DOCLINE-L Email Discussion List

List Description
Join DOCLINE-L

List Guidelines

Posting Messages

List Commands
(digest, nomail ...)
Getting Help

Regional discussion lists

List Description

DOCLINE-L is an email discussion list available from the National Library of Medicine (NLM).  DOCLINE-L is restricted to registered DOCLINE users. The purpose of the discussion list is to provide NLM with a means of broadcasting messages to DOCLINE users. It also provides a forum for DOCLINE users to communicate with each other and with NLM about issues related to DOCLINE, Serial Holdings, or document delivery.  The list is unmoderated; however, postings are limited to list subscribers. The DOCLINE-L Archives allow users to search list postings, modify subscription options, and post messages.

We recommend that all DOCLINE libraries also subscribe to their regional discussion lists for important regional announcements in addition to subscribing to NLM's DOCLINE-L (to receive messages affecting all DOCLINE users). Many DOCLINE announcements will be sent both to regional discussion lists and to the NLM DOCLINE-L list. If you are subscribed in both places, you may see some messages twice.

Join DOCLINE-L

To subscribe to the DOCLINE-L discussion list, please send the following text in the body of an email to: listserv@list.nih.gov

SUBSCRIBE DOCLINE-L your name

You will receive a confirmation message from the list management software. Once you respond to this acknowledgement message, you will receive a message from the DOCLINE Team welcoming you to DOCLINE-L. DOCLINE-L provides various subscription options which are set via list commands or through the DOCLINE-L Archives. Before posting for the first time subscribers should review the list guidelines.

To leave the DOCLINE-L discussion list, please send the following text in the body of an email to: listserv@list.nih.gov

SIGNOFF DOCLINE-L

To change your subscription address, go to https://list.nih.gov/LISTSERV_WEB/chngaddr.htm

List Guidelines

Please read and follow the DOCLINE-L guidelines shown below before posting messages to the list.  The guidelines establish a common understanding of expected subscriber conduct and of list content.  These guidelines do not replace common sense, professionalism, and respect for your fellow subscribers.

 

Do

Do Not

Read the DOCLINE FAQs and Online Manual prior to posting a question.

Post ILL requests.  Use DOCLINE to request ILL material.

Search the list archives prior to posting a question.

Post temporary closure notices.  Use the DOCLINE Hold Request form to prevent requests from routing to your institution.

Identify yourself and your institution.  Include your full name, title, email address, institution name, and institution's LIBID in your posting.

Include signature attachments, as many email systems cannot properly view them or will strip them.

Be concise

Ask if system is down.  Please use Contact DOCLINE or call 888-FINDNLM (301-594-5983).

Use descriptive subject lines.  When replying, edit the original subject line as necessary.

Report specific problems.  Please use the Contact DOCLINE form to document a possible problem with DOCLINE.

Keep messages within the scope of this list.

Post conference announcements, advertisements, or job postings.

When replying, include only those parts of the message to which you are replying.

Post messages containing defamatory, abusive, profane, offensive language or illegal material.

Send personal replies to the individual, not to the entire list.  Personal replies include messages like "Thank You," "I agree," "Good point."

Post materials protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner.

Remember that your fellow subscribers are human.  Be tolerant of mistakes.

Use 'auto-reply' for list postings as these may be distributed to all subscribers.  Use the 'nomail' feature or set your 'auto-reply' so that list postings do not receive the auto-generated message.

Summarize responses to the list.  When posing a question to the list, ask for personal responses and then summarize answers to the list.

Post test messages to the list.

Send messages in plain text only.  Some email systems cannot properly display HTML or Rich Text messages.

 


Posting Messages

To post messages to DOCLINE-L, use the address: docline-l@list.nih.gov

Subscribers may also post messages directly from the DOCLINE-L Archives.

Note: Posting to the list is restricted to subscribers of the DOCLINE-L list. Subscription is based solely on your email address from which you subscribed as it appears in the From: address of your sent messages.

List Commands

The following are some of the most commonly used commands for LISTSERV subscribers. When using these commands always:

Send the command(s) in an email message addressed to: listserv@list.nih.gov

Type the command(s) in the body of the message with no subject line.

If you are sending more than one command in the message, use one line for each command.

 

       Command line

 

              Action

SUBSCRIBE DOCLINE-L your name

»

subscribes you to the list specified

SIGNOFF DOCLINE-L

»

removes you from the specified list

SET DOCLINE-L NOMAIL
SET DOCLINE-L MAIL

»

stops incoming mail from specified list
restarts mail from the list

SET DOCLINE-L DIGEST
SET DOCLINE-L NODIGEST

»

subscriber receives a digest of messages
messages are received as they are posted

SET DOCLINE-L ACK
SET DOCLINE-L NOACK

»

sends confirmation when you post to the list
cancel confirmation messages

HELP

»

retrieves a list of LISTSERV® commands

QUERY DOCLINE-L

»

retrieves your current subscription settings

Getting Help

docline-l-request@list.nih.gov

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/listserv/resources_assistance.html

listmaster@list.nih.gov

Regional discussion lists

Instructions for subscribing to your regional discussion lists can be found at:

Region 1:  http://nnlm.gov/mar/services/listserv.html

Region 2:  http://nnlm.gov/sea/about/informed.html
Region 3:
 http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/lists.html
Region 4:
 http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/comm/mcmla.html
Region 5:
 http://nnlm.gov/scr/services/listserv.html
Region 6:
 http://nnlm.gov/pnr/hlib-nw.htm
Region 7:
 http://lists.ucla.edu/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/psr-news/
Region 8:
 http://nnlm.gov/ner/newsletter/5/listsandmorelists5.html
Region 20: http://www.chla-absc.ca/node/53 (English)

Region 20: http://www.chla-absc.ca/node/54 (French)