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Discussion List

There are a discussion list for Cataloger's Desktop. It is used by LC to send out product announcements, as well as a discussion forum that allows subscribers to communicate with one another. You can join and leave this list at any time by following the directions below. All mailing list functions can be performed via email or by using a web interface. We reserve the right to moderate these lists and to deny service to anyone who, in our sole discretion, is acting improperly.

In order to use the web interface to join or leave a list, change your list settings or post a message, you must first create a password for your mailing list account. Please note that your email list account is separate from your Desktop on the Web account. This means that the password you choose for your mailing list account will not affect the password of your Desktop account.

Create or change your mailing list password (even if you have forgotten your password)

After you have selected your password, you will receive a confirmation notice by email. Your new password will not take effect until you have responded to this confirmation notice.

Desktop Discussion List
The "desktop" discussion list is available in both regular and digest form. Every time a new message is sent to desktop, it is forwarded to all list subscribers. Alternately, you can receive the messages in a single daily message. In that case, all of the messages that have been sent to the list in the past 24 hours are combined and mailed to you as a single email. That way, you receive a single email instead of several separate messages.

In order to receive the desktop list in digest form, you must already be a subscriber. Once you have subscribed, you can select the digest option using either the web interface (using the "change settings" link, below) or by sending the appropriate command via email (see below).

Accessing the Desktop discussion list using the web interface

Using the Desktop discussion list using email
To join the list, send the following email message to [email protected], substituting your name in the appropriate spot:

subscribe desktop YOURNAME

To leave the list, send the following email message to [email protected]:

signoff desktop

To receive the desktop list in digest form, send the following email message to [email protected]:

set desktop digest

To receive a help file that shows all list commands, send the following email message to [email protected]:



By subscribing to this Listserv, you agree to the following:

You are fully responsible for everything that you post and will follow the general rules of respectful civil discourse. The content of all comments is released into the public domain unless clearly stated otherwise. The Library of Congress does not control the content posted. The Library of Congress may decline to post messages that are off-topic, disruptive or for any reason whatever, without consent, and we further reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to remove a user's privilege to post content on this Listserv.

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