As per the discussion at this summer's Research and Planning meeting, a subcommittee for the Union List of Western European Newspapers has begun to take form and define goals for itself. Jennifer Vinopal has volunteered to chair this sub-committee and she, Angela Carreno, and Ann Snoeyenbos have met to discuss how we will carry this project forward.
We would like to start with a pilot project as a means of:
1. testing the survey instrument used for gathering data;
2. tinkering with the development of a database that could be used nationally; and,
3. ensuring the feasibility and usefulness of the project.
During the 97/98 year we want to limit data collected to 10 ARL institutions in the Northeast.
If anyone is interested in participating in this sub-committee or has any comments whatsoever regarding Kurt de Belder's original Union List (http://www.nyu.edu/pages/unionlist), our goals, etc. please contact me (Jennifer Vinopal) email@example.com
Librarian for Western European Languages and Literatures, NYU