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LIS FORUM:E-mail Discussion Forum for Library and Information Services

Rajashekar, TB and Meenaxi, Gulla (1997) LIS FORUM:E-mail Discussion Forum for Library and Information Services. In: Information Today and Tomorrow, 16 (3). pp. 9-13.


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E-mail based discussion forums are one of the early applications of e-mail developed on networks like Bitnet, which have become very popular on Internet also. Using e-mail as the medium, forums enable informal communication among a group of people in a specific area, irrespective of their geographical location. Computer software used to set up and operate a forum on a network computer; is called as the list server There are several such public domain soft wares available with much commonality in their features. These have been used to operate hundreds of forums on the Internet. Electronic guides also exist facilitating easy ‘identification of forums in specific areas. LIS-FORUM has been set up on a network computer at NCSI, to meet the communication needs of users and providers of library and information services in India. The article describes operational features of discussion forums, their relevance, forum software and its components. It then discusses the features of LIS-FORUM, current status and future plans.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Information Today and Tomorrow
Publisher: National Information System for Science & Technology (NISSAT), Department of Scienctific & Industrial Research (DSIR), India
Keywords: LIS FORUM
Department/Centre: Division of Information Sciences (Doesn't exist now) > National Centre for Science Information (Merged with JRD Library in May 2012)
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2004
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:14
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/1287

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