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MEDLIB-L Readers,
 
Some of you may be interested in an alternative delivery
option for MEDLIB-L.  The "Index" option allows you to
receive a daily list of the subject lines from the messages
distributed the previous day.  If you are interested in
seeing the full text of these messages, you forward the
list back to the listserv and include the index numbers
for the messages you select - separating each number with
a space.  Instructions are included with each daily index.
 
This option could be used instead of nomail by those of you
who hate missing out on the messages distributed while you
are away!  It may also benefit readers who have only
a marginal interest in our daily doings, but want to
scan the list for subjects of interest.
 
The Index option is a part of the Listserv (tm) software,
so you may want to keep it in mind as a method for
monitoring other lists.
 
To set your MEDLIB-L subscription to index:
 
1)  Send a message to:  [log in to unmask]
 
2)  Leave the subject line blank (if possible).
 
3)  In the body of the message, type:  set MEDLIB-L index
 
To remove the index setting (and return to your previous
mail delivery), use the command:
 
set MEDLIB-L noindex
 
I will append a sample MEDLIB-L index below.  Let me know
if you have any questions about this option!
 
Nancy
 
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*From: owner-MEDLIB-L
*To: Recipients of MEDLIB-L indexes
*Subject: MEDLIB-L Index - 18 Jul 1995 to 19 Jul 1995
*Date: Thursday, July 20, 1995 12:03AM
 
Index Date  Size Poster and subject
 ----- ----  ---- ------------------
18614 07/19   10 From:    Health Sciences Libraries Consortium
                          <[log in to unmask]>
                 Subject: Teaching Hospitals
 
18615 07/19   23 From:    Metta Lansdale <[log in to unmask]>
                 Subject: Professional courtesy - article requested - Heart
                          Disease & Str
 
18616 07/19  236 From:    Kristine Benishek <[log in to unmask]>
                 Subject: Lotsa Journal Duplicates/Psyc,Med,Nurs
 
18617 07/19   18 From:    Mark Funk <[log in to unmask]>
                 Subject: Re: Joel Barker video on paradigms
 
  <remaining subject lines deleted to save space... see below for
   index instructions.>
 
The sizes shown are the number of lines in the messages, not counting mail
headers. For your convenience, this message has been specially formatted to
make it easier to order the messages you are interested in. Just forward
this
message back to LISTSERV@UBVM (or [log in to unmask]) and fill in
the
line starting with "Print" (if there is not enough space, you can add more
lines as long as you type "Print" on each new line). Make sure to use the
forward command of your mail program, not the normal reply function. There
is
a
lot more the LISTSERV database functions can do for you - for instance, you
can
select all the messages with a particular subject in a single command rather
than retyping all the index numbers. For more information, send an INFO
DATABASE command to LISTSERV (you could add it before the line that says
"Database search" the next time you order messages from the LISTSERV
archive).
 
Another method which could be more convenient, depending on the mail program
you are using, is to reply to this message while including the original
text,
just like when you are replying to a normal message and want to quote what
your
correspondent said. Before sending the message, delete the lines
corresponding
to the items you are not interested in, and make sure your reply is being
sent
to "[log in to unmask]", NOT to
"[log in to unmask]". Note that this may not work with all mail
programs; the first method is more reliable.
 
//       JOB
Database search DD=Orders
//Orders DD *
Select * in MEDLIB-L.18614-18693
Print <type the numbers of the messages you want here>
/*
//       EOJ