Minutes of September 22, 2005 Meeting
- Stephanie Bartz (chair & recorder), Natalie Borisovets, Vibiana
Bowman (remote), Ellen Calhoun, John Shepard, Bob Warwick
1. Record displays
John met with Mary Beth Weber, Charlotte Toke, and Harriet DeCeunyck to
review the default record displays for recorded sound and printed music:
- Recorded Sound - After some further review by the committee, it was
agreed that the 306 (Duration/Playing Time), 254 (Musical Pres.), and
538 (Technical Details/System Details Note) fields should be removed
from the default display. The 538 field will also be removed from the
brief display and John will contact cataloging about cleaning up some
problems with records for items whose formats are designated as recorded
sound when they’re in reality printed music.
- Printed Music – The 306 and 538 fields will be removed from the
default display and the label on the 254 field will be changed to Score
2. Unicorn upgrade
An upgrade to Unicorn (GL3.0) is available and Systems would like to
install it in the test catalog in early November, with an eye toward
moving it to the production system during Spring Break 2006. Since this
has potential ramifications for the continuing development of iLink,
IPAC was asked whether the proposed timeline is acceptable. The
committee agreed that implementation should continue as proposed and the
timeline for development and introduction of new features for IRIS would
be adjusted accordingly.
3. iLink review
- Polish and Czech fonts/diacritics are not displaying correctly in
IRIS. Although letters with accents are entered correctly in Workflows,
they display as letters with asterisks in iLink (e.g., Title begins with
"Klavierquartett 1876 1"). John will send additional examples to Bob for
further investigation. Bob will also locate a copy of the Workflows help
screen for diacritics so that relevant information can be added to the
- The final changes to iLink for the fall semester were put in place in
late August with no negative feedback.
- Ongoing problems that are being looked at as priorities include
reserves results list numbering, the need for a “Next” button at the
bottom of the reserve results list pages, and fixing the Search Again
function that appears at the bottom of search results.
4. Information exchange
- Vib and Natalie shared information from the recent workshop on
- Responses to IRIS error reports have been improved to include specific
references to what error was reported.
- Some users have been experiencing problems opening electronic reserves
and other materials because the new window that should open is treated
as a pop-up and blocked. Systems has made specific recommendations for
dealing with the problem and Natalie will look at it for possible
inclusion in the Ask a Librarian FAQs.
Next meeting: October 20, 2005, 1:30 p.m., University Librarian’s