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Electronic discussion groups


  • Here are entered works on services, commonly called newsgroups and LISTSERV lists, that allow a computer user to post messages to, and read messages from, a group of people who have a common interest, usually by means of the Internet, a commercial online service, or electronic mail. Works on services that allow a computer user to post messages to, and read messages from, a group of people who have a common interest, via a dedicated telephone line established for the purpose, are entered under [Computer bulletin boards.] Works on services that allow a person, using a computer, to engage in an actual "conversation" with other people in real time are entered under [Online chat groups.]

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  • Variants

    • Discussion groups, Electronic
    • Discussion lists, Electronic
    • E-lists (Electronic discussion groups)
    • E-mail discussion groups
    • Electronic discussion lists
    • Electronic forums
    • Electronic news groups
    • Electronic newsgroups
    • Internet discussion groups
    • Internet forums
    • Internet news groups
    • Internet newsgroups
    • Lists, Electronic discussion
    • LISTSERV lists (Electronic discussion groups)
    • News groups, Electronic
    • Newsgroups, Electronic
    • Online discussion groups
    • Online forums
    • Online news groups
    • Online newsgroups
    • Usenet news groups
    • Usenet newsgroups
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  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: 96-641048: Cyberhound's guide to Internet discussion groups, 1997:pref. (includes both newsgroups, which do not send mail to your electronic in-box, and listservs, which do so send) glossary (bulletin board, a computer site established to accept messages and files on a given topic from other individuals; can be connected to the Internet and are also stand-alone systems accessible through direct-dial lines)
    • found: LC database, May 13, 1997(newsgroups; listserv)
    • found: MAG3, May 13, 1997(electronic discussion groups; electronic bulletin boards; online discussion groups; online forums; discussion boards; Usenet public bulletin board)
    • found: WWW, May 13, 1997(electronic discussion groups; electronic forums; electronic news groups; electronic newsgroups; online discussion groups, newsgroups, etc.; Internet discussion groups, newsgroups, etc.; Usenet news groups, newsgroups)
    • found: Library resources & technical services:v. 39, no. 3, p. 303 (Electronic discussion lists and journals; electronic discussion groups (commonly called "lists"). Electronic discussion lists are a very popular method of group communication among Internet users. List management software allows discussion group subscribers to easily send messages to all list subscribers.)
    • found: L-Soft International web site, Oct. 14, 1998(LISTSERV(r) is a system that allows you to create, manage and control electronic mailing lists; LISTSERV is a registered trademark licensed to L-Soft international, Inc.)
    • found: Alta Vista search, Oct. 15, 1998(many items retrieved for the search e-lists, e-mail discussion groups, etc.)
  • LC Classification

    • ZA4480
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on services, commonly called newsgroups and LISTSERV lists, that allow a computer user to post messages to, and read messages from, a group of people who have a common interest, usually by means of the Internet, a commercial online service, or electronic mail. Works on services that allow a computer user to post messages to, and read messages from, a group of people who have a common interest, via a dedicated telephone line established for the purpose, are entered under [Computer bulletin boards.] Works on services that allow a person, using a computer, to engage in an actual "conversation" with other people in real time are entered under [Online chat groups.]
  • Editorial Notes

    • subdivision [Electronic discussion groups] under subjects; and names of individual electronic discussion groups
  • Example Notes

    • Notes under [Computer bulletin boards; Online chat groups]
  • Change Notes

    • 1997-05-09: new
    • 1998-11-25: revised
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