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8.6 Are there any library-related IRC channels or chat forums?




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This article is from the Libraries FAQ, by Anthony Wilson paw@iglou.com with numerous contributions by others.

8.6 Are there any library-related IRC channels or chat forums?

IRC: Internet Relay Chat.
See the mIRC homepage http://www.mirc.co.uk/ for general information
on IRC and the necessary software.

IRC Channels:

#academiclibrarians , is an IRC channel for academic librarians. Bill
Drew, drewwe@snymorva.cs.snymor.edu , has the channel set up on
Dalnet.

#safranim, created by Steve Bergson,
safran-can@geocities.com, is on Undernet.

MOO:Multi-user Object Oriented environment based on the MUD
-(Multi-User Dungeon) concept. MOOs are an interactive system
accessible through telnet by many users at the same time. See the
Internet Public Library Moo Introduction, http://www.ipl.org/moo/ ,
and the Lost Library of MOO, http://lucien.berkeley.edu/moo.html , for
more information.

MOO communities:

The Internet Public Library MOO, telnet://ipl.sils.umich.edu:8888

Steve Bergson, safran-can@geocities.com, invites you to visit the
library in the Jewish section of the OISE MOO at
telnet://noisey.oise.utoronto.ca:9696 or
http://noisey.oise.utoronto.ca/mooca/MudClient3.html
Enter the Jewish Library by selecting option 3 after you first enter.

If you want to do your own search for library, Internet or cybertech
IRC channels, see the Liszt, http://www.liszt.com/chat/ , IRC search
engine. Liszt has created a multi-network IRC search engine where you
can search for a chat forum across all the major IRC networks at once.

If you want to locate web based discussion forums try Forum One,
http://www.forumone.com/ , the search engine for over 117,000 online
forums.

 

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