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Subject: New list--ICOM-L

New list--ICOM-L

From: Cary Karp <ck>
Date: Tuesday, February 6, 1996
Announcing the International Council of Museums Discussion List,

The International Council of Museums Discussion List, ICOM-L, is
intended to provide an open forum for the discussion of ICOM's

ICOM is devoted to the promotion and development of museums and the
museum profession at an international level. It is a nonprofit
organization, associated with UNESCO, and has 12,000 members in 134
countries. ICOM has 102 National Committees and 25 International
Committees which allow museum professionals to work together in the
development of special interests.

ICOM maintains two e-mail distribution lists to facilitate
communication both among the organization's component bodies, and
between them and the communities which they serve.

ICOM-Announce, which has been in operation for almost a year, is
intended to provide an official source of information about the
organization's activities. List members receive announcements about
the availability of ICOM documents on archive sites on the Internet,
as well as general news and information about ICOM's scheduled
events. ICOM-Announce is a one-way list, only.

ICOM-L, which has just been established, provides a corresponding
public platform for the discussion of ICOM's activities. It is the
primary feedback channel for commentary about material posted on
ICOM-Announce. The contribution of other material relevant to ICOM
and its activities is also encouraged.

Please note, that ICOM-L is intended specifically for the discussion
of issues relating to that organization. There are other
distribution lists (most notably MUSEUM-L) which are more suitable
for general museum matters and ICOM-L should not be seen as simply
one more list to which material must be posted if the contributor
wishes to address the entire museum community.

Both ICOM-L and ICOM-Announce are open for public subscription. If
you wish to join either of them please send a message to:

    listserv [at] nrm__se

containing one or both of the commands:

    SUBSCRIBE ICOM-L Yourfirstname Yourlastname
    SUBSCRIBE ICOM-ANNOUNCE Yourfirstname Yourlastname

Each subscription will be acknowledged by a text providing further
information about the list and its operation.

Detailed information about ICOM, including access to its document
repositories and the distribution lists operated by its national and
international committees, is found on the ICOM site on the World
Wide Web:

Owner: Cary Karp <ck [at] nrm__se>

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:59
                Distributed: Thursday, February 8, 1996
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Received on Tuesday, 6 February, 1996

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