ARLIS-L is an electronic forum for the dissemination of information and the discussion of issues of interest to art information professionals. Postings routinely include reference and cataloging questions and discussion specific to art resources and materials; job vacancy announcements; conference, workshop, and meeting information; announcements of awards, honors, and prizes; news items from groups and individuals in the Society; copyright and information policy issues; and more.
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The use of the listserv for advertising or sales by individuals or organizations is prohibited. Exceptions include listings for educational opportunities (workshops, classes, conferences); announcement of publications by ARLIS/NA members' institutions; mention of books for sale at book signings; listings of publications or other items produced by ARLIS/NA divisions, committees, special interest groups, or chapters; and announcements of professional journals of interest to the membership. Other postings may be permitted at the discretion of the listserv moderator.
Older posts are accessible via the ARLIS-L Archives.
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