RDM mailing list


On this page you can find information about the RDM discussion list along with advice and a number of tips on how to use it.

Be sure to read the netiquette that accompanies the list.

Discussion list

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At the 2018 IDCC conference, an idea for a Dutch RDM discussion list was launched, comparable with the JISC RDM Discussion List in de UK. This list has now been made available and is hosted by the LCRDM in collaboration with Ecompass. The instigators are Mijke Jetten (Radboud), Ellen Leenarts (DANS), Marta Teperek (Delft) and Boudewijn van den Berg (LCRDM).

Goal of the list is to improve contact between RDM specialists. Whether you have questions, are organizing an interesting symposium, have a vacancy you need to fill or want to discuss an issue with colleagues: please take advantage of the list. Everyone who is professionally active in RDM is welcome to use it. 


Sent messages can be read in the public archive.

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To take part in the RDM discussion list you need to be registered as a 'subscriber'. There are no costs attached.

Decide which email address you want to use to subscribe. In registering you don't have to use your own name, an alias is also allowed. What effect this may have on the informative value of your posts is for you to decide.  

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Your name without the square brackets of course.

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Switching to the Monday digest version (all RDM posts from the previous week in a single mail):​​​

set RDM digest​

Undo: set RDM nodigest

Submit posts

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As subscriber you submit a post to the list by sending a concise email to


The RDM discussion list is not a website but a mail distributing programme. Mail sent to the 'list' is relayed to all subscribers. 

NB, for the time being the archive is still open to everyone and can be found on the list at Ecompass.nl.

The discussion list is not moderated. Posts sent to the list – after affirmation by the writer – will appear on the list without intervention of a moderator. 

Be careful what you send! Be careful you don't accidently send private messages to the entire list and please avoid 'Out-of-Office' posts (by pausing subscription).

If you only want to reply to one or two participants, don't use the standard reply function of your mail programme! This will send your reaction to all participants. Instead use the 'forward' function and fill in the name(s) of the recipients yourself. 

Be sure to read the netiquette that accompanies the list.

List managers are Boudewijn van den Berg (boudewijn.vandenberg [at] surfsara.nl) and Margriet Miedema (margriet.miedema [at] surfsara.nl).

Attachments, disclaimer

Attachments carry the risk of viruses. We assume that users take the necessary safety precautions.

The list managers are not liable for any damage caused by use of the RDM discussion list.