Are the Days of the ListServ Over?
The listserv, however, is specific to a group or organization, so there is usually a common interest, whether it is research for a law school, information to share within the medical community, or questions and answers in a large company or user group. The postings tend to be relevant to the members. This information also comes to you via email. I know—who needs more email? Keep in mind that setting filters is a great way to organize these messages into their own directory, and unwanted messages can be easily deleted.
So are the days of the listserv over? I think not. All of the above mentioned resources can and should be used to help us share and gather information, thoughts, and ideas. It really depends on what you are looking for and how much time you have. Keep the good ole listserv around. It may still come in handy.
Printing Industries of America has a number of listserv groups available to members. Click here to see if one fits your interest.
To find out about resources from our Center for Technology and Research, including the Production Listserv, Consulting, and Custom Training Services, visit www.printing.org/ctr.