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Subject: ALL: info from HUM-MOLGEN
From: Arthur Bergen <bergen@AMC.UVA.NL>
Date: Fri, 12 May 1995 10:19:46 +0100

Dear HUM-MOLGENeticist,

Please find:

1) a message from the bionet concerning the growing use of the internet in
biology (HUM-MOLGEN is trying to give you a good signal to noise ratio!)

2) First comment to the new HUM-MOLGEN WWW

3) Content of the HUM-MOLGEN WWW ( unfortunately without the graphics; for
                                those who have only E-mail acces to the net)

Have a nice weekend!

Arthur A.B. Bergen              Frank S. Zollmann
(Bergen@amc.uva.nl)             (Zollmann.1@osu.edu)


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1994 BIOSCI/bionet usenet newsgroup statistics
" total number of postings in 1994, 59,672 was up 207% over the 1993 total"
"anyone who attempted to read all of the postings to BIOSCI/bionet during
1994 would have had to peruse 163 messages per day, 365 days per year"

Here are the BIOSCI/bionet newsgroup usage statistics for 1994.

Usage was up dramatically on virtually all newsgroups, and the total
number of postings in 1994, 59,672 was up 207% over the 1993 total,
28,868.  This means that anyone who attempted to read all of the
postings to BIOSCI/bionet during 1994 would have had to peruse 163
messages per day, 365 days per year.  When we started this system back
in the mid-80's, it was possible to read everything each day in about
5 minutes; clearly it is no longer possible to monitor everything in
the system.

It is becoming an increasingly important objective to improve the
signal-to-noise ratio on the groups as more people join the Internet.
Newsgroup moderation is one means of acheiving this goal.

BIONEWS/bionet.announce readership stats are posted in a separate
message.

Twenty three new newsgroups were created in 1994, continuing at the
rate of about 2 new groups a month that we have seen for the last two
to three years.

                                Sincerely,

                                Dave Kristofferson
                                BIOSCI/bionet Manager

                                biosci-help@net.bio.net


                  1994 BIOSCI/bionet Newsgroup Usage
                  ----------------------------------

Groups are listed in descending order of the number of messages posted
per day.

USENET Newsgroup Name           # 1994 msgs.    Msgs/day        '94/'93**
---------------------           ------------    --------        -------
bionet.molbio.methds-reagnts    12442           34.1            2.0
bionet.general                  5692            15.6            1.8
bionet.jobs                     3952            10.8            2.4
bionet.software                 3687            10.1            1.2
bionet.neuroscience             3334            9.1             2.4
bionet.plants                   2400            6.6             1.5
bionet.molbio.proteins          2184            6.0             3.2
bionet.microbiology*            1063            5.7             N/A
bionet.immunology               1929            5.3             3.1
bionet.molbio.yeast             1500            4.1             1.9
bionet.info-theory              1180            3.2             1.4
bionet.cellbiol                 1107            3.0             2.3
bionet.mycology                 1094            3.0             1.6
bionet.genome.arabidopsis       1037            2.8             1.2
bionet.jobs.wanted*             526             2.8             N/A
bionet.women-in-bio             966             2.6             1.6
bionet.virology                 939             2.6             2.9
bionet.molbio.evolution         931             2.6             1.5
bionet.announce                 793             2.2             1.4
bionet.xtallography             773             2.1             1.5
bionet.users.addresses          735             2.0             1.5
bionet.software.gcg             644             1.8             1.8
bionet.agroforestry             642             1.8             3.0
bionet.biophysics*              569             1.8             N/A
bionet.molbio.proteins.7tms_r*  68              1.7             N/A
bionet.glycosci*                29              1.7             N/A
bionet.molbio.ageing            582             1.6             2.3
bionet.drosophila               577             1.6             2.3
bionet.molbio.rapd              531             1.5             1.2
bionet.molbio.hiv               526             1.4             4.7
bionet.journals.contents        506             1.4             1.2
bionet.celegans*                225             1.3             N/A
bionet.molbio.genome-program    478             1.3             2.2
bionet.parasitology*            420             1.3             N/A
bionet.population-bio           452             1.2             2.4
bionet.structural-nmr*          340             1.3             N/A
bionet.biology.cardiovascular*  90              1.2             N/A
bionet.molbio.genbank           394             1.1             1.2
bionet.molec-model*             214             1.1             N/A
bionet.software.acedb           382             1.0             1.7
bionet.biology.tropical         378             1.0             2.0
bionet.organisms.zebrafish*     162             1.0             N/A
bionet.sci-resources            339             0.9             1.1
bionet.photosynthesis           318             0.9             1.1
bionet.chlamydomonas            275             0.8             1.0
bionet.biology.grasses*         179             0.8             N/A
bionet.metabolic-reg            255             0.7             0.9
bionet.genome.chromosomes       251             0.7             1.2
bionet.protista*                224             0.7             N/A
bionet.molbio.gene-linkage      224             0.6             1.5
bionet.emf-bio*                 85              0.6             N/A
bionet.prof-society.cfbs*       44              0.6             N/A
bionet.cellbiol.cytonet*        148             0.5             N/A
bionet.journals.note            163             0.4             0.8
bionet.molbio.embldatabank      149             0.4             1.0
bionet.molbio.molluscs*         48              0.4             N/A
bionet.molbio.gdb               122             0.3             1.0
bionet.biology.n2-fixation      108             0.3             0.75
bionet.organisms.urodeles*      63              0.3             N/A
bionet.software.staden*         32              0.3             N/A
bionet.molbio.bio-matrix        75              0.2             1.0
bionet.biology.computational    52              0.1             0.17
bionet.prof-society.ascb*       19              0.1             N/A
bionet.prof-society.faseb*      11              0.1             N/A
bionet.prof-society.csm*        6               0.1             N/A
bionet.prof-society.biophysics* 9               0.03            N/A

