Minutes of the December 17, 2009 Meeting
- Stephanie Bartz (chair & recorder), Natalie Borisovets, Theo Haynes, Li Sun, Bob Warwick
- Ellen Calhoun, Sara Harrington
1. Symphony 3.3.1 upgrade
The Symphony upgrade on January 1 will be to version 3.3.1 instead of 3.3.0. This latest release was
installed in the test system on December 16 and is largely patches and bug fixes. IRIS images (e.g.,
buttons and banner) are missing in the test system now that it’s been upgraded, but this is likely a
problem with changes to directory names or file permissions and should be easy to fix. Bob will
Several enhancements to the e-library module are included in 3.3.1 including:
- A RevC theme has been created so that libraries that want to retain the current look of their catalog can do so while still being able to take advantage of RevD functionality.
- Catalogs for those libraries that use RevD pages will be accessible via iPhone.
- Patron authentication via LDAP is built-in to the update but will need further investigation before we can implement it.
2. This just in
A comment was received regarding the fact that the “Library Science and Bibliography” subsection
includes a variety of topics besides library science. All of the bibliographies that have Z call
numbers are included there. There was discussion over whether it would be possible to sort out the Z
call numbers so that they fall into their actual subjects instead of the catchall “Bibliographies”
category. Although the idea has merit, it may require too much work for a small return considering the
small number of items that would have been affected in the October and November 2009 lists. IPAC may
look at this further as time permits.
3. IRIS feedback
- E-ZBorrow needs to be highlighted on the Book Delivery/Recall page in order to emphasize the merits of using it instead of recall. IPAC will revisit this at the January 2010 meeting.
- When iLink was implemented in spring 2005 the Reserves quick search option was lost. IPAC would like to recommend that it be redeveloped for inclusion in the website redesign. Stephanie will follow up.
4. Open Source public catalog interfaces
- Maps of Open Source ILS users are available at:
- Natalie provided an overview of eXtensible which is still under development, but seems to have good potential. It will remain on the list of interfaces for further consideration and investigation along with Blacklight which was discussed at the November meeting.
5. Information Sharing
- The Vale Conference in January 2010 includes several sessions that are of interest to IPAC. Most of IPAC is planning to attend one or more of the relevant sessions.
- The ILS Webinar on December 10 was attended by Stephanie, Bob, Li, and Theo.
6. Next meeting
January 21, 1:30 p.m., University Librarian’s Conference Room