much of the email based discussion list
information.  Special thank you to David Hartland.  NISP/Mailbase Project,
Computing Service, The University, Newcastle upon Tyne for information on 235
of the United Kingdom MAILBASE e-conferences.  Thank you also to Teri Harrison
for updating and providinginformation on the COMSERVE conferences, Pedro
Saizar for providing information on Latin American Studies electronic
conferences, Joseph Van Zwaren for Israeli electronic conference information,
and Joan Korenman for information on Women's Studies conferences, Jean
Schneider for confirming european e-conferences.  Thank you very sincerely
to all the individuals who contributed conference names, information and
feedback about conference statuses.  Any errors are the responsiblity of
the compilers of each section.  If you can provide corrections or additional
information about any of these electronic conferences, please contact the
Directory Team member responsible for that area or:

Diane Kovacs - Editor-in-Chief -

5. How to access or retrieve the Directory of Scholarly E-Conferences

An annual print version is published by the Association of Research
Libraries.  Contact Ann Okerson for information.

WWW Homepage:

MIDNet Site
Contact:  Paul Kramer

Gopher access:

University of Saskatchewan
Contact: Earl Fogel
Information/Directory of Scholarly Electronic


How to retrieve files from the LISTSERV@LISTSERV.KENT.EDU
1. Send an email message addressed to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.KENT.EDU
2. Leave the subject and other info lines blank.
3. The message must read:  GET Filename Filetype
   (e.g., ACADLIST FILE1 or  ACADSTAC HQX or whatever)
4. If you need assistance receiving, etc. contact your local Computer
   Services people

Files Available
ACADLIST.ANTHRO  =Anthropology, Cross Cultural
                  Studies, and Archaeology
ACADLIST.ART     =Art, Architecture and Urban Design
ACADLIST.BIOLOGY =Genetics, General Biology/Biophysics
ACADLIST.BOTANY  =Botany/Horticulture
ACADLIST.BUSECON =Business, Accounting, Finance, and
                  Marketing and =Economics
                 =Human Resources and Industrial
ACADLIST.CHEMIST =Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and
                  Materials Research
ACADLIST.COMMJOUR=Communication and =Journalism
ACADLIST.COMPENG =Computer Engineering, Software
ACADLIST.COMPSEC =Computer Security
ACADLIST.COMPRES =Computer Science Research:
                  Artificial Intelligence, Expert
                  Systems, Virtual Reality
                 =Computer Science Research: Computer
                  Standards (Official and De Facto)
                 =Computer Science Research: General
ACADLIST.COMPSYS =Computer Systems: Network
                 =Computer Systems: System
                 =Computer Systems: Training and User
ACADLIST.COMPMISC=Miscellaneous Computer-Related
                 =Public Domain and Publically
                  Supported Software
ACADLIST.COMPPRGM=Programming Languages and
ACADLIST.COMPSOC =Social, Cultural and Political
                  Aspects of Computing
ACADLIST.EDUC    =Education: Computer Assisted
                  Instruction/Educational Technology
                 =Education: Educational Research
                  (general), Grants and Funding
                 =Education: Higher, Adult and
                  Continuing Education
                 =Education: Primary, Secondary
                  (K-12), Vocational and Technical
                 =Education: Miscellaneous Education,
                  Alumni and Student Groups
                 =Education: Special Education,
                  Developmental Disabilities, Physical
                  Disabilities and ADA (Americans with
                  Disabilities Act)
ACADLIST.ENGINEER=Engineering and Technology General
                  and =Transporation Engineering
ACADLIST.FUTURE  =Futurology/Future Studies
ACADLIST.ENVIRON =Ecology and Environmental Studies
ACADLIST.GEOGRAPH=Geography and Miscellaneous Regional
                  and Individual Country Studies
ACADLIST.GEOLOGY =Geology and Paleontology
ACADLIST.HUMGEN  =Humanities (Comparative &
ACADLIST.INFORETR=Information Retrieval
ACADLIST.INFOSYS =Information Systems
ACADLIST.INTERNET=Internet Tools and Resources
ACADLIST.JOBS    =Jobs, Employment, Placement Services
                  and Programs
ACADLIST.LANG    =Languages
ACADLIST.LATAM   =Latin American Studies
ACADLIST.LAW     =Law, Criminology, Justice
ACADLIST.LIBRARY =Library and Information Science
ACADLIST.LING    =Linguistics and Text Analysis
ACADLIST.LIT     =Literature
ACADLIST.MATH    =Mathematics and Statistics
ACADLIST.MEDICAL =Medical Practice/Nursing/Medical
                  Personnel/Patients and
                 =Medical Sciences/Research
ACADLIST.METEOR  =Weather and Meteorology
ACADLIST.MIL     =Military Science
ACADLIST.PERD    =Physical Education, Recreation and
ACADLIST.PHILOS  =Philosophy and Ethics
ACADLIST.POLITICS=Political Science and Politics
ACADLIST.POPULAR =Theater, Film and Television and
                 =Popular Culture
ACADLIST.PSYCH   =Psychology and Psychiatry
ACADLIST.PUBLISH =Publishing and Related Issues
ACADLIST.RELIG   =Religious Studies
ACADLIST.SCIENCE =Science and Technology
ACADLIST.SOCIOLOG=Sociology and Demography
ACADLIST.VETZOO  =Agriculture, Veterinary Science and
ACADLIST.WOMEN   =Women's Studies/Gender Studies

