Program Descriptions

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Updated 7/10/2013 – Send updates/corrections to: Martin Wisneski, Washburn University Law Library

WSCC = Washington State Convention Center

Acquisitions and Serials Standing Committees and Roundtables Meeting
Monday, July 15, 2013 – 7:00-8:45 a.m. – Sheraton-Capitol Hill

  • Continental Breakfast and informal greeting time [10 min.]
  • Welcome and Introductions [10-15 min.]
  • Approval of minutes from 2012 meetings in Boston [2 min.]
    • Acquisitions Standing Committee Meeting Minutes, pp. 19-21
    • Serials Standing Committee Meeting Minutes, pp. 23-24
  • Reports [10-20 min. total, 2-4 min. per report]
    • Exchange of Duplicates Program
    • Project COUNTER Task Group
    • Survey on Collection Development Trends in Law Libraries report
    • AALL Price Index for Legal Publications
    • List of Law Publishers (formerly on AcqWeb)
  • Education programming for AALL 2014 [3 min.]
  • Roundtable Discussions [45 min. total, 20 min. each section (15 min. small groups, 5 min. large group)]
    • New Discovery, Purchasing, and Management - Breakout Sessions, then share highlights with entire group
      • Ebook acquisitions and management, especially packages from legal vendors (esp. LexisNexis & Thomson Reuters): who's getting them, what has the experience been?
      • Patron-driven acquisitions: anyone using yet? What have experiences been?
      • Electronic resource management systems: who is using what? What have experiences been?
      • Next-generation library management systems and newer discovery environments: anyone using either or both? Any advice to those of us who see these coming soon in our future?
    • Evolution of Acquisitions & Serials Work in Law Libraries - Breakout Sessions, then share highlights with entire group
      • What changes to workflow and staff duties have you made this year, because of decreased print/increased online access to serial related materials?
      • How are our roles as tech services librarians changing in our libraries? With less focus on the purchasing and management of physical collections and more emphasis on preparing students for practice and faculty scholarship, what skill sets to we bring to our libraries and what tasks could we be taking on?
  • Summary of major discussion points, programming reminders, and closing thoughts [5 min.]

Business and Awards Meeting
Sunday, July 14, 2013 – 5:30-7:00 p.m.

  • Call to order: Miriam Childs
  • Verification of Quorum: Hollie White
  • Introduction and Welcome of TS-SIS VIPs: Adam Schiff and Steve Shadle
  • Approval of Minutes from July, 22, 2012 Business Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Executive Board Reports
    • Secretary/Treasurer: Hollie White
    • Members-at-Large: Richard Paone and Cindy Spadoni
    • Vice Chair/Chair-Elect: Brian Striman
    • Chair: Miriam Childs
  • Standing Committee Chair Reports
    • Acquisitions: Trina Holloway
    • Cataloging and Classification: George Prager
    • Preservation: Lauren Seney
    • Serials: Wendy Moore
  • TSLL Report: Michael Maben
  • Awards: Calmer Chattoo
    • Marla Schwartz Grant
    • Renee D. Chapman Memorial Award
  • Special Recognition of TS Retirees
  • Words of Appreciation: Miriam Childs
  • Passing of the "gavel"
    • Comments from the New Chair
  • Adjournment
  • All officer, committee, and representatives reports will be available on the TS-SIS website.

Cataloging and Classification Roundtable
Monday, July 15, 2013 – 5:30-6:30 p.m. – WSCC-Room 303

  • Welcome and announcements (George Prager)
  • Report on the RDA Workshop (Melissa Beck)
  • RDA Law Best Practices discussion (Melissa Beck)
  • Other issues?

