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Electronic Resources & Preservation Committees
January 10, 2004
Present:Brad Schaffner (Kansas), Cathy Zeljak (George Washington),
Brian Baird (Kansas), Tatiana G. Barr (Florida), Mischa Buczkowski
(Oregon), Jackie Byrd (Indiana), David Chroust (Texas A & M), Beth
Feinberg (UCLA), Inna Gudanets (Stanford), Jared Ingersoll (Columbia),
Sandra Levy (Chicago), Tatiana Lorkovic (Yale), Miranda Remnek (Illinois),
Terri Miller (Michigan State), Dan Pennell (Pittsburgh), Janice Pilch
(Illinois), Andy Spencer (Wisconsin), Marek Sroka (Illinois), Keith
Future of Electronic Resources and Preservation Committees: Among
the issues raised during this discussion were:
- Should the work of these two committees be done by a discussion group
instead of a committee?
- These two committees overlap--should they be merged into one
- They have been sharing meeting times for the past few years and have
had joint presentations.
- The Electronic Resources Committee chairperson would not need to
continue being the webmaster for SEES. This could be a separate
assignment for a SEES member.
- There is more to digital than preservation and more to preservation
- SEES could have digital preservation covered by the Electronic
Resources Committee and non-digital preservation covered by a
- Committees offer national service opportunities, but it's hard to get
active committee members for all of SEES's committees. Of 170+ SEES
members, only 26 names show up on committee rosters.
- Could a newly merged and renamed Electronic Resources and Preservation
Committee work with the AAASS Digital Task Group, possibly to
reconnect with JSTOR to identify titles to digitize?
It was decided that these two committees would merge into one standing
committee. The current chairs, Brad Schaffner and Cathy Zeljak will
propose a new name and charge a the Orlando meeting in June 2004.
SEES's Home Page: Cathy distributed printouts of the SEES Home
Page for comment and asked for input. Comments included:
- The Slavlibs links have been maintained and kept current by Jared
- Could the website serve as a clearinghouse for faculty collections?
- As old SEES Newsletters are digitized, they will be linked
- The inventory of the AAASS B&D Working Group for Digital Resources
could be linked
Orlando Meeting: At the Orlando meeting in June, 2004, the
committees will have the presentation on the Khrushchev Archives,
postponed from the Toronto conference.
SlavCopy/Brittle: Brian Baird reported that SlavCopy and Brittle,
on-demand printing of digital books, have been taken over by OCLC.
ALA Website: Terri reported that SEES can still migrate its
website to ALA's site, if we want, but it isn't required.
Submitted by Jackie Byrd
Last updated 5/17/04