***Announcing nls-forum***

The NetLinkS project is very pleased to announce the arrival on the scene of nls-forum - a new discussion list on networked learner support (NLS) in higher education. The list is aimed at anyone involved or interested in NLS - the use of networked technologies to provide training or other support to users of electronic information resources. We expect nls-forum to be of particular interest to library and information staff involved in user education, information skills training or enquiry/reference work, but it's also aimed at people working in IT support, open/distance learning using networked approaches, teaching/learning support and anyone else interested in learner support in the networked environment.

Over the past year, NetLinkS has been gathering information about a wide range of NLS ideas and initiatives, and about the strategic and implementation issues involved. Many people we met along the way have said they would welcome the opportunity to make contact with others involved in this kind of activity - so we think nls-forum should become a lively, informal place for exchange of ideas, information and debate!

We'll also be using the list to keep people informed about NetLinkS project activities and events. Over the next 20 months, we'll be developing a resource base, a series of interactive on-line events, and an on-line course - all via the WWW-based "learning community" site which is currently under construction. We're in the process of up-dating our Web site and will be putting lots of resources on-line in the near future, so we hope you'll want to make a visit: http://netways.shef.ac.uk/netlinks.htm


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Finally, can I extend a warm invitation to you to join nls-forum - we hope it'll be a useful and enjoyable list, and your contribution will be very welcome.

Sarah Ashton
NetLinkS Researcher and Information Officer
Dept of Information Studies, University of Sheffield
Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN
Tel.(0114) 282 5095 ext.5095,
Fax.(0114) 278 0300