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Re: Locating Academic Discussion Groups
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0610.  Thursday, 14 July 1994.
 
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        Date:   Wednesday, 13 Jul 1994 12:51:32 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0609 Q: Locating Academic Discussion Groups
 
(2)     From:   Michael Clark <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 13 Jul 1994 16:19:31 -0500
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        Date:   Wednesday, 13 Jul 94 14:21:12 PDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0609  Q: Locating Academic Discussion Groups
 
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        Date:   Wednesday, 13 Jul 94 19:06:26 EDT
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(5)     From:   Bruce Sajdak  <
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        Date:   Thursday, 14 Jul 1994 08:24:14 -0500 (EST)
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Date:           Wednesday, 13 Jul 1994 12:51:32 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 5.0609 Q: Locating Academic Discussion Groups
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0609 Q: Locating Academic Discussion Groups
 
Regarding Michael Friedman's request for discussion groups devoted to
literature: try "The Guide to Theater Resources on the Internet", which is
obtainable via:
 
URL:  gopher://una.hh.lib.umich.edu:70/00/inetdirsstacks/theater:torresmjvk
 
Many discussion groups and mailing lists are described in this excellent
guide.
 
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Date:           Wednesday, 13 Jul 1994 16:19:31 -0500
Subject: SHK 5.0609  Q: Locating Academic Discussion Groups
Comment:        Reply to SHK 5.0609  Q: Locating Academic Discussion Groups
 
Diane Kovas of Kent State University Libraries has been keeping (and updating)
an extensive list of lists.
 
If you gopher to the University of Michigan, you can find files grouped by
subject area (literature, music, etc.).
 

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Date:           Wednesday, 13 Jul 94 14:21:12 PDT
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Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0609  Q: Locating Academic Discussion Groups
 
RE: Locating academic discussion groups
 
I maintain an Internet newsgroup here at WSU for my undergrad Shakespeare class
and I am sending along my posting from that group on how to find these groups.
 
Mailing Lists II: Lists of Interest to Those Studying Shakespeare
 
Any computer nerd worth her or his salt knows that a complete list of Internet
mailing lists--the infamous "list of lists"--can be gotten for free from the
network. To get a copy of this **ENORMOUS** list by email, send a message to
the following address:
        
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The message should say the following:
        send netinfo/interest-groups
 
You can also ftp the list from the anonymous ftp: ftp.nisc.sri.com. At this
ftp, the list is called netinfo/interest-groups. A compressed version is also
in there and is called netinfo/interest-groups.
 
Or, if you are a major chicken about jamming up the mainframe (like I am), you
can buy a printed version of the list for about thirty dollars. The (non-MLA
formatted) reference is as follows: Internet Mailing Lists. Edward Hardie &
Vivian Neou, editors. PTR Prentice Hall, 1994.
 
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Date:           Wednesday, 13 Jul 94 19:06:26 EDT
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Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0609  Q: Locating Academic Discussion Groups
 
Re: where to find discussion lists.  Check out the book _Internet: Mailing
Lists_, PTR Prentice-Hall, inc.  You can find the same information on some
gopher servers, but having a book on hand is more convenient.
 
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Date:           Thursday, 14 Jul 1994 08:24:14 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 5.0609  Q: Locating Academic Discussion Groups
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0609  Q: Locating Academic Discussion Groups
 
Michael, I hope I have your answer on finding electronic discussion lists on
the Internet - but I must warn you in advance that a small portion of this
answer is a good-natured paid political announcement.  (I'll let you know when
we get there.)
 
First, to your question.  Although no single location on internet has
everything one in particular stands out - not only as a source for discovering
the identity of electronic discussion groups - but as a repository for much
good information which your graduate students will also find useful.  This is
the so-called English-server at Carnegie Mellon University.  If your system is
hooked up to gopher software, you should be able to type
 
        gopher english-server.hss.cmu.edu
 
to gain entry.  Choose "Internet" from the main menu and then "LISTSERV list
of lists" from the next menu.  You'll get lots of other good suggestions from
the SHAKSPER membership; surfing the net is an art - not a science.
 
Now to the paid political announcement.  It's quite simple, and it may be coals
to Newcastle.  Establish a good working relationship with a reference librarian
and a member of your university's computer information office.  No graduate
student should escape a research class without a working knowledge of - not
only the standard printed texts - but with computer competence in locating
resources on internet.  Your librarians are highly-trained professionals who
along with the computer staff can instruct your students in a class session and
individually throughout the term on the art of locating and obtaining
electronic texts and - well, answering very good questions like the one you
just asked.
 
Thus endeth the paid political announcement from the librarian.  Happy hunting
for good lists (none better than this one!) - have a great class!
 
Bruce Sajdak
Reference Librarian
Smith College
Northampton, MA
 

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