Discussion lists are an effective and widely used tool for communication among groups. Discussion lists enhance communication and collaboration among groups by allowing participants to exchange expertise, obtain feedback, and seek support.
LOUIS manages ten discussion lists, eight on behalf of its membership, one on behalf of Kevin Cope, one on behalf of the Louisiana chapter of the American Association of University Professors.
Six of the nine discussion lists are considered "open" lists; these lists include: Alexandria-Summit, iLit-L, LOUIS, LOUISTECH, LER-L, LOUILL-L. Three groups are considered "closed" lists and are open only to specific groups within the consortium; these lists include LAEXEC-L, LALDF-L, and LSA-L
Three lists are the official home of LOUIS Interest Groups and have moderated discussions about consortial business. The Collection and e-Resource group operates on LER-L. The Information Literacy group operates on iLit-L. And the Library Technology group operates on LOUISTECH.
While some lists are considered "open" lists, membership is still mediated. The LOUIS discussion lists are open to librarians and staff at LOUIS member libraries only. The Alexandria-Summit list is open to faculty and staff, and affiliates, in Louisiana higher education.
If you would like to subscribe to one or more of these lists, jump over to the TASK Portal for an in-depth overview of how the discussion lists work and subscribe today!