ASIST brings together diverse fields such as computer science, linguistics, management, librarianship, engineering, law, medicine, chemistry, and education to share a discourse on how society stores, retrieves, analyzes, manages, archives and disseminates information.[Join ASIST]


As a community of researchers, practitioners, and educators interested in digital libraries, the CRADLE federation addresses digital information management and preservation issues. [Join CRADLE]


The DIGLIB mailing list is for librarians, information scientists, and other information professionals to share information about the many issues and technologies pertaining to the creation of “digital libraries”. [Join DIGLIB]

OAI – Open Archives Initiative

The Open Archives Initiative develops and promotes interoperability standards that aim to facilitate the efficient dissemination of content. OAI is committed to enhance access to e-print archives as a means of increasing the availability of scholarly communication.OAI offers two listservs: the OAI general list is a forum for discussing OAI issues of a non-technical nature. The OAI implementers list is a forum for technical discussions about the OAI protocol. [Join OAI]

The Scholarly Communication Working Group

The Working Group on Scholarly Communication is a multidisciplinary group with a concern for all dimensions of contemporary scholarly communication including the economics of publishing, the evolution of scholarly disciplines and its effect on publishing, information policy, copyright, the interactions of academic reward systems and publishing, and new communication technologies and their potential for providing relief from the crisis in scholarly communication. [Join Schol-Com]

School of Information and Library Science – UNC Chapel Hill

The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina seeks to advance the profession and practice of librarianship and information science through research and scholarly publication, and by service to the school, the University, the state, and the professional community. [Join SILS]