Welcome to the ARSCLIST Electronic Discussion List as hosted by the Library of Congress. Please save this message for future reference. If you do not wish to be on this list, or wish to leave the list in the future, you will find the necessary instructions below. ARSCLIST will continue to function much the same as it has at the University of Rochester, with a few added benefits including the DIGEST capability (see below.) ARSCLIST was established to facilitate discussion of the many issues surrounding sound recording collecting and archiving. A listserv is an automatic mailing list service whereby an email received from an individual member is automatically forwarded to everyone on the list. All ARSCLIST members' email addresses from the Rochester ARSCLIST have been added to this list by Mary R. Bucknum, current ARSC secretary and administrator for the list. Her email address is: [log in to unmask] . USING THE LIST: Send all new correspondence to [log in to unmask] . This is called "sending mail to the list," because you send mail to a single address and the listserv copies the message to all the people subscribed. This address is also called the "list address." You should send only correspondence to this address, not commands. Please do not send correspondence to the old list address as of today (1/13/03) COMMANDS: (Not necessary for reading messages.) All commands (sign-off, etc.) must be sent to the "LISTSERV address," which is [log in to unmask] You may leave the list at any time by sending a "SIGNOFF ARSCLIST" command to [log in to unmask] You can also tell the listserv how you want it to confirm the receipt of messages you send to the list. If you do not trust the system, send a "SET ARSCLIST REPRO" command and listserv will send you a copy of your own messages, so that you can see that the message was distributed and did not get damaged on the way. If you send a "SET ARSCLIST ACK NOREPRO" command, the listserv will mail you a short acknowledgment instead, which will look different in your mailbox directory. Finally, you can turn off acknowledgments completely with "SET ARSCLIST NOACK NOREPRO". Complete information on listserv commands can be found in the listserv reference card, which you can request by sending an "INFO REFCARD" command to [log in to unmask] ARCHIVE and DIGEST: Contributions sent to this list are automatically archived. You can request a list of the available archive files by sending an "INDEX ARSCLIST" command to [log in to unmask] You can then order these files with a "GET ARSCLIST LOGxxxx" command (where xxxx stands for a file number you select,) or by using listserv's database search facilities. Send an "INFO DATABASE" command for more information on the latter. The list is also available in digest form. If you wish to receive the digested version of the postings, just issue a SET ARSCLIST DIGEST command.