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E-Mail Options for ARS News

By Jim De Quattro
July 6, 2000

News media and others now have two e-mail options for learning about new research findings and activities at the Agricultural Research Service, USDA's chief scientific arm.

Option 1 is to subscribe to receive stories each workday from the ARS News Service, which began operating in 1996.

Now available is option 2, the weekly "ARS Newslink." On the last workday of each week, Newslink subscribers receive an e-mail containing one-sentence "snapshots" of all of the week's stories. Accompanying web links let subscribers view the complete stories of their choosing.

The Information Staff has been pilot-testing Newslink with a select group.

Newslink may have special appeal for news media and others who are interested mainly in specific kinds of stories, don't have daily story deadlines, or want to cut down "inbox overload." Newslink can also serve as a handy Internet bookmark for stories archived at the Information Staff's web site.

To subscribe to the daily or weekly service, visit the sign-up page on the ARS web site.

Anyone may subscribe to either or both reports. Contact the ARS News Service to resolve problems with subscribing or unsubscribing.

The service has more than 2,000 news media and other subscribers in the United States and more than two dozen other countries. The 1996-2000 news archives can be found at:

http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr

ARS News Service contacts: Jim De Quattro and Nancy Vanatta, ARS Information Staff, Beltsville, Md., phone (301) 504-1626 [De Quattro], (301) 504-1610 [Vanatta]; fax (301) 504-1641.

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