In preparation for adding AMF Class of '99 to this discussion group, I
found myself updating the "Welcome and Guidelines" message. You may recall
that the Listserv software sent you this message when you were first added
to this discussion group. You were advised to save it, but we all know
that stuff happens -- backups don't, disks crash, oops, etc. I also added
a few things that we've discussed online (like the web-based archive) to
this year's message. So I thought it might be nice to send you all the new
welcome message, too. Besides last week at the Institute, Kathleen Ferenz
(AMF '97) suggested it.
After I send this message, the next thing I'll do is to add the 50 new
fellows to this group.
So, here's that welcome and guidelines message.
Welcome to AMfellows, the listserv for American Memory Fellows.
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