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IFLA-L

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Next to IFLA-L, we currently facilitate over 70 mailing lists for our various Sections and activities. They are listed here, sorted alphabetically by name.

ACQUIS-L

Acquisitions & Collection Development Section Standing Committee mailing list

Note: ACQUIS-L is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

AGRILIBS

Mailing list for IFLA's Agricultural Libraries Special Interest Group.  The AGRILIBS mailing list is aimed at promotion, development and support of agriculture, animal husbandry and allied sectors worldwide. The list is used to distribute information and communicate with anyone interested in topics related to agricultural library and information services.

Note: AGRILIBS is a moderated open list. Commercial messages are not encouraged.

ATINA-C

Organising Committee mailing list for the IFLA Special Interest Group Access to Information Network - Africa

Note: ATINA-C is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

ATINA-L

ATINA-L is the public discussion list for the IFLA Special Interest Group Access to Information Network - Africa

Note: ATINA-L is a closed list (restricted to subscribers), but anyone interested in the goals and activities of ATINA may apply to join.

B-ENSUL

Environmental sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group Volunteers List mailing list

This list is for communication among active volunteers and participants in Business Meetings of the ENSULIB SIG, concerning internal organization and administration as well as internal and public operations of the group.

Note: B-ENSUL is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

BIBMAIL

Bibliography Section's mailing list

Note: BIBMAIL is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

BIB-SC

Bibliography Section's Standing Committee mailing list

Note: BIB-SC is a closed list (restricted to standing committee member subscribers).

CATSMAIL

Cataloguing Section's Standing Committee mailing list

CDNL-L

Conference of Directors of National Libraries (CDNL) mailing list. The list is used to distribute information and communicate with members of the Conference of Directors of National Libraries.

Note: CDNL-L is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

CHILD-YA

Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section mailing list. The purpose of this list is to support the work of the Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section. We aim to promote international cooperation in the fields of library services to children and young adults, and to encourage the exchange of experience, education and training and research in all aspects of this subject.

Note: CHILD-YA is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

CLASS

The Classification and Indexing Section list is to facilitate communication among the Section Members and to allow to exchange of materials and proposals between Coordinating Board meetings.

Note: CLASS is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

COS

The Standards Committee mailing list is for members of the Standards Committee in order to share documents and discuss issues on the agenda for the Committee.

Note: COS is a closed list (restricted to Standards Committee Members).

COS-WG

The Committee on Standards Working Group list is to facilitate communication among the Members of the Committee’s working group.

Note: COS-WG is a closed list (restricted to Working Group Members).

CPDWL

Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning List

This is a discussion list for information professionals who are interested in issues to do with continuing professional development & workplace learning in the library and information professions. The object of the List is to facilitate discussion and exchange on any aspect of this topic.

The List provides a core communication vehicle for the Continuing Professional Development & Workplace Learning (CPDWL) Section of IFLA.

CUBA-L

FAIFE's mailing list on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression in Cuba List

CUBA-L is FAIFE's mailing list on freedom of access to information and freedom of expression in Cuba.

The CUBA-L will specifically focus on intellectual freedom issues in relation to libraries and librarianship in Cuba; and aims to be a forum for communication, exchange of information and professional debate.

The list is restricted to subscribers: IFLA members, and individuals, institutions and organisations worldwide concerned with issues related to freedom of access to information and freedom of expression in Cuba.

DDILSC

Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Standing Committee mailing list

The purpose of the list is to facilitate discussion among the members of the IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Standing Committee.

Note: DDILSC is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

DIGLIB

A discussion list for librarians, information scientists, and other information professionals to discuss the constellation of issues and technologies pertaining to the creation of digital libraries.

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DOCDEL-L

Document Delivery and Resource Sharing general mailing list

A discussion list for librarians, information professionals, and document suppliers to discuss the generic issues pertaining to delivering information to users via document delivery and interlibrary loan, as well as the broader issues involved in resource sharing. This list also provides a vehicle for the IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Standing Committee to communicate matters relating to the Committee's work to the broader document delivery and resource sharing community.

Note: DOCDEL-L mailing list is restricted to subscribers: you need to subscribe to the list to submit & receive messages.

ELEARN

E-learning Special Interest Group mailing list

This is a discussion list for information professionals who are interested in issues to do with applications of e-learning in LIS education, continuing professional education and development and the operation of library services. The e-list also provides a core communication vehicle for the IFLA e-learning SIG.

