|Technical Services Special Interest Section
July 13, 1998, 5:30 - 6:30
Cynthia Aninao presided.
The meeting began with introductions of all present. Cynthia asked anyone who was interested in taking over leadership of the group to let her know.
Mary Ertl gave an update on the foreign vendor list on which she and Harold Moren have been working. The original mailing to 157 vendors brought 108 acceptable responses. Another mailing to vendors was sent in October, 47 follow-ups and 4 to newly suggested vendors, bringing 21 additional responses. Corrections and suggestions for new vendors to survey are welcome -- http://www.uiowa.edu/~lawlib/vendors.
Rob Richards reported on the Legal Publishers’ List that he created and maintains, which he update July 10 -- http://www.Colorado.EDU/Law/lawlib/ts/legpub.htm.
Rob Richards suggested creating a web site linking to collection development policies that any law libraries have available. He will write, or help somebody write, the html document with hotlinks and ask for URL’s from LawACQ and law-lib.
Jim Mumm had been asked to raise the issue of a basic acquisitions workshop for consideration as one of AALL’s "road shows," their recently developed array of programs intended to reach people who can’t attend AALL annual meetings. The group discussed what the target audience would be, and there was a feeling that, in addition to librarians new to acquisitions, paraprofessionals might attend such a workshop in their own region. Teleconferences have been very successful recently, and could reach even more people. Jim Mumm will discuss the feasibility of one or more teleconferences covering basic acquisitions issues (nuts and bolts) with Anne Myers. The following people volunteered to help develop such a program: Ajaye Bloomstone, Carmen Brigandi, Heather Buckwalter, Karen Douglas, Sandra Klein, Mary McKee, Mahnaz Moshfegh, Alice Pidgeon, Sara Spiegel, Claudia Zaher.
Cynthia reminded everyone that on Tuesday, July 14, (9:45 - 10:45) the committee is sponsoring a program: "New Horizons in Collection Development: Approval Plans," coordinated by Julie Stauffer.
Cynthia led a discussion of program proposal topics for next year’s meeting, the theme being "At the Crossroads: Information Management, Technology, and Policy." There is a very small window for getting the proposals in; they must be to Reggie Wallen, TS-SIS Education Committee, by early August.
Lisa Arm suggested a program on collecting electronic resources, including developing a selection policy. Carmen Brigandi and Rachel Pergament will coordinate.
Jim Mumm and Dick Vaughan will refine and re-submit a proposal for a program on how publishers develop a product, decide marketing strategies, pricing. They will consider asking CRIV if they are interested in co-sponsoring such a program to bring wider appeal.
Christine Graesser dropped by representing CRIV and asked if the Acquisitions Committee would be willing to work with CRIV on some projects. The group readily agreed, and CRIV will be in touch. Frank Houdek, the incoming CRIV Chair, had also mentioned this request to Jim Mumm.
Jim Mumm suggested creating an Education Subcommittee of the Acquisitions Committee to be charged with developing program ideas by approximately January 1999 for the Philadelphia meeting in 2000. Lisa Arm and Sara Spiegel volunteered and will watch for issues to consider. Maria Cap suggested a program on EDI focusing particularly on electronic ordering and invoicing and the group would like to have it proposed.
Jim Mumm asked if individuals would be willing to write to Mary Ellen Marlowe or Ron Boller at West to request annual invoicing. Several people expressed concern about being billed correctly for a full year in advance, but thought it might be possible for selected titles.
Mahnaz Moshfegh asked if members of the Serials Committee could join the LAWACQ discussion list, and Cynthia agreed.
Mary Ertl thanked Cynthia for all of her work in moderating the LAWACQ discussion group, and everybody present heartily agreed.
Mary Ertl, Recorder
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