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General University Computing

This list is used by the IT Directors of 1994 Group universities to work together to improve information systems and information services within member institutions.

The Academic Applications Forum, supported by Eduserv, provides a forum for discussion of topics related to applications support in the academic environment. Membership is largely, but not exclusively, drawn from Computer Centre staff in the UK University sector. Eduserv CHEST support the Forum and attend all of the meetings, so this Forum provides a valuable means of making them aware of current issues and requirements.

To support and develop the use of Agresso CRM in FE and HE Institutions in the UK

This discussion list is to facilitate the sharing of: problems, experiences and ideas surrounding Anti Virus issues.

Intended for all administrators and end-users of astronomy and astronomy-related software. Request information on software problems, availability of software solutions, or provide info on software titles particularly useful to the academic community.

This list is used to exchange information about issues relating to the governance, implementation and management of the Azure cloud compute platform in the United Kingdom Higher and Further Education community

This is a list for the big data community being formed in the UK, which is inherently part of many international communities.

Deploying and managing Box Cloud Enterprise Storage ( in an academic environment comes with the "usual set of challenges". This list is to share ideas and solutions.

List for discussing the implementation of Campus GRIDs

This list is used by Careers Professionals to discuss issues relating to the management and effective use of social media to engage our clients and stakeholders. The group also provides a forum to exchange new ideas and best practice with Careers staff with a particular responsibility for managing their Service's uses of social media.

A list to keep up to date with Cetis news and comment, via the monthly Cetis newsletter.

To provide a forum for the college sector in Scotland to consider technical infrastructure, ICT systems, networks and authentication system requirements in relation to the SOB strategic plan and McClelland review.

The UK Cloud Computing Special Interest Group (Cloud SIG), is a group of active users, developers, researchers and providers doing interesting things in cloud computing who come together to identify and solve key issues in the adoption and use of clouds.

Community discussion, planning and management for

A list for discussion of issues relating to the study of the ancient world (at all levels) in collaboration with digital humanities, computer science, and other quantitative disciplines.

Discussion of DNSSEC deployment in JANET sites. Note that the reply-to on this list is set to "sender" rather than "list." This makes it more like most mail lists, but may be different to what you expect from JISCmail. If you wish to carry on a conversation on the list rather than reply to the sender privately, remember to hit "reply to all."

A forum created for HE & FE staff, based in and around the Edinburgh area, who are involved in the Disabled Students Allowance process and the ongoing support of students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties.

This group is for those involved in the development of Data Warehouses and Business Intelligence interfaces within UK HE Institutions. It is intended to allow questions, discussions, trouble shooting and brainstorming and friendly support.

For discussion of all topics related to end-to-end network performance, including tools used, network monitoring, and end system tuning. Intended audiences are the application end users/communities, network operators/administrators within Janet-connected sites, and academic network researchers

This list is for general discussion on matters relating to the Jisc eduroam(UK) service.

This list is a sub-list of EPUG-UKI-CONFIDENTIAL. Any messages posted to EPUG-UKI-CONFIDENTIAL will also be distributed to all subscribers of EPUG-UKI-SUMMON. Discussion list for users of the Summon discovery system within the UK and Ireland.

This list is intended for users of the Facility CMIS timetabling software package to discuss issues surrounding the implementation and use of the software.

This list is for UK & Irish users of the Fedora digital repository software. The UK and Ireland User Group holds occasional meetings etc and the list is primarily intended to support domestic arrangements, not technical queries.

This list has been retained 31/05/2017 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list- contact for all enquiries regarding this list A discussion list for the use of smartphones and tablets in UK teaching and research, across FE/HE institutions.

This list is to support the FE & HE community who use the Helix/Medial Media Library product within their institution. The aim of the list is to allow users to share good practice, ask questions and compare experiences of using the product.

Mailing list for members of technical staff managing data and voice networks at Welsh Higher Education institutions that are members of the HEWIT group.

The HPC Special Interest Group brings together sites running large local HPC facilities. By meeting and sharing experiences its mission is to promote and enable the use of research computation and to ensure its sustainable and effective use within the UK HEIs.

