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  • Subject: RSC web site
  • From: ps@ruby (Pete Strickland)
  • Date: Tue, 25 Aug 1998 15:34:08 +0100 (BST)

Dear EPC

The RSC have contacted us concerning Chemsoc, a web
site for chemistry societies. It would be useful to discuss
how we might interact with this site.

Best wishes

(The attached message was scanned from hard copy.) 

International Union of Crystallography
2 Abbey Square
                                           Burlington House, Piccadilly,
                                                        London W1V 0BN
                                                     Tel: 0171 4378656
ELG/tab                                              Fax: 0171 4378883

13 August 1998

Dear Colleague

I am writing to introduce myself as the Royal Society of Chemistry's Web site
editor. You may already be aware of the Society's own Web site at www.rsc.org.

The Royal Society of Chemistry sees the world wide web as an excellent
opportunity for chemistry societies across the world to work together to
serve their members. In March 1998 the Society set up a second web site for
all National Chemistry Societies called "Chemsoc" (www.chemsoc.org). The aims
of Chemsoc are:

       to network together National Chemical Societies;
       to avoid duplication of effort by creating services that can be shared by
       National Chemical Societies;
       to provide access to National Chemical Societies services and chemistry
       information on the Web from one place.

Chemsoc was built because we believe that chemical societies, with their
not-for-profit ethos, provide the best services to support chemists and
chemistry world-wide.  The advent of commercial services such as ChemWeb.com
(www.chemweb.com), suggests that greater co-ordination of our activities on
the Web is required to meet the challenges that lie ahead for societies
operating for the benefit of members and the
chemistry community. By collaboration the chemical society movement will
strengthen its advantage over purely commercial companies.

All of this can be done at the same time as allowing national chemistry
societies to provide services for their own members. So we would like to
encourage you and your members to use Chemsoc as an extension of your own
Web sites.

At present Chemsoc includes:

       science and chemistry business news;
       careers information;
       useful links to chemistry web sites around the world;
       a search engine for chemistry;
       directories of experts and specialists;
       a world wide conferences and events database.

Chemsoc is the home of many chemistry societies' own web sites, and you will see
that a link to your web site has been included in the Societies' directory at:


All this information is available at no charge to your members, I would
therefore be very grateful if you would include a link to chemsoc from your
Society's own homepage.

Your Society can also advertise details of its meetings and events on Chemsoc. A
free electronic form is available at: http://www.chemsoc.org/events/post.htm

New features are added to Chemsoc each month and it is possible to register
for e-mail updates about the web site by leaving an e-mail address on the
registration screen at http://www.chemsoc.org/register/register.htm

We would like to extend the range of services that the web site provides and
I would welcome any suggestions that you may have.

Please contact me so that we can discuss how your chemical society and its
members can get the most out of the chemistry societies' network.

I look forward to hearing from you.

With best wishes

Yours sincerely

Estelle Gillingham

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