6. Generic Subscription Instructions:

To subscribe to a LISTSERV (both Unix and IBM/VM LSOFT LISTSERV software
is in use) COMSERVE, LISTPROC, MAILBASE, or MAILSERV email distributed
e-conference send an email message addressed to the email address provided
in the "Subscription Address" field.  Leave the subject line blank.  The
text of the message *must* read:

SUBSCRIBE LISTNAME Yourfirstname Yourlastname Your Institution

(LISTNAME means the name of the list..e.g. if the List Name field says

Do not include any other text and *leave the subject blank* as this is
being read by a computer program and not a person....the program just won't
understand and will bounce back your command if it is not worded as specified

-REQUEST Addresses

To subscribe to e-conferences with a -REQUEST address, send an email message
same basic directions as with the Listserv software.  The -REQUEST address
gets you to the Coordinator, rather than to the membership of the entire
e-conference.  Please look carefully at the entry for each list you are
interested in, to see if a -REQUEST address has been provided.  Include your
name, address, and institutional affiliation in your message.

Usenet Newsgroups are generally accessed by typing "RN" or "NN" at the
shell prompt, ready screen or $ prompt on your email account.  Check with
your Computer Services People to find out what the local availability and
procedures are for access to Usenet Newsgroups.


Send email to the majordomo@site address.  The text of the message should be:
    subscribe listname youremailaddress

Subscription directions for other types of discussions are included with
individual entries.

See also a fine publication titled: "Discussion Lists: Mail List Manager
Commands" by James Milles, Saint Louis University Law Library.

7. Archives Access

Archives are available for many discussions.  On LISTSERV, COMSERVE, MAILSERV,
and MAILBASE to receive a list of files available from the server send the


You can then send the message:
GET Filename Filetype to the SERVER@NODEID.
NODEID means the site of the server which runs the e-conference)

It is also possible to search Bitnet LISTSERV and COMSERVE discussion archives
to you.  For details on archives searching:

For LISTSERV send the message:


to a LISTSERV of your choice. (e.g. LISTSERV@PSUVM)

For COMSERVE send the message



Some discussions maintain archives available via anonymous FTP.  This
is noted where available.  Some archives are mentioned on other types of
Internet server, e.g. GOPHER and WWW.  Use the URL provided to connect to
those archive sites.

When in doubt use the Contact Address.

Copyright 1996 by Diane K. Kovacs and The Directory

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