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BUSLIB-L

An electronic forum that addresses issues relating to Business Information within a library setting.

Posting Policy

  • Messages should relate to the general topic of  business information.
  • Announcements of conferences, workshops, new publications, and position openings appropriate to business librarianship are allowed.
  • Advertisements are not permitted. However, a simple statement that offers a way to follow-up for more information on a service or product is tolerated if it accompanies a substantive message discussing a subject appropriate to the list.
  • Personal attacks such as name-calling and personal insults will not be tolerated.
  • All postings must be free of copyright restrictions that limit distribution. For example, posting a significant amount of a copyrighted work verbatim requires the permission of the copyright holder. To verify that such permission was obtained, all postings of this nature must include a statement that this is the case.
  • The list owners will remove those who make inappropriate postings.
  • Any opinions expressed on BUSLIB-L belong to the respective message senders. The views expressed in any post are not necessarily those of the List Administrator, the administrator's employer, nor any organization that provides computing or software support to BUSLIB-L.

Guidelines for Participation

The following guidelines are offered as advice on how to best participate in this discussion list in a manner that will both contribute to the experience of all readers and also reflect well on you.

  • Say something substantial. Simply saying "I agree" (in so many words) or "I disagree" (in so many words) does not meet this guideline. Specific technical questions are, however, quite appropriate, as are brief answers to such questions.
  • Be careful with the "Reply" command. If you mean to reply only to the poster, address a new message to the individual's email address, do not reply to the email list message.
  • Take "conversations" off the list. When list interaction becomes two-sided (two individuals trading comments or arguments) it is a sign that you should take the discussion off the list and correspond with that person directly. If the discussion was of interest to the general membership you will see others posting on the topic as well.
  • Be civil. Treat others the way you wish to be treated.