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February 2003 Minutes

University Library Committee Minutes
February 26, 2003

Present: S.E. Bell, J. Langlois, D. Magidson, R. Mattingly, A. Goodman, Chair;
Staff: B. Lessin, L. Sutton, S. Yee; Guests: P. Beavers, B. Burningham, N. Wilmes

The meeting was called to order by A. Goodman, Chair. Minutes of the January
22, 2003 meeting were approved on a motion by R. Mattingly and seconded by S.
E. Bell.

Scholarly Communication Issues: A. Goodman reported on his meeting with the
Executive Committee of the AAUP-AFT. They thought the alternative copyright
statement was a good idea and agreed to place it on their website. He will also
take the document to the Policy Committee of the Academic Senate. It is recognized
that it will take time to change faculty behavior. Senior faculty can mentor
and reassure junior faculty. S. Yee will include the alternative copyright statement
in her orientation to new faculty in August.
B. Lessin reported on the efforts of the Association of Research Libraries and
the Association of College and Research Libraries in the area of scholarly communications.

Electronic Reserves and Copyright Clearance: B. Burningham, Interim Director
of Access Services, gave a presentation on the process of seeking permissions
for copyright clearance for electronic reserves. The Libraries currently pay
all associated fees.

Research Support Services: P. Beavers, Director of Information Services, and
N. Wilmes, Research Support Coordinator, gave a presentation on research support
services. Outreach to faculty members is an important component, although approaches
will need to vary according to the needs of the department, school or college.

Dean Yee gave the following update on library issues:
Omnibus competition: The Libraries submitted four proposals: adaptive technology,
wireless networking, upgrade of UGL public workstations, and instructional technology
in lecture halls. Results should be known by the April ULC meeting.
Budget: The Library Operations Team is looking at strategies and priorities
to use in coping with budget cuts. D. Magidson pointed out that a critical step
is the framing of the issues.

The next meeting of the University Library Committee will take place on Wednesday,
April 9 from 10:30 am -12:00 pm.

Notes by L. Sutton

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