NSSDC News Moves To Electronic Medium

Volume 10, Number 2, September 1994
by Joe King
The format of NSSDC News changes significantly with this issue. We mailed our subscribers a four-page paper version of the newsletter with highlights and summaries of articles that are available electronically in their entirety. Readers can access the complete articles over the Internet via both the World Wide Web (WWW) and the more traditional NSSDC Online Data and Information Services (NODIS) captive account.

These changes are being implemented to save costs, in recognition of the fact that a large and growing fraction of our newsletter readership has convenient Internet access (and often WWW access) to NSSDC's computers. We realize that the electronic publication is inconvenient for both our "into the briefcases for evening reading" and our not-yet-Internetted readers. As always, we encourage your comments about our newsletter and its distribution, which may change again depending in part upon your response to this new format.

One further change we will implement for the next issue is to electronically distribute even the synopsized paper newsletter as an announcement of the full version's electronic accessibility. To register for this E-mail distribution list, send E-mail to majordomo@nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov. The SUBJ line is irrelevant. The body of the message should say "subscribe nssdc-news". Your originating Internet address will be captured.

In parallel with electronically announcing the availability of each new issue, NSSDC will continue to mail its synopsized paper newsletter to all readers, except those who, when registering for the electronic version, indicate they do not want the paper version.

The Universal Resource Locator (URL) for the WWW version of the NSSDC News is http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nssdc_news/toc.html.

Our newsletter also is available from the NSSDC WWW home page, URL http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov, from which many other NSSDC information and data services are available as well. The NODIS pathway to NSSDC News is available by TELNET NSSDCA.GSFC. NASA.GOV (or SET HOST NSSDC over DECnet), USERNAME = NODIS. Follow the prompts and menus.

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Curators: Erin Gardner and Miranda Beall
Responsible Official: Dr. Joseph H. King, Code 633
Last Revised: 21 Nov 1996 [EDG]
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