Annual Conference Reports

Key Actions from the ALCTS Board

ALCTS Board 2006-2007

Following are the key actions, in summary form, taken by the ALCTS Board of Directors during the 2007 ALA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Routine actions, such as adopting agendas and approving minutes, are not included.

Accepted the Fiscal Year 2007 April budget report in two parts (narratives and financials).

Accepted the Administrative Report of the Executive Director.

Accepted the recommendation of the Best of LRTS Award Jury to award Jim Stemper and Susan Barribeau the 2007 award for their article “Perpetual Access to Electronic Journals: A Survey of One Academic Research Library’s Licenses.” The article was published in LRTS Volume 50, No. 2 (April 2006).

Accepted the final report of the Task Force on Non-English Access.

Approved the motion to disband the ALCTS Task Force on Non-English Access with sincere thanks.

Approved the establishment of a steering committee to oversee implementation of the recommendations put forth in the final report of the Task Force on Non-English Access.

Approved the web manuscript “CCS: Subject Semantic Operability—Final Report.”

Approved the ALCTS response to the draft ALA Digitization Policy.

Endorsed the ALA Principles of Digital Content, with comments.

Approved the statement for the Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control, Second Public Meeting, May 9, 2007: Standards and Structures, as presented by the ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section.

Approved the written testimony for the First Public Meeting of the Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control—“Users and Uses of Bibliographic Data,” as submitted by the ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section.

Approved the document “Delegation of Authority to Committees of the Board.”

Approved the establishment of the PARS/LBI George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Award for Collaborative Preservation, which is sponsored by the Library Binding Institute (LBI).

Approved a resolution honoring the ALCTS 50th Anniversary for submission to the ALA Council at the 2007 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

Approved a motion to appoint an Assistant Editor for the ALCTS Newsletter Online to serve a one-year term concluding after the 2008 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, California.

Approved a motion to recognize Norm Medeiros and his staff at Haverford College for digitizing volumes 1-43 of LRTS.

Approved a motion to change the name of the Serials Section to the Continuing Resources Section.

Approved a motion to accept amended election results to accept Kate Contakos as the PARS Member-At-Large since Mary Ellen Starmer had to decline her election to this position.

Approved a motion from Organization and Bylaws to revise the ALCTS Manual to incorporate a procedure for changing section names and objects.