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APMLIBRARIES-DISCUSSION  
Discussion list for staff and researchers working in small libraries/archives within larger organisations to promote sharing skills, knowledge and resources and to increase knowledge of the collections held by their respective institutions.

ARCHIVES-NRA  
The UK discussion list for archivists, conservators and records managers.

ART-EPHEMERA  
A list dedicated to the discussion of issues relating to the collection, documentation, storage and promotion of collections of contemporary art ephemera in art and design libraries.

ATOMUSERSGROUP  
AToM Open Source Archival Description software created by ICA and Artefactal the acronym stands for Access to Memory. A discussion forum for AToM users and potential users to facilitate use and development and to jointly engage with the development company Artefactual, the ICA (International Council on Archives)and other interested bodies

AUTOLIB-N  
The Autolib Northern User Group JISCmail list to facilitate discussion between Autolib users in FE colleges in the NW, NE and Yorkshire and Humber.

BIBLIOTHERAPY  
A mailing list for anyone interested in the links between reading fiction and non-fiction and health. Bibliotherapy, including Books on Prescription, reading groups, self-help etc.

CALM-LIS  
<HTML> <font size="+2">The list serves professional archivists and other staff using the CALM archive management system. Axiell's software, CALM, is used to catalogue archives held in archive repositories and special libraries, etc. If you use CALM and would like to subscribe to this list, please register using your work email address.</font> </HTML>

CALM-LIS  
<HTML> <font size="+2">The list serves professional archivists and other staff using the CALM archive management system. Axiell's software, CALM, is used to catalogue archives held in archive repositories and special libraries, etc. If you use CALM and would like to subscribe to this list, please register using your work email address.</font> </HTML>

CASBAH-RSLP  
A discussion and information mailing list for the RSLP funded CASBAH project, Caribbean Studies - Black and Asian History. The project aims to identify and map national research resources for Caribbean Studies and the history of Black and Asian people in Britain. More details at www.casbah.ac.uk

CDGWALES  
This list is for the members of the Career Development Group in Wales, a group of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.

CIG-E-FORUM  
The purpose of this list is to provide a forum for discussions on topics of relevance to cataloguing, classification, indexing, knowledge organisation, metadata, etc. enabling an exchange of experience and perspectives. This list can also be used to promote relevant events, publications, job vacancies and services.

CILIPTHAMESVALLEY  
Discussion and announcements from CILIP in the Thames Valley, which holds regular meetings, visits and networking opportunities for members of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire areas.

COLRIC  
To be used by CoLRiC members as a forum for exchanging information and advice and by CoLRiC to inform members of CoLRiC news, publications and events

CPD25-NEWS  
This cpd25 Jisc list will update M25 members and other interested parties on forthcoming events, visits and cpd25 news.

CRESTLIBS  
A group for library directors or senior library staff who are members of CREST or who work for small institutions which are scaling up their research function.

CSGUK  
Customer Services Group UK (CSGUK) is a group that supports library customer service professionals to develop, collaborate and knowledge share

CULTURAL-HERITAGE-DATASETS  
A public list for institutions, individuals to discuss cultural heritage datasets released by Cultural Heritage organisations such as Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Archives primarily in the UK but also anywhere in the world.

DC-ARCHITECTURE  
This list, which supersedes dc-datamodel, dc-schema, and dc-implementors, is intended for discussion of a technical architecture for the Dublin Core.

DC-GOVERNMENT  
This list has been retained 18/08/2021 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list. Contact help@jisc.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This list is intended for discussion of the uses to which the Dublin Core Element Set might be put in describing government and public sector resources.

DC-LIBRARIES  
This list has been retained 18/08/2021 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list. Contact help@jisc.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list A mailing list for the DCMI Libraries group focussing on issues from the library sector.

DC-REGISTRY  
This list has been retained 24/08/2021 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list. Contact help@jisc.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list The DCMI Registry Community is a forum for service providers and developers of both metadata schema registries and controlled vocabulary registries to exchange information and experience.

DC-USAGE  
A mailing list for the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative's Usage Board, which maintains DCMI Metadata Terms.

DIGIMAR  
The Digimar mailing list is to be used for the discussion of the furthering of digital development among Marine Science Libraries.

DIGITALADVENTURE  
This list helps us explore the Digital Adventure in Libraries, Archives, Culture and Arts and related educational services. From LibTech to makerspaces, AI to Z.

E-RESEARCH-LIBRARYSUPPORT  
The List is set up with the aim of promoting discussion about what support researchers require from the Library and Information community and the issues arising from that.

EDINBURGH-PRESERVES  
This list publicises local events in the Edinburgh area on the subject of digital preservation, and provides a channel through which professionals can communicate and collaborate to address practical issues they face in preserving their cultural and historical collections.

