The NOVELNY Program : Meeting Minutes
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Meeting Minutes

Conference Call
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Present: Weisman (Lead), Bower, Choltco-Devlin, Desch, Duncan Ebert, Elliott, Garvey, Hogan, Jaeger, Kendrick, Kramer, Krupczak, Morea, Ryan-Linder, Santangelo

Absent: Bartle, Borges, Cannell, Currie, Eggleston, Gilloon, Hatch, Knab, Margolis, Pope, Roe, Todd, Walsh

Recorder:  Krupczak

Welcome/Approval of Minutes—S. Conrad Weisman

Ms. Weisman welcomed everyone to the meeting. The minutes of the August 15, 2011 conference call were approved: Hogan moved; Elliott seconded.

Discussion of the first draft of the Regents Advisory Council vision document - Corad Weisman and all

The committee discussed both substance and structure of the Regents Advisory Council (RAC) draft report "Creating the future: a 2020 vision and plan for library service in New York State". The RAC report will affect future NOVELNY program and/or Steering Committee activities because, upon adoption by the Regents, it acts as a planning document for New York State Library activities and services.

Several committee members stated that the document did not contain sufficient articulation of a mission statement or direction for the future of a statewide databases program or the committee.

Action: Conrad Weisman agreed to draft a comment to RAC based on the Steering Committee's discussion and post the draft as a Google doc for committee members to edit and expand. She would take responsibility for sending a final consolidated comment on behalf of the Steering Committee to RAC by November 15 (when public comment closes).