Minutes of April 15, 2004 Meeting
- Veronica Calderhead, Howard Dess, Tom Glynn, Triveni Kuchi (Recorder),
Ann Montanaro, Jim Nettleman, Mary Page, Robert G. Sewell (AUL).
1) Announcements and AUL Report - Sewell
- Preservation Committee will look at preservation in all formats. It
will be in charge of planning and oversight of preservation on all campuses.
- Special Collections has an opening for Conservation Preservation
Librarian (that was previously held by St. John and Tim Corlis is
currently the acting Conservation Preservation Librarian).
- Audio Visual Preservation effort (Special Collections and Jazz library
materials) is underway at Alexander Library. A database will be
developed to study the condition, etc., Suggestions to use IRIS to
create records in was made. The work will begin in July.
2) Acquisitions Report
Orders are being made on time and it is about the time to move activity
Mary will send out information regarding 2003 approval plan amounts per
Blackwell profiles, as well as amounts for 2004 (current) spent. The
approval plan schedule is ready and selectors will be meeting YBP
representatives the week of April 26-30 for profiling. This session is
only for profiling. A future session for training on GOBI will be
announced sometime in June. June 23rd is Blackwell s last day for
shipping approval books. YBP starts from July 1, 2004.
3) Systems Report
A mass storage system has been acquired through NJDH funds and it will
be used for both NJDH and the Rutgers Repository. The system has 7
terabytes of disk storage and includes a tape backup system.
4) Results of Liaison Discussions with Departments (DLI II)
From the viewpoint of collection development and reacting to
departmental requests, the survey result summaries were too general.
Comments specific to collection development will/should be looked at
closely by selectors, especially to make the budget requests for next year.
5) Selector Budget Request form
Bob presented the selector budget request form at the NBCG meeting. The
NBL selectors made comments, which have been incorporated, into the
form. The form will have potential to change based on this year's trial.
Selectors will be requested to fill out the needed information and send
in the form by May 10, 2004.
6) E-Resources request discussion
- The Libraries Subcommittee of the Route-18-committee will make a
recommendation to the committee to purchase Wilson's OMNI File and
Encyclopedia Britannica with the special, university funding that is
available to lessen the burden on undergraduates during the disruption
of Route-18 construction.
- Wilson s Education Full-text: Selector was asked to revisit the
wholesale cancellations of titles covered in the package. Wilson being
an aggregator of resources will not be able to guarantee stability of
the titles covered in the package and there are no archival rights for
years purchased previously. The CDC principles related to cancellation
of print titles in packages are: aggregated packages - research
collection should retain print, other libraries may cancel; packages
from publishers - all print can be cancelled where archival rights are
secured in the contract.
- ArtStor is a new Art database that seems like a must have. It will
be investigated in the near future.
- Journal of Homeland security and emergency management was previously
approved and it s subscription is going ahead.
- Standard and Poor's Market Insight: Business selectors were asked to
reconsider the funding for this resource. A more reliable source than
funds promised by the Newark business school for this subscription needs
to be found. Such arrangements for ongoing funding for subscriptions
from schools or departments are always problematic.
- Science network resources submitted will be studied by the science
team and reported back. There was some discussion of the urgency of
reinstating access to EMBO Journal and PNAS. However, since ELPX is
already over committed, suggestions were made to seek funds for
reinstatement from University Librarian's Excellence funds, especially
this late in the fiscal year.
- A trial for Scopus could be setup. If anyone is interested in trying
it, please let Mary Page know.