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Re: Mirror sites for IUCr W3 services

I would appreciate your comments on the question to whom we should offer
the possibility of being source sites within the IUCr W3 services with
the consequent advantages of being mirrored.

(A) The IUCr Glasgow General Assembly and Congress is now being

(B) What about the regional associates and their main conferences?

(C) What about national crystallographic associations?

(D) Who are the other possible contenders who are not already taken care
of? Should conferences and workshops organized by IUCr Commissions be
included for example?

 For (A) the IUCr triennial congresses I find it natural and highly
desirable that they be incorporated into this system.
 For (C) I do not think that it is the IUCr job to mirror material that
is intended to be of a local character.
 For (B) and (D) I'm not quite sure. Would a criterion based on the
number of people interested be the way to resolve this dilema?

[These thoughts were sparked off by looking at the ECM-18 site yesterday
afternoon and getting cut off from time to time]

Howard Flack        http://www.unige.ch/crystal/ahdf/Howard.Flack.html
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