BUSLIB-L moved in July 2007 and now has a interface located at:
BUSLIB-L's address for posting to the worldwide BUSLIB-L list is:
BUSLIB-L's editor is Tina Adams, and she can be reached by email at:
FOCUS OF THE LIST "BUSLIB-L":
Topics of discussion often include:
BUSLIB-L will accept announcements of upcoming conferences, and calls to authors, if they are pertinent to business librarianship.
BUSLIB-L will also accept submissions of job vacancy notices if they are relevant to audience of this list. If you are submitting an advertisement for a job vacancy, please be sure to check the separate requirements for this type of specialized posting to BUSLIB-L.
BUSLIB-L can also serve as a forum for librarians to locate reference materials that are not readily available in your nearby region.
You should not turn to BUSLIB-L as the first place to locate
materials, until you have already exhausted other sources in your
To minimize duplication of efforts, please state what sources you have already exhausted that did not answer the reference question at hand. Please do not say things such as "I've checked all of the standard reference sources," since what is standard for the UNDERFUNDED PODUNK LIBRARY is not the same as the "standard sources" at SILVER LINING MEMORIAL LIBRARY.
BUSLIB-L should not be use to bypass document delivery services that are available in your region.
Requests for locating materials can be posted to BUSLIB-L, only if each requester specifies what tools they have used to locate the materials in question. Individual BUSLIB-L readers might be able to verify a fractured citation, or identify reasons why a journal is difficult to locate. But there is no assurance that any request will generate a satisfactory response.
Each person or organization requesting assistance is responsible for adhering to their local Copyright Laws and Regulations. Although BUSLIB-L is free, use of this service does not waive any legal obligation for paying royalty fees on copyrighted materials.
Approximately of our subscribers choose to receive BUSLIB-L as a once-a-day digest. This will substantially slow down the number of people who read your message shortly after you hit the send button. PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND when you are coping with projects that have short deadlines.
BUSLIB-L is read by librarians who work with business information sources in all types of libraries (i.e., public, academic, corporate, government, nonprofit and consortiums) across the globe.
BUSLIB-L is useful to simultaneously reach thousands
of business librarians. If you want to respond to ONE PERSON who
said something on the list, then you should respond with a PRIVATE
MESSAGE to that person's e-mail address.
Private correspondence does not belong on this list!
When you submit a question, you are expected to summarize the results for all subscribers to see. If you want to know the results of a recently posted question, YOU SHOULD SEND A PRIVATE NOTE to the person who posted that particular call for help.
BUSLIB-L is a list that receives wide distribution (over 1,900 subscribers from 37 countries as of 2000/04/12). Messages are distributed to all subscribers automatically within moments of being received by the Listserv(R) software. Once you hit the TRANSMIT button, it is physically impossible for anyone to cancel a posting!
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 Owner, the Editor, their employers, nor any organization that provides computing or software support to BUSLIB-L.
You do not have to subscribe to BUSLIB-L in order to submit a job posting notice to BUSLIB-L.
BUSLIB-L will accept job vacancy notices ONLY IF each notice specifies
either a minimum starting salary, or a specific salary range.
Vague statements about competitive salaries or salaries based on an individual's qualifications without specifying a minimum dollar amount ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE!
Job postings sent to BUSLIB-L can NOT include any of the following items:
Just create your job posting notice as an ordinary, everyday ASCII email, addressed as follows:
BUSLIB-L's Owner & Editor do not tolerate any attempts to bypass the requirement that all job postings must contain numerical salary information.
Here is a geographic breakdown of where BUSLIB-L subscribers were domiciled as of 12 April 2000:
Usually there are only a handful of messages on Saturdays or Sundays. From mid-January to May, and from September to mid-December, message volume is typically 20-40 posts per North American work day. If your e-mail software cannot handle that amount of email, then you ought to seek help from your Internet service provider.
Postings may be rejected if you fail to spell out
your e-mail address IN THE BODY of your postings.
If your posting is specific to a certain area of geography or type of library, then please state that requirement in your post.
If you want something faxed to you, it is suggested that you ask people to first contact you PRIVATELY by email or phone to obtain your fax number. That way, only one person has to pay for a fax, and you reduce any duplication of effort by your colleagues from around the world.
The "default" setting for a subscription, is for each person to receive a separate email document, for all of that day's postings. Postings are distributed the instant that they are received by BUSLIB-L's computer at Northern Arizona University.
Some folks prefer to receive their BUSLIB-L postings just once a day, in what the software calls a "DIGEST". These once-a-day distributions can be rather large in size (30-55 kilobytes each), and are issued just after the stroke of midnight, on the Northern Arizona University campus. On the weekends or on North American holidays, the digests are very small.