Note: ELEARN is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

eLendingWG

IFLA eLending Working Group mailing list

The eLending Working Group has been re-initiated by the IFLA Governing Board to further explore licensing challenges and opportunities for libraries in the digital environment. The group comprises library and information experts from around the world, who will collaborate via email on tasks as set by the IFLA Governing Board. This list will be used to coordinate tasks and share information relevant to the group.

Note: eLendingWG is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

ENSULIB

Environmental sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group mailing list

This is a discussion list for information professionals who are interested in issues related to sustainable development and libraries. Such issues include: the impact of environmental dynamics on libraries, their activities and the conservation of collections, library environment-friendly management practices, "green" library buildings as well as collection development and diffusion of information that foster awareness about sustainability among both users and professionals. The list is also the communication channel for the IFLA Environmental sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group. 

Note: ENSULIB is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

FAIFE-CL

mailing list of the Members of Committee on Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression

The purpose of this list is good communication between the members and corresponding members of the FAIFE Committee.
The difficulties of attending committee meetings are considerable and swift communication and consultation is often necessary. This list is intended to increase the effectiveness of the FAIFE Committee.

Note: FAIFE-CL is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

FAIFE-L

Committee on Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression mailing list

FAIFE-L is an electronic forum intended to foster communications among IFLA members and others concerned with the issues related to the work of IFLA/FAIFE. The aim is to facilitate the exchange of information and opinions.

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FRBR

The Working Group on Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) Discussion List

Note: FRBR is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

FRBR-RG

Mailing list for the members & liaisons of the FRBR Review Group

The FRBR-RG list is intended to facilitate communication between the members and liaisons of the FRBR Review Group. This list is a closed list to be used for business and internal communication, as opposed to the general FRBR list which is for general discussion. Any member is welcome to post to this list to distribute working documents and comments to the whole Review Group membership. 

Note: FRBR-RG is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

GENLOC

Genealogy and Local History Section

The purpose of the list is to provide an international forum for genealogy and local history librarians to exchange ideas and experiences and to find help in answering patron questions.

Note: GENLOC is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

GENLOC2

Genealogy and Local History Section Standing Committee mailing list

This list is to facilitate communication among the Standing Committee Members and to allow to exchange of materials and proposals between Coordinating Board meetings.

Note: GENLOC2 is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

GIOPS-L

The Government Information and Official Publications Section mailing list

The GIOPS-SC list is designed for conveying news and information as well as conducting planning sessions and obtaining important feedback from Standing Committee members. The List also includes the names of interested others and past members who contribute their ideas and experience.

Note: GIOPS-L is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

GLS-SC

Government Libraries Section Standing Committee mailing list

The GLS-SC mailing list is to facilitate communication among the Members and Corresponding Members of the Standing Committee of the Government Libraries Section.

Note: GLS-SC is a closed list (restricted to standing committee member subscribers).

GOVLIB

Government Libraries Section mailing list

The purpose of this list is to facilitate discussion about government libraries and to encourage idea and information exchange on issues facing libraries and librarians today.

Note: GOVLIB is restricted to subscribers. Any librarian or information professional interested in this topic is welcome. Please submit your request..

IFLAART

Art Libraries Section mailing list

IFLAART is a closed mailing list intended to support the activities of the Standing Committee of the IFLA Art Libraries Section. Messages to the list can be posted by the list members only, and uniquely from their specified email addresses. For this reason, any member may add additional email addresses, if needed. Corrections and additions should be sent to the administrator of the list who will deal with the necessary updates.

Note: IFLAART is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

IFLA-CLM

Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM) mailing list

The CLM mailing list is a closed list for members of the CLM Committee, resource persons and liaison members of other IFLA groups. The list is the main channel for communicating CLM business information from the Chair or any other CLM member, and it should be used as the main forum for discussion and exchange of information relating to areas of CLM interest. All CLM members are encouraged to make good use of the mailing list to share news about copyright and other legal issues in your own country, and to respond and discuss items posted to the list by other members.

Note: IFLA-CLM is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

IFLA-CPC

Corporate Partner Council mailing list

IFLA-CPC is a forum for discussion of matters of interest to IFLA's Corporate Partners. Issues raised at the Corporate Partner Council meetings can be further debated and resolved between scheduled meetings. The list also provides a mechanism for IFLA Headquarters to distribute information to the Partners quickly and easily.

