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8.4 Are there e-mail discussion groups for librarians?




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This article is from the Libraries FAQ, by Anthony Wilson paw@iglou.com with numerous contributions by others.

8.4 Are there e-mail discussion groups for librarians?

Usenet is drowning in a sea of flames, spam and porn (and flames about
spammed porn), but lively, intelligent discussions can still be found
on private e-mail discussion groups. Some examples are:

AUTOCAT is an electronic forum for the discussion of all questions
relating to cataloging and authority control in libraries.
http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/units/cts/autocat/

Libsoft is devoted to discussing software of particular interest to
librarians.
http://www.orst.edu/groups/libsoft/

NewJour is the New Journal and Newsletter Announcement List for new
serials on the Internet.
http://gort.ucsd.edu/newjour/

PubLib is a list for the discussion of issues relating to public
libraries; its subset, PubLib-Net is for discussions of the Internet
in public libraries.
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/PubLib/

Web4lib features discussions relating to the creation and management
of library-based World Wide Web servers and clients.
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Web4Lib/

See the web pages below for complete listings of Library Science (and
non-LIS) discussion groups:

Library-Oriented Lists and Electronic Resources
http://info.lib.uh.edu/liblists/liblists.htm

Diane K. Kovacs' Directory of Scholarly and Professional
E-Conferences, http://www.n2h2.com/KOVACS/

Liszt, http://www.liszt.com/ , is a popular searchable mailing list
directory.

If you sign up for an e-mail discussion group, I strongly suggest you
download a copy of "Discussion Lists: Mailing List Manager Commands"
by James Milles of the St Louis University Law Library,
http://lawwww.cwru.edu/cwrulaw/faculty/milles/mailser.html . This
document outlines the essential commands for most mailing list
software (listserv, majordomo, mailserve, etc.) in a clear and concise
manner. Avoid embarrassment and impress your colleagues by knowing the
proper way to unsubscribe from a list.

 

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