Thursday, February 4, 1999
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
1230 Schoenberg Hall
Present: S. Fry, M. Peters, K. Botello, E. Adams, L. Stephenson, L. Snyder,
C. Wilson, D. Yamamoto
Guest: D. Cappoli
Absent: K. Radics
The meeting was adjourned at 4:40pm.
- CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 3:11 p.m.
- CHAIR'S REPORT
Fry has confirmed with Kari Lucas that UCLA should have three delegates
to the Statewide Assembly meetings. Therefore, Snyder, Radics, and
Stephenson will attend the Spring Assembly meeting on May 26, 1999
at the UC Riverside Science Library. Botello thought that the delegate
count included the chair. Fry will check with Janice Matthiesen and
Hannah Walker, past LAUC-LA chairs, to see if the chair and vice chair
go in addition to three delegates or as part of the three delegates.
C. Wilson volunteered to be an alternate representative for the meeting.
Given the date of the statewide meeting, the LAUC-LA Spring Assembly
should be one to two weeks before that. Since the board has a meeting
on May 6th, we prefer to have the assembly scheduled the following
week, i.e. May 10-14, 1999. Fry will coordinate with H. Sandstrom
and the Program Committee.
- SECRETARY'S REPORT
The minutes for 99-4 were approved without corrections or amendments.
- COMMITTEE AND DIVISION REPORTS
Program Committee: Sandstrom and her committee are planing a program
tentatively titled "E expectations vs. E reality." The committee
is looking for speakers. Fry and Stephenson will forward their recommendations
to Sandstrom. Fry commented that programs are second only to Peer
Review in importance to LAUC-LA and praised the quality of programs
in recent years.
Librarian of the Year Committee: Foreman has distributed a message
via LAUC Talk calling for nominations. As a side note, Fry suggested
that LAUC-LA develop a logo for official stationery and certificates.
One suggestion was to start with the LAUC statewide logo and build
upon it, perhaps with a photograph of Powell Library. Wilson will
check with Archives on an appropriate photo as well as use guidelines.
California Digital Library: Stephenson reported that the CDL web
site went public on January 20, 1999. She also noted that UC data
archivists coordinated with the CDL Joint Steering Committee on Shared
Collections and prepared a report with several proposals on how to
mount social science data files on the CDL web site. As a result,
Stephenson has been appointed to work with CDL, and was asked to represent
CDL at a recently held Digital Libraries Federation Workshop (Princeton
- January 27-28, 1999).
Stephenson suggested that LAUC conduct a mini-series on the issues
facing librarians in dealing with digital materials. She is concerned
that librarians may have training, education and skill needs and it
is likely that those librarians doing the same kinds of work can share
their skills. A mini-series would give librarians a chance to hear
about little known collections and how they are used in research.
Synder suggested the forums might be a venue for pulling in interested
people from the various affiliated institutes and groups on campus
such as the SIANME (Scholarship in a New Media Environment) group
in which Grassian participates. Peters added that the CSC (Computer
Services Coordinators) group might be interested and might also be
a way to compile a list of resources and broadcast information. Yamamoto
cited UC Berkeley's Sunsite as a model for a central place for digital
resources. Not only does it provide hardware for housing the information
(and computing horsepower), but serves as an online catalog of digital
information with links to departmental collections. The Library should
be the entity that identifies the existence of such sites, but doesn't
have to own it or be conversant in how to use the digital resources.
Stephenson will talk with the Program Committee regarding the possibility
of a program in this area and opening it to a wider audience of other
interested groups such as the CSC and SIANME.
- UC Berkeley had a forum with Mike Lesk on the Future of Digital
Libraries. The text is on the website.
- UC San Diego's website has nothing new.
- UC Irvine's website also has nothing new.
- Yamamoto reported that he has taken Radics suggestion and has
established links from the LAUC-LA web page to the librarian salary
tables and a list of the Librarian of the Year award winners. Information
for the Librarian of the Year list is incomplete and he will check
with M. Goral or the chair of the award committee for the missing
information. Wilson suggested we mount the professional development
information and a copy of the Library Quick Travel form (in a PDF
file) for ready access by LAUC members.
- OLD BUSINESS
Meeting dates for the next few board meetings are March 4, April
1, May 6, and June 3, 1999. Meetings will continue to be held at 3:00pm
in 1230 Schoenberg Hall.
- NEW BUSINESS
Snyder asked the status of the draft from Lucas regarding additional
steps in the librarian series. Fry updated the board on the status
of the proposal. Discussion ensued.