Agenda 23 January 2007 Business Meeting

M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries
Business Meeting


10 am on Tuesday 23 January 2007

To be held at the British Library Conference Centre, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

Print complete Programme and Agenda for the Business Meeting

Programme and Final Agenda

 The Library is very near to Euston, King’s Cross, St Pancras mainline stations, and only five minutes’ walk from King’s Cross Thameslink. Piccadilly, Metropolitan, Victoria, Northern and Circle Underground Lines all connect at King’s Cross/St Pancras. Bus routes 10, 30, 73, 91, SL1 and SL2 pass the building. There is car parking in Midland Road and Ossulston Street (currently metered until 18.30 Monday to Friday), as well as at St Pancras station (Euro Car Parks). The Conference Centre, has its own entrance from the piazza, via the portico. Click for a Map

There will be a tour of the British Library from 9.45am to 10.15am. If you would like to join the tour please contact Genein Cox, the M25 Administrative Assistant by Friday 12 January. Please note that places on the tour are limited.

Please note: The business meeting will be held in the afternoon and will be preceded by a morning session (starting at 10.30am) on the theme Print to Digital: Managing the transition, with the following speakers.  Coffee will be served from 10 am.

Morning Programme

Di Martin
Dean of Learning and Information Services, University of Hertfordshire

Howard Picton
Parliamentary Affairs Manager, Bank of England and member of SCOOP

Michael Popham
Digital Library Manager, Oxford University

John Tuck
Head of British Collections, British Library

John Gilby
M25 Systems Team

Lunch will be served from 1.00pm to 2.15pm

Agenda for the Business meeting

Please note that hard copies of the agenda papers will only be sent out on request, as all will be available as web documents from Tuesday 16 January.
Please let me know if you have any queries regarding the meeting. I look forward to seeing you there.

Maureen Wade

Business Meeting Agenda

1. Apologies for absence and welcome to new members

Members are asked to note apologies and welcome new members

2. Minutes of last meeting

Members are asked to approve the minutes from the Annual General Meeting held at:
Mayfield House, Falmer Campus, Brighton University

3. Constitutional issues

Members are asked to agree to minor constitutional changes necessary for application for charitable status
Articles of Association Jan 2007 Paper

4. New strategic developments and changes to working groups

Members are asked to receive and discuss a report on changes to working groups and new strategic developments agreed by the Steering Group
M25 Working Groups Jan 07 Paper

5. Collaboration with London Higher

Members are asked to provide feedback on a Factsheet on Libraries in Higher Education, a recent collaborative effort done with London Higher

6. Procedure for selection of new Chair of CPD25

6.i   CPD25 Annual Report 2005-06
CPD25 Annual Report Paper
6.ii Members are asked to discuss and if appropriate agree a procedure for selection of a new Chair of CPD25
Selection of Chair of CPD25 Paper

7. Report on Action Plan

Members are asked to receive a report on progress against the Action Plan for 2006/07
M25 Action Plan 2006/ 07 Paper

8. Treasurer’s report

8.i  Members are asked to receive a report from the Treasurer on the Annual Accounts for 2005/06
Annual Accounts for 2005 / 06
8.ii Discussion on Subscription levels for 2007/08
8iii Discussion on Funding of an extension to the AIM25 project

9. Members’ issues
Members are asked to submit issues they would like to raise, by Tuesday 16 January

10. Any other business
Members are asked to note the Consortium’s programme of meetings for 2007/08
– Friday 1 June 2007 Annual General Meeting – Royal Naval College, Greenwich
– January 2008 (TBC)
– June 2008 (TBC)