FW: inviting colleagues to join the listserv

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Fri, 8 Sep 2000 13:44:06 -0700 (PDT)


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>This message was posted to the DIGITALDIVIDE Listserv originally. Please
>excuse any repeat postings.
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>-Jamal (jamal@benton.org)
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>An invitation to join DIGITALDIVIDE:
>A mailing list on bridging the digital divide
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>(Please feel free to redistribute this message)
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>As part of its ongoing commitment to exploring new ways of bridging the
>digital divide, the Benton Foundation's Communications Policy Program has
>developed the DIGITALDIVIDE listserv. DIGITALDIVIDE is a moderated
>discussion in which citizens can discuss the wide range of issues related to
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>bridging the digital divide. The listserv, which currently includes over 800
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>members from around the world, cuts across disciplinary boundaries:
>community activists, educators, researchers, representatives of commercial
>and nonprofit enterprises, volunteers, students and concerned citizens are
>all encouraged to take part in this online discussion.
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>The listserv tackles the digital divide from a variety of angles, which
>include (but are not limited to) the following subjects:
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>- technology access issues;
>- content creation for underserved populations and communities;
>- combating illiteracy in its many forms;
>- online diversity;
>- economic development and workforce issues;
>- community building;
>- the Internet and cultural diversity;
>- digital divide news and events;
>- education and training;
>- best practices from local, national and international Digital Divide
>efforts;
>- obstacles to bridging the Digital Divide;
>- new tools for measuring the Divide;
>- public/private and commercial/nonprofit partnerships; and
>- public policy issues
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>DIGITALDIVIDE is moderated by veteran listserv facilitator Andy Carvin,
>Senior Associate at the Benton Foundation.
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>In order to subscribe to DIGITALDIVIDE, please visit our website:
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>http://www.DigitalDivideNetwork.org
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>On the left side of the screen you'll see the words "Join the digitaldivide
>listserv." Just below this, type in your email address in the form field and
>press the "submit" button. Once you've submitted your email address, the
>listserver will email you to confirm your address. Simply reply to the
>message and you'll be added to the list.
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>If you prefer, you can also join by sending an email message to
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>digitaldivide-request@list.benton.org
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>In the first line of the body of the message, include the following line:
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>subscribe digitaldivide your-email
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>with nothing else contained in the message. Be sure to replace "your-email"
>with your email address, of course.
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>(Note: be sure that your email browser is set to send emails as plain text
>and not HTML - otherwise the server will not process your subscription
>request.)
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>Once your email address is confirmed, you'll be able to post messages to the
>list by sending emails to digitaldivide@list.benton.org.
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>For more information, feel free to contact Andy Carvin at andy@benton.org.
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>Andy Carvin andy@benton.org
>Senior Associate
>Benton Foundation
>http://edweb.gsn.org/andy
>http://www.DigitalDivideNetwork.org
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>Visit my new website, Anatolian Fortnight
>http://edweb.gsn.org/anatolia
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Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley 94720-6000
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

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