Enquiries about the HPC Special Interest Group which aims to promote the use of High Performance Computing (HPC) in academia and industry, by members working together and promoting best practice in HPC provision, management and support.

This is the list for the Scheduling and Checkpointing Focus Group, part of the HPC-SIG.

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.

This list has been retained 16/05/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list – contact for all enquiries regarding this list A group for university staff involved with Project and Change Management. IUPMG is an informal learning set that meets irregularly to discuss these issue and works in tandem with UCISA-PCMG

This list has been retained 12/02/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact for all enquiries regarding this list There is a JACSoN Project web site which carries news and progress postings from various groups within the project. This email group will be used initially to drive traffic to the site as developments occur. Subsequently it may itself be a pilot group for use of the Jisc Conext product.

This list has been retained 06/05/2016. No one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list. contact for all enquiries regarding this list Janet News is produced three times a year (January, May, October) and aimed at anyone who is interested in reading the latest developments from Janet and the wider research and education community. Each issue includes: News Community news and interviews Features Technical articles (including the regular CSIRT and Legal & Regulatory articles) Events and Training dates Recent issues have included articles on: Janet6 updates Network resilience, Primary nameserver service, Improved videoconferencing, eduroam consultancy, Future of Telephony in the cloud Mobile security, Password security Financial case for shared service, cloud suppliers announcement, Microsoft 365 EU Data Protection proposals, Cookies legislation, website liability Interviews with Arthur Spirling MBE, Professor Martyn Harrow, Dr Malcolm Read OBE, Paula Vickers, Nicola Dandridge & Christine Sexton Janet's Information architecture

This list is for support/advice requests from members of the UK F&HE community. Messages to the list are received by a small panel of JISC staff and advisers who can provide support with using the JISC Identity Management Toolkit and on related issues.

This list has been retained 30/11/2015 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list – contact for all enquiries regarding this list This list is provided by Jisc Legal in order to give monthly digests of legal news relevant to the use of ICT in the FE and HE sectors, and to announce updates of Jisc Legal resources.

This list has been retained 18/06/2015 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact for all enquiries regarding this list This is a list for projects in the JISC activity data programme

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.

The list is intended for existing users of the SCT Luminis Portal software and associated products e.g. Content management Suite.

This list has been retained 05/06/2015. No one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list. contact for all enquiries regarding this list A regional group for IT trainers working in the south-east and for anyone else willing to travel to the south-east for meetings. The group will hold informal meetings to share ideas and experiences as well as making use of online discussions.

This list has been retained 01/06/2012 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact for all enquiries regarding this list The MacOS X mailing list is used for the discussion of use, administration and maintenance of machines running MacOS X or its open source counterpart Darwin on the PowerPC platform.

This forum will allow staff from a variety of institutions to discuss issues around the installation, modification and re-use of the Research Data MANTRA open educational resource and related RDM training material.

This list has been retained 14/08/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact for all enquiries regarding this list For communications relating to JANET's Mobile IP work

A list to discuss the implementation and use of the open source Moodle VLE in Higher Education in the UK, including integration with other insitituional systems

This list is to support discussion of the use of network automation tools and techniques at Janet-connected sites. This may cover areas such as provisioning, updates and validation of network device configurations and state.

The Numerical Modelling Working Group consists of the numerical modelling support team at the British Atmospheric Data Centre and the NCAS Computational Modelling Support team based at the University of Reading

OSS Watch provides unbiased advice and guidance on the use, development, and licensing of free software, open source software, and open source hardware.

Used by the Office for Students to communicate about the Prevent duty in the English HE sector. It is not a discussion list.

This list has been retained 24/11/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list- contact for all enquiries regarding this list A private list for IT/IS Technical Staff and Managers in HE who deliver the QL Suite of software to University/College Administration. This list is to provide a more technical discussion forum than that provided by the QLF - Finance, QLS Student Record and QLP - HR lists.

