Author Archives: Terry Simpkins

Another copyright case, another victory for libraries

Last Tuesday, in the case of Kirtsaeng vs. John Wiley & Sons, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to uphold the “first sale” doctrine for materials purchased from non-U.S. sources.  This ruling allows legal purchasers of copyrighted material from overseas to continue to subsequently resell, loan, rent, etc., copyrighted material.  Continue reading

Area 51 notes, Jan. 17, 2013

Present:  Chris Norris, Terry Simpkins, Carol Peddie, Mary Backus, Mike Roy and Doreen Bernier

As part of our disaster recovery planning efforts, Chris has been interviewing functional areas across campus  to inventory work processes and discuss  contingency planning efforts in the event critical system are not available. Continue reading

Area 51 notes, Jan. 10, 2013

Short & sweet this time…

Present:  Mike, Terry, Chris, Mary and Doreen

We spent the meeting time discussing a draft survey designed to assess project and work prioritization within workgroups and teams.  The survey looks at the criteria workgroups use to make prioritization decisions, how they communicate priorities, and the frequency with which priorities shift over time, and how they link to other planning efforts. This survey will be presented for further discussion at a future Managers’ meeting and at an open meeting.

Thanks for reading,
Terry & Doreen