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Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

TYPE: Process Committee

PURPOSE: This Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the editor of the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals.

CHARGE: This Committee suggests new journals to be indexed and revisions to the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals.

TIME COMMITMENT: Committee members participate in a variety of assignments. An assessment of suggested new journals for inclusion in the Index takes about 2 working days in May and June. During the year, members suggest new journals to the General Editor requiring about 2 working days total. Committee members need to exercise vigilance and objectivity in monitoring any issues brought to their attention or discovered concerning the index adding up to a few more days over the year. Additionally, Committee members might be asked by the General Editor and/or might volunteer to undertake criteria compilations, and website and database testing or surveys: these could involve up to 4 more days. The chair and vice-chairs duties regarding annual meeting responsibilities add another 1-2 days. Note: Time commitments are estimates from past assignments and can change with new projects or requests for assistance from the Executive Board.

MEMBERSHIP QUALIFICATIONS: Familiarity in use of foreign legal periodicals is helpful. Attendance at the Annual Meeting is encouraged.

TENURE: Membership on the Committee shall normally be for three (3) years. The returning member selected as Vice Chair at the end of the first year shall serve in that capacity in the second year and become the Chair of the committee in the third year.

SIZE: The Committee shall normally consist of a Chair, a Vice Chair, five (5) members, and a non-voting Executive Board liaison.


Goal II: Education

RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER COMMITTEES/STRUCTURES: The Committee acts in an advisory capacity to the editor of the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals.