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TSLL 2009-2010 Annual Report

Volume 35 of TSLL consisted of four issues, published in PDF format and available on the TSLL website. Virginia Bryant completed her second year as TSLL's editor-in-chief with continuing excellent assistance provided by Cindy May, associate editor; Julie Stauffer, layout and design; and Martin Wisneski, web manager. Each issue was available on schedule due to the dedication and hard work of the TSLL staff.

Several new columnists and contributing authors were added to the TSLL staff this year. Kate Wilko, a reference librarian at Stanford University, joined long-time columnist Marie Whited in co-editing the Classification column, and Matthew Jenks, head of collection management and cataloging librarian at Franklin Pierce Law Center, increased our knowledge of new resources with his Internet column. Corinne Jacox did a fabulous job recruiting additional contributors to the TechScans column as Georgia Briscoe, University of Colorado at Boulder; Jean Pajerek, Cornell University; Christina Tarr, University of California at Berkeley; and Ismael Gullon, Mercer University, joined Yumin Jiang and Andrea Rabbia in reviewing current literature on the latest trends and technology to assist readers in keeping-up-to-date. In addition to their column contributions, TechScan authors breathed new life into the TSLL TechScan blog, posting current information weekly. Richard Paone has stepped down after three years as the columnist for Serials Issues, so that slot is now vacant; please contact me if you're interested. I would like to thank all of the columnists who shared their ideas and knowledge in TSLL this year. Their efforts are much appreciated.

In addition to the regular columns, volume 35 also offered several special articles. Topics included ERM, the discovery platform AquaBrowser, and OCLC's Expert Community experiment. The September issue featured program reports from AALL's Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., for which over twenty volunteers reported on programs they attended. The editor would like to encourage more use of TSLL as a venue for sharing information among the TS-SIS and OBS-SIS membership. If you've implemented a new program, restructured a department, changed acquisitions procedures, evaluated implementing RDA, etc.—tell us about the process!

This year AALL signed an agreement with Hein to include TSLL in a special HeinOnline library developed for acquisitions, cataloging, and other technical services academic law librarians. TSLL is part of the Law Librarian's Reference Library, currently available in Beta mode at http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Index?index=lcc/tsll&collection=lcc. Discussions are underway with Hein to improve full-text searching capability within TSLL. You can participate by letting Hein know how you would use the product, and if there are specific areas of content you want to be able to access quickly and directly.

Submitted by
Virginia Bryant
TSLL Editor-in-Chief
Chair, TSLL Editorial Board