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Library Staff in Subject Areas

This list is to enable communication between members of a new academic/librarian committee for American Studies in London.

The APAC list facilitates discussion and information exchange among people working in performing arts collections and related research fields. The list provides a forum for queries and for disseminating news about performing arts collections primarily in the UK. Further information and resources can be found on our website:

This list has been retained 02/07/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact for all enquiries regarding this list This is the list of the Students & Trainees Committee of ARLIS/UK & Ireland: the Art Libraries Society.

A discussion and information sharing list for art and design librarians.

I try to find some information about the % of reserved but uncollected books from universities with distance learners in order to benchmark it against our data.

The UK Clinical Librarian mailing list is used for the discussion of issues and dissemination of information relating to Clinical Librarians and those with similar roles.

This list has been retained 12/08/2014 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 super list, which includes the following sub-lists: JISCECOLLECTIONS

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

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.

This list has been retained 20/04/2015. 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 used by staff at ScHARR to deliver e-learning courses to healthcare librarians and information professionals under the Folio Project.

An open list for CLA lincensees 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.

This list has been retained 25/11/2013 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact for all enquiries regarding this list List to support FORELISE, Forestry Libraries and Information Services: a collaborative network of forest-related collections.

This list has been retained 19/12/2017 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list- contact for all enquiries regarding this list To act as a focus for librarians and others concerned with the provision of library resources and services in French studies in the United Kingdom.

Library services supporting higher education and research in the geological sciences.

Forum for members of the German Studies Library Group, both librarians and academics. The Group is concerned with provision of high quality library services in the field of German studies and seeks to enhance services by co-operative projects and good communication between members.

The list is used by staff at the small HE institutions, which are supported by the JISC RSC for London, for disseminating information about events, workshops, conferences, etc.

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 Collection Development Subgroup of the Legal Deposit Librarians Committee

International network of national, state and university libraries with existing or planned 'Labs' sharing experiences and best practice in digital scholarship

To facilitate collaboration between librarians within the healthcare sector in the North West of England and enable sharing of resources: to provide a forum for discussion on topics related to healthcare librarianship at a local level. The list is open to all professionally concerned with health services libraries in the North West area but is conditional,where available, on members makingtheir journal collections accessible through the LIHNN union catalogue scheme.

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.

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.

Discussion list for librarians and archivists with Australian and New Zealand related collections

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.

Announcements and discussions relevant to libraries with collections in the Celtic languages (Welsh, Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Breton, Cornish, and Manx).

This list is for information exchange and discussion amongst librarians working with children's literature, academic research and collections.

CLIC (Cardiff Libraries in Co-operation)brings together libraries who provide for the people who live, work and study in Cardiff. CLIC provides collaboration and staff development events.

List for discussion of the provision of information to those involved in educational research, schools and college library provision,teacher training and the study of education. The list is occasionally closed to the public - if so, and you want to join, please mail one of the list owners.

This list is used by members of the Education databases User group as a forum for discussion and dialogue between the publishers of the Index, its users, and the providers of the platforms on which it operates.

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.

This list has been retained 11/07/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact for all enquiries regarding this list The Human Genome Mapping Project is generating very large quantities of data & many specialised information resources have evolved to handle this data (GenBank, EMBL, Swiss-Prot etc). This list aims to support LIS staff as they begin to define their role in helping users to exploit these resources.

A forum for discussion for healthcare librarians based in Yorkshire and the Humber.

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

This is list is used by the Committee of London Research Libraries in History as a forum for discussing matters of common interest such as acquisitions, services, strategies and projects.

To encourage cooperation between librarians in government and near-government organisations in the agricultural, education, Scottish history environmental sectors by offering a forum for discussion of proposed and implemented changes currently affecting their parent bodies.

lis-libhist aims to unite a diverse group of LIS professionals and others with a common interest in library and book history.

The aim of this list is create a community for information professionals who support research and teaching in the field of literature, enabling the sharing, discussion and exchange of ideas and information.

This list is used by members of LocScot (Scottish branch of the CILIP Local Studies Group) to discuss professional/work related matters. <HTML> This list is used by members of LocScot (Scottish branch of the CILIP Local Studies Group) to discuss professional/work related matters. </HTML>

Lis-maps is a forum for discussing news, ideas, issues, policies and practices related to map & spatial data librarianship. Topics can be broad ranging including: acquisition; cataloguing; use; information retrieval; management of metadata; relationship to GIS & RS; collaborative work; conservation.