ENDNOTE  
To share knowledge & expertise of EndNote, EndNote Web & Reference Manager among UK FE, HE & Research Council site licences. Also for Adept Scientific & Thomson Reuters to announce new releases, patches, user group events and beta testing of new versions.

EURODOC  
List for those in charge of European Documentation Centres (EDC) or similar EU information relays for discussion of European Union documentation and information policy.

EUSOUNDS-EDM  
Mailing list for establishing the Europeana Sounds EDM profile for sound

FE-COPYRIGHT  
An open list for CLA licensees in Further Education to discuss how they make the most of their FE Licence and share tips, ideas and best practice for using resources and published content.

FE-LRC-WALES  
This list is for practitioners in Further Education Learning Resource Centres in Wales who are supporting e-learning and managing electronic resources.

GLOUCESTERSHIREMUSEUMSGROUP  
A group that includes Museums and cultural organisations within the county. The group meets regularly to share information, advice and knowledge. A forum to support, train and increase professional standards within the sector. A supportive group which promotes leaning and cultural activities within the county.

HEALTH-ARCHIVES-RECORDS-GROUP  
raise the profile of records and archival issues within the health sector #facilitate the networking, collaborating and sharing of information #contribute to the development of standards and best practice promote the use and value of health archives and records

HEAR-EMPLOYER-INTEREST  
Allowing employers and recruiters to keep up to date with HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Report) developments, and to be the first to recieve notice of plans for national implementation.

HW-IS-ALERTS  
Externally hosted mailing list for service failure alerts circulated to HW Information Services managers. Members of the list will mail this list 24x7 to alert each other to service disruptions so that appropriate responses can be invoked.

IAML-UK-IRL  
A discussion group for anyone involved in the provision and management of music library services. For members of IAML(UK & Irl) and interested parties.

IARLA-OPEN  
An open jiscmail list for the International Alliance of Research Library Associations. This list will be used to update the international research library community, and its stakeholders, of the ongoing work of IARLA and its forthcoming initiatives.

INSTREPMANSCOT  
Institutional Repository Managers Scotland group aims to share good practice and explore solutions to technical challenges pertaining to the institutional repository.

IRISH-STUDIES  
This is a general discussion forum for Irish studies with an initial focus on the Queen's University Belfast and JSTOR digitization project which will deliver 100 full text journals, 205 full text monographs and 2,500 manuscript images with detailed metadata. The resource will be free in the UK and Ireland. It is anticipated that list members will engage in discussion on the development of further research resources relating to Ireland.

JAZZ-RESEARCH-NETWORK  
The list is used by the Jazz Research Network members as a discussion forum, and to announce current JRN news and events.

KNOWLEDGE-MANAGEMENT-FORUM  
This is for people working in,students of, researching or otherwise interested in Knowledge Management, including those in academic and research environments, to exchange information and develop the discipline.

KOHA-USERS  
The list is for librarians, library teams, system managers, technical staff and those with an interest in using the Koha Library Management System in all types of libraries.

LIB-PROJECT-MANAGEMENT  
Supporting a community of practice for project management in libraries. An exchange for practical ideas and information, estimates, benchmarking. #Discussing development and training for project management in libraries. #Information on project management methodologies and technology.

LIB-RFID-UK  
A discussion list for UK education, learning and research related organisations, who have implemented, or are thinking of implementing, RFID technology in their Libraries. Members from other sectors are also welcome.

LIBPMC  
Discussion list individuals working in the areas of library performance measurement and assessment in the professions of librarianship and information management, providing a space for the exchange of ideas and sharing of best practice.

LIBRARYLABS  
International community of existing and planned GLAM Labs.

LIS-ACCESS  
This list will look at library support to 'non-traditional' students. It will be concerned with the issues relating to library ACCESS and how best to support those students disadvantaged in this respect (part-time, distance students and so on).

LIS-ACCESS-INCLUSION-ARTS  
This list is for librarians in HE and other Arts organisations to discuss best practice and share experience of supporting all users to use library spaces and resources.

LIS-ACCESSIBILITY  
This is a list for anybody who is involved in the procurement and creation of accessible material formats in an educational environment.

LIS-ACQ  
This list is for anyone with an interest in Acquisitions (excluding serials) to discuss policies, selection, supply, funding, EDI, tendering, digitisation,acquisition of electronic materials etc.

LIS-ALLCU  
This list is used by the Association of Librarians in Landbased Colleges and Universities to enable discussions to take place relevant to those working (or related) to the sector.

LIS-ALUMNI  
A forum for discussion and ideas to support any UK academic library providing, developing or planning a library service for their alumni.

LIS-ARLG  
LIS-ARLG will facilitate electronic communication between members of CILIP's Academic & Research Libraries Group and other interested parties. It will be used to publicise activities, discuss national issues and foster a sense of community within ARLG.