Note: IFLA-CPC is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

IFLA-GB

IFLA Governing Board mailing list

IFLA-GB is an electronic discussion list for members of the Governing Boardof IFLA. The list is intended to facilitate discussion of and action on matters between Board meetings.

Note: IFLA-GB is a closed list (restricted to Governing Board Members).

IFLA-HUN

Hungarian Library & Information Professionals support group without borders

IFLA-HUN is an electronic discussion list to strengthen the cooperation among the Hungarian speaking librarians living in Hungary, in the neighboring countries' or anywhere in the world.

Note: IFLA-HUN is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

IFLA-IC

Mailing list for IFLA Web Editors and Information Coordinators. Mainly, but not only, to serve as a platform for HQ to communicate  with that group.

Note: IFLA-IC is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

IFLA-ICT

The IFLA President’s ICT4D Group / Information Society Working Group is an informal working group of IFLA members, founded during the WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society) 2003-2005. Since WLIC Milan 2009, cooperation with the ICT4D community (NGOs working in the field of Information and Communication Technology for Development) became the group’s new focus. ICT4D is closely related to the Presidential Theme "Libraries driving access to knowledge."

The group aims to establish relations to IFLA Sections, groups and SIGs, who have similar aims and focus on a developmental agenda.

The list is open to the public.

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IFLA-IT

Information Technology Section mailing list

The purpose of the IFLA-IT mailing list is to provide a forum for the members of the Section on Information Technology to exchange ideas and experience in use of information and communication technologies in libraries.

To subscribe [unsubscribe] please go to the web interface

IFLA-LAC

Lista de correo abierta para discutir los temas de América Latina y El Caribe Sección, para miembros de la Sección y para público en general.
(This mailing list is an open list for librarians and others interested in discussing the issues of the Latin America and the Caribbean Section.)

Note: Esta lista es abierta al público (This list is open for the public)

IFLA-LAC-SC

Lista cerrada para los miembros del Comité Permanente de América Latina y El Caribe Sección
(mailing list of the Standing Committee Members of the Latin America and the Caribbean Section).

Esta lista de discusión es de carácter cerrado y es de uso exclusivo para los miembros del Comité Permanente de IFLA para America Latina y El Caribe "IFLA-LAC"
(This discussion list serves the members of the IFLA Standing Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean exclusively)

Note: Esta lista es cerrada al público (This is a closed list – restricted to subscribers).

IFLA-LPD

The Libraries Serving persons with Print Disabilities Section's open mailing list.

The IFLA-Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities list (IFLA-LPD) is a forum for discussing matters of interest relating to libraries and information services serving persons with print disabilities. IFLA-LPD is restricted to subscribers.

Anyone interested in this topic is welcome. Please submit your request

Note: IFLA-LPD is an open list.

IFLA-MCULTP

mailing list of the Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section's Standing Committee

The IFLA-MCULTP is a closed mailing list intended to support the activities of the Standing Committee of the Section on Library Services to Multicultural Populations. The purpose of the mailing list is provide a forum for the members of the committee to exchange information and to facilitate planning of committee sponsored conferences and projects. The list also includes names of past members who contribute their ideas and experience

Note: IFLA-MCULTP is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

IFLA-MM

The Management and Marketing Section's open mailing list

To facilitate communication between people in libraries, interested in library management and marketing.

Note: IFLA-MM mailing list is restricted to subscribers: you need to subscribe to the list to submit & receive messages.

IFLA-MMSC

The purpose of the IFLA-MMSC mailing list is to facilitate communication between the Standing Committee members of the Management and Marketing Section.

Note: IFLA-MMSC is restricted to Standing Committee Members.

IFLAPARL

Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section, Standing Committee business list.

Note: IFLAPARL is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

IFLAPARL2

The IFLAPARL2 list is a discussion list open to all members of IFLA Section on Library and Research Services for Parliaments and those attending the Section's activities.Information about the Section's preconferences and conferences will be distributed on this list.

Note: IFLAPARL2 is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

IFLA-PC

IFLA Professional Committee mailing list

IFLA-PC is an electronic discussion list for members of the Professional Committeeof IFLA. The list is intended to facilitate discussion of and action on matters between Professional Committee meetings.

Note: IFLA-PC is a closed list (restricted to Professional Committee Members).

