Minutes of the July 22, 2010 Meeting
- Stephanie Bartz (Chair), Ellen Calhoun, Sara Harrington, Theo Haynes, Li Sun (recorder), Bob Warwick
- Natalie Borisovets
1. Rev. D. and NetID in IRIS
User Services Council has agreed to the implementation of upfront
NetID/Barcode login to IRIS. When a user connects to IRIS, they'll be
presented with the option to login using their NetID or barcode, or to
enter as a Guest. Both options will bring users to the Basic Search Page.
- There will be four boxes and three buttons on the IRIS Login Page (see
figure 1). Users who choose to login will not need to repeat that action
for checking My Account or using Book Delivery/Recall and Book Special
Request. Login to E-ZBorrow, Interlibrary Loan and Article Delivery
Services, and electronic resources that use the proxy will still need to
be done separately because of the connection to other systems.
- The request pages and the My Account pages will need to be reworked.
The Book Delivery/Recall page won't ask for a login if you've already
done it, but the labels on the form will need to be customized. Book
Special Request is more complex because it's a custom form. Separate
versions will need to be created for those already logged in vs. those
not logged in.
- An "invalid login" page will need to be created to provide options to
"Try Again" or "Login as Guest."
- It should be possible for guest users to click on a link that will
pass information to the system so that the login screen is bypassed.
This should also hold true for the IRIS QuickSearch feature. Users who
connect to IRIS without first logging in will be able to search IRIS
normally, but will be presented with separate login requests each time
they access My Account or use Book Delivery/Recall or Book Special Request.
- The test system will be converted to Rev.D before IPAC begins work on
the login screens so that additional new features can be considered at
the same time. IPAC will review the My Lists feature, permalinking,
linking to full details from My Account lists, and the Keep All on this
- Consideration needs to be given to how upfront IRIS login will affect
links to IRIS (e.g., the My Account link in the black menu bar on the
library site, IRIS widgets in research guides, the library toolbar, and
tutorials). Once the test system has been converted to Rev.D and some of
the changes are in place Stephanie will send a message to RUL_everyone
as a notification that IRIS login is expected to be implemented for the
- The IRIS QuickSearch page will need to be reworked to provide separate
links for Rutgers affiliates and guests. Stephanie will contact Sam
McDonald and ask for a mock-up that IPAC can work with.
2. Goals for 2010/2011
Goals from 2009/2010 were reviewed and will largely carry over to
2010/2011. Stephanie will revise the goals and send the draft to IPAC
for review via email.
3. IRIS feedback and fixes
- Book Delivery/Recall and Book Special Request pages are still being
revised. Stephanie will send a draft version of the BSR page to Bob for
posting in the test catalog.
- MARC tag 037 was removed from indexing.
- The buttons on the Reserves page are now in the same order (in the
test catalog) as the options on the Reserves Quick Search page. Bob will
implement the change in the live catalog.
- The E-ZBorrow button needs to be made more context sensitive so that
it displays when all copies are CHECKEDOUT, MISSING, LOST, etc.
- Further work on a Media booking button will be postponed until after
Rev.D and LDAP implementation.
- The 260 tag has been removed from the default display for serials (in
the test system) based on a decision from User Services Council. The 260
does display when the complete record is viewed . Once Rev.D is in place
and the test system more closely resembles the live catalog, Stephanie
will send an email to USC asking for a final review of the decision
before the change is implemented in the live catalog.
- "This just inů" has been added to the Library Info section in the
upper right corner of the IRIS screen (in the test catalog), but the
"More" causes the IRIS header to have extra red space. The Research
Resources link will be removed so that "More" is unnecessary and the
header stays as is. Bob will also extend the name of "This just in
"This just in
4. Information Sharing
Stephanie is working on a new project chart to capture forgotten
decisions, features to investigate, etc.
5. Meeting schedule in the fall 2010
August 19; September 16; October 21; November 18; December 16.