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January 2008 Minutes

Wayne State University Library System
University Library Committee

January 10, 2008
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Dean’s Conference Room






Present: N. Bhavnagri, A. Conti, D. Featherston, J. Hankin, B. Harris, S.H. Kuivaniemi, S. Ng, C. Schochet, S. Yee

  1. Professor Claude Schochet welcomed committee.
  2. December 13, 2007 meeting notes approved.
  3. Dean Yee provided an update on Open Access legislation: Beginning in April 2008, most U.S. biomedical scientists will have to send copies of their accepted, peer-reviewed manuscripts to the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) for posting in a free archive.
  4. Robert Harris, Library System Business Manager, presented the Library System general fund budget overview. (See attached.)
    Highlights included:  

    • There are three budgetary units that make up the Libraries Division. (Libraries, OTL, & LISP)
    • Most of the library system budget is made up of fixed costs.
    • Fundraising for the library system is encouraged for: collections, facilities & LISP.
    • During the last cost containment period cuts were made in the following categories: supplies, facilities, unfilled positions, travel.
    • The acquisitions budget is approximately 8.6 million.
  5. Next meeting is February 14, 2008, 2:30 – 3:30, Dean’s Conference Room.

Submitted by: A. Conti

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