January 1996

Xplor International Elects Officers, Board

Xplor International, The Electronic Document Systems Association, has announced that Ray Simonson has been re-elected to a third term as the association's president. The president of Rave Systems in Kitchener, Ontario, Mr. Simonson was first elected to the association's board of directors in 1993, and he has held active membership since 1986. He has served in the Canadian Region as both vice president and president since 1988.

Other officers elected to Xplor's board include:

Vice president: Jon Allred, First Image, Norcross, Ga.

Treasurer: Barry Lietuvnikas, EDPP, Baltimore, Md.

Secretary: Lars Bruzelius, UDAC, Uppsala, Sweden.

The other members of the association's board of directors are: Kathy Altenpohl, Laser Label Technologies, a Division of GAP, Chicago; Hal Davis, Interface Systems, Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich.; R. David Fehrman, Standard Register Company, Dayton, Ohio; Cindy Johnson, EDDP, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon, Portland, Ore.; Steve Maconachie, Hermes Precisa Australia, Ashmore Industrial Estate, Erskinville, Australia; Anthony Paquette, Aetna Life & Casualty AIT, Windsor, Conn.; and Ken Pugh, Hewitt Associates, Lincolnshire, Ill.

Library Association Invites Applications

The American Association of Law Libraries has received $50,000 from Boston-based legal publisher, Little, Brown and Company to support the Association's Research Agenda grant program. The grants will be awarded by the AALL Research Agenda Committee beginning in the fiscal year 1995-1996. A sum of $25,000 will be provided annually, over a two-year period, to support the study of legal research.

The Little, Brown and Company grants will fund projects of practical value to a large segment of those professionals who create, disseminate, or use legal or law-related information. This year, the AALL Research Committee and its advisory group have chosen the Internet as the first year's topic. Areas of study, the AALL suggests, might include the Internet's impact on law practice, law librarianship, and legal and library education; electronic preservation and archiving of legal information; and the development of research tools for legal information on the Internet.

Applicants must demonstrate experience with research projects and understanding of the Internet and the creation, dissemination, and use of legal and law-related information. Priority, the association reports, will be given to practicing law librarians and AALL members, working individually or in partnership with other information professionals.

Applicants must provide a resume and a statement of their qualifications for carrying out the project. Allocation of the research grants, the AALL notes, will be at the the discretion of the AALL Research Committee and the Little, Brown and Company Grant Advisory Group.

The deadline for this year's proposals will be Feb. 9, 1996. Selections will be made by March 1, 1996.

For applications and guidelines, contact AALL Executive Director Roger H. Parent at (312) 939-4764.

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