IFLA-SOC-LIB

Social Science Libraries Section's mailing list

The IFLA-SOC-LIB is intended to foster communication within the community of Library and Information services for the Social Sciences. The extension of the term Social Sciences is a rather broad one: ranging from economics to linguistics. The mailing list IFLA SOC-LIB is managed by the Section on Social Science Libraries of IFLA - one of the more than 40 working groups of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. It is intended to be the forum for its worldwide membership but will be open to everyone interested in the library and information business in the Social Sciences. It distributes information about IFLA services and activities which are of special interest for the section's members. IFLA-SOC-LIB also offers a forum for the submission of items of general interest to the international social science library community.

Note: IFLA-SOC-LIB is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

IFLASTAT

Statistics and Evaluation Section's mailing list

The IFLASTAT mailing list will focus on to promote the discussion and exchange of information about the compilation and use of statistics and evaluation in libraries, including e-metrics

Note: IFLASTAT is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

INDIA-LIS

The INDIA-LIS is a Library and Information Science in India mailing list

Note: INDIA-LIS is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

INFOLIT-L

Information Literacy Section's mailing list

Note: InfoLit-L is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

INTLIB

Metropolitan Libraries Section mailing list

INTLIB encourages and streamlines communication between all Metropolitan Libraries Section members, and facilitates the sharing of information, experience and current issues which is a major function of the organisation.

Note: INTLIB is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

KMDG-L

Knowledge Management Section mailing list

The Knowledge Management Discussion List is an open list for librarians and others interested in discussing the issues of the "new" field of knowledge management, particularly with regard to setting up such a function in their libraries or organizations. The List will also provide an opportunity for discussion about the activities of the IFLA Knowledge Management Section.

Note: KMDG-L is open for the public

LAW-L

Law Libraries Section's mailing list

An electronic forum intended to foster communication between members of the IFLA Law Libraries Section, the international legal information community and IFLA. The goal in establishing this list is to facilitate information exchange as well as professional communication and development within the IFLA community.

Note: LAW-L is closed list (restricted to subscribers).

LIBHIST

Library History Special Interest Group's mailing list

This discussion list supports the IFLA Library History Special Interest Group. The Library History SIG aims to be the means within IFLA by which professionals specializing in all fields of librarianship can be made aware of the importance of an understanding of the past and of the profession's theoretical foundations to the successful provision of library services in the present and future. In particular, the SIG concentrates on universal and broad themes of library history, regional or international or local experience of general significance.

Note: LIBHIST is closed list (restricted to subscribers).

LIBJOBS

A mailing list for librarians and information professionals seeking employment.
Subscribers receive only job postings.

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Employers, you do not have to subscribe to the list to submit an employment posting. Simply send job ads to: libjobs@infoserv.inist.fr
The subject line should provide the following details: Country – City – Position Title.

LIS-L

LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group's mailing list

Curriculum development for LIS Schools in Developing Countries. Exchange of expertise and experience. Design policy and procedures for assessment and accreditation/certification. Organizing workshops, conferences, seminars etc. Promoting research activities.

Note: LIS-L is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

LPDSC

Libraries Serving persons with Print Disabilities Section's Standing Committee mailing list.

Note: LPDSC is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

LSN-L

Library Services to People with Special Needs Section's Standing Committee mailing list. (The section was formerly known as Libraries Serving Disadvantaged Persons.)

The purpose of this mailing list is to provide an international forum for SC members to communicate information, expertise and ideas concerning library services to those groups within the community who are unable to make use of conventional library services. These groups include persons in hospitals and prisons, the elderly in nursing homes and others in specialized care facilities, the house-bound, the deaf, the physically and developmentally disabled and persons with reading difficulties.

Note: LSN-L is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

MULDICAT-L

Multilingual Dictionary of Cataloguing mailing list

The List serves as communication forum for the participants of the IFLA Multilingual Dictionary of Cataloging

Note: MULDICAT-L is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

NAT-LIB

National Libraries Section's mailing list

The List is to facilitate communication among the Section Members and to allow to exchange of materials and proposals between Coordinating Board meetings.

Note: NAT-LIB is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

NGO-L

NGO-L is the mailing list for Non-Governmental Organization's on convergence

The list is used to distribute information and communicate with representatives of NGO's on actual mutual topics in the cultural heritage sector.

