In response to some admin-type questions raised by
>I think the glycoscience electronic bulletin board is a great idea. I will
>tell my colleagues about it. You may wish to consider other means of
>getting the word out, such as:
>> You could approach Prof. Hart the editor of 'Glycobiology'
> for some free advertising space in that journal, or...
Iain Wilson and I have sent a letter into Glycobiology
with an introductory announcement to the group.
> Don't forget 'The Glycoconjugate Journal'. At the last
> meeting of Soc. for Glycobiology they were giving freebies &
> 'Glycobiology' was $10--the opposite situation of 2 years past
> So, 'The Glycoconjugate Journal' might be receptive to free ads...
We have also sent an announcement to Harry Schachter for
> How about TIGG? Don't forget our Japanese colleagues--Let them
> know as well, they are avid glycobiologists.
> Also, would people like to hear reports about deparmental talks?
> We've had Vince Hascall, John Wang, and Eric Toone this semester--
> ALL WERE GREAT TALKS!!! Would the operators of this bulletin
> board, and the other users, think it appropriate or desirable
> to post 'reviews' or 'reports', and would the INEVITABLE
> subjective aspects of such be FORGIVEN and the report taken
> as a positive effort to try to communicate?
Looks like a good idea. It might be wise to get the speaker's
agreement to posting a synopsis.
>phone (?people use these for something other than modems?)
I did the other day and was pushed to recall which way to hold it [:-)].
>P.S. Where is the job offerings section of this bb? Just joking...I'd
>sooner be able to transmute lead to gold...
I, personally, would be very pleased to see such a section develop.
Jobs are a very serious concern to young scientists today who are facing
difficult career choices in a tight job market.
>P.P.S. As to databases, are there any CarbBank users out there?
It would be nice to see someone post an FAQ on CarbBank.
Barry J. Hardy