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Tech Tip: The Listserv

by UL&LS Administration on 2017-10-30T11:08:00-06:00 | Comments

In 1986, Éric Thomas developed the concept of an automated mailing list manager. Whilst a student at Ecole Centrale Paris, he developed the software now known as LISTSERV. Some of the early software features allowed joining or leaving a list without the need for human administration. Also, the list owner could add or remove subscribers, and edit templates for both welcome and system messages.

The UL&LS uses four main listservs to keep library employees informed. They are as follows:

LIBSTAFF: All staff are assigned to this listserv.  The messages sent to this list pertain to staff.  All staff are responsible for information going to this list.

LIBFAC: All faculty are assigned to this listserv.  The messages sent to this list pertain to faculty.  All faculty are responsible for information going to this list.

LIBWORK: All faculty and staff are assigned to this listserv.  The messages sent to this list are meant for everyone to read.  This information pertains to the UL&LS as a whole and everyone is responsible to read these messages.  

LIBPERS: All faculty and staff are assigned to this listserv.  The messages sent to this list are more social and not directly work related.  This is not a required listserv. 


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