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Colleagues, I suspect that you may not know the answer to this question, but I am hopeful that you will forward this message to a staff member who will. One of our PC Technicians is interested in subscribing to a general higher education listserv that covers computer management in the enterprise, computer imaging, software and hardware troubleshooting, workflow, etc. I am always interested in encouraging my staff to dialog outside of our institution. As a result, I volunteered to assist him in finding such a forum. Can you suggest an active listserv in this subject area? Gary ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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Message from tlhausmann@viterbo.edu

Labmgr? The list has been around for a long time. A Google search reveals: LABMGR@LISTSERV.UARK.EDU
I can Highly recommend the LABMGR Listserv. The people there are very friendly and collaborative. As the name indicates, it does focus primarily on computer labs, but the knowledge is applicable in other areas too. Subscription instructions are located here: http://listserv.uark.edu/scripts/wa.exe?REPORT&z=3 John Twigg
Message from bauer.rick@gmail.com

Dear IT Leaders:

Not wanting to appear self-referential or commercial, but CompTIA's A+ Community (free to join, links into Facebook & LinkedIn) are groups that are composed of PC/systems technicians (increasingly with tablets and mobile devices). They are not exclusively devoted to an academic environment, but many of the issues that pertain to this group would be similar. There are approximately 1.8 million certified professionals in these groups, which also have forums in security, networking, etc. It's a pretty lively set of user forums.

CompTIA is a vendor-neutral, non-profit entity representing the industry in education, philanthropy, ISO-ANSI validated certifications, and public policy. We are also working with IT leaders worldwide to create licensure and certification programs for senior-level (CIO) personnel, as well.

http://itpro.comptia.org/

Rick Bauer
Director of R&D (former CIO in academe)
http://www.CompTIA.org




Message from ktrowbridge@taskstream.com

Another option is the SIGUCCS list (SIGUCCS being the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group for University and College Computing Services).  Its address is siguccs@listserv.umd.edu.  Subscription instructions can be found on the SIGUCCS web site at http://www.siguccs.org/involve/lists.html.
 
--Bob Haring-Smith

>>> "Roberts, Gary O" <roberts@ALFRED.EDU> 11/22/2011 9:01 AM >>>
Colleagues,
I suspect that you may not know the answer to this question, but I am hopeful that you will forward this message to a staff member who will.  One of our PC Technicians is interested in subscribing to a general higher education listserv that covers computer management in the enterprise, computer imaging, software and hardware troubleshooting, workflow, etc.  I am always interested in encouraging my staff to dialog outside of our institution.  As a result, I volunteered to  assist him in finding such a forum.  Can you suggest an active listserv in this subject area?

Gary

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Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

Another very valuable list is the one hosted by ResNet, Inc. sponsors of the new Student Technology Conference. The listserv is not limited to student computing, but covers network management, wireless deployments, and environmentally conscious computing in addition to the topics you mentioned below. To subscribe, go to: http://www.resnetinc.org/about/discussion-list

-Dee

 

Dee Childs, CISSP

Deputy CIO

Information Technology Services

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

mchilds@lsu.edu

 

 

I agree with Bob Haring-Smith.. Have front line staff check out www.SIGUCCS.ORG
 
Dr. Robert Paterson
Vice President, Information Technology, Planning and Research
Molloy College
Rockville Centre, NY