TSLL Annual Report Covering July 2012-July 2013
TSLL volume 38 had four issues, published in pdf format, and is available on the TSLL website at http://www.aallnet.org/sections/ts/TSLL/Issues, and on HeinOnline at http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Index?index=lcc/TSLL&collection=journals. Virginia Bryant completed her fifth year as TSLL's editor-in-chief, grateful for the excellent assistance provided by Michele Thomas, associate editor; Julie Stauffer, layout and design; and Martin Wisneski, web manager. Each issue this year was available on schedule thanks to the dedicated columnists and the conscientious TSLL staff who consistently met their deadlines. Thanks are also due to the faithful TSLL TechScans Blog contributors who've posted approximately 40 entries since July 2012 to keep readers current in the latest news and technology trends.
Several columnist changes occurred throughout this year. Giving it a test run, Karen Wahl assisted Lia Contursi with two "Classification" columns and then agreed to officially join the co-columnist ranks with the June issue. TSLL thanks Matthew Jenks for keeping readers up-to-date and well-informed on Internet topics for three years. Dan Blackaby assumed writing "The Internet" column with the June issue. Chris Hudson stepped down from the "Serials Issues" column in December, after recruiting Wendy Moore to take over the column with the March issue. After eight years, Corinne Jacox completed her editorship of "TechScans." But she too found TSLL an excellent successor, Jackie Magagnosc, one of the faithful TechScans Blog contributors. All continuing columnists deserve thanks also for the outstanding effort they put into their columns to keep TSLL's readers well-informed.
In addition to the regular columns, volume 38 included a special article by George Prager recounting his sabbatical adventures in Italy. The September issue featured program reports from AALL's Annual Meeting in Boston, for which nineteen volunteers reported on programs they attended. The editor continues to urge more use of TSLL as a venue for sharing information among the TS-SIS and OBS-SIS membership. Adapting to change is one of the hallmarks of technical services; so why not contribute a short article about a new activity affecting your department?
TSLL via AALL made a three year agreement with William S. Hein Inc. to include TSLL in HeinOnline. This agreement automatically renewed at the end of 2012 for successive one-year terms unless cancelled in writing by either party. As part of the HeinOnline collection, TSLL is available in both "Spinelli's Law Librarian's Reference Shelf" and "Law Journal Library."
After five years at the helm, I am delighted to turn over responsibility for TSLL to Michael Maben (Indiana University-Bloomington) who agreed to serve as TSLL's next Editor-in-Chief. A long-time active member of both the Technical Services Special Interest Section (TS-SIS) and the Online Bibliographic Services Special Interest Section (OBS-SIS), Michael is well-positioned to assume the editorship and move the combined SIS publication forward.
Thank you to Christine Dulaney, Marilyn Nicely, Victoria Sukhol, and Lorna Tang, who've served on the TSLL Editorial Board this year. It's been my pleasure to work with them, the columnists, the TechScans contributors well-coordinated by Corinne Jacox, and the TSLL staff. I appreciate all of the assistance given me along this journey in the combined effort to continue to issue a high quality publication for OBS and TS-SIS members.