a. Alan Ritch Retires from Joint Steering Committee; Camile Wanat Appointed

The CDL will be saying good-bye to one of its most astute, eloquent, and tireless advisers with the retirement this week of Alan Ritch.  Alan served on the CDL Joint Steering Committee on Shared Collections (JSC) from its inception in 1998 when he hailed from the Santa Cruz campus and was reappointed to a second term in 2000, this time representing Berkeley.  Alan’s unique perspective and breadth of knowledge have been invaluable in shaping a shared digital collection and in devising cost-share models that miraculously allowed everyone to participate. His leadership in collaborative activities for the University extend back many years before the CDL was born.

At the same time, the CDL is pleased to announce the appointment of Camille Wanat, Head of the Engineering Library at Berkeley, to the Joint Steering Committee through June 30, 2004.  Camille also has a record of collaborative contributions, recently completed a three-year term as LAUC member of the Collection Development Committee, and is the IEEE Resource Liaison.  Revisions in JSC liaison assignments will be announced soon.

The CDL Joint Steering Committee on Shared Collections was appointed to advise the CDL on shared collections from a systemwide viewpoint and to identify and manage appropriate consultative and evaluation mechanisms [http://www.cdlib.org/groups/jsc/].