Cataloging and Classification Standing Committee Meeting
Sunday, July 14, 2013 – 7:00-8:15 a.m. – WSCC-Room 208

  • Welcome/Announcements (5 minutes)
  • Representatives’ reports (35 minutes)
    • Machine-Readable Bibliographic Information (MARBI) – Pat Sayre-McCoy (10 minutes)
    • Cataloging and Classification Section: Description and Access (CC:DA) – John Hostage (15 minutes)
    • ALA ALCTS CCS Subject Analysis Committee (SAC) – Suzanne Graham (10 minutes)
  • Task group reports (15 minutes)
    • Classification and Subject Cataloging Policy Advisory Working Group – Suzanne Graham – (5 minutes)
    • Task Group on Standards for Vendor-supplied Bibliographic Records – Cindy Spadoni (5 minutes)
    • Descriptive Cataloging Policy Advisory Working Group – Melissa Beck (5 minutes)
  • LC Update – Jolande Goldberg (15 minutes)
  • New Business - (5 minutes)

Classification and Subject Cataloging Policy Advisory Working Group Meeting
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 – 7:00-8:15 a.m. – WSCC-Room 212

  • Welcome
  • Review of mission and update on SAC activities from Suzanne Graham (AALL representative to ALA ALCTS CaMMS Subject Analysis Committee) (5 min.)
  • Open Floor for questions about SAC activities (5 min.)
  • New business
    • Share local implementation strategies of new Genre/Form terms for law (Suzanne for Yael Mandelstam) (10 min.)
    • Evaluate use of 751 field for jurisdiction information (10 min.)
    • Discuss interest in assisting with creation of demographic vocabulary (lcdft) (10 min.)
    • Discuss funnel activities (5 min.)
    • Open floor (5 min.)

Collection Development Roundtable (ALL-SIS)
Monday, July 15, 2013 – 5:30-6:30 p.m.


Descriptive Cataloging Policy Advisory Working Group Meeting
Monday, July 15, 2013 – 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.


Education Committee Meeting
Monday, July 15, 2013 – 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. – WSCC-Room 213


Executive Board Meeting (2012/2013 outgoing and 2013/2014 incoming)
Sunday, July 14, 2013 – 12:30-1:45 p.m. – WSCC-Room 212

  • Attendance and Welcome - Miriam Childs & Brian Striman
  • Executive Board Officers' Reports
    • TSLL Editor - Michael Maben
    • Introduction of all members
    • Secretary/Treasurer Report - Hollie White
    • Chair Report - Miriam Childs
    • Vice Chair/Chair-Elect Report - Brian Striman
    • Members-at-Large Reports - Richard Paone & Cindy Spadoni
    • Past Chair - Ismael Gullon
  • Standing Committees Reports
    • Acquisitions - Trina Holloway
    • Cataloging and Classification Committee Report - George Prager
    • Preservation Committee Report - Lauren Seney
    • Serials Committee Report - Wendy Moore
  • Other reports
    • Education Committee - James Mumm
    • Website - Martin Wisneski
    • Awards Committee - Calmer Chattoo
    • OBS/TS Joint Grant Committee - Hollie White
    • Membership Committee - Suzanne Graham
    • Professional Development Committee - Aaron Kuperman
  • Old Business
    • TS-SIS Volunteer Survey - Brian Striman
  • New Business
    • 2013-2014 Agenda - Brian Striman
  • Next Meeting - Conference call
  • Adjournment

Implement/Access an E-Book Collection in a Law Library (Program G6)
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 – 10:15-11:45 a.m. – WSCC-Room 618-620

Apple has sold more than 40 million iPads, and Amazon now sells more Kindle titles than print books. E-books have reached the tipping point. Libraries are watching the demand for e-book borrowing steadily rise and are responding by rolling out new e-book initiatives. Learn how to compare and evaluate e-book platforms, the ins and outs of pricing models-including demand-driven acquisitions, functionality unique to this format, and vendor types, as well as the questions you should ask about technical requirements. Become knowledgeable about the key challenges and benefits of launching an e-book initiative in your law library, as well as alternatives to purchasing e-books.
  • Ellyssa Kroski (Coordinator & Speaker)
  • Ralph A. Monaco (Moderator)
  • Jacob Sayward (Speaker)
  • Jeremy Sullivan (Speaker)
  • David Swords (Speaker)

Innovative Law Users Group Annual Meeting
Saturday, July 13, 2013 – 8:00am - 2:00pm – Sheraton-Metropolitan Ballroom B


