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    Dear Biomch-L readers,

    The following item might also be of interest for Biomch-L; however, I
    should like to obtain some feedback whether reposting this kind of infor-
    mation is deemed useful. After all, each of you might subscribe to the
    CCNEWS list. Depending on the kind of feedback, I might either discontinue
    posting this kind of information, or just extract items which are close(r)
    to Biomch-L's scope.

    Herman J. Woltring, Eindhoven/NL
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    Date: Sat, 26 Jan 91 17:47:37 EST
    From: "Wendy Rickard Bollentin, Editor, CCNEWS"
    Subject: CCNEWS Articles Abstracts (Vol. 4, No. 4)
    Sender: Campus Computing Newsletter Editors
    To: Multiple recipients of

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    * * C C N E W S A r t i c l e s A b s t r a c t s * *
    * an electronic forum for campus computing newsletter editors *
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    Volume 4, Number 4 Editor: Wendy Rickard Bollentin, EDUCOM
    January 25, 1991 E-Mail: CCNEWS@BITNIC
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    CCNEWS Articles Abstracts, a service of EDUCOM, provides campus
    computing publications specialists with updates on articles and
    other materials currently available in the CCNEWS Articles Archive.

    To obtain an article from the archive send an interactive message
    or mail to: LISTSERV@BITNIC containing GET Filename Filetype.
    Contributions to the articles database are welcome. Please send
    straight ASCII text (graphics are welcome and should come at the
    end of the article for those equipped with the proper software),
    75 word wrap, ragged right, double space between paragraphs, and
    no tabs. Please include the following copyright information: Name
    of article; name of publication; volume, number, and date of issue;
    name of author or editor; and e-mail address of author or editor.

    The CCNEWS newsletter is published bi-weekly by EDUCOM, and
    focuses on issues related to writing, editing, design, and
    production of computing newsletters and other publications. To
    subscribe send an interactive message or mail to LISTSERV@BITNIC
    containing: SUB CCNEWS FirstName LastName - Institution.

    Contributions to the Articles Archive and the CCNEWS Newsletter
    should be sent to CCNEWS@BITNIC.

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    "Communicate for Success: How to use electronic mail and bulletin
    boards effectively," By Sue Gier, Office of Information Technology,
    James Madison University, "The Computer Connection," January 1991,

    As electronic communication becomes more and more common, users
    of electronic mail and bulletin boards need specific guidelines and
    tips on etiquette. Sue Gier has effectively described the difference
    between electronic forms of communication and oral and written
    ones. She has also composed a list of guidelines that are useful for
    the person just getting started with electronic communication They
    also serve as an excellent reference for those experienced with this
    relatively new technology.

    Did you know that using capital letters is the electronic equivalent of
    shouting, or that messages intended for one other person's eyes only,
    could be forwarded, posted, or otherwise shared with many? If not,
    this article can be a valuable resource.

    Filename Filetype: EMAIL GIER_S

    Lines: 166
    [It's a pity that the subtle equivalents of italics, underlining,
    and small caps do not exist in straight ASCII; however, what about
    s p a c i n g ? ]
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    "Computers and Health-Issues and Protective Measures," by
    Kimberly H. Updegrove and Daniel A. Updegrove, Office of
    Information Systems and Computing, University of Pennsylvania,
    "Penn Printout," February 1991, UPDEGROVE@AL.RELAY.UPENN.EDU

    If you are one of a growing number of computer users who has
    developed chronic aches and pains, or you're concerned about the
    hazards of prolonged exposure to electromagnetic radiation, this
    article will provide information and advice. There are many things
    you can do to protect yourself against chronic pain or disease. The
    authors not only give an overview of the issues and possible
    solutions, but also include a bibliography for further reading.

    Studies are currently underway to determine the extent of the risks
    that VDT users face in their daily work. Until the final results are in,
    many computer-related injuries can be avoided by taking the time to
    analyze the work environment.

    Filename Filetype: COMPHEAL UPDEGR_D

    Lines: 264

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    "San Francisco Worker Safety Ordinance," submitted by Daniel
    Updegrove, University of Pennsylvania, based upon the San Francisco

    Concerns about the safety of VDT operators is resulting in legislation
    aimed at protecting the worker from poor working conditions. New
    laws are forcing the employer to upgrade office equipment to certain
    standards and to accept liability when appropriate for work-related
    injuries. The San Francisco Municipal Code has been amended to
    reflect this growing concern. Very specific requirements are outlined
    here and following them would benefit all VDT operators whether
    legislation has been passed or not.

    Filename Filetype: SFVDTLAW UPDEGR_D

    Lines: 148

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    CCNEWS Copyright Notice

    If you use any of these articles, in whole or in part, in printed
    or electronic form, you are legally and morally obligated to credit
    the author and the original publication name, date, and page(s).
    We suggest that you also inform the author or editor of your inten-
    tion to use this article, in case there are updates or corrections
    that he or she might wish to suggest.

    If space and format permit, we would appreciate your crediting the
    "Articles Archive of CCNEWS, the Electronic Forum for Campus Compu-
    ting Newsletter Editors on BITNET, a service of EDUCOM." We would
    also appreciate your informing us of your intention to use an article
    from the Archive, so we will know which articles have proven the most
    useful. You can contact us at CCNEWS@EDUCOM.BITNET.