LIS-ARLG-SOUTHERN  
User group for CILIP ARLG Southern division for academic (FE & HE) and research library staff in Dorset, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, and West Sussex.

LIS-ARLG-WALES  
This list is primarily for discussion announcements among members of the CILIP Colleges of Further and Higher Education special interest group who work or live in Wales

LIS-ARTS-HUMANITIES  
This list enables information professionals, who support research, learning and teaching in the Arts and Humanities, to discuss and exchange information about the latest developments in the field.

LIS-AWHILES-LA  
A closed discussion list for membvers of the All Wales Health Information and Library Extension Services

LIS-BCA  
A discussion forum for users of the Bliss Bibliographic Classification (BC). The list will be used to disseminate information about the activities of the Bliss Classification Association and to promote interest in faceted classification.

LIS-CIGS  
Discussion forum on the cataloguing, classification and retrieval of electronic information objects stored locally and remotely, and other topics of interest to the Cataloguing & Indexing Group in Scotland. (http://www.slainte.org.uk/cigs/cigshome.htm)

LIS-CILIP-REG  
For librarians working towards registration on the CILIP register of Chartered Members, (i.e. MCLIP ) to discuss professional issues, and issues of concern to the Chartering process

LIS-CILIPS-NE  
A list for Librarians and Information Professionals in North-East Scotland to share information about continuing professional development, events and networking locally.

LIS-CLA-DCS  
This mailing list is for users of the Copyright Licensing Agency's DCS #(Digital Content Store) product.

LIS-DECOLONISE  
This list is for those working in libraries to share experiences, information and resources in decolonising library collections and services.

LIS-E-BOOKS  
The lis-e-books mailing list is used for the discussion of anything related to e-books within the UK academic library community.

LIS-FAKENEWS  
This list is intended to enable sharing of programmes, best practice, and resources used by information professionals to educate and enable their service users to navigate Fake News in the current information environment.

LIS-GREEN  
A list for library staff at all levels to help make their libraries greener and more environmentally sustainable. Good practice, tips, policies, strategies.

LIS-HEASUPPORT  
List supporting staff not in traditional academic roles (such as librarians, learning developers and learning technicians) working towards HEA fellowship

LIS-HEBRAICA-LIBS  
For UK librarians in educational institutions with Hebraica collections to discuss matters of mutual concern such as collection development, cataloguing and meetings.

LIS-ILL  
For interlibrary loan and document supply service queries, announcements and discussion.

LIS-IMPACT  
This list is to facilitate networking between libraries interested in measuring their impact.

LIS-INFOLITERACY  
Lis-infoliteracy will provide a discussion forum for librarians and information professionals involved in information literacy and information skills teaching across all sectors. It will cover all delivery methods and issues concerning user education and explore the sharing of resources at a national level.

LIS-LCBS  
A list to discuss the support and development of the London Classification of Business Studies (LCBS), a classification scheme and thesaurus for business literature and resources.

LIS-LINK  
A general library and information science list for news and discussion.

LIS-NFIP  
A forum for the discussion of local information planning in the UK. 'LIPS' cover about 50% of the UK and involve collaborative planning amongst academic, national, public and specialist libraries and information providers.

LIS-PERF-MEASURES  
The list will support work undertaken in Performance Measurement in all sectors of the Information & Library community throughout the world.

LIS-PROFESSION  
A list for the exchange of information on issues of current professional interest to library and information professionals, etc.

LIS-PUBLIB-RESEARCH  
This list aims to encourage a forum for discussion between the HE sector and public libraries on areas such as; research methodologies, CPD and management theories. This will help support current research underway at UCE in Birmingham, into developing research expertise in the public library sector.

LIS-RESEARCHSUPPORT  
This list is intended for librarians in universities, colleges of higher education and research institutions to facilitate discussion about library support for researchers. It will encourage the sharing of ideas and good practice and help create a network of research support librarians.

LIS-SCOLMA  
The SCOLMA list is intended to facilitate discussion of library, archive and other information support for African Studies, including but not restricted to announcement of meetings, assisting and promoting resource sharing and collaboration, and annuncements of new print and electronic resources

LIS-TALIS-ASPIRE  
A discussion list for current customers of the Talis Aspire Resource List application

LIS-TEACHEREDUCATIONLIBRARIAN  
This list is used to share best practice between Education Librarians working in Further and Higher Education, who have a School Experience or Teaching Practice Collection and support School Teachers.

LIS-UKBIBS  
For the discussion of bibliographic standards and metadata used in UK libraries, including: UK MARBI proposals and papers; legacy use of UKMARC; UKMARC-MARC21 conversion; views and opinion on AACR2, LCSH, GSAFD, Dewey, UDC, HILT terminologies, Dublin Core and other standards.

