A mailing list is a list of peopleís names and addresses that is used to send certain messages or announcements to many people at the same time, who are usually expected to share a common interest in the contents of the message. However you can usually join and leave the list as you see fit, so there is a good chance that you will actually find at least some of the messages interesting. A mailing list is managed by a list owner (or sometimes several owners for large lists).
The list owner is the person with formal responsibility for the operation of the list. The list owner defines the list's character and policy, i.e. what the list is about and what the general rules all subscribers must accept in order to be allowed to join the list are. The list owner is also responsible for all administrative matters and for answering questions from the list subscribers.
It is not unusual to have several list owners spreading the work and responsibility among themselves. The messages sent to a mailing list may be saved in files known as list archives for future reference. These archives are owned by the list owner who sets the policy for their use.
Owner of list and manager of LISTSERV
The manager of the LISTSERV is the technician in charge of the management of the LISTSERV sofware. He is entrusted with creating new lists and he is responsible for the good operation of all the lists located in the LISTSERV schemes.
The owners must be coordinated by the manager of the LISTSERV.
The responsibilities of the list owner are quite basic such as: check bad
addresses, to warn and to give off bad users, to check that good use of
the list is made, to attempt to divulge the list, to define the policy
of access to the files of the list.
INDEX INTERNATIONAL MAILING LIST:
Discrepancies between Mailing Lists and Newsgroups
Advantages of Mailing Lists
The members of mailing lists can always know who read their messages.
The new Servers of mailing lists optimize the load of the userís mailbox,
with options of the style: INDEX, NOMAIL, DIGEST etc. Servers as LISTSERV,
implement tools that stop and hinder the dispersion of massive messages
sent to many lists. Listserv suppose that they are messages with "garbage"
content and they are deleted. Servers as LISTSERV implement algorithms
to optimize the international traffic.
Advantages of the Newsgroups
RedIRIS is the Spanish academic network for research and development, founded by the National Plan for R&D (Plan Nacional de I+D), and managed by the Centro de Comunicaciones CSIC RedIRIS, which depends on the Scientific Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas). In 1988, the National Plan for R&D started a horizontal special programme -IRIS- for the interconnection of Computer Resources of universities and research centres, and until the end of 1993, this programme was managed by Fundesco. Since 1991, when the first promotion stage was finished, IRIS has become what RedIRIS actually is: the national academic and research network, founded by National Plan for R&D and nowadays managed by the Scientific Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas). About 250 institutions are nowadays connected to RedIRIS, mainly universities and R&D Centres.
The Services offered by RedIRIS to the Spanish academic and research community, require the support of a basic infrastructure of transport technologically adapted to the requirements of the connected centres. These services are provided in collaboration with other academic networks and other international forums.
REDIRIS: Distribution Lists Service. Purpose of the Service.
This Service is offered using the LISTSERV of L-SOFT International
Inc.'s management software.
RADIOLOGIA MAILING LIST
The purpose of this list is the communication among the professionals who work in the field of the Radiology and Diagnosis by the Image. Not only Spanish Radiologists of the Spanish Society of Radiology (SERAM), but all those that working in Spanish-speaking countries want to participate in this forum. It is also opened to all the physicians or professionals of the health that work, study or investigate this area of the medicine.
The matters of discussion, debate, consult, help... are all those that members want to express freely, always within the area of the medical diagnosis by images, with respect for the basic etiquette procedures in Internet (netetiquette) and with the only restriction of not to accomplish commercial advertising.
The topics related to radiology, mammography, ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance, interventional radiology... in all their facets: clinical, organizational, educational and research, have content in this communication forum. Their organization is decentralized and not hiarchically organized.
The opinion of any participant is very valuable; it is requested the participation with opinions or answers, to the doubts of other companions, indicating that the quality and the value of a distribution list is in hands, exclusively of their subscribers.
The predominance of the English language in Internet and in the medical literature on the radiology, as in other medical specialities, it is overwhelming. This list seconds to the multiple attempts so that the Castilian (Spanish language) recover its important role that corresponds to it, by the relevancy of the Spanish-speaking radiology professionals in the international context of the medical diagnosis. The distribution of the Radiologia List is transacted by RedIRIS, the moderator or owner of the list authorizes the registration and the messages, that are sent to it are not filtered and only the members from the list receive them.
A "subscription request" that serves as a means of acceptance of the procedures of the list and as authentication of the subscriber. (Name - surnames, medical speciality, hospital or clinic, city - country, email.) These data, as well as the files of the messages are private of access to the members of the list.
The accepted language is the Spanish, this lists accepts the participants who present defects in their communication, as Spanish is not their first language.
At present 170 people form that list, largely Spanish radiologists, but also other medical professionals participate; the list continues being extended to the participation of other Spanish speaking countries Although the Radiologia Mailing List has been recently created, less than a year, it is in an expansion and adjustment process at the present time. There is an acceptable participation level, the list avoids being a dialogue between two or three participants, and the list stimulates the dialogue of all the members. The quality of the messages is high and the future is promising.
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