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ALISS AGM 2009 Minutes

  1. 1. ALISS AGM 5th May 2009 British Library Attending Margaret Anderson, Queens University Belfast, ALISS committee J.Alderson-Rice, University of Kent Julie Boyd-Reynolds, Corporate Sales Manager EBSCO (speaker) Jacquie Carter, British Library Sally Curry, Library Collaboration Programme Manager, Research information Network Lesley Curtis-Brown, Middlesex University Anne Dagpunar, SOAS Library (ALISS Committee) Heather Dawson, LSE Library (ALISS Secretary) Liam Earney, Collections Team Manager, JISC Collections. (Speaker) Birgit.Fraser Anglia Ruskin University Lesley Gray, Cambridge University Library Jennie Grimshaw , British Library (ALISS Treasurer) Sally Halper, Lead Content Specialist - Business & Management, British Library(Speaker) Raymond Harper, student, University of Sheffield Diane Kearns, University of Bradford (ALISS Committee) Helen Mackin, Barnardos (ALISS Committee) Marie Nicholson, University of Lincoln David O'Neill, Anglo-European College of Chiropractic Sally Patalong, Coventry University (ALISS Committee) James Pawley, Journals Sales Manager, SAGE Jean Portman University of Surrey Kate Purcell, Birkbeck College Eilis Rafferty, Queen Mary College Kate Robinson, University of Bath Laurie Salemohamed, Loughborough University Jane Secker, LSE Vimal Shah, Kings College Helen Stephen, Goldsmiths College Judith Stevens, Keele University Vivienne Stiemens, Policy Studies Institute June Thoburn – Northumbria University Angela Upton, SCIE (ALISS Chairperson) Anne Worden University of Portsmouth Zina Sabovic, Wellcome Institute Apologies Angela Joyce, ILRT; Norma Menabney Queen University Belfast.
  2. 2. ALISS Finance Jennie Grimshaw presented the draft accounts for 2008/9 This showed that ALISS continued to maintain a firm financial basis. Marcus Wooley University of Luton Treasurer of the CILIP Information 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. Individual membership had increased. It had been decided to hold a reserve of funds in the current account to cushion against any future cancellations caused by the recession. Journal ALISS continues to publish the journal ALISS Quarterly Special issues were on new ways of supporting researchers, web 2.0, Digital repositories The winner of the annual prize for the most inspiring and informative article is Kate Robinson for her article on around the World in 80+ Books, an innovative project involving international students 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 the institutional repository at the University of Northampton. http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/1283/ Website Papers from past events continued to be loaded on the website. However, technical issues meant that the loading of large slides had been difficult. As a result some had been loaded on a separate slideshare account. During 2009 we will be investigating revamping the website to incorporate a better structure, easier editing for aliss members and web 2.0 features. Conferences July 2008 Northern Ireland conference on supporting researchers in the social sciences August 2008 summer conference Web 2.0 policy and Practice December 2008 event : SCIE and Social care online March 2009 Web 2.0 hands on workshop in Bristol Papers online on our website at: http://www.alissnet.org.uk/ select past events. Visits Commonwealth Institute Institute of Psychiatry
  3. 3. Royal Armouries Library Middle temple Library Clothworkers hall and Archive British Library EDC Committee Membership 2008/9 The following were elected as committee members. Angela Upton – SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence) Chair Margaret Anderson Queens University BelfastHeather Dawson – LSE Library (Secretary and Editor ALISS Quarterly)Jennie Grimshaw - British Library (Treasurer)Helen Mackin - Barnardos Norma Menabney Queens University Belfast Anne Dagpunar School of Oriental and African Studies Library Angela Joyce ILRT University of Bristol Diane Kearns University of Bradford Sally Patalong University of Coventry Forthcoming Activities A series of visits are planned including: London Zoo archive, University of Oxford social sciences library, London Metropolitan Archive Summer 2009 conference planned for July at the University of Coventry general theme marketing 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 items Heather Dawson. ALISS Secretary h.dawson@lse.ac.uk

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