Joint Research Grant Committee Meeting (OBS-SIS and TS-SIS)
Sunday, July 14, 2013 – 7:00-8:15 a.m. – Sheraton-Everett


Law for the Non-JD Librarian (Program C5)
Sunday, July 14, 2013 – 4:00-5:15 p.m. – WSCC-Rooms 618-620

While many technical services librarians, in addition to others on the library staff roster, have one or more advanced academic degrees, they often do not hold a law degree. This Program will enable non-JD librarians to better serve patron communities through more focused acquisitions and precise bibliographic description by developing skills needed to quickly find out about the law and understand various legal systems and their differences. Topics to be addressed on domestic and international law include an overview of the organization of law, sources for learning about law, translating "legalese," and how this all relates to understanding the nature of the new/prospective purchase. An interactive discussion and question-and-answer period will follow the presentation.
  • Ajaye Bloomstone (Coordinator & Moderator)
  • Heather Casey (Speaker)
  • Francis X. Norton, Jr. (Speaker)

Linked Data: The New Bibliographic Framework in the Post-MARC World (Program B6)
Sunday, July 14, 2013 – 2:00-3:30 p.m. – WSCC-Rooms 615-617

The Library of Congress' Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative will transform existing metadata (the MARC format)into a sustainable bibliographic encoding system, connecting library resources to the whole world of information resources. Does the library's initiative enable current library metadata to be used in linked data technology to construct a core data model for library applications? Can a huge library infrastructure built up over the years around the MARC format be harvested by the new and emerging content standards to support prototype services? How can future bibliographic control standards leverage all the services to benefit the community? You will find answers to these questions in this program.
  • Keiko Okuhara (Coordinator & Moderator)
  • Karen Coyle (Speaker)
  • Eric Miller (Speaker)

Local Systems Roundtable (OBS-SIS)
Monday, July 15, 2013 – 5:30-6:45 p.m. – Sheraton-Willow A

The Local Systems Roundtable will present the trailblazing work of the Orbis Cascade Alliance-- a 37-member academic library consortium that includes 6 law libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. In 2008, the members of this consortium migrated from individual integrated library systems to a shared library management system: the Ex Libris Alma and Primo management system. This roundtable will focus on the planning and implementing of a shared system by the first cohort of libraries that led to making their vision a reality. Three members from the Alliance will lead an informal moderated roundtable, which will include both prepared and real-time questions from the audience.
  • Christina Tarr, UCLA (Coordinator & Moderator)
  • Bill Kelm, Willamette University (Presenter)
  • Al Cornish, Incoming Shared ILS Program Manager for the Orbis Alliance (Presenter)
  • Ann Nez, University of Washington (Presenter)

Making Sense of the Numbers: Understanding Vendor Statistics (Program A1)
Sunday, July 14, 2013 – 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – WSCC-Rooms 602-604

Online usage statistics can be deceptively straightforward. Before relying on them to make decisions, we must fully understand what the column headers mean, how data is collected, and how local configurations affect the data. Participants will review statistics tables available from common data providers such as Lexis, Westlaw, Serials Solutions, Gale, HeinOnline, Onelog, and Lookup Precision.
  • Suzanne R. Grah a.m.(Coordinator, Moderator & Speaker)
  • Jacob Sayward (Speaker)
  • Jean P. O'Grady (Speaker)

OCLC User's Group Meeting (OBS-SIS)
Sunday, July 14, 2013 – 12:30-1:45 p.m. – WSCC-Room 204

This roundtable is open to anyone who uses OCLC products or services, and will feature the OBS-SIS OCLC liaison, Glenn Patton, Director of the WorldCat Quality Management Division at OCLC, as the speaker. Glenn will discuss OCLC's new and enhanced services, as well as planned future developments. Following this overview, the bulk of the roundtable time will be allotted to audience members to ask questions and to share comments, ideas, and concerns with the speaker and other OCLC users in the audience.

