SABR-L Celebrates Ten Years

Ten years ago this summer, SABR-L went public on July 19, 1995, when around 600 SABR members with email addresses were added to the SABR-L list and welcomed by John Gregory, the first chair of the Internet Committee.

On the 10-year anniversary of SABR-L, F. X.

Ten years ago this summer, SABR-L went public on July 19, 1995, when around 600 SABR members with email addresses were added to the SABR-L list and welcomed by John Gregory, the first chair of the Internet Committee.

On the 10-year anniversary of SABR-L, F. X. Flinn, current Internet Committee chair, announced that the entire archive of the 1995-2004 list has been parsed into a table and added to the SABR database and is now available on the members-only Research Tools site (along with ProQuest and the Encyclopedia).

According to Flinn, during the parsing and normalization of the archives from messages to database entries, he reconciled the authors / submitters / posters with the membership database so that contributors with varying email addresses show up as a single author.

The implementation of the archive includes administrative tools that will enable volunteers to further rationalize the subjects / threads. Anyone interested in volunteering to work on this task will find links to a form when visiting the site.

SABR-L is a free electronic mailing list available to members only, offering a means of exchanging research information and ideas. With over 1,000 of our members subscribed to this list, many think SABR-L alone is worth the yearly dues.



Originally published: September 6, 2005. Last Updated: September 6, 2005.

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