Monday, February 8, 2010

Instructions for Joining Listservs

Here are instructions for joining discussion lists related to art librarianship.

1) ARLIS-CA, the Listserv for the Northern & Southern California Chapters:

How to Subscribe
  • Send an e-mail message to listserv@lsv.arlisna.org with the subject line blank. In the body of your message, type ONLY the following (no signature): SUBSCRIBE ARLIS-CA YOUR NAME (substituting your own name).
  • The list moderator will add all new subscribers as they are received. Some delays are possible.

How to Unsubscribe

  • Send an e-mail message to listserv@lsv.arlisna.org with the subject line blank.
  • In the body of your message, type ONLY the following (no signature): SIGNOFF ARLIS-CA.

How to Post a Message

  • Send your posting to ARLIS-CA@lsv.arlisna.org.
  • Only subscribers may post messages to the list.
  • Attachments are not accepted; these postings are automatically rejected.
  • Please contact the moderator for assistance if your posting is rejected.

How to Change Your Subscription Address

  • Send an e-mail message from the old address to listserv@lsv.arlisna.org with the subject line blank.
  • In the body of your message, type ONLY the following (no signature): CHANGE ARLIS-CA NEW@ADDRESS (substituting your new address).

How to Temporarily Stop Receiving Listserv Postings

It is proper listserv etiquette to set your subscription on nomail when you will be away from your office for an extended period of time. This prevents other subscribers from receiving your automatic "out-of-office" reply every time they post to the list. Those who want to read the listserv mail they missed while away can do so through the archives.
  1. Send an email message to listserv@lsv.arlisna.org with the subject line blank.
  2. In the body of your message, type ONLY the following (no signature):
    SET ARLIS-CA NOMAIL
  3. To reset your subscription follow the same steps substituting the command:
    SET ARLIS-CA MAIL

2) ARLIS-L, the Society-wide Listserv covering the US, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico

  • To subscribe to the listserv for ARLIS/NA, leave the subject line blank and send the message SUBSCRIBE ARLIS-L your full name (e.g.: SUBSCRIBE ARLIS-L Jane Doe) to: listserv@lsv.uky.edu
  • More information about this list is available here: ARLIS-L


3) VRA-NC, the Visual Resources Assoc. Northern California Chapter Listserv
  • If you are also a VRA-NC member, please subscribe to the VRA listserv.
    Send an email to majordomo@lists.stanford.edu and type in the body of the email: subscribe vra-northca
  • VRA-L - National Listserv
  • To subscribe to this listserv, send this message (subject line blank) to: listserv@uafsysb.uark.edu SUBSCRIBE VRA-L your full name (e.g.: SUBSCRIBE VRA-L Jane Doe)

4 comments:

Janine said...

Hi folks---just to be stickler for detail: ARLIS/NA is not a national organization, so ARLIS-L is not a 'national listserv'! ARLIS/NA is a North American organization that span the USA, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. So perhaps you might describe ARLIS-L as the 'society-wide' listserv?

ARLIS/NA Northern California Chapter said...

Thanks for the comment, Janine! I've updated the description accordingly.
-Lisa

mack said...
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Northern California VRA Chapter said...

Hi! I just noticed that you have the wrong subscribing info for the VRA Northern California listserv. The listserv address is vra-northca@lists.berkeley.edu and subscription info can be found here:

https://calmail.berkeley.edu/manage/list/listinfo/vra-northca@lists.berkeley.edu

Thanks!