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635 names in BIOSCI address database after 1 month!

David Kristofferson kristoff at net.bio.net
Fri Jun 4 13:22:44 EST 1993

I am happy to announce that after just about one month in operation we
have 635 entries in our BIOSCI user address database.  If you haven't
signed up yet, please complete and return the form below.

Alternatively, you can use Dan Jacobson's gopher site as follows:

> To add yourself to the database just point your
> gopher client at merlot.welch.jhu.edu and select the following:
> -->  15. Searching For Biologists/
>  -->  9.  E-mail Addresses of Biosci-Bionet Users/
>   -->  1.  Add (or Correct) Your Address to the BIOSCI User Address
> Data..
> And fill out the form.

or Rob Harper's gopher site in Europe as follows:

> Europeans can point their gopher client at gopher.csc.fi and add their
> information to the database. All entries will be mailed directly to
> Dave for incorporation in a wais source.
> The path to the questionare is as follows.
>    ---> 10. Finnish EMBnet BioBox/
>         ---> 8.  FAQ Files/
>                               FAQ Files
>       1.  EMBnet: Information.
>       2.  EMBnet: Internet resources guide.
>       3.  A Biologist's Guide to Internet Resources/
>       4.  All FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) Searches and Archives/
>   --->5.  Bionauts Address Database (questionaire) <TEL>

The address database is kept in the WAIS source "biologists-addresses"
at net.bio.net and is updated nightly (a registration has been sent in
but it has not been added to the main WAIS directory-of-servers yet
according to Kenton Hoover).  The database can be accessed through our
waismail server (send "help" to waismail at net.bio.net to get started)
and is also available for ftp from net.bio.net in


				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				kristoff at net.bio.net


Please take this opportunity to add you name and address information
to the BIOSCI User Address Database if you have not already done so.

Below is the address form that we would like each reader of the
BIOSCI/bionet newsgroups to complete and return if you would like to
be listed in our database.  The database will serve as a directory
that will enable biologists, who are currently using (or even just
reading) the BIOSCI newsgroups, to look up e-mail addresses and other
information about our users.

The address database will be indexed for WAIS and waismail access
(waismail is our WAIS e-mail server, more below) and will also be
available for access via other gopher sites if they wish to permit it.
The raw unindexed data will be available for FTP from net.bio.net and
is atomized sufficiently to allow import into your local RDBMS should
you so desire.

Please carefully follow the instructions for completing the form
below and return it to either of the following two addresses
(whichever is more convenient for you).  Thanks in advance for taking
the time to complete and return the form.

Addresses for returning forms         Location        Network
-----------------------------         --------        -------
biovote at net.bio.net                   U.S.A.          Internet/BITNET
biovote at daresbury.ac.uk               U.K.            JANET


This notice will be mailed bimonthly to each newsgroup.  You should
check our WAIS source or waismail e-mail server from time-to-time to
see if your address information is still up-to-date.  Send the message


to waismail at net.bio.net for instructions on using waismail.  Leave the
Subject: line in your message blank.

(Note as of 5 May 93 - the address database will be updated nightly
and will go on-line soon after we have collected and processed the
initial rush of data).


Please enter all responses after the : on each line, leaving one (1)
blank space after the : (i.e., before the start of your text).

Please do NOT extend your responses past the end of each line (80
characters) or alter any of the field identifiers such as "first name: ". 
Several lines are provided at the end of the form for comments, but,
please adhere to the line length restriction.

On the date: line, please enter the date in the DD-MM-YY format, e.g.,
05-05-93 for 5 May 1993.  This line will tell others when the
information was last updated.  Please be sure to include the 0's for
single digit days or months, e.g., 05-05-93, not 5-5-93.

Note that the "e-mail network: " line below is for specifying, e.g.,
"Internet," "BITNET," "EARN," "JANET," or whatever other network that
your computer may be on.

If you are uncertain about any field, please feel free to leave it
blank, but please DO NOT DELETE the field identifier from the form!

In the first field below, "New information or Update ...", please
enter "N" if this is the first time that you have registered in the
directory or "U" if you are correcting a listing that you sent to us

Thanks again for your cooperation!

--------------- please cut here and return portion below ---------------

New information or Update to old record (enter N or U): 
date (DD-MM-YY): 
first name: 
middle initial: 
family name: 
job title: 
e-mail address: 
e-mail network: 
phone number: 
FAX number: 
postal code: 
research interest: 
research interest: 

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