Date: Thu, 24 Oct 1996 12:20:10 +0900


Subject: Re: Archiving Question

I wonder if you (or someone) could (very briefly) give some reasons for the "no" response. As

someone who uses search engines a lot, my reaction would have been "yes". There must be some

disadvantages that I am not aware of. Is it going to cost us anything? Since the archives are

already "open" in the sense that anyone on the web can look into them, wouldn't it be helpful to

have them searchable?


Natalie Maynor wrote:

Am I correct in assuming that ADS-L should *not* be so archived?

Date: Wed, 23 Oct 1996 14:14:31 -0700 (PDT)


From: List Archive Manager list-manager[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]Reference.COM

Subject: request to archive mailing lists


InReference, Inc. has developed a search service (Reference.COM) that

provides the Internet community fast, easy, and free access to Usenet

and electronic mailing lists. The service is made possible in large part

by the contributions (software, hardware, communications infrastructure)

of NASA Ames, Sun, Oracle, Verity, Pacific Bell, Storage Computer and

others. The service includes paid advertising from corporate sponsors,

in addition to free advertising space for non-profits. The service is

both Web and e-mail accessible. It is expected to be the largest online

repository of Usenet and electronic mailing list archives.

InReference's goal is to provide users with fairly complete coverage of

Usenet and electronic mailing lists. To this end, we would like to

subscribe to the following lists that you manage:



By allowing us access to your lists, you will be making your content

(current and historical) easily accessible to the Internet community,

as well as your own subscribers. As an example, we archive the INDIA-L

mailing list from Subscribers to this mailing list

can search and browse its contents at URL:[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

[the rest of the message deleted since the info above should be

plenty for you to say yes or no to -- I'll assume no as the


--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]


Daniel Long

Japanese Language Research Center

Osaka Shoin Women's College

4-2-26 Hishiyanishi

Higashi-Osaka-shi, Osaka Japan 577

tel and fax +81-6-729-1831

email dlong[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]