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ACCESSIBILITY-PASSPORT  
This list is to provide information, announcements and the opportunity to comment on aspects of the Accessibility Report

ARCHIVING2012  
This list co-ordinates the activities of those making, using, archiving and preserving digital objects created during the 2012 Olympiad This list has been retained 14/08/14. Existing subscribers may access archives, the list won't accept any new posts or subscribers.

AX-SNET  
This list is used by members of AX-SNet to share information and research on archive users and access.

BEDERNGROUP  
This is for communication between members of the 'Bedern Group' concerned with harmonising practice and exchange between UK cultural heritage focused digital archives.

CATALOGUING-WALES  
A list to discuss and share information, resources and training opportunities for library staff who catalogue or use metadata and who are based in Wales.

CETIS-METADATA  
For members of the HE/FE community who wish to discuss issues relating to metadata for learning resources

COLLECTION-DESCRIPTION  
The collection-description mailing list was used to exchange information related to the description of collections of resources. The list supported the work of the UK Collection Description Focus in developing consensus in order to ensure consistency and compatibility of approaches across projects and domains. The list was active from 2001 to 2006. The list is now closed. This list has been retained 14/08/14. Existing subscribers may access archives, the list won't accept any new posts or subscribers.

COMBINING-DATA  
This list is a discussion list for those who are interested in Data Linkage in all its forms.

CORES  
CORES provides a forum on shared metadata vocabularies. CORES is an EC FP5 project to encourage the sharing of metadata semantics. By building consensus on the ground-rules for declaring standard definitions of terms, as well as local usage and adaptations, the project hopes to enable the diversity of existing standards to "play together" in an integrated, machine-understandable Semantic Web environment. This list is intended as a general discussion forum for interested parties. This list has been retained 30/07/14. Existing subscribers may access archives, the list won't accept any new posts or subscribers.

D2D  
The list is for discussion between members of the project team for the Discovery to Delivery JISC funded project. This list has been retained 14/08/14. Existing subscribers may access archives, the list won't accept any new posts or subscribers.

DATA-AC-UK  
Community discussion, planning and management for data.ac.uk.

DATA-PUBLICATION  
This list is used to make announcements and promote discussion to Higher Education and the international research community about research data publication. Topics include technical and scientific peer review, trusted repository accreditation and the challenges for researchers, institutions, funders and publishers.

DC-ACCESSIBILITY  
The DCMI Accessibility Community is a forum for individuals and organizations involved in implementing Dublin Core in a context of accessibility, with the objective to enhance interoperability of accessible resources through the use of Dublin Core metadata.

DC-AGENTS  
Electronic discussion list to support the efforts of the Agent working group in exploring issues directly related to the three Dublin Core elements; Creator, Contributor and Publisher. This list has been retained 14/04/15. 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

DC-COLLECTIONS-AP  
A list to support work on the Dublin Core Collection Description Application Profile This list has been retained - 10/06/14. The list is not accepting new subscribers and existing subscribers are no longer able to post messages to the list.

DC-CORPORATE  
The DCMI Global Corporate Circle is a forum for individuals and organizations interested in implementing Dublin Core metadata in the corporate domain. This list has been retained 14/04/15. 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

DC-DATE  
This list supports the work of DCMI's (Dublin Core Metadata Initiative) Working Group examining the Date element. This list has been retained 14/04/15. 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

DC-EDUCATION  
Electronic discussion list to support the efforts of the international Dublin Core effort's Educational metadata working group in exploring issues directly related to deployment of Dublin Core for the description of educational materials.

DC-ENVIRONMENT  
This list supports discussion of deploying Dublin Core metadata in environmental applications. This list has been retained 28/04/15. 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

DC-GENERAL  
The broadest of mailing lists for the international Dublin Core community. Unlike other lists, which relate to the tasks of specific Task Groups or DCMI Communities, this list is for announcements of general interest relevant to the development, deployment, and use of metadata.

