After over a year in the planning (they say that the best things in life are worth waiting for!), we (the AMIA Board of Directors and office staff) are pleased to announce the launch of the web-based AMIA discussion forum. You can find the forum and guidelines here:
I'm not going to repeat the stuff on the guidelines page, but I would just like to emphasise two points.
1. We are offering this as an additional facility to promote discussion and collaboration within the field, NOT as a replacement for this list or AMIA-L. Business as usual for both will continue.
2. Please do bear with me if your registration takes a day or two to be processed and activated. I will be on solo moderation duty over the opening weekend, and so if there's a deluge it might take a while to process what we anticipate will be the initial rush of registration requests.
If you have any comments about the way the board is set up, and/or technical queries related to its operation, please don't hesitate either to email me privately or to start a thread in the off-topic area of the forum itself.
We would also encourage you to forward this announcement to any other listserv, forum or individual(s) you feel may be interested.
Many thanks and best wishes