[Tweeters] [ADMINISTRATIVE] New site for older Tweeters archives

mcallisters4 at comcast.net mcallisters4 at comcast.net
Mon Aug 6 18:12:53 PDT 2018


Thank you, Washington Ornithological Society. I truly value the preservation of historic communications.

I have to say, in today's world of cheap gigabytes of storage space, can 150,000 emails, or 1 million for that matter, take up that much space? Tweeters has never allowed attachments. It's just a whole lot of text files.

Kelly McAllister
Olympia

-----Original Message-----
From: Tweeters <tweeters-bounces at mailman11.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Hal Opperman UW
Sent: Monday, August 6, 2018 2:15 PM
To: Tweeters <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Cc: Tweeters-Owner <tweeters-owner at mailman11.u.washington.edu>; Dan Victor <dvictor at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Tweeters] [ADMINISTRATIVE] New site for older Tweeters archives

The University of Washington notified us earlier this year that Tweeters was way overlimit in the size of the archives, and that it would soon be necessary to scrub a substantial number of older messages to get us back under the limit and allow growth for future years.

These archives provide a unique historical record of the Washington birding community back to the early 1994, when Tweeters debuted on the University of Washington listserv, and are consulted regularly by record keepers as well as by birders in general. Land-use planners, biologists from various agencies and organizations, educators, journalists and conservationists also find them valuable. We were anxious to find a way to preserve this resource in such a way that it would continue to be readily accessible.

We are pleased, and grateful, to be able to report that the Washington Ornithological Society (WOS) has generously undertaken to establish and maintain a new website for the purpose of hosting the historical Tweeters archives. As of today you may browse and search more than 150,000 emails from 1994 to 2017 at this address :

https://tweetersarchives.org

You will enjoy reading the full story of this development, as told by Jan Hadley in the latest issue of the WOS newsletter :

http://wos.org/documents/wosnws/wosnews175.pdf

All messages from 2014 to the latest up-to-the minute postings will still be accessible to all (no subscription required) in the UW’s Tweeters archives at http://mailman1.u.washington.edu/pipermail/tweeters/ .

Please join us in thanking WOS for stepping up to provide this service. The archives tell our story as a community. They could not be in better hands.

Dan Victor and Hal Opperman
tweeters-owner at mailman1.u.washington.edu






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