Core Preservation Administration Interest Group

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Purpose: Focuses on both broad and specific preservation issues in libraries. Topics encompass physical collections generally, and occasionally digital preservation issues. We serve academic, public, special, and other types of libraries.

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MIdwinter Discussion held at Las Vegas Annual

  • 1.  MIdwinter Discussion held at Las Vegas Annual

    Posted Jul 11, 2014 11:58 AM

    Hello all,

    I posted the memo that the PARS Executive Committee conveyed to the ALCTS Board in May.  The memo was discussed at the ALCTS Board meeting on June 27, 2014.  The Board encouraged PARS to be flexible in their advising of the Interest Groups.  The Board also made it clear that PARS Exec cannot mandate that groups WILL NOT meet.  The Interest Groups can meet whenever they want, even at times other than Midwinter or Annual.  

    I did not revise our memo.  You can read the original statements as we presented them to the ALCTS Board.  Since it was only an informational memorandum and not a policy statement, there was no need to revise.

    We had a good discussion.  I encourage PARS IGs to make their own decisions about whether or not to meet formally at Midwinter.

    PARS Exec (Kara taking the lead here) will establish some guidelines and timelines for making a decision about meeting and about the agendas/programs.  This will give ALA plenty of time accurately represent the meetings in the conference program.  It could save some money on room rental and A/V.  Plus, it should provide IG chairs with the incentive to plan early/advertise early to draw in the best attendance possible.

    Thanks to all who attended the PARS Forum to chime in!