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AMIA-L is an unmoderated, public list designed to facilitate communication on all issues relevant to moving-image materials and archives and related topics. For information on rules, regulations, and how to subscribe, go to
AV Media Matters
is a moderated list on audiovisual media (audiotape, videotape, data tape, hard drives, DVD, film, etc.). Topics include caring for older media, answers to specific problems, and new developments in the field. To subscribe to the list, send a message to An archive of past listings is available at
Conservation OnLine
runs a listserv for professionals involved with the conservation of museum, archive, or library materials. The Conservation DistList covers a full range of conservation issues and often contains postings relevant to electronic media. To sign up, send the following message to subscribe consdist YourFirstName YourLastName.
Digital Preservation Coalition:
The DIGITAL-PRESERVATION discussion list carries information about activities relevant to the preservation and management of digital materials, with a particular emphasis on the U.K. It includes announcements of events and new publications. To subscribe to the list or view its archive, see the web page at
Electronic Media Group’s
listserv IMAGELIB is geared toward people involved with libraries of images. Much of the material involves digital imaging and related topics. Points of discussion have included library policies on graphic images, loss issues related to open-source compression, and archival-quality CDs. To subscribe, e-mail or visit An archive of listserv postings can also be found on the web site.
IMAP Listserv
facilitates communication among participants, offering discussions relevant to the field of independent media arts preservation. The IMAP listserv, Sponsored by the Wexner Center for the Arts, welcomes your ideas, participation, and contributions. Please contact IMAP at (212) 560-7259 or to be added to the listserv.
Preserving Access to Digital Information (PADI),
an Australian site dedicated to the preservation of and future access to information in digital form, hosts a listserv. Padiforum-l is a moderated discussion list for the exchange of news and ideas about digital preservation. A list of international participants (countries represented include Australia, the Netherlands, the United States, Italy, and France) share information, including announcements of publications and workshops, queries on preservation management, and calls for conference papers. An archive of messages can be found at To subscribe, send an e-mail to Leave the subject line blank and type “subscribe padiforum-1 (your name)” in the first line of the message.
Video Art/e-monitor,,
the online newsletter of the Danish Video Art Data Bank, is dedicated to promoting Danish video art outside of Denmark. It offers international news about the video art world. Recent postings have included announcements of funding opportunities in New York State, the opening of a new film, video, art, and technology center in Liverpool, and the publication of a joint Canadian/American conference report. Issues 9 through 13 deal specifically with video preservation. Postings are available on the web site or via e-mail  (contact to subscribe).
is a listserv hosted by the UC Berkeley Library. Discussions cover a variety of issues relevant to video libraries, including preservation and evolving video formats. Its focus is communication between professionals working in the video library field (as well as video producers and distributors), rather than the specifics of video hardware and technology. To subscribe, send the one-line message "subscribe videolib your name” to  For more information or to access the listserv archive, visit


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