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e-mail WBG abstract submission

Leon Avery leon at EATWORMS.SWMED.EDU
Mon Dec 12 11:49:33 EST 1994

I'm writing to remind everyone to submit abstracts for the upcoming
WBG by e-mail.  The instructions follow.  There is one change from
previous instructions: The subject of your message should be "WBG
abstract".  An acknowledgement containing the full text of your
abstract as it was received will be sent back to you.


Toward an Electronic Worm Breeder's Gazette

Bob Herman[1], Theresa Stiernagle[1], and Leon Avery[2]

[1]CGC, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108.
[2]University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX  75235-9038.

The text of the Worm Breeder's Gazette is now available electronically
in several forms: from World-Wide Web and gopher servers, in acedb,
and (most completely) via the Worm Community System. While they are no
replacement for the paper version, the electronic gazettes are useful:
they can be searched for a word or phrase, the text can easily be
extracted for quoting in another document, and they are available
anywhere the Internet can be accessed.

Most of us produce our WBG abstracts on computers. However, the
publicly available WBG text came from paper, scanned in by the
Community Systems Laboratory. It would be more efficient and accurate
if text came directly from your computer to ours. Therefore we are
conducting an experiment in voluntary parallel e-mail submission.

Abstracts for this and subsequent WBGs may be submitted by e-mail to
WBG-SUBMIT at ELEGANS.CBS.UMN.EDU. These abstracts will be made available
by Internet servers on the day the gazette is mailed. Note that this
is in addition to normal submission: you still must mail a paper copy
of your abstract.

Please follow these guidelines:

(1) The abstract should be simple text. Do not send a word processor
    file, and do not send `attachment's or `enclosure's, even if your
    mailer has that capability. (If the experiment works well, these
    restrictions may be relaxed.)

(2) The subject of your message should be "WBG abstract" (without the

(3) Begin with the title, followed by a single blank line, followed by
    the list of authors, followed by a single blank line. The title
    and authors may occupy more than one line. Follow the second
    blank line with institutional affiliations and the text of your
    abstract. (Your abstract may contain additional blank lines.)

You will receive an e-mail message acknowledging your submission.  The
acknowledgement will include the full text of your abstract as it was
received.  Messages sent to WBG-SUBMIT will be processed by the
computer, so please don't include a cover note.  If you need personal
attention, send a separate message to WBG-HELP at ELEGANS.CBS.UMN.EDU.
(These messages go to Theresa Stiernagle.)

This post can be used as an example of the format.

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