GODORT (Government Documents Round Table) RoundTable
If you were planning on calling in to participate in this call, our apologies. The call has been moved up to 2 EST, 1 CST, 12 MST and 11 PST due to a scheduling conflict.
The GODORT Cataloging committee meeting is having a conference call on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 1:30 EST, 12:30 CST, 11:30 MST and 10:30 PST. This will a one hour call where we will discuss our mission and 5-year goals. The committee has several drafted goals which we are still working on (listed below) and which we will be discussing. We are also interested in hearing about ideas for cataloging goals from others who call in and are not on the committee. If you are not able to attend and have ideas for goals you would like us to consider, feel free to contact me directly or post to this discussion.
The Cataloging committee mission statement can be found on the GODORT wiki. Draft goals include:
- Discussion of issues/problems related to cataloging government information at each Cataloging meeting
- Toolboxes for Processing and Cataloging Federal, International, and State/Local Government Documents. Update and maintain the content in the toolboxes
- RDA and government information/documents project. Consider an in-depth review/study of how the new standard and the distinctive characteristics of government documents/information interface.
- Explore creating a best practices document related to RDA and cataloging government documents.
- Investigate the transition of government documents from print to the Web, and explore resulting implications for cataloging/metadata.
- Receive feedback from the CC:DA liaison on any changes/discussions that impact the cataloging of government information. Provide input on rules changes that relate to government information. Also, receive reports from GPO and other agencies or vendors and discuss problems with them as appropriate.
Chair, GODORT Cataloging
U.S. & Canada Toll-Free Number: 8667401260
Toll Number: 30324802
International Toll-Free Numbers: http://www.readytalk.com/intl
Access Code: 8933386
Here is the full complement of reports and appendices to those reports as produced by the committee over the last year. I believe I have made all of the necessary corrections and adjustments to these documents; but, of course, I could have missed something. If so, please let me know. Appendix V is uploaded here as a separate document because that was the only way it could retain its formatting.
Appendix VI can be found at the end of both reports; it is a brief summary of the discussions at the Breakout Session at Midwinter.
I want to thank all of the folks who served with me on the committee as well as everyone who provided feedback of any kind.
The GODORT Publications Committee will be meeting on January 21st. Agenda and connection instructions are below.
Welcome and Introductions
Approval of minutes from November 11 meeting
- Notable Documents
- Occasional Papers
To connect via browser: https://bluejeans.com/597416985/
To connect via phone:
+1 734 763 1841 (Last 5 digits from campus)
(US or Canada only)
International Callers (http://bluejeans.com/numbers)
2.) Enter the Meeting ID: 597416985
3.) Enter the Passcode: 6939
Here is the agenda for the Membership Committee Meeting on Friday, January 8. Even if you can't join us for the meeting, hopefully you'll be able to come to the GODORT Happy Hour Friday evening from 4:30-6PM at MJ O'Connor's Irish Pub! (27 Columbus Ave. Boston, MA 02116)
GODORT Membership Committee Agenda
iday, January 8, 2016
Boston Park Plaza - Gloucester Room
- Welcome & Introductions
- Housekeeping & Announcements from Steering I
- Discussion of Committee Five Year Goals
- Business for Annual
- GODORT 101 Session
- Magnets or other giveaways?
The Rare & Endangered Government Publications Committee will hold its Midwinter Meeting on Monday, January 18, 2016, at noon EST/11am CST/10am MST/9am PST. All are welcome!
The agenda is available on the wiki: http://wikis.ala.org/godort/images/2/2d/REGP_Midwinter_2016_Agenda.pdf
This meeting will be held on ReadyTalk.
- U.S. & Canada Toll-Free Number: 8667401260
- Toll Number: 3032480285
- International Toll-Free Numbers: http://www.readytalk.com/intl
- Access Code: 8933386
For more information, please contact Shari Laster (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The holidays are almost here, but as soon as they're over, it will be time to head to Boston, for ALA Midwinter! What better way to kick off your conference than with the GODORT Happy Hour!
Everyone is welcome - GODORT members and non-members alike!
GODORT Happy Hour
Friday, January 8, 4:30PM-6:00PM
MJ O'Connor's Irish Pub (Located in the Park Plaza Hotel Building)
27 Columbus Ave. Boston, MA 02116
More information on MJ O'Connor's: http://www.mjoconnors.com/. The GODORT Happy Hour will be held in the "Park Bar" behind the main dining room.
This year's Happy Hour is being held early enough, you can swing by for a drink and then take the shuttle to the opening exhibits!
Hope to see you there!
The final report of the virtual meetings committee is now available to view and download. Copies will be made available at Steering I and Membership. Questions and comments are welcome on ALA Connect or may be sent directly to the chair, Shari Laster, at email@example.com.
For additional background, please see the interim report: http://connect.ala.org/node/241848
In addition to thanking all GODORT members, chairs, and coordinators who responded to surveys and offered feedback on this issue, I would like to send an enormous and heartfelt thank you to the members of this (virtual) committee for their thoughtful input into the process, and their support along the way:
- Karen Cook
- Lynda Kellam
- Brett Cloyd
- Lori Driver
- Tom Adamich
Nice work, team!
The conversation continues. . . .
Please read the attached documents in preparation for the Breakout Meeting scheduled for Saturday, January 9, 8:30-10:00 AM in the Duxbury Room of the Hyatt Regency Boston. You will be given the opportunity to respond to the report via discussion using the table in Appendix 5 as a prompt.
These two documents have gone through many revisions; but if you see typos or other inconsistencies in the mechanics, please contact me directly.
Looking forward to seeing and hearing from you all!