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Event Publications Committee Meeting (GODORT)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:09 am

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Business meeting of the GODORT Publications Committee.

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Event Publications Committee Meeting (GODORT)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Business meeting of the GODORT Publications Committee.

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Discussion Online training: possible joint meeting with Education and GITCO and volunteer opportunity

by John Stevenson on Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 08:21 am

At Midwinter, we discussed the prospects for offering fee-based online training using no-fee software. GODORT's Education Committee and GITCO met jointly at Midwinter and Linda Spiro (Education) is interested in pursuing online training with Publications and GITCO.  She asks if we would like to meet jointly with the other two committees at Annual to work out more details of what could be the new source of GODORT revenue (if handled correctly). 

At Midwinter, we discussed the prospects for offering fee-based online training using no-fee software. GODORT's Education Committee and GITCO met jointly at Midwinter and Linda Spiro (Education) is interested in pursuing online training with Publications and GITCO.  She asks if we would like to meet jointly with the other two committees at Annual to work out more details of what could be the new source of GODORT revenue (if handled correctly). 

I see the Publications Committee role as ensuring that the overall quality is good before the GODORT name goes on it and shared Jim Church's observation that people will pay good money to learn skills that are hard to learn rather than those which are easy. 

The draft schedule for Annual Conference isn't out yet, so I can't tell you what slots are available for meeting at this point.  Does our committee want to meet jointly with these committees to facilitate discussion of online courses? I believe the model is that we'd share a room, meeting partly with the others and partly on our own.

Whether we meet jointly or not, online courses look to be a revenue source that we should explore.  Is anyone interested in becoming our committee's lead representative in this exploration?

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Discussion Should we pursue an update to the History of the Government Documents Roundtable?

by John Stevenson on Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 09:51 am

Should GODORT issue a decennial update to History of the Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT) of the American Library Association 1972-2002 for GODORT's fortieth anniversary in 2012?  The original twenty year history was by Lois Mills.  Her work was expanded to include the next decade by Larry Romans and Sandy Peterson.  The book was published in 2002 by the Congressional Information Service, Inc. for the thirtieth anniversary of GODORT.  Printed copies were distributed at no charge and a PDF of the history is available on the GODORT website.

Should GODORT issue a decennial update to History of the Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT) of the American Library Association 1972-2002 for GODORT's fortieth anniversary in 2012?  The original twenty year history was by Lois Mills.  Her work was expanded to include the next decade by Larry Romans and Sandy Peterson.  The book was published in 2002 by the Congressional Information Service, Inc. for the thirtieth anniversary of GODORT.  Printed copies were distributed at no charge and a PDF of the history is available on the GODORT website.

Because they were the last authors of the GODORT history, I have sent Larry and Sandy messages via ALA Connect to confirm the copyright holder of the work and ask about their potential interest in updating the project.  If they are not interested, other members may be recruited to help revise the history.  The resulting work could be published as a PDF in the same way that the Occasional Papers are, incurring minimal costs to GODORT.

While an updated history would not generate revenue, GODORT members have expressed interest in the round table's history.  This would compliment GODORT's oral history project.  Because publications that require funding for distribution and reproduction (or for other expenses) must be approved by Publications Committee and by the Steering Committee, I am adding this topic as a "new business" item for our Midwinter meeting.

John Stevenson

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Discussion Draft GODORT Publications Committee Minutes available

by John Stevenson on Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 03:44 pm

Our committee's draft minutes are now available.  Members of Steering agreed that draft minutes are to be posted by February 1st, and approved within two weeks (by February 15th). 

To participate, all committee members should review the minutes and post their comments to this ALA Connect discussion by February 1st.  We can edit the minutes to reflect needed changes and will approve them by vote before the deadline.  Thank you all for your participation.

Our committee's draft minutes are now available.  Members of Steering agreed that draft minutes are to be posted by February 1st, and approved within two weeks (by February 15th). 

To participate, all committee members should review the minutes and post their comments to this ALA Connect discussion by February 1st.  We can edit the minutes to reflect needed changes and will approve them by vote before the deadline.  Thank you all for your participation.

John Stevenson

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Discussion 2010 ALA Midwinter - Draft Agenda now available

by John Stevenson on Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 03:36 pm

Anyone who is registered for the ALA Midwinter meeting and has an interest in the work of the GODORT Publications Committee should check out the draft agenda and contact the chair with suggestions for new topics or to offer insights into current ones. The committee will be meeting in Boston's Westin Copley Place (St. George room) on Sunday, January 17, 2010, from 8-10 a.m.  Visitors and new members welcome!

 

Discussion upcoming changes to DttP - feedback requested

by Valerie Glenn on Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 01:18 pm

Trying this again, since there wasn't any discussion on the google group:

Trying this again, since there wasn't any discussion on the google group:

We've been thinking about changes to columns in the next volume of DttP, and here's what we've decided to do:All issues:
Editor's Corner
From the Chair
Membership spotlight
U.S. Federal documents related

Two issues each year:
International/Foreign
State and Local
Marketing/outreach/education
By the NumbersWe're still thinking about moving TechWatch (and perhaps the Washington Report) to an online-only format. The next step is to find new columnists/column editors - several long-time columnists have decided to move on with the previous editorial team.  We were thinking about sending out a call for columnists - and asking people to submit a sample column as their 'audition.'   Does that sound like a decent plan?  Do y'all have ideas for certain people to contact re: submitting a column? Thanks,Valerie/Beth

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Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) Publications Committee

This is the official ALA Community page for the work of GODORT Publications Committee members.  As outlined in GODORT's Bylaws, the Publications Committee shall perform the following functions:

  1. Coordinate the dissemination of information by issuing DttP and/or other GODORT publications or through correspondence to member affiliates;
  2. Approve any publications produced under the auspices of ALA/GODORT;
  3. Compile information with the assistance of the Editorial Review Board on publication options and procedures, reviewing all publications projects and making recommendations on publishing to the GODORT Steering Committee;
  4. Maintain a Notable Documents Panel responsible for the compilation and publication of an annual list of significant government documents;
  5. Direct the maintenance of the GODORT website, recommending a qualified candidate to serve as GODORT Web Administrator when approved by the GODORT Steering Committee;
  6. Function as publisher of DttP, recommending a qualified candidate to serve as DttP Editor when approved by the GODORT Steering Committee, and approving qualified candidates to be members of the DttP Editorial Board based upon recommendations of the DttP Editor.

 

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