DOCUMENTS LIBRARIANS IN THE NEWS:
DECEMBER 1995

Anne Birkam from the Hoyt Public Library in Saginaw reports that she has a new e-mail address : (abirkam@vlc.lib.mi.us). You can also contact her by calling (517) 755-0904, ext. 848, or sending a fax to (517) 755-9829.

The bad news : Sandy Calemme has resigned as President-Elect/Program Chair of Godort of Michigan as of December 16, 1995, due to her relocation to Orlando, Florida. The good news : there is a chance she may return since she has applied for a year's leave of absence from the University of Detroit-Mercy. At any rate, we wish her good luck in finding another job and hope she enjoys the Orlando area.

Sue Davidsen (davidsen@umich.edu), Operations Manager, MLink, and recent Godort of Michigan Thurston Award winner, reports that general information and a searchable archive of Michlib-L is now available via the Michigan Electronic Library. She also has a neat personal home page. Source : MICHLIB-L, December 18, 1995.

Ann Marie Sanders, Regional Depository Supervisor at the Library of Michigan, has been assigned a new telephone number: (517) 373-9489.

Ann Marie Sanders also reports that the Library of Michigan Home Page is expected to be up and running in the first quarter of 1996. It will include a GPO Access gateway, as well as a lot of Michigan government information and links.

Ann Marie Sanders reports that the latest inspection round by GPO went very well. There was a high proportion of libraries that were found in compliance in all areas, and none were placed on probation.

Debbi Schaubman, the International Documents Librarian and Acting Head of the Government Documents Library at Michigan State University, has created a Current News Home Page containing links to the Dayton Peace Agreement of November 22, 1995 and other materials related to Bosnia-Hercegovina.

Debbie Schaubman has also contributed chapters on the Asian Development Bank, International Telecommunication Union, UN Office for Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea, and UNICEF's International Child Development Centre which will appear in Marian Shaaban's new book Guide to Country Information in International Governmental Organization Publications advertised recently in the September 1995 issue of Documents to the People.

Cynthia Teague, the Federal Documents Librarian at Michigan State University, reports that beginning in January, the MSU Libraries' online catalog will contain records for monographs received through the depository program. She also reports that MSU has begun purchasing both shipping list records and full bibliographic records from Marcive. Work on the retrospective project continues; records are checked against holdings before being displayed in the public catalog.

Congratulations to Grace York! Point Communications has rated Government Resources on the Web in the Top 5% nationwide in terms of quality and presentation. Maybe they heard about her Thurston Award from Godort of Michigan!

Grace York has also published an article entitled "New Media/Traditional Values : Selecting Government Information on the Internet" in Collection Building, v. 14, no. 3 (1995), p.4-11.

And finally, Grace York also contributed a chapter on the South Pacific Commission which will appear in Marian Shaaban's new book Guide to Country Information in International Governmental Organization Publications.

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