Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries



CUWL Executive Committee

Teleconference    April 10, 2002


Present: Gulig, Rose, Docken, Jax, Baum, Bredeson, Peischl, Moriarty (chair).



Moriarty called the meeting to order at 2 p.m.


Moriarty asked for ideas on how to best handle a shortened May 2 teleconference meeting with 25 or more participants.  Docken said that the core of the meeting would be reports from CDC, LAMs, Enhanced Resource Sharing Group, and Digital Library committee.  Docken said that the Enhanced Resource Sharing group would not have the final version of its report by then because it still lacks information from the OCLC Illiad product necessary for a final decision.


Therefore, it was decided to solicit all reports before the meeting electronically, to be discussed briefly, and more thorough discussion of issues would have to wait until CUWL’s next face-to-face meeting.  The CDC report on renewals for 2002-03 would be the major action item on May 2.  Moriarty suggested that the entire meeting could be handled in one hour, 1:30 – 2:30, and the rest of the committee agreed.


Also, Rose will distribute electronically a nominations committee report and arrange for an e-mail voting method on the proposed slate of candidates.


In light of the teleconference meeting, Gulig asked if an electronic discussion board could be set up to help encourage further discussion of issues.  He said that such groups could work very well if the scope is narrow enough. 


Jax asked that copies of the Academic Library Survey (ALS) be sent to directors as well as department heads at the libraries.  Docken said reports should be sent to the full CUWL list in PDF format, plus appropriate CDC and LAMs representatives.


The meeting adjourned at 2:20 p.m.



Respectfully submitted,


Jim Bredeson

CUWL Secretary