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VIVA Listservs

VIVA maintains a number of listservs for communicating with member libraries:


VIVA Policy on Listservs
(Approved by the VIVA Steering Committee on March 4, 2010)

PURPOSE

The VIVA listservs are VIVA's primary means of communicating with VIVA member librarians throughout the Commonwealth. Messages generally involve VIVA committee announcements and VIVA requests for comments from the Virginia higher education library community. Archives are available beginning in October 1997.

POLICY

While primarily intended for members of the Virginia academic library community, VAVIRTUA-L and VIVAILL-L are open to all, while VIVASC-L and TIC-L are accessible only by approval. VIVA's vendors are encouraged to join these the open listservs, but are expected to strictly adhere to the general guidelines below. All listservs are unmoderated, but only members of the listserv may post. In order to maintain the free flow of communication on the listservs, VIVA listserv administrators ask that list participants adhere strictly to the general guidelines below. Repeated violations of the guidelines will result in removal from the listserv.

General guidelines


Name Actions

VAVIRTUA-L

Purpose

The primary means of communicating with VIVA participants throughout the Commonwealth. In addition to posting VIVA committee meeting announcements and minutes, other important announcements are made on this list and committees often request comments from the VIVA community via this listserv. We encourage all members of the Virginia academic library community to subscribe.

Subscribe

To subscribe to VAVIRTUA-L, please send a request to be added to the list to the VIVA Office.

Post a Message

Send mail to VAVIRTUA-L@LISTSERV.GMU.EDU

Unsubscribe

Send an e-mail to listserv@listserv.gmu.edu with the following message:

signoff vavirtua-l

Problems

Contact VIVA.

 

VALIBLICENSE-L

Purpose

This listserv serves as a communication method for librarians across Virginia to discuss issues related to licensing. It is restricted to VIVA member institution staff members.

Subscribe

To subscribe to VALIBLICENSE-L, please send a request to be added to the list to the VIVA Office.

Post a Message

Send mail to VALIBLICENSE-L@listserv.gmu.edu.

Unsubscribe

Send e-mail tolistserv@listserv.gmu.eduwith the following message:

signoff valiblicense-l

Problems

Contact VIVA.

 

VIVAILL-L

Purpose

Facilitates discussions among VIVA interlibrary loan librarians. The official means of communication to the VIVA interlibrary loan community from the VIVA Resource Sharing Committee.

Subscribe

Send e-mail to listserv@lists.vcu.edu with the following message:

sub vivaill-l [Your Name]
[Substitute your name]

Leave the subject area blank and delete any automatic signatures your e-mail may have. You should get a confirmation from the listserv that you have been added to the list. Save those instructions for later reference.

Post a Message

Send mail to vivaill-l@lists.vcu.edu

Unsubscribe

Send e-mail to listserv@lists.vcu.edu with the following message:

signoff vivaill-l

Problems

Contact Shirley Thomas at srthomas@vcu.edu.

 

VIVA-CAT-L

Purpose

The VIVA-CAT-L listserv is for VIVA cataloging librarians and staff to discuss issues related to cataloging. It is a closed listserv, restricted to VIVA participants only.

Subscribe

To subscribe to VIVA-CAT-L, please send a request to be added to the list to the VIVA Office.

Post a Message

Send mail to VIVA-CAT-L@LISTSERV.GMU.EDU

Unsubscribe

Send an e-mail to listserv@listserv.gmu.edu with the following message:

signoff viva-cat-l

Problems

Contact VIVA.

 

VIVAALMA-L

Purpose

The VIVAALMA-L listserv is for VIVA librarians and staff to discuss issues related to the Alma Integrated Library System. It is a closed listserv, restricted to VIVA participants only.

Subscribe

To subscribe to VIVAALMA-L, please send a request to be added to the list to the VIVA Office.

Post a Message

Send mail toVIVAALMA-L@listserv.gmu.edu

Unsubscribe

Send an e-mail to listserv@listserv.gmu.edu with the following message:

signoff vivaalma-l

Problems

Contact VIVA.

 

VIVAOER-L

Purpose

The VIVAOER-L listserv is for any VIVA members interested in discussing and learning more about Open Educational Resources. It is a closed listserv, restricted to VIVA participants only.

Subscribe

To subscribe to VIVAOER-L, please send a request to be added to the list to the VIVA Office.

Post a Message

Send mail to VIVAOER-L@LISTSERV.GMU.EDU

Unsubscribe

Send an e-mail to listserv@listserv.gmu.edu with the following message:

signoff vivaoer-l

Problems

Contact VIVA.

 

VIVASC-L

Purpose

The VIVASC-L listserv is for VIVA Special Collections and Archives librarians and for those participating in the Virginia Heritage (vaheritage.org).

Subscribe

Send e-mail to listserv@lists.vcu.edu with the following message:

sub vivasc-l [Your Name]
[Substitute your name]

Leave the subject area blank and delete any automatic signatures your e-mail may have. You should get a confirmation from the listserv that you have been added to the list. Save those instructions for later reference.

Post a Message

Send mail to vivasc-l@lists.vcu.edu

Unsubscribe

Send e-mail to listserv@lists.vcu.edu with the following message:

signoff vivasc-l

Problems

Contact VIVA.

 

VIVATIPASA-L

Purpose

The VIVATIPASA-L listserv serves as a communication method for librarians across Virginia to discuss issues related to the Tipasa library system. It is a closed listserv, restricted to VIVA participants only.

Subscribe

To subscribe to VIVATIPASA-L, please send a request to be added to the list to the VIVA Office.

Post a Message

Send mail to VIVATIPASA-L@LISTSERV.GMU.EDU

Unsubscribe

Send an e-mail to listserv@listserv.gmu.edu with the following message:

signoff vivatipasa-l

Problems

Contact VIVA.

 

VIVA-UNIVBORR-L

Purpose

The VIVA-UNIVBORR-L listserv is for VIVA circulation librarians and staff to discuss issues related to VIVA's Cooperative Borrowing Program. It is a closed listserv, restricted to VIVA participants only.

Subscribe

To subscribe to VIVA-UNIVBORR-L, please send a request to be added to the list to the VIVA Office.

Post a Message

Send mail to VIVA-UNIVBORR-L@LISTSERV.GMU.EDU

Unsubscribe

Send an e-mail to listserv@listserv.gmu.edu with the following message:

signoff viva-univborr-l

Problems

Contact VIVA.

 

TIC-G

Purpose

The TIC-G listserv is for discussion of technical issues faced by VIVA members. Subscribers may wish to pose a question (on TIC-lish issues) to that list once in a while to see if other schools are experiencing a problem or to see how others are dealing with issues. This listserv is not very active, but it comes in handy from time to time. TIC-G is a closed listserv, restricted to VIVA participants only.

Subscribe

To subscribe to TIC-G, please send a request to be added to the list to the VIVA Office.

Unsubscribe

To unsubscribe, please send a request to be removed from the list to the VIVA Office.

Problems

Contact VIVA.

 

 

VIVA is funded by the Virginia General Assembly and the VIVA member institutions, and is sponsored by the State Council of Higher Education (SCHEV).