DC-IDENTIFIERS  
A Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) forum to discuss identifiers This list has been retained 20/04/15. 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

DC-IEEELTSC-TASKFORCE  
This list will support a collaborative activity between the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative and the IEEE LTSC to develop a new recommendation for using IEEE LOM in Dublin Core metadata. Sublist of DC-EDUCATION

DC-INTERNATIONAL  
This list supports the efforts of the DCMI Localization and Internationalization group exploring issues directly related to deployment of Dublin Core metadata in multiple languages.

DC-KERNEL  
A list to support the work of the DCMI Kernel Group This list has been retained 20/04/15. 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

DC-KERNEL-KAP  
A list for developing the Dublin Core Kernel Application Profile This list has been retained 05/06/15. 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

DC-KM  
A forum to support the work of the Dublin Core Knowledge Management Community

DC-LIBRARIES  
A mailing list for the DCMI Libraries group focussing on issues from the library sector.

DC-LIBRARIES-AP  
This list is intended to progress work on the development of an Application Profile scoping use of the Dublin Core Element Set within the library domain

DC-RDA  
List to support discussion on components of current and emerging library, publishing, and related bibliographic metadata standards as RDF vocabularies for use in developing Dublin Core application profiles and semantic mappings.

DC-REGISTRY  
The DCMI Registry Community is a forum for service providers and developers of both metadata schema registries and controlled vocabulary registries to exchange information and experience.

DC-SCHOLAR  
A forum to discuss the use of Dublin Core to describe scholarly communications This list has been retained 14/05/15. 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

DC-STANDARDS  
List to support discussion on issues related to standarization of DCMI specifications This list has been retained 22/04/15. 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

DC-TOOLS  
This list has been retained - 2014/10/30. The list is not accepting new subscribers and existing subscribers are no longer able to post messages to the list. This closed list supported discussion of building and using software tools related to the Dublin Core.

DCC-DEVELOPMENT  
This list will be used by the development team of the Digital Curation Centre. . This list has been retained 30/07/14. Existing subscribers may access archives, the list won't accept any new posts or subscribers.

ECRYSTALS-CORE  
List used by eCrystals Federation core partners to manage the project This list has been retained 14/08/14. Existing subscribers may access archives, the list won't accept any new posts or subscribers.

EPRINTSREF  
Discussion around the Eprints REF plugin

FEDORAEU  
This listserv is for the semi-annual user group meetings of the Fedora Commons Repository software in the European Union. This list is primarily for announcing meetings and is not intended for technical queries.

FISH  
The Forum for Information Standards in Heritage promotes the discussion, dissemination and use of standards and terminology resources across the academic and professional heritage communities

FISH-TECHNICAL  
This group acts as an advisory panel to the Forum on Information Standards in Heritage, providing expertise in the implications for system development of emerging information standards.

GBHGIS  
This list is for announcements about and discussion of the Great Britain Historical GIS as a developing historical resource. The main emphasis is on the system's contents and how best to make this available to a wide range of users through the Vision of Britain web site.

HASSET-THESAURUS  
A discussion list for the UK Data Archive's thesaurus products (the Humanities and Social Science Electronic Thesaurus/European Language Social Science Thesaurus).

HYPHEN-SOCIETY  
Hyphen-Society is committed to the promotion of an understanding of the role of the smallest, atomic, units of meaning in computer based information systems, and the damage caused by failure in this.

INSTREPMANSCOT  
Institutional Repository Managers Scotland group aims to share good practice and explore solutions to technical challenges pertaining to the institutional repository.

IRISH-STUDIES  
This is a general discussion forum for Irish studies with an initial focus on the Queen's University Belfast and JSTOR digitization project which will deliver 100 full text journals, 205 full text monographs and 2,500 manuscript images with detailed metadata. The resource will be free in the UK and Ireland. It is anticipated that list members will engage in discussion on the development of further research resources relating to Ireland.

JISC-DRM  
This list is intended for discussion of issues affecting digital rights management (DRM) in the UK HE and FE communities. This encompasses all aspects of DRM including recognition, assertion, expression, dissemination, exposure and enforcement of rights.

