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From: Brian Edmonds <email@example.com> Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups.proposals,comp.internet.library Subject: RFD: Remove comp.internet.library Followup-To: news.groups.proposals Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2015 17:19:04 EST Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated newsgroup comp.internet.library. Newsgroups Line: comp.internet.library Discussing electronic libraries. (Moderated) Distribution: news.announce.newgroups news.groups.proposals comp.internet.library Proponent: Brian Edmonds <email@example.com> Charter: More than 100 electronic libraries for books and journals or conference papers are accessible and available through Internet. In this new newsgroup telnet addresses and login procedures are provided or discussed. Free exchange of information and ideas is essential in this rapidly growing information age. This groups is chartered to promote exchange of information and ideas on all aspects of electronic libraries. Rationale for removal: The group has not carried any real traffic in a decade. In that time there have been occasional conference announcements, but even those stopped nearly three years ago. History of the Group: January 1992: Group created. Early 1998: Original moderator lost interest and group went idle. June 2002: Brian Edmonds took over moderation. October 2005: Last discussion post, per Google Groups. January 2013: Last conference announcement, per Google Groups. Procedure: Those who wish to comment on this request to remove this newsgroup should subscribe to news:news.groups.proposals and participate in the relevant threads in that newsgroup. To this end, the followup header of this RFD has been set to news.groups.proposals. All discussion of active proposals should be posted to news.groups.proposals. If desired by the readership of closely affected groups, the discussion may be crossposted to those groups, but care must be taken to ensure that all discussion appears in news.groups.proposals as well. For more information on the newsgroup removal process, please see http://www.big-8.org/wiki/Removing_newsgroups History of this RFD: 2015-11-15: Drafted and posted.