CARTA-l Listserv Subscription Information

Description: CARTA-l is the unmonitored discussion forum for Canadian Map, Geographic Information Systems, and Geomatics librarians and archivists, and anyone interested in Canadian cartography, geospatial data and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) issues as they pertain to libraries and archives.

Subscribing: Follow the Instructions at the following online subscription web page. Or, send an email message to Leave the subject line blank and in the body of your message, add the following line:

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Where "Firstname" is your given name and "Lastname" is your surname. Omit the quote marks.

You will then receive a message requesting that you confirm your subscription to CARTA-l. Simply reply to the message with the text of your message containing only the word "ok" (without the quotes). Your subscription request will be cancelled if you do not confirm your request within 96 hours of receiving this email message.

Unsubscribing: Send an email message to Leave the subject line blank and in the body of the message type the command:

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NOTE: You MUST unsubscribe from CARTA using the same e-mail address you used to subscribe to the list.

Posting a Message: You must be a subscriber to CARTA-l to post a message. Once subscribed, you can post messages by sending an email message to

Further Information: More information and options such as searching archived messages and turning mail off temporarily are available through the "Subscriber Guide"


Marcel Fortin
Geographic Information Systems & Map Librarian
University of Toronto

Last Update: August 16, 2004