Meeting Agendas

Libraries, Information Systems, and Technology


December 5, 2017 Agenda

  1. Announcements by the Chair.
  2. Presentation of a prospective Informational Report IT Analytics and Business Intelligence – Michael Kubit
  3. Discussion on scheduling presentations of the remaining charges for the rest of the Senate year.
  4. New Business
  5. Adjournment

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October 17, 2017 Agenda

  1. Announcements by the Chair.
  2. Presentation of a prospective Informational Report on the unification of Penn State email and calendaring systems using Microsoft 365 – Michael Kubit
  3. Discussion of proposed language for a legislative report to change the Senate Bylaws to mandate access to the Senate’s digital archives for all University Senators.
  4. New Business
  5. Adjournment

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September 12, 2017 Agenda

  1. Announcements by the Chair.
  2. Introduction of Committee Members
  3. Presentation of draft informational report on the Penn State University Press by its director, Patrick Alexander.
  4. Discussion of Committee Charges and organization of the committee.
  5. New Business
  6. Adjournment

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April 25, 2017 Agenda

  1. Approval of Minutes of the Meeting of 24 January 2017
  2. Apologies for Absence:
  3. Comments from the Chair
  4. Comments from the Dean – Barbara Dewey
  5. Comments from the Vice Provost – Michael Kubit
  6. Committee Discussions-Open Educational Resource (OER) Task Force Report Implementation – Dean Dewey
  7. Progress Report on Committee Reports for 2016/17
    1. Explore Implementation of Senate Resolution “On Open Access to Scholarly Publications”, adopted 28 April 2015.
    2. Provide input on new guidelines, standards, policies, and procedures impacting instruction, research and service, as they are prepared by the Office of Information Security (OIS), considering the balance of the rights and interests of faculty, staff and students, and the need to maintain security of information (with Committee of Faculty Affairs): deferred to Spring 2017.
    3. Learning Technologies for Classrooms: Exploring educational uses of research computering.
    4. Report on Special Collections
    5. Engaged Scholarship Support by Libraries and ITS
    6. Research Data Management Support Needs
    7. Annual Report from Penn State University Press on matters of interest to LIST
    8. Security Strategy and Policy – Rich Sparrow
  8. Any Other Business
  9. Adjournment

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March 14, 2017 Agenda

  1. Approval of Minutes of the Meeting of 24 January 2016
  2. Apologies for Absence: W. E. Butler
  3. Comments from the Acting Chair – Ira Ropson
  4. Comments from the Dean – Barbara Dewey
  5. Comments from the Vice Provost – Michael Kubit
  6. Committee Discussions
  7. Open Educational Resource (OER) Task Force Report Implementation – Dean Dewey
  8. Progress Report on Committee Reports for 2016/17
    1. Explore Implementation of Senate Resolution “On Open Access to Scholarly Publications”, adopted 28 April 2015.
    2. Provide input on new guidelines, standards, policies, and procedures impacting instruction, research and service, as they are prepared by the Office of Information Security (OIS), considering the balance of the rights and interests of faculty, staff and students, and the need to maintain security of information (with Committee of Faculty Affairs): deferred to Spring 2017.
    3. Learning Technologies for Classrooms: Exploring educational uses of research computering.
    4. Report on Special Collections
    5. Engaged Scholarship Support by Libraries and ITS
    6. Research Data Management Support Needs
    7. Annual Report from Penn State University Press on matters of interest to LIST
  9. Any Other Business
  10. Adjournment

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January 24, 2017 Agenda

  1. Approval of Minutes of the Meeting of 6 December 2016
  2. Apologies for Absence:
  3. Comments from the Chair – W. E. Butler
  4. Comments from the Dean – Barbara Dewey
  5. Comments from the Vice Provost – Michael Kubit
  6. Committee Discussions
    Open Educational Resource (OER) Task Force Report Implementation – Dean Dewey
  7. Progress Report on Committee Reports for 2016/17
    1. Explore Implementation of Senate Resolution “On Open Access to Scholarly Publications”, adopted 28 April 2015.
    2. Provide input on new guidelines, standards, policies, and procedures impacting instruction, research and service, as they are prepared by the Office of Information Security (OIS), considering the balance of the rights and interests of faculty, staff and students, and the need to maintain security of information (with Committee of Faculty Affairs): deferred to Spring 2017.
    3. Learning Technologies for Classrooms: Exploring educational uses of research computering.
    4. Update of Library Report on Acquisitions Policies
    5. Preparation of Report on Special Collections
    6. Preparation of Report on Digital Data Bases
    7. Library Space Planning: see materials distributed
    8. Digital Portal Management
    9. Engaged Scholarship Support by Libraries and ITS
    10. Research Data Management Support Needs
    11. Sponsor Report on Cybersecurity at Penn State
    12. Develop Report on Current Status and Long-Term Planning to Sustain Increased Demand for Network Bandwidth and Wireless Capabilities, Off-Site Access and Storage
    13. Best Practices in Managing and Storing Research Data
  • Any Other Business
  • Adjournment

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December 6, 2016 Agenda

Bear in mind that we meet at 08:00 hours in front of Paterno/Pattee for our site visit to the Library storage facilities. Upon our return we will turn to the present Agenda.

