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Executive Committee Minutes
January 25, 2003
Present: Jared Ingersoll (Columbia), Mischa Buczkowski (Oregon), Jackie Byrd
(Indiana), Joanna Dyla (Stanford), Diana Greene (NYU), Inna Gudanets
(Stanford), Pat Kreitz (Stanford), Tim Larson (Indiana), Sandra Levy
(Chicago), Terri Miller (Michigan State), Janice Pilch (Illinois), Cathy
Zeljak (George Washington)
Minutes: The minutes of the June 2002 meeting were approved, with
the correction of the spelling of Soobum Kim's first name.
Frankfurt Book Fair: Gordon Anderson reported on the Frankfurt
Book Fair, which will be Oct. 8-13, 2003. Gordon said that some travel
funding may be available from ACRL, and he encouraged SEES members to
attend. He will send information to slavlibs on the book fair. Gordon
also reported that WESS will again sponsor a cruise in Toronto and that
the WESS program at that conference will be "Research Library Networks
across the Pond."
- Automated Bibliographic Control: Janice Pilch reported on the
activities of the committee, including:
- Robert Maxwell's report as ACRL liaison from CC:DA
- The Slavic Cataloging Manual
- The ABC Webpage
- LC's guidelines on cataloging materials in the Serbian, Croatian,
and Bosnian languages
- Working with system vendors on the problems of diacritic display
- Continuing Education: Inna Gudanets reported on the activities
of the committee, including:
- Janice Pilch's report on the Slavic Librarians' Workshop
- Terri Miller's report on the Moscow Book Fair
- The Continuing Education Committee's Webpage
- Electronic Resources/Preservation: Cathy Zeljak reported on
the activities of the committees, including:
- The presentation on the Krushchev Audio Archive at the 2003 Annual
- The inclusion on a archive of past SEES offices on the SEES
- Investigating the use of the ACRL web server for SEES webpages
- Investigating titles to be suggested to JSTOR for digitization.
The AAASS B&D Committee doesn't seem to be interested in the project.
- Newsletter: Terri Miller reported that the committee's
business was done via email in advance of the conference. She also
reported that the committee was allocated $1,323, a $75.00 increase from
last year. She said that the next newsletter should be lengthy, due to
several reports. The University of Toronto will be profiled in the issue.
- 2004 Program Planning: Terri Miller reported that the
is planning a Tech Services/Cataloging program for the Orlando conference
in 2004. The program will be focus on the non-Roman alphabet languages,
looking at costs, staffing, access/instruction, and input/search/display.
- 2003 Program Planning: Jared Ingersoll reported that planning
the program, "The Square Peg Problem: Specialized Material in a
Streamlined World" has been finalized. The speakers will be Steve Corrsin
(Wayne State University), Brad Schaffner (University of Kansas), and Jim
Neal (Columbia University). Jared will work with the committee on
publicity for the program.
Membership: Jared Ingersoll reported that SEES membership is
currently 213, down from 227 last year.
ACRL: Pat Kreitz reported on ACRL activities, including:
Submitted by Jackie Byrd
- The Task Force on the Association of the Future will be looking at
what ACRL should be in 5 years. Pat encouraged SEES members to take
advantage of input opportunities.
- Vice-President, President-Elect Tyrone Cannon will be responsible
for developing a new ACRL strategic plan that will guide the Association.
The plan is used for justifying expenditures and activities. There will
be a survey for members, non-members, and former members and a breakfast
at the Toronto conference. Pat encouraged input from SEES on this.
- Divine-Row.com Crash: Pat reported that ACRL may loose money
to unpaid subscriptions, but the Association will honor all subscriptions
through March 1st.
- Budget: The 2002/2003 budget for ACRL is in deficit. There
be an extra $3,000 allocated for program planning. An increase in funding
for sections is part of the 2004 budget. Another funding initiative for
sections will be made available, and it will be less restrictive than the
last initiative and can be spent over a 2-year period.
- Virtual Meetings: Jared Ingersoll reported that the College
Library Section met virtually for the mid-winter meetings, trying both an
online chat approach and an email meeting. The section felt that both
methods worked well. Some issues identified for this topic were:
- SEES may be able to consider this in the future
- There are financial and other implications for ALA and ACRL if
attendance at the conferences drops
- ALA policy on this will need to reflect the differences in
e-capability among libraries