ANNOUNCING ... lissa_l
A LISTSERV FOR THE MASTERS OF
LIBRARY SCIENCE PROGRAM !!!
Please let everybody know that:
The Library and Information Science Student Association listserv,
lissa_l, began operations June 6, 1994.
By signing up through computer accounts, students will automatically receive
messages from the Department and its professors though e-mail about
activities such as colloquiums, new courses, registration dates...,
etc, as well as Job Placement Office opportunities.
In addition, students will be able to use the listserv as a forum for
sharing ideas and advice with each other. Alumni with e-mail
addresses are also encouraged to subscribe and post relevant
Documents on the listserv are posted in the student lounge on the
second floor and on the LISSA office door (room 318)
Lab assistants in room 119 can help you with obtaining
computer accounts, signing up to the listserv and more.
Contact the listserv manager:
- Susan Turkel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
YOU SUBSCRIBE IT, YOU OWN IT
A listserv is a mailing list of people who are signed up to
electronically receive and send mail on a particular topic to each
other as a group. It is a part of your e-mail and is available
through your mail manager function. (Pine Mail Program is
available if you have an account on SCILS) Once you subscribe,
messages "posted" to the listserv are distributed automatically to you
and everyone else who is a member of that listserv. It is thus a very
efficient means of distributing information to a wide range of people
organized around a specific area of interest.
In order to introduce you to listserv, LISSA (Library and Information Science
Student Association for the M.L.S. Program) has organized one of its own.
Once you sign up, you will receive Departmental notices of
courses, schedule changes, etc. in addition to information that your
professors and fellow students feel will be of interest or help to you.
This listserv, lissa_l, was set up through RUTNet to be private, so
that its address is communicated only through the department and its
members. You should therefore, not give the address out to people not
involved in the MLS program. It is also unmoderated, which means that
messages sent to the list are NOT screened before they are posted.
Thus, we rely upon you and others to stay relevant and not abuse
the list. This is not to say you shouldn't share ideas and ask for
advice! Just beaware that the list is open to the entire department,
including your professors.
A short tutorial on signing up and using lissa_l is available. Feel free
to experiment around; we all realize that inexperienced students will
be constantly joining and will make mistakes and have questions.
For more information or help in the following tutorial, ask the
computer lab assistants in Room #119, or see LISSA
representatives in the third floor office (room #318).
You can also communicate with the List managers.
Please take notice that every listserv has TWO addresses:
- All commands to regulate the organization of how the listserv works
for you go to the email@example.com address. This includes
subscribe/unsubscribe functions, inquiries for further instructions
about commands and changes in the defaults (or how the listserv comes
to your account). Once you initially subscribe, you do not have to
use this address again except for these advanced functions, although
this tutorial will give you some limited instructions on them.
- All messages you want to post to the list go to the actual list
name (in this case firstname.lastname@example.org).
This is the address you will use for daily communication.
Below we will take you step by step through the subscription process
for lissa_l at the address of email@example.com
We are assuming that you already know how to send, receive and read
your e-mail. If not, you can go to the lab assistants in Room #119.
They are willing to help you . You MUST be a subscriber in order to
either read or post messages. This setup was made so that the
listserv would not be subject to "junk" mail or other undesired
messages from the outside.
To Subscribe to lissa_l:
If your account is on UNIX system, such as eden or rci...
(You may also use any other mail programs to which you have access.)
If everything was done correctly, soon thereafter (usually within
minutes) you will receive an acknowledgement of your "job output" in
your e-mail account, which informs you that you have been subscribed
to lissa_l. If you made a typing or other error, you will receive an
error message in your account. DO NOT PANIC. Try again. Pay
attention to L's and I's from 1's, etc and follow instructions
exactly. Since the system is case sensitive, lissa_l should all be
in lower case letters with an underscore.
1. Log into your computer account and select mail, "mm" if you
have the menu or just type mm at the %
prompt and press return.
- 2. At mm>, type the following exactly and press return:
- 3. At Subject, press return.
- 4. You will see three lines of CTRL instructions with your cursor
positioned in the "body" of the message to be sent.
Type the following exactly, then press return: subscribe lissa_l
- 5. Press CTRL/D to get out of the message.
- 6. The message will NOT be sent unless you immediately type a
second command. So, at s>, type the following,
then press return: send
About the same time as you receive the acknowledgement message, you
will get a second message about the listserv and instructions on how
to use it. Since majordomo may be set up somewhat differently
according to your individual need, you will probably want to
save this important document.
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Last Updated Feb 27, 1996