Acquisitions Committee – May 2023 Report

Part of the Metadata & Collections Section

The group met 1 time this quarter.

Recent Activities

First Activity
The committee worked on its approved program for ALA Annual 2023, confirming speakers, honing the topic, and planning logistics for the session. Two committee members will serve at the program, one introducing the speakers and a second moderating the Q&A.
Meets Core’s strategic goals for Career Building and Recognition

Second Activity
Upon receiving approval from Metadata & Collections leadership for a new committee charge, the committee successfully had the charge updated on the Core website.
Meets Core’s strategic goals for Evaluate and Adjust Core’s Structure

Third Activity
The committee voted on multiple iterations of the ICOLC Statement on the Metadata Rights of Libraries, and submitted our results to M&C leadership.
Meets Core’s strategic goals for Membership and Value to Members

What will your group be working on for the next 6 months?
Following ALA Annual 2023 in June, at which our program will be presented, the committee will change leadership and continue to evaluate its purpose, purview, and opportunities.

Is there anything Core could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work?
I wonder whether a more cohesive process could be formulated for conference program planning; once our session was approved, it was unclear what information had been sent to presenters, what were our responsibilities to make sure presenters' materials were submitted in the conference harvester, and whether presenters had met the deadlines they were sent by ALA. It felt a bit like herding cats.

Submitted by Jeff Eller on 05/11/2023