Archive for October, 2010

2009 IAMSLIC/EURASLIC Joint Conference: Business meeting minutes available

The 2009 draft Business meeting minutes for tbe two meetings are now available on the IAMSLIC website.

We invite everyone to view the minutes of these two IAMSLIC Business meetings held in Brugge, Belgium.  These minutes will be reviewed at the two respective 2010 Business meetings in Mar del Plata and submitted for approval by the membership. They are all located at:  http://www.iamslic.org/member-access/members-area/meeting-minutes

Please note that these meeting minutes are also located under the members area and require the iamslic login and password.  If you are a new member  or do not remember this login/password, please contact  Steve Watkins at swatkins@csumb.edu  or  ask him or any IAMSLIC officer in person at the conference.

A big thank you to Liz Winiarz, IAMSLIC President 2009,  for providing these minutes in the absence of the 2009 Secretary at the Brugge Conference.

Ruth Gustafson,  IAMSLIC President  2010

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2010 Annual Reports on IAMSLIC website

Welcome to all 2010 Conference attendees now in Mar del Plata! 

We invite everyone to view the 2010 annual reports and activity reports of the IAMSLIC Committees and Regional Groups.  They are all located at:  http://www.iamslic.org/member-access/members-area/annual-reports

Please note that these reports are located under the members area and require the iamslic login and password.  If you are a new member  or do not remember this login/password, please contact  Steve Watkins at swatkins@csumb.edu  or  ask him or any IAMSLIC officer in person at the conference.

Thank you to the committee chairs and regional group representatives for these reports.

Ruth Gustafson,  IAMSLIC President  2010

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IAMSLIC 2010

Important Reminders – 17th Sunday / Recomendaciones importantes – Domingo 17  check the IAMSLIC Conference website programme page: http://www.iamslic.org/conf2010/?page_id=17

Click Programme-at-a-Glance October 2010
Click Programme Detailed October 2010

IAMSLIC 2010 Conference Website has up-to-date information: http://www.iamslic.org/conf2010/

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The Water Resources Center Archives Prepares to Move to Southern California

Update October 2010

Dear friends, colleagues, supporters, and members of the water community,

Much progress has been made since July 16, 2010 when the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) announced its decision regarding WRCA’s future home. Following a thorough review of the three proposals that were submitted from UC Berkeley, Davis and Riverside to house WRCA, UC Riverside was selected as the new academic home.

The UC Riverside campus (UCR) is partnering with California State University. San Bernardino (CSUSB) to continue to provide access to and development of this world-renowned collection. In fact, the move will allow UCR and CSUSB to build a statewide collaborative network that will enhance access to WRCA’s unique materials. This network will not diminish services to the UC campuses but increase support for water research agendas of the UC and CSU campuses and external clientele of WRCA.

Throughout August and September, a transition team has been meeting to gather information and propose a strategy for the move. The transition team will shepherd WRCA through the complex process of moving the physical collection as well as the online catalogs, archival collection guides, WRCA web site, several databases, the On Water blog, and Clearinghouse for Dam Removal Information.

Although some access points may change, virtual use of catalogs (via OCLC and Melvyl) and digitized content will remain largely unaltered and available to the public throughout the move. The web site and catalogs will remain accessible at UC Berkeley until we are positive that the files have transferred correctly and are accessible at UCR.

Moving a library is a complex, time-consuming process, and necessitates that access to the physical collection be limited for several months before and after the move. Below is a fairly accurate timeline concerning access to the collections.

October 15, 2010 – WRCA facilities will close and all services will be suspended except for digital interlibrary loan (ILL).

November 15, 2010 – Digital ILL will be suspended.

January 3- 17, 2011 – WRCA collections and equipment will be moved from UCB to UCR. WRCA will be completely moved out of O’Brien Hall by January 31, 2011.

April 25, 2011 –WRCA resources will be formally available at the UCR Orbach Science Library and the CSUSB Pfau Library.

The majority of WRCA’s collections will be located in the UCR Orbach Science Library. Materials specific to the Santa Ana Watershed will be evaluated at a later date to make a determination if components may be located at CSUSB Water Research Institute (WRI) in the Pfau Library. WRCA staff will continue: collecting published and archival materials; an outreach program; and developing unique services.

Thank you all for your continued support of WRCA and for your patience. WRCA looks forward to serving UC, CSU and the California water community for years to come from its new location in Southern California.

We plan to send out another update about the transition in January 2011.

Sincerely,Linda Vida, WRCA Director

Paul Atwood, Archivist & Head of Technical Services

ANR’s official announcement, plus links to the three proposals that wereconsidered, can be found on ANR’s public website: http://news.ucanr.org/newsstorymain.cfm?story=1313

WRCA website: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/WRCA/

On Water blog: http://blogs.lib.berkeley.edu/wrca.php

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Berkeley-CA/Water-Resources-Center-Archives/163647453707

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Joe Wible

Hopkins Marine Station

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