The agenda for the meeting of the ARLIS/NA Public Policy Committee is below. The outgoing chair is Tim Shipe; the incoming chair is Marilyn Russell.

The committee is looking for some new members. If you think you might be interested in a possible appointment to the Public Policy Committee, feel free to join us to get a sense of our work. If you would like to let Marilyn know in advance of your possible interest, you are welcome to contact her ( But this is not required.

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Agenda for ARLIS/NA Public Policy Committee Meeting

Denver, Saturday, 3 May 2008, 9:30-11:00 A.M.

Introductions and General Updates.

Section 108 developments. (Discussion of the Study Group’s final report and recommended legislation. Next steps for the Public Policy Committee)

Orphan Works Developments. (Discussion of the Register of Copyright’s report to Congress, draft legislation, reactions from portions of the visual arts community, and next steps for the Public Policy Committee)

Committee Goals for 2008/2009.

Committee Website. (Need a volunteer to be the web editor)

New assignments (which members will monitor and report on which issues, lists, etc.?). See the annual report for current assignments, and be prepared to volunteer for new or continued assignment.

Program ideas for Indianapolis conference.