LINGUIST List 6.42

Sun 15 Jan 1995

FYI: LINGUIST nameserver, New periodical, On-line library catalog

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  1. "Norval Smith, LINGUIST NAMESERVER
  2. Daniel Soutif, A New Multidisciplinary Periodical: Call for Comments
  3. Celso Alvarez Caccamo, On-line library catalogs

Message 1: LINGUIST NAMESERVER

Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 14:01 +01LINGUIST NAMESERVER
From: "Norval Smith <NSMITHALF.LET.UVA.NL>
Subject: LINGUIST NAMESERVER

The Linguists Nameserver - Plea

As many of you will know we maintain a Nameserver for linguists and
related scientists at LINGUISTALF.LET.UVA.NL. This Nameserver
contains around 7500 e-mail addresses of persons and institutions, as
well as institutional FAX addresses.
 As with all such lists the addresses rapidly become out of date,
as people change jobs, or computer centres change computers. To reduce
the number of ghost adddresses, and add linguists to the list whose e-mail
addresses are not presently contained in it, I would encourage all direct and
indirect subscribers to LINGUIST to check that their address(es) are still
valid.
 Three commands are relevant in this context:

LIST
 This command enables one or more addresses to be extracted from the
database. The correct syntax to extract Bill Clinton's address (just an
example) would be:

 list clinton

This command should be sent to linguistsalf.let.uva.nl

REMOVE
 This command enables a single address to be removed. The correct
syntax is:

 remove clinton, bill: clintonovalroom.whitehouse.gov

ADD
 This command enables a single address to be added. The correct
syntax is:

 add clinton, bill: clintonovalroom.whitehouse.gov

To change an address you require both a REMOVE and an ADD operation. Any
combination of commands is acceptible as long each is given on a separate
line. There is no restriction to one command per message. So 150 separate
ADD commands in one message is quite acceptible.
 We would ask that people do not use capital letters in addresses -
these are never essential.
 The reason for us to ask this at the present is that we will be
transferring operations in the near future from the VAX on which LINGUISTS
is now maintained to a new UNIX system. This will also enable us to
improve our service with new possibilities.

Norval Smith Pieter Masereeuw
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Message 2: A New Multidisciplinary Periodical: Call for Comments

Date: Sat, 14 Jan 1995 00:36:13 A New Multidisciplinary Periodical: Call for Comments
From: Daniel Soutif <Daniel.SoutifCNAC-GP.FR>
Subject: A New Multidisciplinary Periodical: Call for Comments



 A New Multidisciplinary Periodical: Call for Comments
 *****************************************************

The following document presents the broad outlines of a new publication
currently being developed by the Centre National d'Art et de Culture
Georges-Pompidou, Paris (France). It is also available on our new WWW
server, at URL http://www.cnac-gp.fr.

We are informing Internet users of this project so as to generate a
discussion and so that your ideas and comments can be used to modify
and enrich our plans.

For more detailed information on the project, please refer to the full
French version (available here in a few days).

You will also find a questionnaire to help us know the people
interested in this publication.

--Daniel Soutif
 Directeur du Departement du developpement culturel
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Message 3: On-line library catalogs

Date: Sat, 14 Jan 95 00:54:13 +0On-line library catalogs
From: Celso Alvarez Caccamo <lxalvarzudc.es>
Subject: On-line library catalogs

I don't mean to discourage LINGUIST readers from posting
bibliographical queries on the list. On the contrary,
I would like to remind/inform them that available, open-access
on-line library catalogs exist through telnet which may make your
life much easier when searching for references. All you need
is access to telnet and a little patience.

The following address will offer you a tour around the main
libraries in the world. It's unlikely for any important
volume not to be listed in any of the important libraries.
To access it, just give the command (after the prompt)

telnet rsl.ox.ac.uk
or
telnet 163.1.62.31

This is (I believe) a free service, except for however your local
system manages command and CPU usage time. It's a site located in
the U.K. You need no login name, no password. Just log in
and follow the menus. Once you've identified the library(es) of
your liking, you may prefer to take down their telnet addresses
in order to access them directly in the future.

A few sites offer access to article indexes. Services exist which
may fax you a given article upon request (for a fee, of course)
in 24 hours. The syntax for bibliographical searches varies from
institution to institution, but after a while you get the
idea and library navigation becomes kids' stuff.

Please please do not write to my account asking for more details
about how this works -- at least not for a couple of months!
I'm just a user.

Celso Alvarez-Caccamo
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