The Ereserves Working Group met yesterday and reviewed experiences gained during the summer-- discussed the value and logistics of archiving documents, proposed a semester's documents be linked 7 days before the first day of classes and be removed 7 days after the last day of exams, talked about file size and will attempt to maintain documents in the original format, will investigate a stamp or label for paper copies letting students know they are also available electronically, recommended we start to offer to link to professors' web pages from their course Reserve listings, scheduled scanning training for staff at LSM, recommended changes to processing procedures, requested publicity for faculty in the Focus, discussed statistics (how are reserve staff counting ereserve documents as added copies or new items added, use statistics, number of documents scanned, etc.).
Staff should continue to use current procedures until notified of changes. [To streamline the process and eliminate data entry errors, Copy Center staff will probably begin to enter URLs directly into 856 fields on Unicorn records rather than send them to local reserve staff for entry.] We will investigate possibility of appending pages to already scanned documents (example from Chemistry-- adding lecture notes on a weekly basis to a generic "semester lecture notes" document). All libraries are encouraged to begin participating in electronic reserves, it's a little more processing for us at first, but an important service enhancement for students.
Question about status of networked printing-- there will be a pilot/demo of networked printing in Alexander beginning next week; users will be able to request print jobs from 1 or 2 PCs in the reference area, then go the Copy Center where a print release station will print them out with use of password and copicard.
Charge/checkout-Discharge-Renew A.Snowman & NB functional group J.Odom and E.Navarra (Camden) Requests B.McNelis & NB functional group C.Foote (Dana) Reserves R.Smith & NB functional group Collection management & Maintenance P.Weniger & NB functional group
We then compiled "How do I?" questions for Registering Users, which will be shared with all staff for additional input.