2009-2010 Annual Report
Acquisitions Standing Committee / Roundtable
The TS-SIS Acquisitions Committee was called to order on Monday, July 27, 2009, at 7 a.m. in the Washington Convention Center. After committee members and attendees introduced themselves and "state of your library" reports were given all around, minutes of the previous meeting were approved by the membership and old business was discussed.
A report was given on the future of ACQWEB and our cooperative work with ALA: the template has been added on the Drupal CS platform, is almost ready for content to be added, and there will be a call for volunteers to do so. A prototype of the splash page was passed around for examination and comments. As of spring 2010, the individual who was instrumental in initiating the revamp of ACQWEB is no longer involved, and there is a question as to how committed ALA still is to the project so the Acquisitions Committee will be discussing how we see ourselves involved in the tool as it stands.
TS-SIS and ALL-SIS will continue to work together with regard to the collection of law library collection development policies by continuing to collect and make them available to the AALL membership.
New business included a lively discussion of possible program proposals for the 2010 Annual Meeting, a request for a volunteer to take over as Acquisitions Committee/Roundtable Chair for the 2010-2011 term, and the Committee Meeting adjourned at 7:45 a.m.
The Acquisitions Roundtable began at 7:45 and discussion ensued concerning migration to a new ILS and the amount of input that a law library might have into the process when the individual library is not the only one involved. OCLC and World Cat were discussed, as were issues encountered with other databases, vendors, and vendor relations in general. The Roundtable adjourned at 8:30 a.m.
Chair, Acquisitions Standing Committee and Roundtable
LSU Law Center Library