The National Academic Mailing List Service, known as 'JISCMail', is a service designed specifically for the further and higher education and research communities and is one of a number of services provided by JISC Advance therefore making it the foremost strategic collaboration tool within the academic community.
JISCMail uses the world wide web and e-mail to enable groups of academics and support staff to talk to each other and to share information. There are thousands of groups covering many categories. If you are unable to find a group on your chosen subject and you can satisfy the JISC criteria, you may start a group of your own.
To facilitate knowledge sharing within the UK centered academic community, using email and the web, through the provision, support and development of specialist mailing list based services, enabling the delivery of high quality and relevant content. JISCMail, AKA The National Academic Mailing List Service, is one of a number of services provided by JISC Advance and funded by the JISC (www.jisc.ac.uk) to benefit learning, teaching and research communities. JISCMail is based on a LISTSERV® system which is run by JISC Advance, based at JISC Netskills, Newcastle University. Our aims are to support topical Discussion, wide Collaboration and rapid Communications, providing a means to:
The main users are from Higher and Further Education and also Research communities both in the UK and worldwide. See the global distribution via our User Map.