• RFD: Remove comp.internet.library

    From Brian Edmonds@21:1/5 to All on Sun Nov 15 17:19:04 2015
    XPost: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups.proposals

    This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated
    newsgroup comp.internet.library.

    Newsgroups Line:
    comp.internet.library Discussing electronic libraries. (Moderated)


    Proponent: Brian Edmonds <mornir@gmail.com>


    More than 100 electronic libraries for books and journals or conference
    papers are accessible and available through Internet. In this
    new newsgroup telnet addresses and login procedures are provided or
    discussed. Free exchange of information and ideas is essential in this
    rapidly growing information age. This groups is chartered to promote
    exchange of information and ideas on all aspects of electronic libraries.

    Rationale for removal:

    The group has not carried any real traffic in a decade. In that time
    there have been occasional conference announcements, but even those
    stopped nearly three years ago.

    History of the Group:

    January 1992: Group created.
    Early 1998: Original moderator lost interest and group went idle.
    June 2002: Brian Edmonds took over moderation.
    October 2005: Last discussion post, per Google Groups.
    January 2013: Last conference announcement, per Google Groups.


    Those who wish to comment on this request to remove this newsgroup
    should subscribe to news:news.groups.proposals and participate in the
    relevant threads in that newsgroup.

    To this end, the followup header of this RFD has been set to

    All discussion of active proposals should be posted to

    If desired by the readership of closely affected groups, the discussion
    may be crossposted to those groups, but care must be taken to ensure
    that all discussion appears in news.groups.proposals as well.

    For more information on the newsgroup removal process, please see

    History of this RFD:

    2015-11-15: Drafted and posted.

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