Minutes of April 20, 2000 Meeting
- Jeanne Boyle, Veronica Calderhead, Howard Dess, James
Hemmasi, Robert Sewell, Adeline Tallau, Joe Consoli, Lourdes Vazquez,
Mary Page, Bonita Grant (for Ron Becker)
- AUL Report
- New Rutgers University Press Plan: The new agreement between the
University press director
and RUL is that one copy of all published books will be delivered to
TSB. (Does not include
retrospective titles). Titles will be placed in the appropriate library
according to LC class.
Special Collections will buy copies of New Jersey related materials for
the New Jerseyana
- A demo of netLibraries will take place in the Pane Room: Tuesday
April 24 at 10:00.am.
Members of Vale were invited to attend.
- Donation of books: Eric Zwerling/Adviser to Students for
Environmental Action/ Department
of Environmental Science donated three boxes of science books. They
will be distributed to the
appropriate libraries, especially Chang Library and LSM.
- The Bishop Lecture on April 17 was given by Elaine Showalter,
professor and feminist critic, on the occasion of her donation of over
500 books by and about
British and, to a lesser extent, American women authors of the late 19th
and early 20th centuries.
The lecture was well attended and well received. The lecture was also
covered prominently in the
Targum (April 19).
- The Core Serials List Forum, held on April 18, was a success. Howard
Dess, Ann Watkins,
Kevin Mulcahy, Bobbi Tipton, and Ryan Womack spoke, Sewell moderated. A
videotape of the
forum was made. SCILS will make a copy of the tape for its students and
one copy will be
catalog and placed in the Media Collection. Core List Bibliography was
compiled by Adeline
Tallau for the Forum..
- The Gay and Lesbian Exhibit was feature in the first page of the
Targum today (April 20,
- A Collection Fund Balance(4/19/00) sheet was distributed. State
funds are begin spent at an
appropriate rate, although it was noted that Newark state funds are now
committed at 110%, the
limit at which ordering is cut off. Any ordering from Dana Library this
year will be on non-state
funds. It was also noted that Special Collections funds have been
removed from the New
Brunswick funds and are tracked as part of the Central funds.
- Systems Update: The latest database user statistics were
distributed. Systems has loaded the
Sirsi Materials Booking module into the test system and is reviewing its
use for Media material.
Work is continuing on Time Track, the payroll system. Sample
cataloguing records for Early
English Books Online (EEBO) have been loaded into the test system and
working with Cataloguing to provide holdings statements. They will be
ordering a new server to
allow continuing service while major modification to the database are
being made, such as the
implement authority control.
- Pro-Quest: A per various concerns brought to the table on this
database; CDC has asked the
generalist networked resources team to look at the various similar
periodical packages as
- Acquisitions update: All state funds ordered are being entered.
Many orders on non-state
funds have not processed since orders against state funds must be
processed first in order spend
out the state funds by June 30.
- Collection Budget Request for 2001: BS requested CDC members to
bring the inputs into this
new budget as per new e-resources needed (Team chairs have until April
30th to bring
recommendations), areas of academic growth according to the universityís
strategic plan, etc. We
also need to begin planning for cancellations for next year in view of
inflation and new e-journal
packages and other e-resources. As for inflation in 2000 according to
Library Journalís Periodical
Price Survey (April 15), the figures are: Humanities 7.4%, Social
Sciences 9.3% and Science and
Technology 8.6%. For RUL mix, the overall average is about 8.8%.
According to the budget
plan related to the RULís five year plan, we need funding for the
conversion of approximately
10% of subscriptions in print to electronic format each year at an
increased cost of 10%. It looks
like this year we will spend roughly $5 million on serials, of which $ 4
millions are for periodicals
and $1 million for non-per. Approximately $800,000 in both categories
are for subscriptions to
electronic resources. The overall cost for electronic resources this
year will be well over $1
million because of several on-time purchases. The budget plan for next
year will include increased
allocations for document delivery and ILL.
- JB noted that Judy Gardner and ILS staff are preparing a
report/survey of our ILL service and
expenditures. The report should be ready for discussion during the
summer. JB gave a report on
the status of document delivery. The system will be in place before the
end of the fiscal year.
- Books/Monographs Approval plan: A representative of Blackwell will
be here on Tuesday. A
message was sent to all selectors interested in meeting with her.
Recent problems with the
approval plan: Getting slips instead of books of major academic
presses. BS agreed that for
the next fiscal year the Art approval plan outside of the Blackwell
needs to be funded separately.
- Core Serial lists: After the success of the Core List Forum the next
step is to start developing
RUL core lists. We will proceed to choose major titles by discipline to
create core lists and try to
find/acquire electronic access for the most important titles. The
Council decided we will work in
the following areas first: Humanities - American and British History,
Philosophy; and Music;
Social Sciences: some aspect of Business, to be determined by the
Business selectors, Economics
and Library Sciences; and Science-Chemistry, Nursing, and General
discipline-representative to the Council will serve as liaisons to the
- The Council decided not to go ahead with the Elsevier Science Direct
web edition package.
Even though the service is free for titles we currently subscribe to,
Elsevier does not allow any
cancellations of print subscriptions, no matter how many copies we
currently subscribe to.
Elsevier also required separate licenses for each campus. We felt that
would set a bad precedent.
TSB will remove all Elsevier links to Iris and will send a message to
all faculty on the matter.
- NERL's Wiley InterScience Deal- The Council decided to go with it.
We currently get Wiley
130 titles in 161 subscriptions. We would get electronic access to all
titles currently subscribed to
by NERL members (300+ titles) for an additional $16,111 this year. But
next year we could
cancel our duplicate titles, for a savings of well over $16,000.
- BS will report at the end of the year in %'s as per the spending for
electronic resources in the
four major categories: General/Interdisciplinary, Sciences, Social
Sciences and Humanities.