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>Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 17:25:25 +0000
>From: "Robert W. Georgantas III" <rgeorgan at welchlink.welch.jhu.edu>
>Subject: Help with a Posting
>Sender: rgeorgan at welchlink.welch.jhu.edu>To: AUDIOLOGY Jeff Siriann <sirianni at uts.cc.utexas.edu>
>>To: Jeff Siriann
>Moderator of the AUDIOLOGY BioNet Discussion Group.
>>I was hoping that you could help me, please read the letter below then do
>with it as you wish.
>>I am a student with the Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences
>at Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine. I have started up a
>small internet site called "The Science Guide" located at the URL
>http://www.scienceguide.com. I started the site to address the lack of a
>unifying source of information for scientists on the internet. As you
>can see in the announcement below the Guide consists of a number of
>sections designed to help scientists find information on the internet,
>The news section is currently our most popular service receiving over 4K
>visits per day, with a hundreds of subscribers to the Daily News Emailer.
>>Since we do not charge for our service, and since we are not accepting
>advertisers; we have only a small number of routes by which to spread the
>word about the Guide (we have no advertising budget as well). One of
>these routes is by posting to Usenet groups. We have done this on a
>small basis by looking at a news group to assure that the users of the
>group are appropriate for our service, and then posting the Announcement
>enclosed below to the group. We Do Not Spam. Over the last month we
>have posted to roughly forty news groups and have received a great
>response in the form of emails telling us how useful our site is, and
>will become as we add more content to it. We have not received a single
>negative response, which we have interpreted to mean that our site is
>useful enough to scientists that they do not mind our "off-subject"
>>That brings me to the crux of the email, I was hoping that you could take
>the time to visit the Science Guide, determine if it would be of use to
>the subscribers of the group which you modify, and if so - post the
>announcement text below to the group. This would be of great help to us
>in getting the word out about the Guide.
>>If you feel that this posting would be inappropriate, please accept my
>apologies for having taken your time, and just disregard this letter.
>>One thing that may be particularly of interest, is our plan to start
>monitoring Congress for bills containing items concerning scientific
>funding. We plan on doing this to take advantage of the power of the
>internet to set up a pseudo lobbying group. As an example - during the
>Congressional Debates over the NIH budget a few months ago we encouraged
>our readers to email their congress-person asking for an increase in the
>budget. At the time we had just started the guide and had only a small
>number of readers, but now that we have literally thousands of users (and
>our usership is growing at 40% per week) and we think that we could make
>a significant difference in funding by informing our users of congresses'
>actions and helping them to act in writing to the House, or Senate, or
>Robert Georgantas - The Science Guide
>>PS. You can check to make sure that I am actually who I say that I am
>buy fingering my student email account: rgeorgan at welchlink.welch.jhu.edu.> The Science Guide is hosted under the .com domain by Hway Technologies,
>because Hopkins was not willing to host a site with our potential traffic.
>>Announcing the SCIENCE GUIDE.
>http://www.scienceguide.com>>A New Internet Directory and Information Service run by Scientists and
>Physicians for Scientists and Physicians. After visiting the Guide, If
>you have any suggestion for making the Guide better please let us know.
>(webmaster at scienceguide.com)
>>The Science Guide consists of a number of different sections designed to
>help the scientist and physician find information on the internet and to
>sponsor communication between those interested in science:
>>Every day the Science Guide compiles medical and research news from
>national news sources around the net. Most of the news articles are
>concerned with medicine, bioscience, and physics, but all other sciences
>from agriculture to zoology are commonly included. News sources currently
>listed include: CNN, EurekAlert, HMS Beagle, MSNBC Sci-Tech, Science
>Magazine's ScienceNow, CBS Space News, USA Today, The Albuquerque
>Journal, Scientific American Web Weekly, The Why Files, Discover
>Magazine, Scientific American, Smithsonian Magazine, and the Technology
>Review. The news pages also list links to news sources not compiled
>within the News site. We are currently working on adding a number of
>other sources to the site to make it even more useful.
>>To make getting science news even easier, we send out a DAILY NEWS
>EMAILER listing the articles which have been compiled on our site.
>Anyone can subscribe to the Emailer by sending an email to
>news at scienceguide.com with the message "Subscribe"
>>>DIRECTORY OF USENET NEWS GROUPS and DISCUSSION LISTS
>>The Directory of Usenet and Discussion Groups is compiled quarterly from
>different sources around the net to provide the scientist and those
>interested in science easy access to these invaluable sources of
>discourse and information. We are currently working on finding the
>proper subscription method for each of the discussion lists. This is
>taking a bit longer that we thought so please pardon our dust. The
>Usenet portions of this section are complete.
>>>ON-LINE JOURNAL HYPERLINK SECTION
>>The Journals Section contains links to peer reviewed scientific journals
>on the Internet. Each listing clearly indicates whether the journal
>provides only the table of contents, TOC with abstracts, or the full text
>of the journal
>>The Jobs and Positions Section contains hyperlinks to the best Scientific
>Employment Databases and Classifieds on the net.
>>>GRANTS and FUNDING SECTION
>>The funding section contains links to the best funding and grant
>databases on the Internet, making it very easy for scientists to quickly
>find funding opportunities. The featured site of the section is "The
>Community of Science," a Johns Hopkins service designed to help
>scientists find and continue funding.
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