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State and Local Documents Task Force Community

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Discussion State and Local Documents Community

by Samantha Hager on Tue, May 13, 2014 at 05:14 pm

Welcome to the State and Local Documents Task Force Community space. This is an open group created for the discussion and exchange of ideas and news in the field of state, regional, and local government information.

If you are interested in the activities of the task force, please visit our wiki: http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/State_%26_Local_Documents

Discussion State Government Information and the Copyright Conundrum

by Samantha Hager on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 10:09 am

Going to San Francisco for ALA Annual? 

Don't miss this program on copyright issues sponsored by the State and Local Documents Task Force!

State Government Information and the Copyright Conundrum

Monday, June 29, 2015  1:00pm to 2:30 pm

Moscone Convention Center -- Room 2018 (w)

 Unlike Federal Government documents, state government documents receive copyright protection by default. Join us for a panel presentation on the following topics:

* Discussion of State Government Information and Copyright

Going to San Francisco for ALA Annual? 

Don't miss this program on copyright issues sponsored by the State and Local Documents Task Force!

State Government Information and the Copyright Conundrum

Monday, June 29, 2015  1:00pm to 2:30 pm

Moscone Convention Center -- Room 2018 (w)

 Unlike Federal Government documents, state government documents receive copyright protection by default. Join us for a panel presentation on the following topics:

* Discussion of State Government Information and Copyright

* Issues that libraries, digital repositories and state agencies, specifically state libraries, face with copyright ambiguity.

* The work FSGI: Free State Government Information is doing to address this little discussed but major issue. http://stategov.freegovinfo.info/

Speakers:

Bernadette Bartlett, Library of Michigan, State Government Documents Librarian

Kristina Eden, University of Michigan Library Copyright Office, Copyright Instruction Librarian

Kris Kasianovitz, Stanford University Library, Government Information Librarian

 

Read the full program description at: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/28878

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Discussion Call for volunteers -- Virtual Meetings and GODORT Re-organization

by Samantha Hager on Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 01:06 pm

Hello State and Local Documents folks,

The Government Documents Round Table is forming two ad hoc committees  -- one to investigate the impacts and challenges associated with virtual meetings, and the other to evaluate whether the current structure of GODORT is effective in accomplishing the mission and goals of the organization.

Each committee will include a representative/member from the State and Local Documents Task Force.
So....I need two volunteers.

Hello State and Local Documents folks,

The Government Documents Round Table is forming two ad hoc committees  -- one to investigate the impacts and challenges associated with virtual meetings, and the other to evaluate whether the current structure of GODORT is effective in accomplishing the mission and goals of the organization.

Each committee will include a representative/member from the State and Local Documents Task Force.
So....I need two volunteers.

Criteria for membership in the Ad Hoc Committee on GODORT Virtual Meetings:
experience with organizing virtual meetings; and
expertise in the technologies that might be used.

Criteria for membership in the Ad Hoc Committee on GODORT Reorganization:
Any GODORT member

These committees will begin work ASAP. The committee charges are attached.

Please contact me if you are interested (hager_s@cde.state.co.us).

Samantha Hager
Coordinator, State and Local Documents Task Force

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Discussion Task Force meeting in Chicago, January 31

by Samantha Hager on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 03:09 pm

If you will be in Chicago for the Midwinter meeting, please join us for the State and Local Documents Task Force meeting Saturday from 10:30 - 11:30.

 

State and Local Documents Task Force

Saturday January 31, 2015

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Hilton Chicago – Grand Tradition

 

Agenda

I. Welcome and Introductions

II. Attendance Sheet 

III. Adoption of the Agenda

If you will be in Chicago for the Midwinter meeting, please join us for the State and Local Documents Task Force meeting Saturday from 10:30 - 11:30.

 

State and Local Documents Task Force

Saturday January 31, 2015

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Hilton Chicago – Grand Tradition

 

Agenda

I. Welcome and Introductions

II. Attendance Sheet 

III. Adoption of the Agenda

IV. Approval of Minutes – Annual 2014, Las Vegas

V. Liaison Reports

 (Reports from Committees that have met in person or virtually since Midwinter, and only items that are of direct interest or affect SLDTF)

  • Legislation (Karen Cook)
  • Program (Richard Gause)
  • Cataloging (Simon Healey)
  • Education (Samantha Hager)
  • Publications (Robbie Sittel)
  • Rare & Endangered (Simon Healey)

VI. Old Business

  • State Government Information and the Copyright Conundrum – Program Update
  • SLDTF Projects on Wiki –

