2007-2008 Annual Report
Acquisitions Standing Committee / Roundtable
The TS-SIS Acquisitions Committee met from 7-8:30 am on Monday, 16 July 2007, during which time current and future program development was discussed.
The Committee reviewed results of the full-day Acquisitions Workshop (held Saturday, 14 July 2007). Prior to the registration deadline, all spaces in the workshop were reserved, and headquarters decided to open up several additional spaces which were also filled. Attendees evaluated the workshop very positively.
Two task forces have been designated: Anne Robbins (University of Illinois) and Lisa Arm (Boston University) are working with Eleanor Cook (Appalachin State) on the contribution of legal vendor information to the revamped ACQWEB database. Currently, the existing contents of ACQWEB are under a review/updating process prior to the addition of new contributions. Several Committee members have volunteered to assist in the future. This project constitutes an ongoing cooperative effort between ALA ALCTS and AALL TS-SIS members since members of both organizations have heavily used ACQWEB in the past. Eric Parker (Northwestern University) is the Acquisitions Committee representative to a pan-SIS project (along with ALL and PLL) charged with collecting current collection development policies. Martin Wisneski, as the TS webmaster, is assisting to make these policies accessible to AALL members through the TS-SIS site.
On Tuesday, 17 July, from 12-1:30pm, the Acquisitions Roundtable presented a program sponsored by TS, "Tips and Tricks for Successful Vendor Negotiation." Anne Robbins presented tips and tricks in dealing with vendors through a variety of methods of communication, and Emerita Cuesta (University of Miami) presented information to assist us when dealing with Latin American vendors of legal materials.
Ajaye Bloomstone, Chair
Acquisitions Committee Chair
LSU Law Center Library
2 June 2008