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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.

List Archives
To view or search messages posted to a list:
    1. Go to Google Groups
    2. Sign into your Google account
    3. Click My Groups
    4. Click a list to view all messages or search using the search bar at the top.
Note: You can only view messages from lists to which you are subscribed.

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 or the Alliance Staff Member for that area.


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 in Alma.
Acquisitions ts-acq
  • General questions and discussion specifically related to acquisitions topics.
  • Including (but not limited to) issues with managing acquisitions in Alma.
Electronic Resources ts-eresources
  • 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.
Resource Management ts-resourcemanagement
  • Community-building and general questions.
  • Troubleshooting for resource management.
  • Is there interest in continuing/updating use of this list?

Unique and Local Content (ULC)

List Name Address Information
Archives & Manuscript Service aandm Community building, general questions, troubleshooting

Discovery & User Experience (DUX)

List Name Address Information
Discovery & User Experience (DUX) Discussion disc-discussion Community building, questions specific to discovery, troubleshooting
New Primo UI primonui Questions and comments about Ex Libris' new responsive Primo UI, including reporting issues and problems to the community.
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)

Electronic Resources (ER)

List Name Address Information
ER alliance-er
  • Order and renewal information specific to Alliance member institutions.
  • Questions and information related to e-resources ordering and renewal.
  • Renewal reminders and confirmations will be sent via this list.
  • Topics specific to Alliance e-resource subscriptions.
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: January 14, 2019