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Publications Committee Report
« on: June 14, 2011, 11:35:25 AM »
'Sorry I won't be able to attend the meeting in any form; I will be in transit. There are three discussion items for the Council: $1000 in funding for the 2011-2012 year, copyright statement concerning publication in the Newsletter, and continuing to send two paper copies of the newsletter to every campus.

Report is below and attached.

SUNYLA Publications Committee
Ellen McCabe, Chair

June 15, 2011, 2011

 Members of the Publications Committee: Lori Annesi (Monroe), Jim Coan (Oneonta), Linda Gorman (Nassau), Gerry Leibowitz (Nassau), Jennifer Little (Brockport), Ellen McCabe (Cortland) (chair), Shannon Pritting (Oswego), Jennifer Smathers (Brockport).

The publications account currently has about $490 in it.  $1000 was deposited last August, and out of that 2 payments were sent to Brockport for printing at about $350 each, in December and May.  That’s where the balance stands as of now.  I anticipate another payment of $388.12 for the May issues which would bring the balance down to approximately $101.88. Unless fewer issues are printed we will need another infusion of $1000 for the issues next year.

The February newsletter printing consisted of 160 copies, 36 pages each, for a cost of $345.60.
The May newsletter printing consisted of 180 copies, 36 pages long, for a cost of $388.12.

 We may want to revisit sending two copies to every campus, especially since many people are printing it for themselves (some want it in color), and we just had one campus go down to zero.   There are a few campuses that ask for multiple copies, but they are in the minority.

Dan Harms and I have worked on the text of a statement on publication in the SUNYLA Newsletter to reflect our policy on copyright. I am including the text of the statement below:

“By submitting a document to the SUNYLA newsletter, you grant SUNYLA the non-exclusive right to edit, reproduce, publish, and archive the material from now into perpetuity in all formats. You retain all other intellectual property rights to your material and are free to publish it elsewhere without explicit permission from this publication. If you send it to a publisher, please let them know that it was previously published in the SUNYLA newsletter.”

I submit this statement to the Council for approval. 

Many thanks from the Publications Committee to Dan Harms for his work on this.

Issues of the SUNYLA newsletter are available at the SUNYLA website; the May issue is at:

Please continue to submit items for the next Newsletter. Submissions to the newsletter are being accepted via the SUNYLA Forums at  website and via E-mail. The next issue due date is September 15, 2011. Please send items to Shannon Pritting or Jennifer Smathers

Respectfully submitted,

Ellen McCabe (Chair)
Ellen McCabe, SUNY College at Cortland, (607) 753-4051