Jon Jablonski with additional comments from Pat Flanagan in blue
SIG-STI business meeting was held on Monday, November 22 at the ASIS&T
3 items of business were brought to the meeting:
- Tri-Society Symposium, 2006
- Election of new officers
- 2005 ASIST Meeting planning
Tri-Society Symposium, 2006
KT Vaughn reminded us that the relevant divisions of ACS, ASIST, and
SLA hold joint meetings once every 4 years on chemical information,
and our turn is coming up. The symposium is typically a pre-conference
or a track within the conference. The 2006 conference will be in Austin.
ahead of us are logistical (contacting the meeting chair, negotiating
for proceedings space) and organizational (putting together the program).
George Ryerson (as a member of ACS) and Ann Eagan (as a member of SLA)
agreed to liais with those organizations. Others agreed to help with
various tasks. (Heather and Jian, I have; possibly others). Communications
for this should take place through the STI listserv, so all should
be sure they are on the list.
Election of new officers
Jon Jablonski agreed to serve another year as secretary/treasurer.
Angela and Darcy will continue as Communications
Officer and Web Master, respectively. Jian Qin agreed to serve as, and was elected by acclamation,
chair-elect for SIG-STI. As chair-elect, Jian will also act as Student
2005 ASIST Meeting planning
Liberman noted changes to submission process this year. More detail
is sought – submissions
should be approximately 2 pages and provide as much information as
possible. Abstracts from speakers could be provided, but at least
rationale for their selection should be included. It's VERY important
to note in the document the SIG or SIGS sponsoring so jointly sponsored
programs are properly credited in the program. Many committee members
said they do not like to ask speakers before knowing the panel will
move forward, so we should just be sure to at least identify specific
names we will invite.
for submission is January 21st. Conference itself is Oct. 28-Nov.
than submit a large number of programs, the group decided to focus
on 3 (I actually had four in my notes – added below) areas:
- Access issues in scholarly communication, including
methods of providing access to literature
of assessing impact of alternative publishing enterprises
perceived value of alternative publishing among the scientific
Qin agreed to shepherd this effort
- The scientific Commons and information access
- this can be easily be organized as an outgrowth of the above,
and perhaps be a 2 part session
sharing: specifically datasets rather than publications
organizing around sets of data / communities of practice
Campbell agreed to work on this panel - I
have Angela interested in this, too
- current work in scientific ontologies
Hodge and Ruth Fenske agreed to develop this panel
is an ontology; how do you get to it from a traditional thesaurus
the social aspect, how do you create it from the domain of
do you use them?
An additional proposal was brought to the conference planning meeting
as well, but its details escaped this correspondent.
Here is what I have:
and secure access to information
should we not know?
of information, a la removal of information from govt web sites
things, ethically, should not get published? E.g. compilations of various
data sets on individuals [SIG MED is interested in co-sponsoring this
one, specifically Nancy Blasé and Ted
Campbell was interested in working on this one.
Notes submitted by Jon Jablonski, secretary-treasurer SIG-STI. November
Jim Campbell firstname.lastname@example.org
Debora Helman email@example.com
Darcy Duke firstname.lastname@example.org
Jian Qin email@example.com
Ruth Fenske firstname.lastname@example.org
George Ryerson email@example.com
Gail Hodge firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann Eagon email@example.com
Pat Flanagan firstname.lastname@example.org
Angela Murrell email@example.com
Heather Monroe heather.Monroe@la.gov
Jon Jablonski firstname.lastname@example.org
KT Vaughan email@example.com
31 December 2004