Libraries Society of North America 31st Annual Conference
Wyndham Baltimore Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland - March 20-26, 2003
Attending: Betsy Peck Learned, Daniel Starr, Ursula Kolmstetter, Linda
Zieper, Joan Stahl, Kathy Zimon, Paul Glassman, Judy Dyki, Debra Kruse, Jennifer
Hehman, Jeanne Brown, Ted Goodman, Tom Jacoby, Betty Jo Irvine, Laurel Bliss,
Eileen Markson, Allen Townsend, Kathy Corcoran, Vicky Roper
Peck Learned thanked all for their responsiveness and hard work.
Tom Jacoby has resigned as co-editor of Art
Documentation, and Betsy thanked him for his work over the past year.
A search for a new co-editor is underway.
Kolmstetter, outgoing Board liaison, reported that Occasional Paper #15, Ancient
Greek Costume Studies: Annotated Bibliography and Commentaries, was approved
by the Board with the advice that alternatives for advertising be explored so as
to eliminate or substantially reduce promotional costs.
Incoming Board liaison Daniel Starr reported that the Executive Board has
approved the Administrative Documents Editor position with some minor changes to
the job description, along with honoraria. This person will sit on the committee and will be hired by
the Board. The position should be
filled quickly since deadlines for Handbook/Directory and Conference Proceedings
Glassman reported that Occasional Paper #14, The
Library and the Accreditation Process in Design Disciplines:
Best Practices, should be will be published during the summer and
that it can be promoted without advertising costs.
Linda Roccos, the author of the forthcoming Occasional Paper #15, Ancient
Greek Costume Studies: Annotated
Bibliography and Commentaries, is confident that the 50 copies of the
initial print run will sell quickly at $40.00 each. The top selling publication this year, with gross revenues of
approximately $9,000, was Occasional Paper #13, Library
Instruction for Students in Design Disciplines: Scenarios, Exercises, Techniques.
Zimon reported that the blueline proofs for the third issue of Art Documentation will be approved upon her return from the
conference. A table of contents of
issues of Art Documentation available online was added to the Web site.
The revision of the production manual is progressing.
Clarke Association Services is managing revenue-producing advertising.
The editors will manage complimentary advertising for ARLIS/NA
components, such as local chapters and ARLIS/NA publications.
Daniel Starr suggested adding Society Circle and membership
advertisements. The cover design is
still under revision, and the editors would like to consider new designs.
The cover of the fall issue will been in Society’s new colors.
Tom Jacoby requested an analysis of production costs from Headquarters
and would like to consider adding advertising in color.
Zieper reported that Jonathan Franklin has been posting Update to the Web site very efficiently. She has investigated PWNewsmaker, which was suggested at last
year’s conference, and it does not seem to be suitable for this publication.
ARLIS/NA Web site
Peck Learned reported for Jonathan Franklin, who was unable to attend.
The content on the Web site is generally stable, although the site could
benefit from the addition of images. Jonathan
Franklin was thanked for the excellent job that he has done this year.
Update software subcommittee
ARLIS/NA would like to produce Update using
different software, this can still be investigated, even though it is felt that
the format shouldn’t be changed at this time.
Daniel Starr reported that now that there is a $20 charge for the print
edition of Update; he felt that the
format need not be changed now, but that investigation into other software that
could improve the graphic design should continue.
Facilities Standards revision
addendum to Facilities Standards for Art Libraries and Visual Resources
Collections, edited by Betty Jo Irvine (Englewood, Colo.:
Libraries Unlimited, 1991) is needed.
B. J. Irvine would be willing to work with committee and would like to
enlist someone with a technology background as well.
Advertising for new indexer, Art
Peck Learned reported that she has a job description and will forward to Paul
Glassman for posting, with the goal an appointment by the fall.
Peck Learned handed the meeting over the new co-chairs, Paul Glassman and Debra
Members' directory on the ARLIS Web site
will find out from Webmaster, Derek Crosley, what would be the best way to
resolve the absence of certain components of the address field.
System for advertising
chairs seek a committee member to develop a report on recommended advertising
strategies, to include costs and venues. There
were no volunteers, and the chairs will examine how best to assemble this
Design of the ARLIS Web site
Glassman reported that Jonathan Franklin will soon be revising the publications
pages of the Web site. Jonathan is interested in assessing the larger design of the
site, and the committee should develop recommendations to be submitted to the
committee discussed the need for guidelines and criteria for Occasional Papers
and other publications in electronic format.
Some articles in Art Documentation would benefit from electronic
publication, since bibliographies in that publication often contain many URLs.
A pilot program might begin with a issue of Art Documentation, which
would require Executive Board approval.
Filling vacant editorial positions
indicated above, the chairs have assembled a committee to interview candidates
for the position of Co-Editor, Art Documentation.
Two candidates are scheduled so far for interviews at the conference.