ALA Governmental Information Subcommittee Committee
Attending: Shawn, Maggie, Vivian, Jessica, Jane, Anne, Eboni, Bowie, Sandy, and Celina
NTIS – COL considered a motion on NTIS but decided to not move forward with it. COL will continue to monitor the NTIS developments. Jessica will post the old resolution on ALA Connect. (this is done) GIS would need to review/comment should a new resolution or any developments occur.
FDLP Task Force – GIS discussed the handout included in agenda. GIS agreed that #3 on developing competencies would be a good start and necessary as document collections merge and increased accessibility of online documents. Anne, Sandee, and Maggie will work on drafting some language. Maggie will check on the process to develop competencies specifically with the ALA Accreditation Office and the Committee on Accreditation.
#4 Townhall – this needs further discussion perhaps during our next call. We want to be sure we are clear on desired outcomes and what a townhall process might focus on should it be held.
#1 and #2 are related but different focus. Will monitor the FDLP virtual conference December 2-4 hosted by GPO. We want a national plan for preservation and digitization but may be difficult for ALA to lead this so we may want to consider how to support and provide direction. Maggie will also meet with Mary Alice Baish during the CNI meeting following the virtual conference for more information. (Note: Maggie has a tentative meeting scheduled for December 10th – MAB responded immediately to my request. Yay!)
Per our discussion during today's phone call, I've attached the NTIS resolution that was not passed by COL during the Annual conference and the COL statement in their report to Council.
Quote from COL report to Council:
"COL took part in an extensive discussion regarding the Resolution on Preserving Public Access to Scientific and Technical Reports Available Through the National Technical Information Service during this conference. COL took action to table this resolution until Midwinter 2015 and instructed the Government Information Subcommittee to continue work on this issue. COL has encouraged the ALA WO staff to continue their efforts with Congress and the federal government agency affected by this resolution."