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Welcome to the WIRED-MT-L mailing list, sponsored by the Montana Library Association (MLA) and hosted by OCLC-Western. This mailing list is used for communication among MLA members and anyone else who is interested in Montana library issues. This list is currently OPEN (anyone with an Internet e-mail address can join after being approved by the List Manager) and UNMODERATED (messages are not screened before posting). APPROPRIATE TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION INCLUDE:

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