GODORT OF MICHIGAN NEWS
Issue 96, MARCH 2003

Table of Contents

  1. Hold that Date!
  2. Treasurer Report
  3. Michigan State Plan Under Review
  4. Michigan Federal Depository Library Brochures Available

(1) Hold that Date!

Shawn Nicholson reports that plans are moving along for a Godort of Michigan program to accompany the annual meeting.

Identifying, Using and Preserving Digital Organisms: The Nature of a State
Friday, May 16 from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Library of Michigan
Lake Ontario Room

For more information, contact:

President-Elect/Program Chair
Shawn W. Nicholson
Michigan Documents Librarian
Michigan State University
100 Main Library
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1048
Telephone: (517) 432-1749
E-Mail: nicho147@mail.lib.msu.edu
Fax: (517) 432-1191

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(2) Treasurer Report

Debbie Gallagher has provided a Treasurer's Report for April 4, 2002 through January 31, 2003. During that period, Godort of Michigan received $845 worth of income and had $62.77 worth of expenses.

Godort of Michigan's bank account has risen from $6,275.91 to $7058.14.

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(3) Michigan State Plan Under Review

The Michigan Council of Depository Libraries is in the process of revising the State Plan, and seeks your advice on wording regarding membership on the Council. There are three elected members to the Council and in regard to these positions the current Plan states: "Special efforts will be made to secure representation from the First Congressional District." The Council is discussing whether we should continue to define our membership by geography, or whether we should instead concentrate on various types of libraries or underserved areas.

The Council is considering three options:

  1. Keep the current wording.

  2. Expand the current wording to include special populations, such as law libraries or underserved areas (tenth and fourteenth districts) in addition to the first district. In this case the wording would be something along the lines of: "Special efforts will be made to secure representation from the First Congressional District, or special populations such as law libraries, or underserved areas such as the Tenth and Fourteenth Congressional Districts."

  3. Eliminate this statement entirely and simply open nomination to each of these three positions to persons from any depository library within the state, regardless of location or type.
Please submit your comments and opinions on this matter to Diane VanderPol no later than March 13. The Council will meet again on March 14.

Source: Diane Vander Pol, Documents Librarian - 0281B, The Hekman Library, Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary, 3207 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546; Phone: (616) 526-7072; Fax: (616) 526-6470; or E-mail: dvpo@calvin.edu.

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(4) Michigan Federal Depository Library Brochures Available

The Michigan Council of Depository Libraries has put together a Michigan Federal Depository Library brochure for distribution by the federal depository libraries in Michigan. For a copy, contact your favorite Michigan federal depository library. The Regional Depository Libraries in Michigan -- the Library of Michigan and the Detroit Public Library -- can also supply copies in pdf format or microsoft word.

Source: Michael Sampson, Arthur Neef Law Library, U.S. Partial Depository Library #0289A, Wayne State University, 474 Ferry Mall, Detroit, MI 48292; E-mail: ad4092@wayne.edu; Phone: (313) 577-6184; Fax: 313-577-5498; Web: http://www.lib.wayne.edu/lawlibrary/.

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