Discussion lists and blogs

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Following is a list of email discussion groups and blogs pertaining to resource sharing concerns. Some are devoted to a given topic (such as, Access Services or Copyright), some are of particular geographic interest (e.g. ILL practices in Australia), while others are used by vendors to disseminate product information. To register and to post messages to any of the lists or blogs, check each site for more details

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Purpose: The ALI-RESOURCE-SHARE-L list is intended to facilitate and archive discussions among members of the Academic Libraries of Indiana Resource Sharing Committee


Purpose: For users of Ariel document transmission software


Purpose: To discuss library circulation and related issues


Purpose: For users of Clio ILL management software


Purpose: Informal Australian forum for discussion of all aspects of interlibrary loan and document delivery


Purpose: Announcements of new and revised documentation added to OCLC's web site

ERIL-L (Electronic Resources in Libraries)

Purpose: A community forum for librarians concerned with the practical aspects of managing electronic resources in libraries


Purpose: For managers of fee-based information services centers in academic libraries


Purpose: An electronic forum intended to foster communications between IFLA, its membership and members of the international library community


Purpose: Discussion forum for ILL practitioners in all types of libraries around the world


Purpose: An open forum for discussing ILLiad procedures and optimizing services


Purpose: Discussion of ILL and document delivery (based in U.K.)

Note: To subscribe, Select proper list from drop down menu. LIS-ILL is not the default discussion list.


Purpose: Announcements, changes and enhancements to OCLC resource sharing services


Purpose: Open forum for discussion of issues related to copyright, intellectual property rights, and public access to information in the digital age. NOTE: Absorbed CNI-COPYRIGHT list


Circ and Serve

Purpose: For discussion of issues related to circulation, reserves and interlibrary loan


Purpose: An online discussion platform for the current and future Center for Intellectual Property scholars.

Current Copyright Readings (Blog has not been updated since 2008)

Purpose: Bibliography of current articles on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the TEACH act and other copyright issues

Information Wants to Be Free

Purpose: "A librarian, writer and tech geek reflecting on the profession and the tools we use to serve our patrons"


Purpose: Thoughts and Discussion on Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery and Middle Mangement

The Library Mole

Purpose: Adventures in Library Information Technology Support