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AMIA-L is an e-mail discussion list sponsored by the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA). It is intended to facilitate communication among AMIA members and professionals in related disciplines interested in issues relevant to the association, to archival issues involving all aspects of moving image materials and moving image archives, and to any related technologies or special interests of the profession. Appropriate postings from AMIA non-members are welcome, and subscription to AMIA-L is open to the public.

Directions for Subscribing to AMIA-L
There are two methods for subscribing to AMIA-L

1. Send an e-mail message to:


Leave the subject line empty. The first and only line in the body of the message should read:

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You will receive an automatic response and further instructions. Please allow 24 hours for all changes or additions to become active. Typically listserv subscriptions are not added on Saturday or Sunday.

AMIA-L Instructions - Click here.
AMIA Rules and Guildelines - Click here (pdf).

2. With AMIA-L's new Web interface, it is also possible to start the subscription process through your Web browser. Go to:


Click on the link "Join or leave the list (or change settings)" and follow the instructions from there. Please allow 24 hours for all changes or additions to become active.

Questions: Please contact the AMIA-L List Administrators at AMIA-L-request@LSV.UKY.EDU with any questions or problems you might have.

AMIA-L Archives
AMIA-L is sponsored by AMIA as a service to the archival community and as such, the archive files are open to the public. All messages shared on AMIA-L will be made accessible to the public at http://lsv.uky.edu/archives/amia-l.html.

All postings made before November 16, 1999 are currently being transitioned to a new host and are unavailable. You may contact the AMIA Office if you have questions about access to the pre-1999 archives.

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