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Linkoping SF & Fantasy Archive [FAQ]

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	FAQ: The Linkoping SF & Fantasy Archive
What is the Linkoping Science Fiction & Fantasy archive?

	It is a collection of texts I have saved from USENET during
	the last 7-8 years. It is mostly reviews and list of different
	kinds, but also some other stuff that I've found interesting
	for this or that reason.

How do I access it?

	It is available through FTP, gopher and WWW, at the following
	adresses:, /pub/sf-texts

How long has this been around?

	A bit over three years.

How large is it?

	A bit over 60 Mbyte.
What is the underline doing above the 'o' in Linkoping?

	There should really have been two dots over the o, but News
	does not allow 8-bit characters, and MIME isn't wide-spread
	enough yet. This is a visually acceptable compromise.
What *is* Linkoping?

	A Swedish city.

Some information is missing or incorrect in the archive. How can this be

	Drop me a mail at:
	and I will append your mail to the text in question. The texts
	in the archive is written by other people, and as an archivist
	I don't want to alter their texts, giving the impression that
	they have written something that they in fact have not.

I cannot find the texts I saw recently in rec.arts.sf.written. Have
you missed them?

	I don't read news and save texts on the same system as the one
	the archive resides on, so I collect large batches before I
	transfer the texts to the correct system and sort them into
	place in the archive. This often means some delay, especially
	when I am busy with other things. Don't worry, they will
	appear in the end. 

Is the archive searchable?

	Yes, it is. I have some problems with making waisindex do what
	I want without having to run a wais server too, so it is still
	considered somewhat "experimental". It *should* work most of
	the time, though...

What about images and artwork?

	I have a small "gallery" with images from local fan artists. I
	would love to expand it, so if you have any images you want to
	add, contact me. I want to have direct contact with the artist
	in question, as I want to be sure that providing the images is
	OK with them.

What can I do with these images?

	The images are copyrighted by their artist. You may download
	and view them, but not distribute them further. Please respect
	this, so that this service may continue.

Why don't you add a link to this-or-that page?
How can I get this really neat file I have into the archive?
Why isn't *my* question here?

	Drop me a line at the address above, and I'll see what I can

						/ Mats	
Mats Ohrman     E-mail:

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