Publications Committee Minutes - 2014 Midwinter

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:- We discussed Jen Bonnet's exciting plans for the upcoming WESS Newsletter.
:- We discussed Jen Bonnet's exciting plans for the upcoming WESS Newsletter.
:- The recent retirement of Mary-Beth Clack from Harvard College's Widener Library will leave the WESS Newsletter without an Editor for its Column "Europe in Bits & Bytes"
:- The recent retirement of Mary-Beth Clack from Harvard College's Widener Library will leave the WESS Newsletter without an Editor for its Column "Europe in Bits & Bytes"
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:- An expression of gratitude for Mary Beth's editorial work, combined with WESS's best wishes for her retirement will appear in Dick's Column "Personal & Institutional News.  
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:- An expression of gratitude for Mary Beth's editorial work, combined with WESS's best wishes for her retirement, will appear in Dick's Column "Personal & Institutional News".  
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:- Dick Hacken reported the great news that the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB) has approached him for archiving WessWeb. Negotiating this prestigious prospect may be difficult, since ACRL has its own archiving program.
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:- Dick Hacken reported the great news that the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB) has approached him for archiving WessWeb. Negotiating this prestigious prospect may be complicated by ACRL's own archiving program.
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:- Though really the jurisdiction of the WESS Membership Committee, the WessWeb online Directory was discussed: only 243 of 430 WESSies - that's some 55% - have deposited an entry. Dick & Katie will encourage members to enlist, and offer help & advice for doing so.
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:IV. Promoting [= flagging & cross-posting] closely related ventures like <span class="plainlinks">[http://www.ulrls.lon.ac.uk/wesline/ WesLine]</span> (Gaby Divay, 5 minutes)
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:- The possibilty of virtual meetings, especially at Mid-Winter, was a topic worthy of consideration: perhaps, we can follow up our next Annual Meeting with a brief teleconference to test the waters ...
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:- Gaby expressed her admiration for Dick's sprawling cyber-WessWeb universe: in her opinion, it is exemplary, & has the enormous advantage of concise & transparent urls over the websites of comparable ACRL Sections.
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:V. Promoting interaction between the 9 WESS Discussion Groups*  (Gaby Divay, 5 minutes)
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<small><b>*Note:</b><br>
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*there are 9 groups listed here: <span class="plainlinks">http://wessweb.info/index.php/WESS_Committees_2013-2014</span><br>
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*there are only 7 groups listed here: <span class="plainlinks">http://wessweb.info/index.php/WESS_Discussion_Groups#Electronic_Discussion_Groups</span></small>
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Revision as of 05:57, 14 February 2014

WESSWeb > WESS Committees > WESS Publications Committee > Midwinter 2014 Minutes



ACRL WESS Publications Committee
ALA Midwinter Meeting, Philadelphia
Saturday, January 27, 2014
10:30-11:30 A.M.
Philadelphia Convention Center (PCC), Rm. 109B


Minutes

Present: Gaby Divay ; Richard Hacken ; Johnathan Marner

Regrets: Jen Bonnet ; Sharon Clayton ; Mara M. Egherman ; Rebecca Malek-Wiley

- We discussed Jen Bonnet's exciting plans for the upcoming WESS Newsletter.
- The recent retirement of Mary-Beth Clack from Harvard College's Widener Library will leave the WESS Newsletter without an Editor for its Column "Europe in Bits & Bytes"
- An expression of gratitude for Mary Beth's editorial work, combined with WESS's best wishes for her retirement, will appear in Dick's Column "Personal & Institutional News".
- Dick Hacken reported the great news that the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB) has approached him for archiving WessWeb. Negotiating this prestigious prospect may be complicated by ACRL's own archiving program.
- Though really the jurisdiction of the WESS Membership Committee, the WessWeb online Directory was discussed: only 243 of 430 WESSies - that's some 55% - have deposited an entry. Dick & Katie will encourage members to enlist, and offer help & advice for doing so.
- The possibilty of virtual meetings, especially at Mid-Winter, was a topic worthy of consideration: perhaps, we can follow up our next Annual Meeting with a brief teleconference to test the waters ...
- Gaby expressed her admiration for Dick's sprawling cyber-WessWeb universe: in her opinion, it is exemplary, & has the enormous advantage of concise & transparent urls over the websites of comparable ACRL Sections.


Submitted by Gaby Divay, Chair (divay@cc.umanitoba.ca)



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