November 2002, Noon
Molly Moss, Ann Eagan, Ruth Fenske, Jane Duffy, Brian Gray, KT Vaughan,
Deborah Helman, Julie Arnold, George Ryerson, Joan Bartlett, Gail Hodge,
of planning session
were made around the table.
Moss, Treasurer, reported on this year's budget.
Fund Balance $889
- Individuals $374 (from 187 people as of 8/02)
- Institutions $448 (from 224 as of 8/02)
Fund Balance $1711
has been asked to support the CHMINF-L listserv, which we have done
in the past. This is at a rate of $1 per member, for a total of $187.
It was unanimously agreed to continue this support.
reported on the 7th quadrennial Trisociety symposium which was hosted
this year in Los Angeles by SLA. $500 out of ASIST general funds was
given in support. There were 75 people at the symposium, but only 2
from ASIST. The next Trisociety symposium is scheduled for 2006 and
will be hosted by ASIST. We will need to think of a theme related to
Chemical Information for the symposium that we host. This year's theme
was Electronic Sources of Chemical Information.
us that we were one of 2 SIGs to get our annual report in on time this
out two student awards again this year. The BIOSIS winner is Christina
Finneran and the CAS winner is Philip Edwards.
reminded us of the 6 panels that we had at this year's conference, and
that our SIG dinner was that night, and that we'd be back in time for
Ann Eagan volunteered for Chair-Elect. Molly Moss was on the slate for
Secretary/Treasurer. Both were elected by acclamation.
reported that Michael Leach (Director-at-Large and Director of the Physics
Research Library and the Bernhard Kummel Library of the Geological Sciences
at Harvard University) asked what our interest would be a summit about
science and engineering digital libraries (for example, NSDL, etc.).
The discussion was that we were interested, but it would be more interesting
if it were content oriented, and not just technology-focused.
brainstormed about sessions for next year's annual meeting, "Humanizing
Information Technology: From Ideas to Bits and Back". Proposals
for technical sessions (SIG) are due January 28, 2003. Following are
some notes on the seven sessions that we thought of, including the people
who volunteered to organize them.
roundtable discussion with end users of digital science materials (e.g.
physicists, computer scientists, astronomers, etc). How they use preprint
servers, etc. Might be similar to this year's plenary with a moderator
asking questions, try to be more interactive. Jane Duffy
specialized virtual reference (e.g., NASA, ASEE) Possible collaboration
with SIG-CR. Julie Arnold
"lessons learned" from government agencies -- includes issues
of knowledge management, templates, markup language, information retrieval.
Possible collaboration with KM and ALP. Gail Hodge
of science librarians/informationists -- which is more important, science
or librarianship? how to attract people to this segment of the profession.
Possible collaboration with III, ED. KT Vaughan
Informatics (NOT Bioinformatics) -- integration of information in ecology,
natural resources and biology. Possibly an interactive poster session.
follow-up (one year later) -- with SIG DL. Deb Helman
domain information in the sciences. Impact and stresses of
homeland security, copyright, etc. - with IFP.
submitted, Molly Moss, Secretary SIGSTI.
31 January 2003