LONDONSATELLITE  
A forum for library professionals of satellite campuses (in London) to share good practice and talk about any challenges faced, particularly that could be different from a main campus.

LSHTM-OPENSCIENCE  
Mailing list for discussion of open science issues relevant to staff and students at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

MEG-LIB  
This list is for people who are responsible for the provision of library services in colleges with a significant number of both higher education and further education students ('Mixed Economy Colleges').

MERCIAN-COLLABORATION  
The list is for Mercian Collaboration academic libraries (and related services) staff. It will provide a channel for updates on Mercian training events and activities. Members are encouraged to raise issues of mutual concern & debate.

MUNBYFELLOWS  
The list will serve to exchange news of bibliographical adventures, possible meetings, useful contacts and arrangements for exchange visits.

NATIONALCOLLECTION  
The Arts and Humanities Research Council has launched a funding call for Towards a National Collection (https://ahrc.ukri.org/research/fundedthemesandprogrammes/tanc-opening-uk-heritage-to-the-world/). This list is to help applicants develop partnerships for their proposals.

NBK-COMMUNITY-DISCUSSION  
The NBK-Community-Discussion list is an open community led forum for discussion, debate and sharing of information and advice about the NBK and related services.

NOF-DIGI  
This list allows people applying for New Opportunities Fund Digitisation funding to share experiences, keep informed of developments and learn easily about good practice. The list will particularly encourage discussion of the technical standards required when developing digital cultural resources.

NOF-DIGI  
This list allows people applying for New Opportunities Fund Digitisation funding to share experiences, keep informed of developments and learn easily about good practice. The list will particularly encourage discussion of the technical standards required when developing digital cultural resources.

NUN92  
This list will service librarians and information professionals working in London Universities established after 1992.

OAGOODPRACTICE  
A list for sharing experiences and good practice in open access implementation. Note - this list was originally set up to support the Open Access Good Practice project.

OPENRESEARCHSCOTLAND  
Open Access group in Scotland with the aim of being inclusive

READER-DEVELOPMENT  
The Reader Development mailing list exists to promote the discussion of reader development activities in libraries and other organisations and to disseminate the findings of research into reader development and reading.

REF-DISCUSSION  
This list has been retained 09/06/2021 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list. Contact help@jisc.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list The list is intended to serve as a forum for discussion on issues faced by all within the UK research community as a result of the introduction of the REF. Members are encouraged to share technical queries and solutions for collecting bibliographic, bibliometric and other data for the REF.

RES-DIGICAP  
A list to facilitate discussion and development in the area of digital capabilities and skills for staff involved with any facet of the research process

RIVAL  
This email list is to enable members of the RIVAL network to contact each other. It is open to 'normal' members (i.e. those who attend the RIVAL events) and 'remote' members ( i.e. those who cannot attend in person but who follow RIVAL events online.)

SAF-UIS  
Professional support group for Senior Administrators in HE Library and Information Services

SCURL-COLLMAN  
A list for Scottish HEIs to share information on decisions made on material in their print collections.

SCURLCOPYRIGHTLEGAL  
Sharing best practice on legal issues in the educational environment

SOUTHWESTACADEMICSKILLSNETWORK  
This list will serve as a support network to all those working to support students with academic skills.

UALL-SENET  
This list is to allow members of the UALL (Universities Association for Lifelong Learning) Student Experience Network to communicate about issues relating to the teaching and support of part time and mature students in Higher Education

UK-MEG  
This list is intended to support the work of the Metadata for Education Group (MEG), which seeks common approaches to the description and exchange of educational content across all levels of the UK's educational system. See http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/metadata/education/ for more information.

UKSG-OUTREACH  
A discussion list for the Outreach & Engagement Sub-Committee of the UKSG comprising librarians, publishers and UKSG staff.

UNIVERSITYPRESS  
This list is used to collate news and events relevant to those working in the university press and publishing sector.

UOB-PROJECTQUALSSUPPORT  
The University of Bath Conference, Spotlight on Project Qualifications, delegate and contributor group. Initiated to allow those delivering and supporting project qualifications to share good practice. Co-ordinated by The University of Bath, with group aprticipants from academic and support roles. More information and resources https://www.bath.ac.uk/topics/resources-for-teachers-to-help-students-apply-for- university/

WHELF  
This list is primarily for discussion about issues relating to HE libraries in Wales and for members of WHELF libraries to share news and information.

YU-INFOSKILLS  
The YU-Infoskills list is for information skills practitioners in HE institutions in Yorkshire and Humberside. It is maintained by the Yorkshire Universities' Information Skills Group. The Group's aims are to encourage collaboration and co-operation between the region's institutions in the area of information skills teaching and related materials, and to provide support for practitioners by encouraging networking and the sharing of good practice.