Off the Page and Beyond the Book: New Models for Buying and Selling Legal Information (Program E1)
Monday, July 15, 2013 – 2:30-3:45 p.m. – WSCC-Rooms 602-604

Legal information has long ago moved off of the page and beyond the book. However, both information vendors and their customers remain mired in paper- and book-based metaphors that affect the way vendors price and package legal information, as well as the way librarians buy, organize, and disseminate it. Conventional thinking about legal information has led this industry to the impasse faced when vendors continue to raise prices to sustain needed profit margins, while librarians hold down costs by cutting titles. The current legal information economy is not sustainable.
  • Todd Melnick (Coordinator)
  • Ed Walters (Moderator)
  • Eyal Iffergan (Speaker)
  • Scott Meiser (Speaker)
  • Jason Wilson (Speaker)

Preservation Standing Committee Meeting
Monday, July 15, 2013 – 5:30-6:30 p.m. – WSCC-Room 305


Rare Book Cataloging Roundtable
Sunday, July 14, 2013 – 5:30-6:30 p.m. – WSCC-Room 303

Following the usual round robin where attendees share any rare books news from their respective libraries and bring up various topics for discussion, e.g., marking, shelving, cataloging, Susan Karpuk (Yale Law Library) will talk briefly about how Yale has been including "fingerprints" on some of their rare books records. See the following resources: Bodley Library summary; OCLC 026 field; and Fingerprints Manual.

RDA Cataloging Cooperative (Workshop W1)
Saturday, July 13, 2013 – 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

This workshop is geared toward intermediate catalogers who have knowledge of, and some experience with, cataloging in RDA. Participants will work together with an experienced panel of RDA catalogers to help them understand and solve difficult and challenging issues with real examples. Participants will be encouraged to pre-submit questions or problems they have encountered, which will supply content for a day of mini-seminars, to include examples, exercises, and group discussion. During the workshop, presenters will introduce each question/topic and lead participants through the decision-making process, assisted by a panel of catalogers who will lend their assistance (and opinions). This workshop will be highly interactive: Participants will be expected to speak up, share questions, and collaborate on solutions. Workshop attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops in order to participate in online exercises.
  • Melissa Beck (Coordinator & Speaker)
  • Ismael Gullon (Co-moderator)
  • Angela Jones (Co-moderator)
  • Richard Amelung (Speaker)
  • Lia Contursi (Speaker)
  • John Hostage (Speaker)
  • Jean M. Pajerek (Speaker)
  • George Prager (Speaker)
  • Patricia Sayre-McCoy (Speaker)
  • Ad a.m.Schiff (Speaker)
  • Steve Shadle (Speaker)

Research Roundtable (OBS-SIS and TS-SIS)
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 – 7:00-8:15 a.m. – WSCC-Room 213

This year's roundtable theme is "Passport to Publication." Four learning stations will be led by law librarian experts including: Anne Klinefelter will talk about the LiiLP workshop; Michael Maben will talk about writing for TSLL; Marguerite Most will talk about how to be an editor; and Hollie White will talk about writing TS-related articles. Collect stamps in your passport from all 4 experts and be entered into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. The drawing will be held the end of the session. Bring your coffee and let's talk about getting published!

Task Group on Vendor-Supplied Bibliographic Records (OBS/TS-SIS)
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 – 7:00-8:15 a.m. – WSCC-Room 304

  • Open meeting from 7:00-7:30 a.m.; executive session for Task Group members only from 7:30-8:15 a.m.
  • Welcome/Introductions/Announcements
  • Provider-Neutral standard compliance issues and RDA
  • Advice from the Task Group to anyone considering the purchase of records from Gale, LLMC, Proquest Legislative Insight, Bloomberg/BNA, Cassidy.
  • Any issues/problems that attendees would like the Task Group to address in the coming year?
  • Other?

Technical Services Group Meeting (PLL-SIS)
Monday, July 15, 2013 – 5:30-6:30 p.m. – WSCC-Room 209


Technical Services Management Issues Roundtable
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 – 7:00-8:15 a.m. – WSCC-Room 310


TS/OBS/RIPS/CS-SIS Joint Reception
Saturday, July 13, 2013 – 7:00-9:00 p.m. – Sheraton-Metropolitan Ballroom B


TSLL Executive Board Meeting
Saturday, July 13, 2013 – 1:45-2:45 p.m. – Sheraton-Cedar A