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Altmetrics and Digital Analytics
For anyone interested in experimenting in analytics ranging from altmetrics to web analytics-come and share your experience and ideas for improving the use of metrics in libraries.
To join, send a message to sympa@lists.ala.org with the subject: subscribe ada

* Authority Control (LITA / ALCTS)
Provides a forum for discussion of a variety of issues related to authority control for online catalogs and for international sharing of authority of data.
To join, send a message to sympa@lists.ala.org with the subject: subscribe lita-acig
 
* Drupal4Lib
Explores and promotes the use of Drupal among libraries and librarians, facilitating communication, and establishing best practices.
To join, send a message to sympa@lists.ala.org with the subject: subscribe drupal4liblist
 
* E-rate and CIPA Compliance Interest Group
Provides a forum for libraries to discuss the E-rate application process and the technical aspects of CIPA compliance.
To join, send a message to sympa@lists.ala.org with the subject: subscribe lita-erate-cipa
 
* Electronic Resources Management (LITA / ALCTS)
Promotes and enables the exchange of information and discussion among librarians, publishers, electronic resource management system vendors, and related service organizations concerning issues related to the management of electronic resources. The group assists in developing appropriate and responsive systems and standards by fostering open and collaborative discussions of software requirements, licensing and coverage data standards, and implementation issues.
To join, send a message to sympa@lists.ala.org with the subject: subscribe lita-erm
 
* Heads of Library Technology
Provides a forum and support network for those individuals with administrative responsibility for computing and technology in a library setting. Programs and discussions will explore issues of planning and implementation, management and organization, support, technology leadership, and other areas of interest to library technology managers and administration.
To join, send a message to sympa@lists.ala.org with the subject: subscribe lita-holt
 
* Imagineering
Promotes imaginative forecasting and planning for future information systems and technologies through the examination and analysis of science fiction themes and works.
To join, send a message to sympa@lists.ala.org with the subject: subscribe imaginlist
 
* Instructional Technologies
Explores emerging technologies for library instruction, shares ideas, and best practices.
To join, send a message to sympa@lists.ala.org with the subject: subscribe lita-insttechig
 
* Linked Library Data (LITA / ALCTS)
Provides a forum for discussion of issues related to linked library data and the role of library metadata in the semantic web. Goals include: raising awareness of semantic web technologies, such as the resource description framework (RDF) and the use of URLs as identifiers within bibliographic descriptions; promoting research on linked data challenges, such as domain modeling and vocabulary selection and design; and informing the ongoing development of existing metadata standards for libraries, archives and cultural heritage institutions.
To join, send a message to sympa@lists.ala.org with the subject: subscribe lita-lld
 
* Machine and Deep Learning Research
Provides a forum for researching potential applications of Machine and Deep Learning in library science, including discussions, publications, and outreach to the wider library community. Its goal is to educate librarians on uses of the complex techniques of machine learning and to provide a space for critically thinking both about new applications and about the ethical and social impact of these technologies as the field rapidly expands in the coming decade.
To join, send a message to sympa@lists.ala.org with the subject: subscribe lita-machinelearning
 
* Maker Technology Interest Group
Discusses technologies located within makerspaces, content creation spaces, and the management of such areas. These technologies include 3D printers, computational textiles, light boxes, recording studies, laser cutters, video equipment, and more.
To join, send a message to sympa@lists.ala.org with the subject: subscribe lita-makertech
 
* MARC Formats Transition (LITA / ALCTS)
Provides a forum to educate the library community on the MARC formats, their purposes, uses, developments, and implementations; as well as to encourage the use and implementation of the formats.
To join, send a message to sympa@lists.ala.org with the subject: subscribe marclist
 
* Mobile Computing
Recognizes that the universe of platforms for communication and information delivery is growing and fragmenting. We provide a forum for members to discuss ways to deliver services and engage users beyond the desktop.
To join, send a message to sympa@lists.ala.org with the subject: subscribe lita-mobileig
 
* New Member Interest Group
Creates pathways for participation in LITA for new members joining the organization and to cultivate the potential of those members for the good of LITA, ALA, and the library profession.
To join, send a message to sympa@lists.ala.org with the subject: subscribe lita-nmig
 
* Open Source Systems
Encourages active participation in the open source community through developing, adapting, improving and fixing open source solutions for use in libraries. Promotes the use of open source in libraries through education, distribution, and creating support structures to assist with appropriate implementation. Advocates for the development of appropriate standards and policies that are true to the spirit of the open source movement.
To join, send a message to sympa@lists.ala.org with the subject: subscribe lita-opensourceig
 
* Patron Privacy Technologies
Promotes the design and implementation of library software and hardware that protects the privacy of library users and maximizes user ability to make informed decisions about the use of personally identifiable information by the library and its vendors.
To join, send a message to sympa@lists.ala.org with the subject: subscribe patronprivacy
 
* User Experience
Supports members in teaching, exploring, and sharing ideas and best practices for user experience (UX) and user-centric principles.
To join, send a message to sympa@lists.ala.org with the subject: subscribe lita-userexperience
 
* Women in Information Technology
Provides a forum and support network for individuals of all genders who are interested in issues and opportunities related to women in information technology fields. Programs and discussions will focus on mentoring, leadership development, and related topics.
To join, send a message to sympa@lists.ala.org with the subject: subscribe lita-women-in-tech
 

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