It was chilly in Philadelphia, but MARS members and visitors alike soon warmed up as they sprinted to business meetings and interesting forums. The MARS Virtual Reference Discussion Group held a lively premiere event, the Hot Topics Discussion Group talked about MetaLib and SFX and the Managers in MARS group discussed computer security. Products & Services held their traditional Midwinter vendor forum, this year discussing portals. The User Access to Services Committee held a session on authentication, and the Management of Electronic Reference Services Committee held an open meeting on NISO standards. In the next few months, we will be looking at some organizational issues along with our colleagues in MOUSS, the members of the RUSA Organizational Structure Task Force, and the RUSA Board. Many of these issues grew out of last year’s MARS and MOUSS section reviews. Some of you may have attended the forum held in Philadelphia to discuss the future of MOUSS. Attendees expressed strong support of MOUSS, but there was also some discussion of
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