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AAF  
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.

ADS  
This list has been retained 07/08/2015 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list Academic Database User Group mailing list

ASK-DEV  
This list has been retained 14/08/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list Project development on ASK project

ATHENS  
This list has been retained 04/07/2017 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list- contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list The aim of this list is to disseminate information, promote discussion and encourage feedback on the OpenAthens access management system.

ATHENSDA  
This list has been retained 14/08/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list A discussion list for organisations that have already or are considering implementing AthensDA.

BIOINFORMATICS  
This is a forum featuring various aspects, events and developments in the bioinformatics arena

BOS-SURVEYS  
Allows BOS users to: - arrange to share surveys - to share survey results or arrange cross-institutional surveys - share experiences and ideas

COMMUNITY-DEVELOPMENT  
This list has been retained 21/07/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list- contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list A sharing of experiences within community led projects and a discussion of the issues relating to the management these projects. We address issues such as community building, communication, decision making, resource management and sustainability.

DARKMATTER-DEV  
This list has been retained 29/09/2015 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list TESTING: please do not subscribe yet This discussion list is a space to develop the darkmatter Journal in terms of a broader race-knowledge-digital-software project.

DRAMBORA  
DRAMBORA is a risk management toolkit to support the assessment of digital repositories. It was developed with support from the JISC and the European Community by the HATII at the University of Glasgow on behalf of the Digital Curation Centre (UK) and DigitalPreservationEurope.

EBSUSERS  
A collection of Colleges and Universities around the country that use Fretwell Downing Education Business Systems

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.

FMNET  
This list was originally set up for discussion concerning a proposed European Network of Excellence in the area of formal methods led by London South Bank University, UK. Now it is available for general messages relating to formal methods. Anyone with an interest in formal methods may join.

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

HRSYSTEMS  
For HR professionals with a responsibility for systems and reporting to: - share practice and knowledge - ask questions and learn from other colleagues - raise ideas for events

IBOOKS  
This is a discussion and information list for users and/or creators of Apple iBooks in education. We cover textbooks, course delivery, iBooks Author and the use of multi-touch books to enhance teaching and learning.

JISC-REFMAN  
This list has been retained 13/05/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list The list is intended to help the users of the EndNote, Reference Manager and ProCite reference management pacakages, enabling them to exchange information and the software plug-ins for these packages, e.g. Online Connect Files, Import Filters and Output Styles.

JISC-SHIBBOLETH-PUBLISHERS  
This email list is for announcing and discussing issues regarding federated access management. The intended audience for this list are academic publishers and other service providers that provide a service to UK further and higher education institutions.

JISCDIGITALMEDIA  
This list has been retained 29/06/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list The Jisc Digital Media service is being retired from 31/07/16. Jisc Digital Media supporting the UK further and higher education communities. The Jisc Digital Media mailing list provides a forum for those working with digital media (still images, moving images or audio) to discuss issues with their peers. Subscribers to the list can draw on the knowledge and practical experience of over 800 members, who work within education and public sector libraries, galleries, museums and archives. Subscribers can ask or answer questions; share experiences on workflow practices and the use of standards; discuss hardware and software; keep up to date with Jisc Digital Media news; get the latest information on Jisc Digital Media's training courses.

LARD-LONDON  
Networking group for those involved in RDM support in London and the South East of England.

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

LIS-OSS  
An unrestricted list to facilitate the discussion, comparison, adoption and development of open source software solutions for libraries, whether full Library Management Systems or smaller components.

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

OPASUSERS  
For users of OPAS/eOPAS to share knowledge and experience in use of the software and to provide coherent feedback to the software developer to help meet the needs and expectations of occupational health services in the higher education sector.

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

PROSOLUTION  
This list is for users of the ProSolution Student Management and Information System to discuss, share problems and solutions.

RRS  
Welcome to the Resourcelink Reporting Services Special Interest Group (SIG) Mailbase. The group is comprised of Northgate Arinso HR system users from within both the Public and Private sectors. Resourcelink Reporting Services is the new reporting module within the NGA system. We aim to maintain a helpful and friendly environment where all users can share advice and guidance.

SEMTECH  
This list is used by the JISC Semantic Technologies Working Group for communications. It refers to the use of semantic technologies in Learning, Teaching, Research and Administration.

STARLINK  
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.

SUMTALK  
This list has been retained 25/06/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk 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.

SWORD  
The Software Ontology for Resource Description (SWORD) project is a short, six month, project to start the development of a software ontology. This will enable descriptions to be made of software artefacts used in the creation, management and analysis of data. Such descriptions are an important part of digital preservation as knowing what software have been used with data enables quality assurance, re-creation, repetition and judgments to be made about the data in hand.

UKEIG-INTRANETS-FORUM  
This is a mail list for UKeiG members to exchange information within the field of Intranets. UK e Information Group is a Special Interest Group of CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. UKeiG is a respected and well-established body for all information professionals, users and developers of electronic information resources. We promote and advance the effective exploitation and management of electronic information in all formats. UKeiG has individual and corporate members across all key UK sectors: government, legal, business and commerce, science, technology and healthcare, higher and further education, and the public sector.

WEBPA-DEV  
A mailing list to discuss development practices, concerns, and objectives for the open source peer review tool, WebPA

ZFORUM  
Z (pronounced `zed') is a formal specification notation based on set theory and first order predicate logic. It has been developed initially since the late 1970s at the Programming Research Group within the Oxford University Computing Laboratory (OUCL) and #latterly around the world. It is used by industry as part of the software (and hardware) development process in Europe, USA and elsewhere. It has undergone international ISO #standardization in 2002.