LIS-MEDICAL is an open discussion list for members of the UK health and medical library community and other interested information workers. The list was created by, and is maintained by, the University Health & Medical Librarians Group (UHMLG). The University Health & Medical Librarians Group represents academic librarians who support undergraduate and postgraduate health and medical education in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Membership is open to all those who have relevant subject responsibility or whose major responsibility is for a site library in a university or relevant professional body. Membership is free and grants discounted attendance at our Spring Forum, plus eligibility to attend our Summer Conference. To join UHMLG, please check eligibility use the form on our membership page:

To facilitate journal exchange between UK Health libraries, by allowing librarians to post lists of journal duplicates and wants.

The list deals with concerns common to librarians, archivists and academics with responsibility for or and interest in Middle Eastern and Islamic collections and bibliography.

LIS-NHS is an email forum for discussing developments and issues specific to the provision of library and information services within UK National Health Service and affiliated academic libraries.

Discussion list for Polish and East European librarians in the UK and librarians responsible for Eastern European languages stock, to exchange information about book #suppliers and events.

Rare books librarians have special requirements for standards and systems. This list will discuss how these requirements are being met.

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 A discussion list for Hebraica cataloguers about the implementation of the new cataloguing standard Resource Description and Access (RDA). #Discussion is facilitated by the UK Hebraica Libraries Group.

SCIENCE MEDICINE EMPIRE is an email forum for those interested in the history of the interactions of science and medicine with colonial expansion (1500- the present. SME is part of the Society for the Social History of Medicine.

Lis-scitech is the forum for science and technology librarians in all types of organisation to discuss common problems, swap experience, pose questions and generally work more closely. The emphasis is on UK practice.

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

A list set up to discuss library matters of mutual interest, share news and experience, and to exchange information. Managed by Heather Dawson on behalf of the UK social science community.

For those involved either in doing or teaching others to do searches for systematic reviews to share experiences and help each other

This group exists as a community of practice for sharing and promoting continuing professional development opportunities (CPD) for library staff in all healthcare organisations in Thames Valley and Wessex and the South West. Membership is comprised of representatives from NHS, HEI and affiliated organisations who have knowledge of, or an interest in CPD.

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.

Medialibs list is a discussion forum for Media Librarians and Information Professionals who have a responsibility for media studies, media production, broadcasting. Keywords: Media; Librarians; Higher Education;

Mailing list for the MLAG members to share information about meetings, conferences and events and to discuss matters of common interest.

AHRC-funded research network studying music claimed from Stationers' Hall in 18th and early 19th centuries under legal deposit.

List to provide a single point of communicaiton for all members of the NULJ mutual document supply scheme

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

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.

This list is used by UK OJS (Open Journal Systems) users (or potential users) to share experiences and knowledge about supporting Open Access journal publishing in Higher Education.

This list is used as a communication channel for people who wish to develop a set of questions for RDM Training Benchmark

The Religious Archives Group is an informal group of archivists, librarians and others. The main focus is the administration and care of religious archives in the UK. The Group holds an annual conference.

Mailing list of Library Staff from Colleges of Further Education in the South East Region. Sub-list of rsc-se-superlist This list is a sub-list of JISC-SOUTH-AND-EAST-FE

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 Discussion list for SAALG.

The list is used by the Strategic Content Alliance to alert Northern Irish bodies of upcoming Strategic Content Alliance events in their area and about the work of the Strategic Content Alliance generally.

The SCA (Strategic Content Alliance ) Intellectual Property Rights email list will be for discussing updates on events and news, promoting discussion on IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) issues and creating a community of practice in this area.

Sharing best practice on legal issues in the educational environment

The SCURL Liaison Librarians' list will share good practice of their expertise

Map current provision of library services to mobile devices and collaborate on developments

The Shoe Network is an opportunity for like minded and interested people from higher education, other museums, research communities, artists and designers to share shoe related projects of any type and current research. Quite often such a diverse group find it difficult to link up and share information. This would be an invaluable tool to achieve this.

This list is for LRC / library staff working in specialist colleges for disabled students.

Discussion list for members of SVAG - Scottish Visual Arts Group

UDC-FORUM is a public list for those who are using Universal Decimal Classification or doing research and developement based on this system. It is an open list to discuss practical UDC questions regardless of the field of its application: libraries, museum, archives, Internet gateways or metadata.

This list enables collaboration between the individual Library Groups for West European Languages and will facilitate the dissemination of information and discussion of issues in West European studies in the UK

This list has been retained 22/04/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact for all enquiries regarding this list List of the Chief Librarians in Yorkshire Universities


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