  1. Approval of Minutes of the Meeting of 18 October 2016
  2. Apologies for Absence:
  3. Comments from the Chair – W. E. Butler
  4. Comments from the Dean – Barbara Dewey
  5. Comments from the Vice Provost – Ken Forstmeier
  6. Committee DiscussionsOpen Educational Resource (OER) Task Force Report Implementation – Dean Dewey
  7. Progress Report on Committee Reports for 2016/17
    1. Explore Implementation of Senate Resolution “On Open Access to Scholarly Publications”, adopted 28 April 2015.
    2. Provide input on new guidelines, standards, policies, and procedures impacting instruction, research and service, as they are prepared by the Office of Information Security (OIS), considering the balance of the rights and interests of faculty, staff and students, and the need to maintain security of information (with Committee of Faculty Affairs): deferred to Spring 2017.
    3. Learning Technologies for Classrooms: Exploring educational uses of research computering.
    4. Update of Library Report on Acquisitions Policies
    5. Preparation of Report on Special Collections
    6. Preparation of Report on Digital Data Bases
    7. Library Space Planning: see materials distributed
    8. Digital Portal Management
    9. Engaged Scholarship Support by Libraries and ITS
    10. Research Data Management Support Needs
    11. Advisory and Consultative Report on Improvement of Data Security Practices, including New 2-Factor Authentication Procedures and Data Management Plans: outline and possible draft: F. Aebli)
    12. Sponsor Report on Cybersecurity at Penn State
    13. Review Senate Web Page and critique for ease of use and overall organization
    14. Develop Report on Current Status and Long-Term Planning to Sustain Increased Demand for Network Bandwidth and Wireless Capabilities, Off-Site Access and Storage
    15. Best Practices in Managing and Storing Research Data
  8. Any Other Business
  9. Adjournment

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October 18, 2016 Agenda

Bear in mind that we meet at 08:00 hours in front of Paterno/Pattee for our site visit to the Library storage facilities.

For anyone intending to attend the meeting by Conference call, please refer to the number provided in BoardEffect. If you will advise me of your telephone contact, we will place the call from our meeting room upon our return from the Field Visit to Library annexes ca. 10:00  hours.

  1. Approval of Minutes of the Meeting of 6 September 2016
  2. Apologies for Absence: F. J. Aebli, Eric Walker
  3. Comments from the Chair – W. E. Butler
  4. Comments from the Dean – Barbara Dewey
  5. Comments from the Interim Vice Provost –
  6. Committee Discussions – Open Educational Resource (OER) Task Force Report Implementation – Dean Dewey
  7. Progress Report on Committee Reports for 2016/17
    1. Explore Implementation of Senate Resolution “On Open Access to Scholarly Publications”, adopted 28 April 2015.
    2. Provide input on new guidelines, standards, policies, and procedures impacting instruction, research and service, as they are prepared by the Office of Information Security (OIS), considering the balance of the rights and interests of faculty, staff and students, and the need to maintain security of information (with Committee of Faculty Affairs): deferred to Autumn 2016.
    3. Learning Technologies for Classrooms: Exploring educational uses of research computering.
    4. Update of Library Report on Acquisitions Policies
    5. Preparation of Report on Special Collections
    6. Preparation of Report on Digital Data Bases
    7. Library Space Planning
    8. Digital Portal Management
    9. Engaged Scholarship Support by Libraries and ITS
    10. Research Data Management Support Needs
    11. Advisory and Consultative Report on Improvement of Data Security Practices, including New 2-Factor Authentication Procedures and Data Management Plans: outline and possible draft: F. Aebli)
    12. Create a “New Members” document explaining general charge of LIST (template to be supplied by Senate President)
    13. Sponsor Report on Cybersecurity at Penn State
    14. Review Senate Web Page and critique for ease of use and overall organization
    15. Develop Report on Current Status and Long-Term Planning to Sustain Increased Demand for Network Bandwidth and Wireless Capabilities, Off-Site Access and Storage
    16. Best Practices in Managing and Storing Research Data
  8. Any Other Business
  9. Adjournment

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September 6, 2016 Agenda

For anyone intending to attend the meeting by Conference call, please refer to the number provided in BoardEffect. If you will advise me of your telephone contact, we will place the call from our meeting room.

  1. Approval of Minutes of the Meeting of 19 April 2016
  2. Apologies for Absence:
  3. Comments from the Chair – W. E. Butler
  4. Comments from the Dean – Barbara Dewey
  5. Comments from the Vice Provost – Matt Decker
  6. Committee Discussions

Open Educational Resource (OER) Task Force Report Implementation – Dean Dewey

  1. Progress Report on Committee Reports for 2016/17[A]. Explore Implementation of Senate Resolution “On Open Access to Scholarly Publications”, adopted 28 April 2015.[B] Provide input on new guidelines, standards, policies, and procedures impacting instruction, research and service, as they are prepared by the Office of Information Security (OIS), considering the balance of the rights and interests of faculty, staff and students, and the need to maintain security of information (with Committee of Faculty Affairs): deferred to Autumn 2016.[C] Learning Technologies for Classrooms: Exploring educational uses of research computering.[D] Update of Library Report on Acquisitions Policies[E] Preparation of Report on Special Collections[F] Preparation of Report on Digital Data Bases[G] Library Space Planning[H] Digital Portal Management[I] Engaged Scholarship Support by Libraries and ITS[J] Research Data Management Support Needs[K]. Advisory and Consultative Report on Improvement of Data Security Practices, including New 2-Factor Authentication Procedures and Data Management Plans: outline and possible draft: F. Aebli)
  1. Any Other Business
  2. Adjournment

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