October 5, 1998
Volume 51, No. 7
LISTSERV offers convenient way to communicate
Emory has a variety of tools to facilitate effective communication. Because of its unique features and flexibility, LISTSERV is becoming more widely used. With nearly 100,000 subscribers, LISTSERV allows users to use, create and manage electronic "mailing lists" on the University network or the Internet. And now with a new web interface, LISTSERV is easier to use than ever before.
Emory's system currently supports 534 internal and external lists, with subjects varying from health care to web site development. The only criteria for the creation of a list is that it must support an official Emory function. Although you can develop your own mailing lists from your desktop, the advantages of maintaining a centrally located list via LISTSERV are numerous.
Create a list
Ready to create your own list? Just go to <http://www.listserv.emory.edu/
LISTSERV/ReqForm.htm>. Again, anyone may request a list, and most are approved as long as they support an official Emory function. Each list must have an individual at Emory responsible for monitoring the list and managing subscriptions.
You will find much of the LISTSERV information you need at <http://www.listserv.emory.edu/>. However, if you have additional questions, you can call Information Technology Division's Customer Support Call Center at 404-727-7777 or send e-mail to <email@example.com>.
Shannon O'Daniel is a communications specialist in the Information Technology Division.
The Fall Local Support Conference will be held on Monday, Oct. 12, 11:30 - 4:15 p.m., in the Cox Hall Ballroom.
Emory College Dean Steven Sanderson will give the keynote address, "The Role of Information Technology in the Emory College of the Future." Following a buffet luncheon, there will be workshops and informational sessions on a variety of topics, including the Y2K (Year 2000) Project, Distance Learning and e-Learn, and various presentations on teaching with technology.
Local Support Conferences occur twice during the academic year and are sponsored by the Local Support Networking Team of Information Division.
If you are interested in attending or would like more information, you may send e-mail to Doug Seanor at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call 404-727-0040.
There is no charge for attending the conference, but seating is limited.