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ALISS AGM 2007 Minutes


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ALISS AGM 2007 Minutes

  1. 1. ALISS AGM June 4th 2007 British LibraryJane Secker, LSE Centre for Learning Technology (Chair), Heather Dawson LSE Library(Secretary), Jennie Grimshaw British Library (Treasurer), Angela Upton SCIE, Helen MackinBarnardos, Anne Dagpunar SOAS; Angela Joyce ILRT; Sue Jardine SCIE; Sally PatalongUniversity of Coventry; Olivia Llewyn University of Coventry; Laurie SalemohamedLoughborough University; Jean Portman University of Surrey; Cathy Phillpotts Senate HouseLibrary ; Marie Nicholson University of Lincoln; Graham Turnball, SCRAN; Martin Wolf ETHOSProject; Patricia Murphy National Children’s Bureau; Sue Cumberpatch University of York; SueGodsell Birkbeck College; Kate Purcell Birkbeck College; Damian Hippisley Queen Mary College;Margaret J Leharne University of Greenwich; Janet Morton University of Leeds; Susan TarrantSenate House Library; Helen Stephen Goldsmiths College; Margaret Anderson Queen’s UniversityBelfast; Ann Etkind University of Hertfordshire; Lisa Bryce University of Liverpool; Jackie BowersUniversity of Salford; Rachel browning Kings College; Rob Howells SCIE; Kat Johnson TheTavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust Library; Sarah crofts University of GreenwichApologiesBarbara Merchant SPRU; Diane Kearns; University of Bradford; Indira Malik London Metropolitan University; Elik Borrill Bucks Chilterns University CollegeALISS FinanceJennie Grimshaw presented the draft accounts for 2006/7 This showed that ALISS continued tomaintain a firm financial basis. Marcus Wooley University of Luton Treasurer of the CILIPInformation Group was elected as Treasurer 2007/8Review of Activities.Heather Dawson provided a brief summary of ALISS Events during 2005/6.Membership.During 2006-7 we were able to retain membership fees at the same cost. This encouraged moreindividual members to join. We also expanded the corporate base. Efforts were made to contactgovernment libraries via an article in the Network of Government Libraries (formerly Circle ofState Librarians) group as yet outcomes have been limited. As a result it has been decided tonominate a committee member to deal specifically with marketing/publicity to advertise the groupto a wider audience.New websiteA new ALISS website ALISS Website has been developed and hosted inassociation with Headfast using Headfast AMIGOS software & website design. All content is nowsupplied by the ALISS committee. The new site can provide free access to all PowerPoint slidesand papers from past events (see the Past events section) we are also developing current awarenessfeatures. The ALISS recommends section will contain links to useful online papers relating toinformation work and resources. The Social Science News section will highlight new websites andevents of value to social scientists.
  2. 2. ConferencesALISS Conference August 2006: Meeting the Challenge of the Google Generation - Technology orTraining? Papers online on our website at: select past events.Half day Xmas event: libraries and open scholarship . Included 3 presentations on open accessrepositories . Papers online on our website at: select past events.VisitsImperial war Museum photographic Archive.Foreign and Commonwealth office libraryWomen’s LibraryWestminster reference LibraryGuardian ArchiveMuseum of London Library and ArchiveNational ArchivesBritish Library of Development StudiesLincolns Inn LibraryCommittee Membership 2006/7The following were elected as committee members.Jane Secker (LSE Centre For Learning Technology) (Chairperson).Jennie Grimshaw - British Library (Treasurer)Heather Dawson – LSE Library (Secretary)Angela Joyce (ILRT University of Bristol)Helen Mackin – Barnardos New post as Publicity officerAngela Upton – SCIE (new post of Deputy Chair)Anne Dagpunar SOAS LibraryBarbara Merchant SPRUDiane Kearns (University of Bradford)Margaret Anderson and Norma Menabney Queens University Belfast new members shared post.Forthcoming Activities • Nomination of a publicity office to expand marketing • Visits planned to RNID Library, Red Cross Museum more forthcoming! • More out of London activities. July 5th Beyond Google hands on workshop to take place at Leeds University. • One day conference on Electronic copyright, IPR and access issues in Emerging Electronic Landscape being planned for August 2007. • Enhancing the website to provide more current awareness news itemsHeather Dawson.ALISS