GILS (Government Information Locator Service) Forum
About the GILS Forum
The GILS forum is a public, moderated forum open to anyone interested in discussing development, implementation, deployment, policy, and technical issues surrounding the Government Information Locator Service (GILS) initiative. The GILS forum provides the opportunity for staff, state and local government agencies, Z39.50 implementors, librarians, information service providers, public interest groups, the general public, and others to particiapte in discussions related to GILS. The forum will also provide announcements and access to documents related to the GILS intiatiive.
Because the GILS architecture is an application to identify and locate information resources in a variety of networked information environments, the broad scope of the discussion on the GILS forum may include topics such as the use of GILS in an international context, the technical implementation details of GILS, the creation of GILS records, development of generalized Uniform Resource Identifiers, and the use of ANSI/NISO Z39.50 in the GILS. In addition, the GILS forum provides a point of contact for vendors who are devleoping GILS products and services and potential users of these products and services.
This forum is open to the entire networking community. All opinions and points of view are valued on this forum. However, the Coalition has several other electronic forums operating on this same server. Please consider the content of your posting, to determine which forum(s) are most appropriate for the nature of your posting.
To join the GILS forum send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To remove your email address from the forum, send a note to email@example.com
Posting to GILS:
Postings to the GILS forum are generally made by Associate Executive Director Joan Lippincott, who acts as the moderator. To post a message, send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org. A posting may be withheld from the list at the discretion of the moderator if it is deemed to be beyond the intended scope of the list.
Searching the GILS Archive:
To search the GILS Archive, simply go to GILS Archive