State Agency Databases

Inventory of Projects Preserving State Government Information

Local Government Information Search Engines

State Libraries in Crisis

VII. New Business

VIII. Discussion

  • Outreach to Public Librarians

IX. Recap of any action items, next steps

X. Adjourn

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Discussion Seeking Documents Advisory Council Information

by Samantha Hager on Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Posting this on behalf of Michele Pope:

Posting this on behalf of Michele Pope:

I am a member of the Louisiana Public Documents Depository Program Advisory
Council. We are in the process of revising our 5 year plan. I was looking
for other state depository advisory council information (bylaws, 5 year
plans, goals) but I haven't found any. I did find advisory councils that
states had for their federal document programs but not for state document
programs. Advisory councils may not have a website, so I'm reaching out
to contact representatives of advisory councils to ask if
they would share their administrative documents (bylaws, 5 year plan,
priorities, goals etc.) If you have no advisory council, an advisory
council only for the federal documents program, or one advisory council for
both state and federal document programs, let me know so that I can compile
that information. Thank you for your input. Please email me at
mpope@loyno.edu

Michele Pope

Serials/Government Documents Librarian

Loyola University Law Library

7214 St. Charles Avenue

Campus Box 903

New Orleans, LA 70118

T(504) 861-5546

F(504) 861-5895

mpope@loyno.edu

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Discussion State Legislatures in the (political satire) News!

by Kristine Kasianovitz on Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 05:35 pm

It's about time state government gets some satire air time:

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: State Legislatures and ALEC (HBO)

It's about time state government gets some satire air time:

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: State Legislatures and ALEC (HBO)

While midterm coverage is largely focused on the parts of Congress that do very little, vital (and bizarre) midterm elections are going unexamined. State legislators pass a lot of bills, and some of that efficiency is thanks to a group called ALEC that writes legislation for them. It’s as shady as it sounds!

http://youtu.be/aIMgfBZrrZ8?list=UU3XTzVzaHQEd30rQbuvCtTQ

 

Enjoy,

Kris

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Discussion Annual 2014 Agenda

by Simon Healey on Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 02:17 pm

Hello all

I have posted the agenda for the Annual 2014 meeting of the State and Local Documents TF in the file section of the SLDTF Connect community. I look forward to seeing as many as possible at the meeting in Las Vegas.

State and Local Documents Task Force
DATE: Saturday, June 28, 2014
TIME: 4:30pm to 5:30pm
LOCATION: Las Vegas Convention Center Room N210

Simon

 

File SLDTF Annual 2014 Agenda

by Simon Healey on Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 02:11 pm

DOCX File, 19.03 KB

Discussion Get Involved! --Seeking SLDTF Liaisons

by Samantha Hager on Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 02:02 pm

Would you like to be actively involved in GODORT's State and Local Document's Task Force?

We are seeking someone to fill a position as the SLDTF liaison for the Legislation Committee.

Would you like to be actively involved in GODORT's State and Local Document's Task Force?

We are seeking someone to fill a position as the SLDTF liaison for the Legislation Committee.

Here are the logistics: The liaison position is a two-year appointment. Liaisons are asked to attend the meetings of their committee, both at midwinter and annual, as well as the State and Local Documents Task Force meetings. They report to the committee on SLDTF activities that may be of interest, and also give a brief report at the SLDTF meetings on the activities of the assigned committee relevant to state or local government information. SLDTF liaisons are members of the task force steering committee. If an issue comes up that needs action in between the mid-winter meeting and annual conference, they might be consulted and asked to share opinions with the task force coordinator. Liaisons are also voting members of the committee they are assigned to, so you would be an active member of GODORT's Legislation Committee.

Please send me an email if you are interested in an appointment: hager_s@cde.state.co.us

Samantha Hager

SLDTF Coordinator-Elect

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Discussion Copyright and State Government Information

by Samantha Hager on Tue, May 20, 2014 at 03:17 pm

For those of you who missed it, the National Conference of State Legislatures sponsored a webinar focusing on the copyright issues that arise with state government information. A recording is available on their website: "State Government Information and the Copyright Conundrum." It is definitely worth watching.

For those of you who missed it, the National Conference of State Legislatures sponsored a webinar focusing on the copyright issues that arise with state government information. A recording is available on their website: "State Government Information and the Copyright Conundrum." It is definitely worth watching. Bernadette Bartlett, Justin Bonfiglio, and Kris Kasianovitz share their expertise and shed light on some of the important issues we need to consider when digitizing and archiving state government documents.

Did you know that, unlike federal government documents, state publications are automatically copyrighted, whether the state has claimed it or not?

How is your library dealing with copyright for state and local publications?

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