Email and Discussion Lists

The following e-mail and discussion lists have been developed expressly to support continuing conversations around our current work, share updates and solicit volunteers for new activities. For the convenience of all staff of OCLC Research Library Partnership institutions, below are descriptions of many of the lists that are available for subscription. Get in touch with the staff identified—we'll get you added as quickly as possible!

List Description
Announcements to Partners Listserv
(OCLCRLP-Announce-L)

This listserv is used to communicate weekly updates with staff at OCLC Research Library Partner institutions about Partnership work, events, publications and participation opportunities. It is a moderated listserv open to all staff from OCLC Research Library Partnership institutions at all levels with all interests. Messages are typically sent in digest format once a week but individual messages are occasionally sent other times as-needed.

Go to the OCLCRLP-Announce List Archives page to read the archives as well as to join or leave the list.

Alternatively, contact Merrilee Proffitt or oclcrlp@oclc.org with questions or to join or leave the list.

Art & Architecture Listserv
(OCLCRLP-Art-Architecture-L)

This listserv is used to communicate with staff from OCLC Research Library Partnership institutions about topics of interest to art and architecture librarians.

Go to the OCLCRLP-Art-Architecture List Archives page to read the archives as well as to join or leave the list.

Alternatively, contact Dennis Massie with questions or to join or leave the list.

Heads of Systems Listserv
(OCLCRLP-Systems-L)

This listserv is open to OCLC Research Library Partnership staff with an interest in systems-related issues (not limited to Heads of such departments). It is used to communicate occasional notes of interest relating to OCLC happenings in this area; to solicit agenda topics prior to meetings; to distribute meeting notes following meetings; and to solicit volunteers for help with particular projects.

Go to the OCLCRLP-Systems List Archives page to read the archives as well as to join or leave the list.

Alternatively, contact Karen Smith-Yoshimura with questions or to join or leave the list.

Primary Sources Listserv
(OCLCRLP-Primary-Sources-L)

This listserv is used to communicate updates, seek Partner guidance, solicit volunteers for related working groups and inform interested staff of opportunities related to our work around extending the reach and impact of special collections. Open to staff of OCLC Research Library Partnership institutions with an interest in "primary sources" (rare books, archives, special collections, etc.).

Go to the OCLCRLP-Primary-Sources List Archives page to read the archives as well as to join or leave the list. Alternatively, contact Merrilee Proffitt with questions or to join or leave the list.

Metadata Management Interest Group List

This list is used to communicate updates, seek partner guidance, solicit volunteers for related working groups and inform interested staff of opportunities related to metadata in all formats. Open to OCLC Research Library Partner staff interested in initiatives in this area or involved in creating and using metadata and related issues (not just technical services staff).

Contact Karen Smith-Yoshimura with questions or to join or leave the list.

Research Support Listserv
(OCLC-RLP-Research-Support-L)

This list is for institutional stakeholders at OCLC Research Library Partnership institutions engaged in research support activities, such as research data management, publishing, digital humanities, research information management, and other scholarly communications activities. Subscribe to this list to learn about upcoming events, webinars, virtual discussions, working groups, projects, recent OCLC Research, and more. 

Go to the OCLC-RLP-RESEARCH-SUPPORT List Archives page to read the archives as well as to join or leave the list. Alternatively, you may also contact Rebecca Bryant with questions or to join or leave the list.

Shared Print Discussion List (OCLCRLP-SHARED-P-L)

This list is a forum where staff at OCLC RLP-affiliated institutions and OCLC Research can share news and discuss issues about managing print collections, with an emphasis on shared print activities, but also welcoming threads on offsite storage and other space-related issues.

Go to the OCLCRLP-Shared Print List Archives page to read the archives as well as to leave or join the list.

Alternatively, contact Dennis Massie with questions or to join or leave the list.

Wikimedia Discussion List (OCLC-RLP-
Wikimedia-L)

This Wikimedia Interest Group list is for those engaged in activities with Wikipedia, Wikidata or other Wikimedia projects. The group engages in sharing challenges and successes and identifying areas for learning more together. This list is exclusively for institutions in the OCLC Research Library Partnership.

Go to the OCLC-RLP-Wikipedia List Archives page to read the archives as well as to join or leave the list.

Alternatively, Contact Merrilee Proffitt with questions or to join or leave the list.

Hanging Together

Get more context and behind-the-scenes information in our OCLC Research blog, Hanging Together.