This list is used by institutions that are using (or investigating) Safecom to provide a pull-print infrastructure.

The SAP UK HERUG is an independent user group. The list supports the activities of the group which are designed to assist UK HE institutions in their use of the system.

Mailing list for the members of the South East Regional JANET User Group. Sublist of jnug

This list is about smartcard systems and their uses in HE/FE education. The group explores best pratice, technology and value for money. The group is not limited to tangible card systems as RFID, biometrics, IP, PIN and the cost benefit of systems and the issues of cash (and its cost) will be explored. Members will normally be existing or potential users of smartcards.

This list is designed for academics to share information about new social media resources that can be used within higher education teaching, research and administration. It is primarily a 'what's new' list for social media within the HE sector. You don't have to be an advanced user to subscribe. You just have to be social media curious. It is set up by Professor Andy Miah (@andymiah) from the University of Salford (@andymiah) If you're just joining, the check out the archive summary here, which will get you started: Hashtag: #socialmediaHE

Community support group for Splunk users in HE

Starlink Software User Support: Starlink's main objectives are to provide and coordinate leading edge interactive data reduction and analysis tools for use in research by UK Astronomy,STP and Solar scientists.

This list is for use by JISC and related parties to announce and discuss issues, events, activities, projects and funding around the area of Student Lifecycle Relationship Management (SLRM), an area of Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

This list has been retained 25/06/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact for all enquiries regarding this list The purpose of the list is to provide a focused forum for discussion of issues relating to documenting Service Usage Models SUMs to be published on the e-Framework registry.

The energy used by ICT services is significant, but largely hidden. This list provides forum for those responsible for service provision and building management in education establishments to discuss the development of lower energy, more sustainable ICT policies and practices.

Technical discussions for Symplectic API users.

This list has been retained 12/08/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list- contact for all enquiries regarding this list This list is a forum for FE and HE educational institutions using Gallagher Security Management Systems. Members of TESN Europe include security and facility managers from tertiary institutions

This list has been retained 01/05/2015 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact for all enquiries regarding this list To discuss all aspects of implementing Thin Client technologies in an Educational environment. Such technologies include (but not limited to) Windows Terminal Services, Sun Secure Global Desktop, and Citrix. Software licensing issues in relation Thin Client deploymemt can also be discussed.

Titanium Schedule is a US based software specifically for use in Student Counselling Services. There are a number of UK Universities using this and this groups is a means of sharing both experience and expertise.

This a Forum for the exchange of ideas and information by researchers and practitioners involved in the pursuit of Total Quality in Information Technology (IT). Sublist of total-quality-all

This list has been retained 09/03/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact for all enquiries regarding this list This list to allow for effective communication and knowledge transfer across the projects funded as part of the JISC Transformations Programme.

This mailing group is for Ubuntu users to discuss their experiences, share best practice and promote its reuse.

This list has been retained 11/08/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact for all enquiries regarding this list The group exists to promote and develop a long term strategic partnership between UCAS and member institutions.

UCISA runs an annual Higher Education Information Technology Statistics (HEITS) survey. This list has been created to facilitate peer support for those tasked with completing the survey for their institution and/or those who have been granted UCISA Statistics Maintainer status for their institution.

This is a discussion list for those interested in HE Information Security within IT in UCISA member institutions

This list is used by the users of the University of Central Lancashire's High Performance Computer Facility User Group

This list is primarily for Condor administrators, or people considering Condor deployments, within the UK academic and e-science communities.

National mailing list for AC.UK Postmasters and System Administrators who maintain e-mail infrastructure.

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

This list has been retained 11/08/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact for all enquiries regarding this list A discussion group for web professionals based in Welsh Higher Education institutions.

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.

This list covers any issues to do with the support and deployment of all versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems in UK HE and FE, and applications run on such systems. Discussion of Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Server 2016, 2012, 2008 etc, along with Microsoft Office, Exchange, Office 365, Sharepoint etc is welcome. The mechanisms for delivering Windows to machines (imaging/provisioning) as well as applications to users (installing, streaming etc) are also fine here.


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