Note: NGO-L is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

NOIR-L

National Organizations and International Relations Special Interest Group's mailing list

NOIR-L is a forum for anyone who has responsibilities for the international activities of a national-level organisation. The list may be used for individuals to ask questions, share information about their work, and network with colleagues who are dealing with similar issues.

Note: NOIR-L is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

NPDG-L

New Professionals Special Interest Group's mailing list

The List is a discussion list for new professionals who are interested in discussing issues of importance regarding career development, new professional opportunities or any topic that might be of interest to recent recruits to the library profession. The list offers an opportunity for members to distribute information, exchange opinions and forward proposals relating to new professionals' development.

Note: NPDG-L is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

OFFICERS

Mailing list for IFLA Officers (all Chairs and Secretaries of the IFLA Sections and SIG Conveners)

The IFLA-Officers mailing list enables information exchange between Officers, SIG Conveners, the Professional Committee and Headquarters staff. It is used to disseminate announcements from the Professional Committee (such as calls for project funding, requests for feedback, new policies, etc) and to facilitate discussion, if needed, on topics related to the running of the IFLA Professional Units.

Note: OFFICERS is a closed list (restricted to Chairs and Secretaries of the IFLA Sections and SIG Conveners).

PAC-LIST

IFLA's Preservation and Conservation Core Activity is a network of twelve centres all over the world with a focal point based at the National Library of France in Paris. PAC has one major goal: to ensure that library and archive materials in all formats will be preserved in accessible form for as long as possible. The IFLA-PAC mailing list will contribute to raise awareness among library professionals of the urgent need to preserve our endangered documentary heritage, by providing large-scale news and information on preservation.

Note: PAC-LIST is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

REFSC-L

Reference and Information Services Section's Standing Committee Members List

The purpose of the list is to facilitate discussion among the members of the IFLA Standing Committee on Reference and Information Services Section.

Note: REFSC-L is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

RSCAO-L

Asia and Oceania Section's mailing list

This listserv functions as an avenue to disseminate information on library and information-related activities such as projects, conferences and seminars within the five sub-regions of Asia and Oceania, that is, West Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia and Oceania. It is also a channel to promote contact, communication and dialogue between the IFLA Asia and Oceania Section Standing Committee members, librarians and information professionals in the region.

SCAVM-L

Audiovisual and Multimedia Section's mailing list

Note: SCAVM-L is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

SCHOOL-L

School Libraries Section's mailing list

The purpose of the list will be for better communication between the members of the section and to disseminate minutes, newsletters, etc throughout the group.

Note: SCHOOL-L is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

SER-INFO

Serials and Other Continuing Resources's public mailing list.  The SER-INFO list is maintained by IFLA's Section on Serials and Other Continuing Resources (SOCRS). Its aim is to share information and foster discussion about serials topics and activities that are pertinent to the work of the Section and also to the general theme of "serials and other continuing resources". We welcome all subscribers to this list, and we appreciate your announcements about serials activities and projects from all countries and regions around the world.

Note: SER-INFO mailing list is open for anyone to subscribe, but sending and/or receiving messages are restricted to subscribers.

SOCRSmem

Serials and Other Continuing Resources's mailing list is a closed discussion list for members of the Standing Committee. It is intended for use by members to progress committee business, for planning SOCRS events and meetings at IFLA conferences.

Note: SOCRSmem is restricted to Standing Committee Members.

STATEV

Statistics and Evaluation Section's Standing Committee mailing list

The list is meant for the quick communication between the Members of the Standing Committee. Its purpose is to promote and to facilitate the communication between the members of the group.

Note: STATEV is a closed list (restricted to section members).

UNIMARC-DIS

UNIMARC-DIS is intended to promote international cooperation among librarians and other professionals using or interested in the UNIMARC formats. UNIMARC-DIS provides a medium for exchanging information and experiences, seeking assistance with difficult questions, promoting common professional interests and concerns, and encouraging cooperation.

UNIVERS

Academic and Research Libraries Section's mailing list

This list will be used for communication with members of the IFLA Academic and Research Libraries Section.

WILL-L

Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group's mailing list

The Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group's mission is the promotion, development and support library and information services for the benefit of women, and society as a whole.

Note: WILL-L is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

WSIS-L

IFLA WSIS Contact Group mailing list

This list is created for the communication between the IFLA WSIS Contact Group members. Welcome to join our discussion!

Note:  WSIS-L is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).

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