ACRL LPSS (Law and Political Science Section) Section
The LPSS Vendor Publisher Liaison/Review Committee will be meeting for Midwinter virtually on Thursday, February 5, at 10:00 PST (1:00 EST).
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1. Discussion about another review for LPSS News. Last year's Spring LPSS News deadline was mid-April.
Parking lot for possible future ideas:
--Westlaw Next and LexisNexis (Academic);
--statistics/data sources (such as Statista, Data-Planet, ProQuest stats products, CQ stats products or international stats products like OECD iLibrary)
--tools for finding country info (e.g., EIA)
--Instead of a review, an article about who owns who and semi-recent changes at vendors. (This could very quickly become a lot of work.)
2. The big list of publishers and contact info. The document (currently only visible to committee members) is here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1dOkolllvObK8vr7lt2i-JeVhTgsgY7OuEmQYM23JYrc/edit#gid=0
Nadine started, using info from her library's Legal Publishers Libguide: http://libguides.ucalgary.ca/content.php?pid=558537&sid=4607999
I have done absolutely nothing with it, but attached is a list from PS of the top 50 publishers in Political Science if we want to use the list as one of our basis.
Major Law Publishers is also Chapter 12 of Locating the Law, 5th edition, revised (2011): http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/scall/locating/ch12.pdf
(full book: http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/scall/locating.htm)
Our notes on this from the last meeting:
-We could create an extensive list but need to keep it manageable.
-We will start with creating a list of vendors (and their websites). Adding in contact information for individual people will get really complicated really fast, so we don’t do this right now.
-We will scope it to the core law and political science publishers—definitely the ones a librarian new to the profession would need to know about. We’ll start with the “big go-to’s.”
-We should categorize the list somehow—online, print, university, commercial, etc.
-We want this to be a living document that’s easy to maintain by committee members after we are gone. We also want the LPSS membership to be able to add to or edit the list with minimal effort required to give them access.
ACTION: Annelise will investigate ALA Connect for this purpose
--If ALA Connect doesn’t suffice, we will use Google Drive, make the document readable to the public, and linked from the Publications page of the LPSS web site.
--Annelise will also check in with the LPSS chair/Publications Committee/Exec Board for additional suggestions about tools.
-Washington & Lee ranks law journals
-There are list of political science publication rankings [such as PS's list of top 50 publishers in Political Science]
-AcqWeb includes many publishers, but the political science page hasn’t been updated since 2001.
-Whenever possible, we will link to quality lists maintained by other people instead of creating one of our own to maintain.
-We will discuss this project for our submission for the Spring newsletter
[QUESTION: Is there a section of the Publications page where we'd want to link to it? http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/lpss/lp...
3. Who wants to chair next year? It'll be Catherine's second year; Nadine is signing up for a second term. (Annelise is currently completing her second term and will sit next year out.)
4. New business?
Social Sciences Collections Coordinator
Librarian for Political Science, Law & Society, Environmental Policy, International Documents, and Social Sciences Data
The Library | University of California, San Diego
LPSS will be holding two meetings at Midwinter, both on Saturday, Jan. 31, in the Sheraton hotel (agendas are below):
- Executive Committee will meet from 8:30–10:00 in the Sheraton Columbus B room.
- Our General Membership meeting will be 10:30–11:30 in the Sheraton Mississippi room.
Both meetings are open to everyone. Of special note, the candidates for ACRL president, Scott Walter and Irene Herold, will be coming to speak and to gather ideas/feedback from LPSS members at our Executive Committee meeting, so please join us if you can. If you can’t make it, but have questions or concerns you’d like to address to the candidates, please email me, and I’ll present them at the meeting.
I look forward to seeing you at Midwinter!
Jeremy Darrington, Chair, LPSS
Princeton University Library
Executive Committee Agenda
• Approval of Fall Exec meeting minutes
• Approve agenda
• Discuss LPSS liaisons to other organizations
• 40th anniversary celebration planning
• Discuss pursuing LPSS scholarship idea
9:15–9:30 hear from ACRL candidate for president, Scott Walter
9:30–9:45 hear from ACRL candidate for president, Irene Herold
• Wrap-up discussion from any earlier items
General Membership Agenda, 10:30–11:30
• Approve minutes from ALA Annual 2014 general membership meeting
• Approve agenda
• Remarks from chair
• Committee reports
• General discussion
The LPSS Executive Committee will be meeting on Dec. 4 at 11 am (Eastern) via teleconference. In accordance with the ALA/ACRL open meeting policy, the meeting is open to anyone who’d like to attend. Below is our agenda and the call-in details.
Jeremy Darrington, Chair, LPSS
- marketing/communication/membership outreach
- section budget
- possible ad hoc task forces
- info lit task force, fundraising exploratory task force, 40th anniversary celebration
- possibility of an LPSS sponsored scholarship
- liaisons to other groups
- MW agenda
Date and Time:
12/04/2014 11:00 AM US/Eastern
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The LPSS Planning Committee is pleased to announce Mrs. Pat Mulroy, will be speaking at the LPSS Forum “Sharing” Water and Information: Water Policy in the Colorado River Basin at ALA on Saturday, June 28 from 1:00-2:30. Mrs. Mulroy has served as the General Manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) from 1993 to her retirement in early 2014. SNWA is a not-for-profit cooperative agency established in 1991 which manages regional water sources and focuses on the water needs of Southern Nevada. The forum will focus on Mrs. Mulroy’s experience as General Manager of SNWA and how negotiating water policy for southern Nevada included many partners and players. As a public figure, Mrs. Mulroy has been a key player in providing water policy information to the public, which, with a resource as essential as water, draws much public scrutiny. Mrs. Mulroy was a driving force in the acquisition of water in southern Nevada, having negotiated several of interstate and international water agreements. The forum will provide a glimpse into water policy and the politics of sharing information and water between states, governments, and internationally.
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Communications and Publications Committee
2013 ALA Meeting Meeting (Virtual)
Thursday, May 30th 2013
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST,via WebEX Conferencing
I. Approve minutes from the 2013 Midwinter virtual meeting
II. Approve Agenda
III. Announcements and Introductions
IV. Update on production of the LPSS Newsletter (Dennis Lambert and Merrill Stein)
V. Update on Social Media initiatives (Lorena O'English)
VI. Update on the proposed changes to the LPSS Web site (Jen Schwartz)