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Discussion Statistical Sources on the Web Guide project report

by Jeremy Darrington on Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 04:25 pm

In 2014, LPSS convened a working group with GODORT and the Numeric and Geospatial Data Services in Academic Libraries Interest Group (DIG) to explore the possibility of resurrecting Grace York’s Statistical Sources on the Web Guide. Chad Kahl, who chaired that group, submitted a final report for the working group, which is attached. If you have any questions or comments or would like to help out with the project, please contact Chad at cmkahl@ilstu.edu.

Event LPSS Executive Committee Meeting

by Jeremy Darrington on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 11:59 am

The LPSS Executive Committee will be meeting at Annual on Saturday, June 27, 8:30am-10:00am in the Hilton SF Union Square, room Union Square 03 and 04 (fourth floor, Tower 3: http://www.hiltonsanfranciscohotel.com/assets/files/meetings/floor-plans/Floor%20Plan%20Fourth%20Floor.pdf). The agenda is below.

Executive Committee Meeting Agenda:

The LPSS Executive Committee will be meeting at Annual on Saturday, June 27, 8:30am-10:00am in the Hilton SF Union Square, room Union Square 03 and 04 (fourth floor, Tower 3: http://www.hiltonsanfranciscohotel.com/assets/files/meetings/floor-plans/Floor%20Plan%20Fourth%20Floor.pdf). The agenda is below.

Executive Committee Meeting Agenda:

-approval of Midwinter Exec meeting minutes
-additions to the agenda?
-discuss and vote on new charge for Comm & Pub committee: http://connect.ala.org/node/239200
-new website update and policies
-discuss Sara's update of the Online Presence Document
-updates to the LPSS Manual
-discussion of LPSS liaison program recruitment
-open discussion

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Event LPSS General Membership Meeting at ALA Annual

by Jeremy Darrington on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 11:45 am

The LPSS General Membership meeting will be held on Saturday, June 27, 10:30am-11:30 am in the Hilton SF Union Square, room: Golden Gate 5. All are invited! The agenda is below.

General Membership Meeting Agenda

-approval of Midwinter General Membership meeting minutes
-additions to the agenda?
-encourage attendance at Libraries Behind Bars program
-updates from committees
-open discussion

Event LPSS Vendor Publisher Liaison/Review Committee Midwinter Virtual Meeting

by Annelise Sklar on Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 11:25 am

The LPSS Vendor Publisher Liaison/Review Committee will be meeting for Midwinter virtually on Thursday, February 5, at 10:00 PST (1:00 EST).

 

To attend:

Dial-in: 866-740-1260 or on the web http://www.readytalk.com

Enter access code: 8221993

 

Agenda:

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);

The LPSS Vendor Publisher Liaison/Review Committee will be meeting for Midwinter virtually on Thursday, February 5, at 10:00 PST (1:00 EST).

 

To attend:

Dial-in: 866-740-1260 or on the web http://www.readytalk.com

Enter access code: 8221993

 

Agenda:

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)

--Voxgov

--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?

 

Cheers!

Annelise

 

 

Annelise Sklar
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

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Event LPSS Executive Committee meeting at ALA Midwinter 2015

by Jeremy Darrington on Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 12:15 pm

LPSS will be holding two meetings at Midwinter, both on Saturday, Jan. 31, in the Sheraton hotel (agendas are below):

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!

Cordially,
Jeremy Darrington, Chair, LPSS
Politics Librarian
Princeton University Library

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Executive Committee Agenda
8:30–9:15
• 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
9:45–10:00
• Wrap-up discussion from any earlier items
• Adjourn

 

General Membership Agenda, 10:30–11:30
• Approve minutes from ALA Annual 2014 general membership meeting
• Approve agenda
• Introductions
• Remarks from chair
• Committee reports
• General discussion
• Adjourn

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Event LPSS Executive Committee Meeting

by Jeremy Darrington on Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 09:03 am

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.

Thanks!

Jeremy Darrington, Chair, LPSS

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Agenda

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.

Thanks!

Jeremy Darrington, Chair, LPSS

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Agenda

  • 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 

Meeting Credentials:

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Date and Time:

12/04/2014 11:00 AM US/Eastern

US Toll Number: (712) 775-7031

Meeting ID: 997-078-110

Instructions:

At the scheduled date and time of the meeting, dial into the conference line.  When prompted, enter the meeting ID followed by the pound key. To join the online meeting, click on the meeting link listed above and follow the prompts to join the meeting.

 

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Event Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award Luncheon

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

Luncheon honoring the 2014 Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award winner awarded by the ACRL Law & Political Science Section. Pre-registration only through the LPSS Award Chair.

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Event All-Committees Meeting (ACRL LPSS)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

Meeting time for the LPSS Committees to meet: Library Instruction, Review and Planning, Communication and Publications, Membership, Program Planning, Vendor/Publisher Review, Nominating, Executive.

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Event General Membership Meeting (ACRL LPSS)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

General membership/business meeting for Law and Political Science Section

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Event Discussion Forum on Water Politics (ACRL LPSS)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

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.

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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