To switch to the once-per-day DIGEST version of BUSLIB-L:
text: SET BUSLIB-L DIGEST
To switch to the individual MAIL version of BUSLIB-L:
text: SET BUSLIB-L MAIL
BUSLIB-L does NOT handle:
-file attachments of any type (such as WINMAIL.DAT or VCF cards)
-word processing or spreadsheet files
-HTML or SGML coding or files
-graphic or video files
-audio or multimedia files
-any encoded documents
Just create your postings as ordinary, everyday ASCII text. How you create it internally is up to you, but you must convert it to ASCII text, as your entire e-mail posting, rather than attaching it as a file.
BUSLIB-L is a closed list: you must be a confirmed subscriber in order to successfully forward a note to all other subscribers. The List Owner or Editor can manually approve any posting coming from a non-subscriber.
BUSLIB-L's List Owner and Editor each have the right to reject any posting that is not within the scope of this list's focus. They also have the discretion to distribute a posting when they feel that it is warranted.
BUSLIB-L's List Owner and Editor each have the discretionary authority to reject any subscriber who does not comply with these guidelines.
Daniel Lester hosted the list as BUSLIB-L's owner since it moved to BSU in 1991. Dan Lester is employed
as a network specialist & librarian on the BSU campus. Dan also owns about 10
other discussion groups that run through the courtesy of BSU's
From May 1996 to May 2000, BUSLIB-L was edited by Gary Klein at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, while Dan Lester still owned the list. During that time, Gary created a Frequently Asked Questions web page, and also helped to finetune the web based interface for BUSLIB-L's archives.
In May 2000, Dan Lester became editor once again, after some policy
changes at Boise State University. Gary Klein has graciously offered to continue hosting the FAQ
web pages for BUSLIB-L even though the FAQ now resides on Willamette University's computers.
Then in July 2007, the list changed hands, and is now run by Tina Adams, at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA.
No one has received any remuneration for lending their time and energy to the maintenance of BUSLIB-L. It is offered as a free service.
You can switch between the first two formats at anytime, by issuing commands directly to the LISTSERV (a registered trademark) software at Northern Arizona University.
Archived copies of BUSLIB-L are stored in batches, with 7 days of postings in a single ASCII file. In addition to browsing the archives in date sequence, you can also perform keyword searches of the BUSLIB-L archives.
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"BEST OF BUSLIB-L" = Compiled by the MONTAGUE INSTITUTE REVIEW contains over 40 postings from BUSLIB-L that provide informative responses to frequently recurring questions. Best of BUSLIB-L is available from:
Although various options exist, the best way to handle this, is to utilize the UNSUBSCRIBE command to sign off from the list. Later, when you are back up on your feet at your favorite computer, then you can send in the SUBSCRIBE command.
To sign-off / unsubscribe from BUSLIB-L before going on Vacation / Holiday / Away from your computer, you need to send the following message:
To re-subscribe to BUSLIB-L when you are able to access your computer again, send this message:
There have been many cases of people who were away from their machines when their Internet service providers changed email protocols, creating problems for subscribers and the list.
By going through the UNSUBSCRIBE and SUBSCRIBE process, we are all assured that your email address is accurate. And you receive a current copy of BUSLIB-L's Welcome message and FAQ file each time you do this.
You also have the option of switching over to the DIGEST version of BUSLIB-L, but that is not always the best option for everyone.
If you are away from your computer, and your email system has overflowed beyond capacity with unread email messages, your Internet sevice provider may ask us to remove you from BUSLIB-L. When this type of request is received from a service provider, your subscription will be terminated. You can reactivate your subscription after you clear up your backlog of unread email.
BUSLIB-L's List Owner and Editor each have the ability & authority to cancel a subscription. If your participation on BUSLIB-L has been abusive, disruptive or dangerous with respect to other subscribers or against the integrity of the facilities & services that BUSLIB-L relies upon, then your subscription will be terminated.
Instances that have triggered the manual removal of accounts include:
This is a new user friendly web based system, available at:
In addition to the web interface, you can also use email based commands to modify your BUSLIB-L subscription at any time.
To determine your subscription status and delivery options for BUSLIB-L:
To switch to the once-per-day digest version of BUSLIB-L:
To switch to the individual mail version of BUSLIB-L:
To subscribe to BUSLIB-L:
To sign-off / unsubscribe from BUSLIB-L:
To post discussion items to BUSLIB-L:
To see what files are available regarding BUSLIB-L:
To retrieve a specific file regarding BUSLIB-L:
No one can determine who is subscribed to this list, other than the List Owner & List Editor.
We have permanently disabled the "review" option for BUSLIB-L.
You may be cancelled from BUSLIB-L without notification if various network/computer complications arise.
If you fail to receive BUSLIB-L messages for more than 48 hours, use the QUERY command to find out if your name is present on the distribution list.
If you have a problem with the list, please contact either the List Editor or the List Owner.
When you do contact them, please include the details of the problem.
If you are receiving an error message, then please include a COMPLETE COPY of the posting, with ALL OF THE MESSAGE HEADERS INTACT. Although those code numbers may look like gibberish, they are the keys to resolving most Internet delivery problems!