of the Online Bibliographic Services Special Interest Section
2001-2002 Board Meeting
July 20, 2002
Jane Kelsey, Ismael Gullon,
Judy Vaughn-Sterling, Ellen McGrath, Susan
Chinoransky, Richard Jost (late)
1. At least 40
bags of candy were distributed at CONELL in Orlando,
along with pencils and brochures. The attendance at CONELL was approximately
2. The OBS book
raffle was announced for on Tuesday, July 23. The winner did not
have to be present to win.
McGrath printed 200 copies of the OBS brochure at her library�s
expense. It was deemed too expensive to have AALL make the copies of the brochure
through their printing services.
Gullon announced that the current OBS budget has a balance
of $69.00 left, after the estimated Orlando
meeting costs are deducted. Because OBS has not paid for all the TSLL issues
yet, this will need to be a frugal year.
Jane Kelsey reported on the SIS leadership training that she
attended. Highlights included:
a.) Other SIS's
have successfully used silent auction as a way of raising
funds, so Mary Jane suggested that OBS should explore the idea of a silent
b.) Based on
the suggestion that SIS's should create a funding wish list, Mary Jane came
up with the idea that a wish list for OBS would include the possibility
of getting vendor grants to help fund the OCLC and RLIN committee chairs
attendance at the bibliographic utilities annual meetings.
c.) Some program
sessions were chosen to be videotaped by West for inclusion on their westlegaledcenter.com
with AALL receiving 10% of the profits.
d.) Each SIS
will be highlighted in Spectrum, although this feature may not start immediately.
6. Brian Striman
reported on the research grant activities:
a.) The committee
has asked Larry Dershem to produce extensible LC classification
b.) The joint
grant recipients (Susan Goldner and Lorraine
Lorne) will be working on an index to TSLL. It should be possible to get a
grant to print the index.
c.) Chris Long
volunteered to become the Research & Publications columnist (pending approval
by the TSLL Board) and moderator of the Research Roundtable at AALL Annual
d.) No grant
was awarded this year (there was one potential candidate but Brian�s email
crashed and he was not able to track down the potential candidate�s name).
7. Brian Striman
reported on the AMPC meeting in his role as liaison to the SISs:
a.) The Sunday
programs for the SISs will continue. The focus on programs in Seattle
will be teaching, collections & care, and technology.
b.) AMPC is not
looking for the quantity of programs from each SIS but the quality of each
program that is submitted.
c.) The program
proposals should try to incorporate the Seattle
meeting theme� --�Maximizing today, envisioning tomorrow�
d.) AMPC will
be having 30 minute time slots for the Seattle
meeting, along with the traditional 60, 75, and 90 minute programs.
8. TSLL Volume
No. 1 (September
2002) � August 15, 2002
No. 2 (December
2002) � October 30, 2002
No. 3 (March
2003) � January 31, 2003
No. 4 (June 2003)
� April 30, 2003)
The minutes for
this meeting were taken by Judy Vaughan-Sterling
and prepared by Richard Jost