* - The 23 newsgroups marked with a * were created during 1994.  The
messages per day statistics for these groups are derived by dividing
the number of posts by the number of days that the respective group
was in existence.

** The ratio of 1994 messages per day to 1993 messages per day.  N/A =
"not applicable" because the newsgroup was not in existence during 1993.

Statistics for bionet.molbiol.genbank.updates, the newsgroup used to
disseminate information on daily GenBank sequence updates, are not
tabulated.

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2) First comment to HUM-MOLGEN. Please see
http://www.informatik.uni-rostock.de/HUM-MOLGEN/Letters/

1/2 | date: Thu, 11/May/1995 | time: 18:48:53 | host:
rander-slip.caltech.edu | WWW Home Page | E-mail:
rogera@atcg.com
Reply to [the Author]

This is a wonderful resource and well done. It is a pleasure to see such
extensive and thoughtful work. We have added your site to our growing list
at ATCG on the Web
http://www.atcg.com/atcg/ I look forward to using your site often. With so
many sites charging for services such as yours in an area where free and
open communication should be foremost it is refreshing to see such an
elaborate site.

Thank you very much,
Roger Anderson
Publisher
Anderson Publications
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3) HUM-MOLGEN WWW Contents (http://www.informatik.uni-rostock.de/HUM-MOLGEN/)

 HUM-MOLGEN

      Introduction
      Online Introduction into HUM-MOLGEN WWW

      HUM-MOLGEN News
      New information about our communication list and WWW

      Communication list
      General information, send mails, subscribe (free), set topics

      Letters to the Editor
      We are interested in your feedback. Please send us your critical
      comments, suggestions...

 News

      News in Bioscience and Medicine
      Read and announce interesting developments in your field, new
      Internet resources ...

 Topics

      Biotechnology/Molecular Biology
      Get information about new products, the HUM-MOLGEN Biotechnology
      Topic and Biotechnology Companies Register (by A. Bergen, The
      Netherlands Ophthalmic Research Institute and M. A. Kennedy,
      Christchurch School of Medicine)

      Computational Genetics
      New Trends in Computational Genetics, f.i. Linkage Analysis (by
      J. Ott, Columbia University and F. S. Zollmann, University of
      Rostock)

      Diagnostics
      New diagnostic methods, Register of Diagnostic Resources (by C.
      Gambacorti, Italy)

      Education
      Internet Courses, Textbooks, Register of Graduate schools,

      Ethical and Social Issues
      Discussion and documents about Ethical and Social Issues of Human
      Genetics (by H. S. Goerl , The Genethics Center)

      Internet Resources
      Compendium of Bioscience Resources, Medical Internet Resources,
      HUM-MOLGEN links (by K. Garlipp and F. S. Zollmann, University of
      Rostock)

      Literature
      In print and online books, Journal Preview (by A. Bergen, The
      Netherlands Ophthalmic Research Institute)

      Search Resources
      Important research resources, like Bionet, GDB, Medline, OMIM

 Meeting place of Bioscientists and Clinicians

      HUM-MOLGEN is looking for collaboration. Please contact Arthur
      Bergen (bergen@amc.uva.nl) for further information.

      Cancer

      Neurology (in collaboration with John Lester, Massachusetts
      General Hospital )

      Ophthalmogenetics (in collaboration with the Netherlands
      Ophthalmic Research Institute)

      ...

 Announcements

      Awards
      Announcements of Awards in Bioscience and Medicine

      Calls for Collaboration
      Call for collaboration and help at HUM-MOLGEN communication list
      (free)

      Meetings
      Meetings, courses and workshops by date, subject and country
      (free announcement)

      Positions
      Positions in Bioscience and Medicine (free posting)

 Miscellaneous

      Labtalk, Offer/Search etc.

 Index

      HUM-MOLGEN Index (short)
      Fast overview of our WWW

      HUM-MOLGEN Index (long)
      Index of all WWW sections

      HUM-MOLGEN Search
      Search this WWW by keyword(s)

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