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OCALD Minutes

Minutes of the March 21, 2000 meeting
State Regents’ Conference Room, Oklahoma City

Beth Anne Freeman, chair, called the meeting to order. The minutes of the February 15, 2000 meeting were approved.

Freeman reported that response from membership indicated an interest in renewing the NewsBank product. Phil Moss reported that it would be difficult to secure additional monies from the QIG money this year. Freeman announced that the recommendation of the Cooperative Collection Development and Resource Sharing Committee and the Executive Board was to continue access to this product.

Ed Johnson reported on Legislative issues. SB 1305, to raise the cap on fees, was to be voted on this week. HB 2104, which removes the exemption for libraries in the statute on pornography and obscenity, passed the House unanimously. It is now in Senate committee. SB 1337, UCITA, passed out of the Judiciary Committee 37-7. Ed urged the membership to continue the letter writing in opposition of this bill.

OLA Legislative Day will be April 13.

Freeman thanked the host sites of last month's teleconference. Although there were technical difficulties, most of the evaluations indicated a willingness to attempt this again. Moss announced the main technical problem at the February 15 teleconference was traced back to a piece of equipment at OCCC that had not been used in some time. Freeman would like to try another teleconference sometime in fall of 2000. If you wish to volunteer as a host site, contact Beth Anne.

Freeman announced the composition of the committee to interface with the Student Advisory Board. Membership of the committee: Julie Brooks, Bela Foltin, and Ed Johnson. The will be working on resolutions brought forward by the SAB.

Freeman reminded the membership to review a recent posting to the discussion list regarding an offer from Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Freeman requested those libraries participating in NetLibrary to prepare information to share with OCALD at the April meeting.

Phil Moss announced that Susan McVey is the new chair of the OneNet Advisory Council.

Freeman announced that the Nominating Committee is preparing a slate of candidates for the At-Large vacancy.

Freeman announced that OCALD committees wishing to secure a meeting room must let her know at least 14 days prior to the meeting so that a room can be scheduled.

OCALD is sponsoring an OLA Preconference on April 26. The OCALD business meeting will be April 27 at OLA in Tulsa.

Meeting adjourned.

Francine J. Fisk