“We can now operate regional closed user groups. These are local groups where people contribute with regard to local matters. You will not see a group unless you are a member of one. The main benefits include confidentiality, NAIM is not subject to FOI, a reduction in inbox content, an archive of issues etc etc.”
“If you are not a member then click the join us link on the left. Registration is always easier when using a business e-mail address and public service addresses such as .gov.uk, .ac.uk, .nhs etc. Where personal e-mail addresses are provided we will usually require confirmation of your reasons for joining. Acceptable categories do not include casual interest or non related information management functions.”
[NAIM stands for National Association for Information Management]
It is clear they are targeting public sector workers who are also ‘information managers’.