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University Librarian's Cabinet: Minutes of the January 6, 2004 Meeting

Present:
Agnew, Boyle, Fultz, Gaunt, Mullins, Puniello, Sewell, Tehrani
Videoconferenced:
Golden

University Librarian's Report - Gaunt

Themes from Student Focus Groups - Gaunt

UMD Collaboration - Gaunt

Gaunt gave an overview to Cabinet of the small Rutgers/UMDND committee that has been meeting to discuss library issues between the two universities. The committee held two focus group meetings with professors in New Brunswick in April to study library collections, services, and facilities needed by faculty and students on the New Brunswick/Piscataway campuses of Rutgers and UMDNJ; identified areas of concern were collection issues, authentication, electronic reserves, space orientation of students and communication. Since there may be a need to look at all three campuses and collaboration with UMDNJ and NJIT following the proposed restructuring, Cabinet might want to expand the discussion and decide how best to move to the next step. We may want to review the things actually happening now, the issues that have surfaced thus far, where are we in dealing with any of these in the small group, then look at other things not mentioned in those discussions that are big issues that could be rolled into future planning. Not always will be a cost issue. Will discuss at a future Cabinet meeting to determine next steps.

Demo of myRutgers Portal - Boyle

Boyle gave an overview of a demonstration that was presented to the Public Services Committee by Joe Percoco, Director for Application and Development and Data Management and Bill Thompson, Associate Director for New Technology. The purpose of this portal is to provide a single intuitive gateway to academic and administrative online services at Rutgers and fits with the Public Service Council's goal of looking at undergrad services in terms of a research university. The portal has been in production since fall 2002; the audience is being expanded on a limited basis and should be available to all by late 2004.

Announcements

Agnew

Boyle

Golden

Puniello

Gaunt



 
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