JISC-METADATA  
Discussion forum for project members working with metadata (descriptive, structural or preservation) and associated standards. Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to: metadata production, procedures, tools and programming, evaluation et cetera. <HTML> Discussion forum for project members working with metadata (descriptive, structural or preservation) and associated standards. Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to: metadata production, procedures, tools and programming, evaluation et cetera. </HTML>

JISC-PEDVOCAB-WG  
This list is retained 02/04/2014. Subscribers cannot post messages, new subscribers cannot be added, but the archives are retained for reference purposes This list is used by the Working Group and Team of the JISC-CETIS Pedagogical Vocabularies Project for communications, discussion and sharing of resources. This list has been retained 12/08/14. Existing subscribers may access archives, the list won't accept any new posts or subscribers.

JISC-RESEARCHDATASPRING  
This list is used by its members to make announcements and share ideas/suggestions/questions related to the Research Data Spring initiative.

JISC-UKRDDS  
This list is for participating members of the UK Research Data Discovery Service project. This includes Jisc, DCC, UKDA and pilot institutions and data centres.

KBPLUS  
Mailing list for KB+, the UK shared academic knowledge base

KITCATALOGUE  
This list is used by the Kit-Catalogue project to communicate with its community of users, contributors and developers around the UK.

LIS-COLLECTION-MGMT  
A forum for the discussion of all issues related to the management of library collections.

LIS-RDA-HEBRAICA  
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.

LOM-CATALOGUING  
Please send any questions and information about current practice in writing guidelines for LOM cataloguing, in the interpretation of these guidelines, and other issues facing metadata creators. Technical queries about the LOM or other educational metadata issues should be sent to the CETIS-metadata@jiscmail.ac.uk list. This list was retain on 14/05/2013

MANUSCRIPTS-ONLINE  
A forum for the discussion, promotion and development of online manuscript research among the professionals, researchers and students collaborating in the field.

MIDAS-HERITAGE  
The Midas Heritage list invites professionals from the heritage sector to participate in defining content for the second edition of MIDAS Heritage the UK Historic Environment Information Standard, a project managed by English Heritage on behalf of FISH. To view the online version of the first edition of MIDAS please visit: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/upload/pdf/MIDAS3rdReprint.pdf

PRESERVE-DR  
The list serves cross-programme collaboration between projects in two JISC programmes: Digital Repositories, and Supporting Digital Preservation and Asset Management in Institutions. This list has been retained 16/07/15. 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

RDTF  
A list for projects working towards the JISC and RLUK Resource Discovery Taskforce vision

RECORDS-MANAGEMENT-UK  
The Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) mailing list is used to share RM knowledge and expertise among IRMS Members and friends, alert list members to training and job opportunities and to promote the activities of the IRMS in both the UK and internationally.

REF-DISCUSSION  
The list is intended to serve as a forum for discussion on issues faced by all within the UK research community as a result of the introduction of the REF. Members are encouraged to share technical queries and solutions for collecting bibliographic, bibliometric and other data for the REF.

SAILSPROJECT-PARTNERS  
An internal mailing list for the partners in the SAILS linked data project This list has been retained 20/04/15. 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

SCANEWSLETTER  
Bi-monthly list for dissemination of SCA Newsletter. Featuring updates on the work of the SCA, an alliance between JISC, the BBC, the British Library, Becta, Museums, Libraries and Archives, the National e-Science Centre and the NHS working to produce a UK e-Content Framework in Spring 2009.

SRM-FOR-SRB  
Developers interested in developing an SRM (Storage resource management) interface for SRB (storage resource broker), and related issues of SRB-other Grid interoperation. This list has been retained - 29/11/13. The archives have been locked for viewing only. No new messages may be posted and the list will not accept new subscribers

STEEPLE  
The Steeple projects are JISC funded UK Higher Education community projects. It seeks to investigate, develop, and document sustainable institutional infrastructure to support #university wide educational audio/video processing and podcasting.

SURVEY-RESOURCES-NETWORK  
News list for the Survey Resources Network (SRN), promoting workshops, seminars, training opportunities, resources, publications, services etc. The SRN is a new service funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to co-ordinate and develop ESRC activities related to survey research methods.

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.

TAXONOMY  
A list for researchers and practitioners engaged in the development of corporate taxonomies. This list has been retained 11/08/14. Existing subscribers may access archives, the list won't accept any new posts or subscribers.

UDC-FORUM  
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.