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ALISS AGM 2009 Minutes

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ALISS AGM 2009 Minutes

  1. 1. ALISS AGM 5th May 2009British LibraryAttendingMargaret Anderson, Queens University Belfast, ALISS committeeJ.Alderson-Rice, University of KentJulie Boyd-Reynolds, Corporate Sales Manager EBSCO (speaker)Jacquie Carter, British LibrarySally Curry, Library Collaboration Programme Manager, Research information NetworkLesley Curtis-Brown, Middlesex UniversityAnne Dagpunar, SOAS Library (ALISS Committee)Heather Dawson, LSE Library (ALISS Secretary)Liam Earney, Collections Team Manager, JISC Collections. (Speaker)Birgit.Fraser Anglia Ruskin UniversityLesley Gray, Cambridge University LibraryJennie Grimshaw , British Library (ALISS Treasurer)Sally Halper, Lead Content Specialist - Business & Management, British Library(Speaker)Raymond Harper, student, University of SheffieldDiane Kearns, University of Bradford (ALISS Committee)Helen Mackin, Barnardos (ALISS Committee)Marie Nicholson, University of LincolnDavid ONeill, Anglo-European College of ChiropracticSally Patalong, Coventry University (ALISS Committee)James Pawley, Journals Sales Manager, SAGEJean Portman University of SurreyKate Purcell, Birkbeck CollegeEilis Rafferty, Queen Mary CollegeKate Robinson, University of BathLaurie Salemohamed, Loughborough UniversityJane Secker, LSEVimal Shah, Kings CollegeHelen Stephen, Goldsmiths CollegeJudith Stevens, Keele UniversityVivienne Stiemens, Policy Studies InstituteJune Thoburn – Northumbria UniversityAngela Upton, SCIE (ALISS Chairperson)Anne Worden University of PortsmouthZina Sabovic, Wellcome InstituteApologiesAngela Joyce, ILRT; Norma Menabney Queen University Belfast.
  2. 2. ALISS FinanceJennie Grimshaw presented the draft accounts for 2008/9 This showed that ALISS continued tomaintain a firm financial basis. Marcus Wooley University of Luton Treasurer of the CILIPInformation Group was elected as Treasurer 2008/9.Review of Activities.Heather Dawson provided a brief summary of ALISS Events during 2008/9.Membership.Despite the financial recession membership had remained relatively stable. Individualmembership had increased. It had been decided to hold a reserve of funds in the current accountto cushion against any future cancellations caused by the recession.JournalALISS continues to publish the journal ALISS QuarterlySpecial issues were on new ways of supporting researchers, web 2.0, Digital repositoriesThe winner of the annual prize for the most inspiring and informative article is Kate Robinsonfor her article on around the World in 80+ Books, an innovative project involving internationalstudents in Library collection development at the University of Bath. http://opus.bath.ac.uk/448/1/aliss%252080%2520plus.pdf The runner up is Miggie Pickton for her article on developing theinstitutional repository at the University of Northampton. http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/1283/WebsitePapers from past events continued to be loaded on the website. However, technical issues meantthat the loading of large slides had been difficult. As a result some had been loaded on a separateslideshare account. During 2009 we will be investigating revamping the website to incorporate abetter structure, easier editing for aliss members and web 2.0 features.ConferencesJuly 2008 Northern Ireland conference on supporting researchers in the social sciencesAugust 2008 summer conference Web 2.0 policy and PracticeDecember 2008 event : SCIE and Social care onlineMarch 2009 Web 2.0 hands on workshop in BristolPapers online on our website at: http://www.alissnet.org.uk/ select past events.VisitsCommonwealth InstituteInstitute of Psychiatry
  3. 3. Royal Armouries LibraryMiddle temple LibraryClothworkers hall and ArchiveBritish Library EDCCommittee Membership 2008/9The following were elected as committee members.Angela Upton – SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence) ChairMargaret Anderson Queens University BelfastHeather Dawson – LSE Library (Secretaryand Editor ALISS Quarterly)Jennie Grimshaw - British Library (Treasurer)Helen Mackin- Barnardos Norma Menabney Queens University BelfastAnne Dagpunar School of Oriental and African Studies LibraryAngela Joyce ILRT University of BristolDiane Kearns University of BradfordSally Patalong University of CoventryForthcoming ActivitiesA series of visits are planned including: London Zoo archive, University of Oxford socialsciences library, London Metropolitan ArchiveSummer 2009 conference planned for July at the University of Coventry general thememarketing the library service in difficult times.Proposed revamp / re-design of our website to incorporate more dynamic web 2.0 features! • • Enhancing the website to provide more current awareness news itemsHeather Dawson.ALISS Secretaryh.dawson@lse.ac.uk

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