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May 2001, Week 2

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Valerie Rankow <[log in to unmask]>
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This is part two of a two-part periodic posting to explain the purpose,
guidelines commands, archives, and help options for MEDLIB-L, the Medical
Libraries Discussion List (revised May 11, 2001).

A copy of this document is posted at the MLA NET website:
http://www.mlanet.org/discussion/medlib_l_faq.html

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MEDLIB-L GUIDELINES, Part Two:
MEDLIB-L COMMANDS / ARCHIVES / HELP

MEDLIB-L LISTSERV COMMANDS

The correct address to send commands, is the LISTSERV address:

        [log in to unmask]

The following are the most frequently used listserv commands for MEDLIB-L:
Commands that must be entered exactly as shown below are in ALL CAPS.
Information that you must add to the command is shown in lower case.

Leave the subject header blank and do NOT add any extraneous text to your
commands.

1. SUBSCRIBE:
        SUBSCRIBE MEDLIB-L your first name your last name

        UNSUBSCRIBE:
        UNSUBSCRIBE MEDLIB-L

 2. NOMAIL: Use to turn off your mail for short periods such as when you go     on
vacation.
        To set nomail:
        SET MEDLIB-L NOMAIL

        To resume receiving mail:
        SET MEDLIB-L MAIL

3. DIGEST: Provides ONE cumulative posting per 24 hour period. Persons that do
not want a lot of individual MEDLIB-L messages may find Digest useful.

        To set Digest:
        SET MEDLIB-L DIGEST

        To Remove Digest option:
        SET MEDLIB-L NODIGEST


NOTE: Above commands will be CONFIRMED. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION
MESSAGE, YOUR INSTRUCTION WILL NOT HAVE BEEN APPLIED.

4. QUERY: Useful to confirm your address and subscription settings. For example,
it is common for your Internet address to change with (or without) your knowing
it. Even a slight change can prevent your use of the Listserv commands. Query
will let you know if your address has changed from your original subscription to
MEDLIB-L.

        To query your email address:
        QUERY MEDLIB-L your name

        To query your subscription settings:
        QUERY MEDLIB-L
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MEDLIB-L ARCHIVES

Contributions sent to MEDLIB-L are automatically archived at the University of
Buffalo. You can search the MEDLIB-L archives via the web interface at:

http://listserv.acsu.buffalo.edu/archives/medlib-l.html

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HELP WITH YOUR MEDLIB-L SUBSCRIPTION

MEDLIB-L subscribers who have Technical / Subscription
questions should contact MLA's Systems Administrator at:

[log in to unmask]

For other questions about MEDLIB-L please contact:
Valerie G. Rankow, MEDLIB-L Coordinator
[log in to unmask]


Revised May 11, 2001
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Valerie G. Rankow, MLS, AIIP
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