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    Today's topics:

    (1) ISB travel arrangements
    (2) ISB Newsletter email address
    (3) MEDNEWS 2(1989)20 news items
    (4) About Bitnet Services Library
    (5) Membership publicity and BIOMCH-L log files


    (1) ISB travel arrangements

    ISB-XII is getting close now. Any persons interested in sharing travel faci-
    lities in North America (or elsewhere) are welcome to post a request or offer
    to that effect onto BIOMCH-L.


    (2) ISB Newsletter email address

    Jan Cabri's May 10 posting on the Formia 1989 abstracts has caused addressing
    problems to some of us. While the sender's address was properly named as in the header of his posting (BLEKUL60
    being an EARN node at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium), the
    name BLEKULGO figures in the body of his posting. If the Internet address or does not work on your mailer, the
    explicit gateway routing via BLEKUL60.EARN, BLEKUL60.BITNET or BLEKUL60.NETNORTH
    should do the job (note the use of % and @ in the composite address as required
    under JNET, the IN-mailer and GMAIL).

    ISB members received the Formia abstracts some days ago.


    (3) MEDNEWS 2(1989)20 news items

    From: USA's Health InfoCom Network News
    Volume 2, Number 20 May 15, 1989


    The nation's No. 1 killer, the heart attack, could become a thing of the
    past. New treatment techniques include using lasers to remove vessel plaque
    and a 20,000-rpm `rotor-rootor' innovation to open up the vessels, physicians
    say. Heart transplants are also becoming more commonplace, with a success rate
    approaching that of kidney transplants.


    Scanners of the future will allow physicians to see blood flow in the heart
    and pinpoint obstructed areas now possible only with intrusive methods, says
    Dr. Gerald M. Lemole with the Medical Center of Delaware Inc. Another
    physician says the standard CAT scan technology giving a three-dimensional
    view is bowing to positron emission tomography, which can evaluate chemical


    (4) About Bitnet Services Library

    __--- The
    __----- Bitnet
    __------- Services
    ___________ Library Who We Are, What We Do

    ************************************************** *************

    May, 1989

    The Bitnet Services Library (BSL) is a group of network users
    dedicated to the mission of keeping people informed about
    BITNET. BSL offers a number of information services designed
    for both network novices and power users. In providing these
    services this association hopes to promote a productive and
    enjoyable networking environment for everyone. All of these
    services are available free-of-charge when you have access
    to the network.

    * BITLIB

    BITLIB is a local online help facility which provides VM users
    with information on file servers, name servers, electronic
    magazines, and other services available through BITNET. It
    includes instructions for accessing each server, explanations
    of basic concepts (such as "What is a file server?") and a set
    of useful EXECs to make life with in the network easier. All
    documentation (no matter what the original source) has been
    tailored to the VM environment.

    For more information, send mail to BITLIB@YALEVM. Please note
    that BITLIB can only be installed by professional staff at your
    site. (Whereas BITLIB is easy to maintain, the staff at your
    site will decide to install it dependent on the availability of
    system resources required to maintain it there.)

    * NetMonth

    NetMonth is an online magazine featuring news, information, and
    opinion about BITNET. Inside each issue you will find a
    features, columns, and regular departments covering a variety
    of network-related topics. The purpose of NetMonth is to
    inform the BITNET community while providing practical
    guidelines for getting the most out of the network.

    To subscribe, send the following command to LISTSERV@MARIST via
    mail or message:

    SUB NETMONTH your_full_name

    where "your_full_name" is your name.


    The list of BITNET servers and services. Included are:

    File servers
    List servers
    Listserv filelists
    Mail-based information servers
    Name servers

    An update of BITNET SERVERS is sent with each NetMonth. Copies
    are also available from any NETSERV file server. For example,
    you can send the following command by mail or message to



    This file explains for the beginner how BITNET works and how to
    access the many types of services mentioned in BITNET SERVERS.
    NetMonth subscribers are sent an update of USERHELP every few
    months. Copies are also available from any NETSERV file server.


    (5) Membership publicity and BIOMCH-L log files

    As proposed in BIOMCH-L 1989/9 of 1 May 1989, the list membership (currently
    about 85) shall be made available with `PRIVATE' classification as of 1 June
    1989. Thus, those who have not issued a `SET CONCEAL BIOMCH-L' to LISTSERV@
    HEARN by that time will be making their names and email addresses available to
    other subscribers. Please note there have been a few short-term subscribers
    this month whose purpose might have been to obtain BIOMCH-L's address database.
    As mentioned before, Ton van den Bogert and I cannot guarantee any privacy of
    email addresses once the database has been opened, and those of you who do NOT
    wish to make their email addresses public might be well advised to conceal them-
    selves, even though this may be perceived as unpleasant.

    Of course, once you post an item to the list, your name and address will be
    available to all interested parties: the BIOMCH-L log files are publicly avail-
    able via the request `SEND BIOMCH-L LOG8n' to LISTSERV@HEARN, with n=8 or 9.

    In view of the size of the log files, I am considering a change into monthly
    log files. The request `INDEX BIOMCH-L' to LISTSERV@HEARN will provide a full
    index of all available files under BIOMCH-L.


    *** End of BIOMCH-L 1989/10a