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Email Lists

Below is an overview of the email lists managed by the Orbis Cascade Alliance.

All e-mail addresses end with @orbiscascade.org Please contact Elizabeth Duell with questions about these lists.

Open Lists

Open lists can be joined by any individual at a member library.  If you would like to join an open list please contact Elizabeth Duell


List Name Address Information
Announce Announce Updates, announcements, job postings
Alliance Exchange Alliance-exch For member libraries to offer books/resources to others in the consortium.

Technical Services (TS)

List Name Address   Information
Tech Services Discussion ts-discussion
  • General questions and troubleshooting relating to Alliance TS work, especially issues regarding metadata or acquisitions issues in Alma.
Acquisitions ts-acq
  • Use ts-discussion for acquisitions issues related to Alma.
  • Use alliance-er for issues related to electronic resource orders, licensing, renewals, and discussion.
Electronic Resources ts-eresources
  • This list retired September 8, 2020.
  • Please use alliance-er for communication about orders, renewals, consortial agreements, and general discussion.
  • For acquisitions issues related to Alma, please use ts-discussion.
Resource Management ts-resourcemanagement
  • This list is retired.
  • Please use alliance-er or ts-discussion.
Norm Rules Discussion normrules
  • Community-building and general questions related to Norm Rules. 

Unique and Local Content (ULC)

List Name Address Purpose Participants
ULC community  ulc-community  News and information sharing, community building, general discussion.  Open to all Alliance members
ULC representatives  ulc-reps  Decision-making and information sharing between Alliance institutions and ULC program.   Limited to assigned institutional representatives.
Archives & Manuscripts program  aandm  News and information sharing, community building, troubleshooting, general discussion.  Open to all A&M program members.
Includes assigned institutional representatives

ArchivesSpace implementers  archivesspace-implenters  Community building, troubleshooting, general discussion of ArchivesSpace.  Open to all A&M program members.

Discovery & User Experience (DUX)

List Name Address Information
Discovery & User Experience (DUX) Discussion dux-discussion Community building, questions specific to discovery, troubleshooting
UX & Accessibility ig-ux-accessibility-group An interest group to discuss user experience and accessibility across discovery and delivery platforms.

Resource Sharing & Fulfillment (RSF)

List Name Address Information
RSF Discussion rsf-discussion Community building, questions specific to resource sharing/fulfillment, troubleshooting
Courier courier ABPs, courier supplies requests, statistical reports, and general courier questions (includes all courier participants, not just Alliance libraries)

Shared Content (SC) & Electronic Resources (ER)

List Name Address Information
ER alliance-er
  • Limited to Alliance member institutions.
  • Questions and information related to e-resources ordering and renewal.
  • Topics specific to Alliance e-resource subscriptions.
  • Community-building and general questions related to e-resources. 
  • Broad discussions about e-resources (not limited to current Alliance subscriptions).
  • May include aspects of Open Access or other issues relating the to Scholarly Communication ecosystem affecting the Alliance ER program.
ER Non Member ernonmember
  • Order and renewal information for non-Alliance affiliate news and business.
  • Questions and information related to affiliate e-resource ordering and renewal.
  • Renewal reminders and confirmations will be sent via this list.
  • Topics specific to Alliance e-resource subscriptions.

Systems (SYS)

List Name Address Information
Systems Discussion sys-discussion Community building, general questions, troubleshooting
PCI Updates pci-updates Information on the updates to the EX Libris Primo Central Index.

Interest Group Lists

Interest groups are lists provided for members of the Alliance with similar interests to discuss relevant topics. If you would like to join an interest group list please contact Elizabeth Duell.

List Name Address
Media Interest Group media-group
Law School Interest Group law-ig

Closed Lists

Closed lists are restricted to members of a particular group and are used to conduct group business. If you are a member of a group, you will be added to the group's list. Closed lists are updated with changes in the group's membership.

Last updated: June 9, 2020