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IT-Related SIGs


1. Introduction to IT-related SIGs

Following the IT Strategy Report (originally published in 1992) a number of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) were convened. The intention was that a range of areas of IT, of either a general or specific nature, should be discussed by any interested parties around the University. The SIGs are as formal or informal as their members require, and act to collate and disseminate information about the subject and, where appropriate, make and implement decisions on specific matters. Where there are wider implications or decisions needed, then the SIGs will make recommendations to an appropriate University body.

Each SIG has an electronic mailing list associated with it and, if appropriate, an equivalent network news group. The mailing lists are largely run using the mailing list software on the maillist.ox.ac.uk system. There is generally automatic cross-posting, in both directions, between the mailing list and the equivalent news group.

Further details of each group may be obtained from the SIG convenors.

1.1. Special Interest Groups

1.1.1. College IT Officers' Forum

Subject:
The College IT Officers Forum is an informal group which is set up to enable IT staff employed in colleges to discuss issues of common interest, help each other, share views and where necessary raise issues within the university's formal committee structure.
Secretary and mailing list Convenor:
Simon Thomson, IT Systems Manager, Pembroke College simon.thompson@pmb.ox.ac.uk
Mailing list:
coll-it-forum@maillist.ox.ac.uk
News Group:
No related newsgroup

1.1.2. Novell Administrators

Subject:
Novell network administrators
Convenors:
Wylie Horn, OUCS wylie.horn@oucs.ox.ac.uk
Mailing list:
novell-admin@maillist.ox.ac.uk
News Group:
ox.sig.novell-admin

1.1.3. NT-Admin

Subject:
The purpose of this mailing list is to facilitate the exchange of information about Microsoft Windows NT issues which are specific to Oxford University. Topics include information about the availability of new versions, licensing and raising technical queries.
Convenors:
Wylie Horn, OUCS wylie.horn@oucs.ox.ac.uk
Mailing list:
nt-admin@maillist.ox.ac.uk
News Group:
ox.sig.nt-admin

1.1.4. Security and Privacy

Subject:
To provide a forum for discussing all aspects of IT security and privacy at Oxford University.
Convenors:
Malcolm Harper, Com Lab Malcolm.Harper@comlab.ox.ac.uk
Mailing list:
security-sig@maillist.ox.ac.uk
News Group:
ox.sig.security

1.1.5. Software-Announce

Subject:
Announcements about Site Licence Software in use at Oxford. (NB only owner is allowed to mail/post to)
Convenors:
Richard Saxton
Mailing list:
software-announce@maillist.ox.ac.uk
News Group:
No related newsgroup

1.1.6. Software-Discuss

Subject:
A forum for general discussion about any aspect of Site Licence Software in use at Oxford.
Convenors:
Richard Saxton
Mailing list:
software-discuss@maillist.ox.ac.uk
News Group:
No related newsgroup

1.1.7. Web Special Interest Group

Subject:
The Web Special Interest Group is a group to promote collaboration amongst the web community within the University. It is open to all within the university who have an interest in the web or web technology.
Secretary and mailing list Convenor:
Jim Leek, Webmaster for Engineering Science, jim.leek@eng.ox.ac.uk
Mailing list:
web-discuss@maillist.ox.ac.uk
News Group:
No related newsgroup
Website
https://sharepoint.nexus.ox.ac.uk/sites/websig

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