THE MICROBIOLOGY BBS
An electronic bulletin board specifically aimed at the concerns
of the professional microbiologist is now available. The
Microbiology BBS is online at 817-557-0330. Email information
on this service may be requested from sysop at microbiol.org.
The objective of this service is to act as a repository for
computer files of interest to microbiologists in industry and
academics. Examples of these files could range from programs
designed by individual investigators to demonstration programs
supplied by vendors. A second major function of this service
will be to facilitate communication among workers. This BBS will
allow for the exchange of mail, files, and information among
users. In addition, different forums will be presented allowing
for discussion of specific topics.
The current capability of the system is as follows:
- >250 forums now online, including discussion groups from:
Internet - bionet.* and sci.*
FidoNet - Large amateur network
HealthCare Net - Network devoted to healthcare, its'
workers, and it's administration
AegisNet - HIV & AIDS information
Individuals or companies interested in specific forum topics
(or creating a new one to present on the BBS) should leave
a note to the "Sysop" (System Operator) for consideration.
- Large file library online - this is one of the fundamental
purposes of the BBS. Any suggestions or assistance in gathering
more files would be appreciated.
Principle areas of files to date:
Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report
Microbiology & Infectious Disease
- Teleconferences are available for regularly scheduled,
real-time discussions. Individuals or groups interested in
hosting public or private conferences should contact the sysop
- E-mail is available over InterNet, over FidoNet (amateur BBS
network), and within the BBS.
- Anonymous "Job Wanted" and "Job Opening" postings on InterNet
and BBS job networks. This allows for corporations to post jobs
without being flooded with Email and FAX responses (we are!) and
for individuals to "test the waters" for a new position without
jeopardizing their current job.
- Vendor Showcase: This are is set aside for vendors to
"display" new products and software. Document databases, images
of new products, demonstration versions of software, and new
product announcements are encouraged.
The Microbiology BBS is accessible through a modem hookup at
817-557-0330. All lines handle 14.4 Kbyte telecommunications.
The system has access to Internet, with plans initiate full
Internet access as early as the degree of subscription interest
justifies the increase expense.
The current subscription rate is $75 per year. To encourage
participation in this new service the subscription rate is reduced
to $25 per year for all sign-ups before September 1.
Scott Sutton, Ph.D.
The Microbiology BBS
PO Box 173065
Arlington, TX 76003
Email: Sutton at microbiol.org
The Microbiology BBS 817-557-0330 (USA)
Dedicated to the biologist in industry, academics, and health care.
Providing specialized file collections, and network communication on AegisNet,
Internet (microbiol.org), FidoNet (1:130/415), HealthCare Net (60:6220/1).