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The GNSI SciArt-L Listserv

SciArt-L is a friendly, helpful place where you can ask questions and share ideas about natural science illustration. Topics previously discussed include: Job openings, computer hardware and software support, art material suppliers, traditional media, recent publications, network resources, workshops and much more.

SciArt-L is sponsored by the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI) and hosted by the University of Nebraska Computer Center. Started by Polly Denham Tandon in 1996, the listserv currently has about 200 subscribers worldwide.

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Archives:
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For more information:
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So if this interests you, subscribe today! If you feel so inclined, introduce yourself to everyone on the list. As you will find out, some subscribers are more talkative than others and some never type a word!

If you have any questions, comments, problems, or suggestions regarding SciArt-L, please let me know. I look forward to having you on the GNSI Listserv!

Lana Johnson
Instructional Technology Project Manager
CIT - DEAL Lab
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
[email protected]
(402) 472-2885

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