Acquisitions Committee and Roundtable
2011 Annual Meeting Minutes
July 25, 2011, 7:00-8:30 a.m. — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The business meeting was called to order on Monday July 25, 2011 at 7:00 AM at the Philadelphia Convention Center Room 105(B) by Eric Parker, Acquisitions Librarian, Northwestern University Pritzker Legal Research Center.
The business meeting began at 7:02 a.m. A motion was made, seconded and carried to approve the minutes of last year's meeting. Attendees introduced themselves and a sign-up sheet was passed around.
List of law publishers in ACQWEB:
Eric got an email from Anne Robbins, who has maintained our own legal publishers' list this last year. She has set up a mock blog to meet the criteria to update the list. There is a website and she needs people to add publishers. There is a user's guide, an A-Z list of publishers and a search box. Eric asked for volunteers to help Anne. Eric will help and Wendy Moore and Ajaye Bloomstone also volunteered. Anne asked for input on how large to make the comments section. Eric suggested that they work on the website for several months and then turn it over to the TS-SIS webmaster. He might be able to link to it from the TS-SIS website. The address is http://legal-acquisition-forum.blogspot.com/.
Collection development policies:
They are now available on a webpage with the ALL-SIS password, not the regular AALL password. Is there a better solution? Ismael Gullon suggested using the TS-SIS embedded password instead of the ALL-SIS password. Eric will ask the TS-SIS webmaster, if it can be done.
Report from and Q &A with CRIV incoming Chair Shaun Esposito:
CRIV has a chair, vice-chair, nine members and a non-voting Executive Board liaison. Their mission statement is on the AALL website. The committee's goals are education and advocacy. They help with complaint resolution and publish the CRIV Sheet. CRIV tools are available and there are suggestions for dealing with vendors. The Committee selects a product for the Best New Product Award. They sponsor a vendor roundtable and colloquium held today in room 111(B) at 12:15 PM. They propose programs for the annual meeting and are looking into presenting webinars. The committee encourages vendor compliance with the AALL Guide to Fair Business Practices for Legal Publishers. In the coming year, the committee will be working with the new Vendor Liaison. They are not sure just how CRIV will work with the Liaison. The Liaison is the chair of the Vendor Colloquium Working Group. The Chair will take suggestions to the AALL Board and CRIV will help implement them and look at new products. Contact Shaun, if you have a complaint with a vendor. Their new website has a link to make a complaint or email Shaun directly. Last year CRIV handled 16 major complaints.
Eric asked for ideas for 2012 programs. The AMPC deadline is September 15. The TS-SIS Education Committee has an August 15 deadline and they will work with you on a proposal. The contact is Jim Mumm, the Chair of the Education Committee.
Ajaye Bloomstone suggested several ideas for programs:
- An in-depth program on RDA training.
- Usage statistics for electronic packages.
- Law for Technical Services librarians without JDs.
If members are interested in speaking at one of these programs, contact Ajaye.
The Business Meeting was adjourned at 7:42 a.m.
The Roundtable Meeting began at 7:43 a.m. Each attendee gave a State of their Library report.
Eric proposed a survey on what libraries have done to cope with budget cuts and cancellations. He did a survey in his area for collection development purposes. Ajaye suggested that it be put into a Google Docs spreadsheet. Wendy Moore suggested Survey Monkey. Eric will share his survey with the list of attendees and members. Shyama Agrawal and Damon Campbell volunteered to help.
The Roundtable was adjourned at 8:30 a.m.
Respectfully submitted by
Assistant Director/Head of Technical Services
Stetson University College of Law