Minutes of the November 18, 2010 Meeting
- Stephanie Bartz (chair & recorder), Natalie Borisovets, Ellen Calhoun, Theo Haynes, Bob Warwick
- Sara Harrington, Li Sun
- Permalinking has been turned on in test IRIS. Stephanie has done fairly extensive testing and sent the results to Bob Warwick and Dave Hoover. Natalie’s test results were inconclusive; many of her problem examples may be related to changes in subscriptions/vendor URLs rather than to the permalink feature. Bob will investigate these examples further.
- Bob will do some clean up of the records in test IRIS, removing SERSOL and LexisNexis records, loading some recent EBSCO and ETD records, etc.
- 13 librarians who use Libguides to create research guides have agreed to do off-campus testing of the permalink feature.
- IPAC needs to look at the pages where the permalink button appears and consider where it’s appropriate. (e.g., Do we need a permalink button on any of the search pages or can URLs for search pages just be copied from existing pages?) The 13 testers have also been asked to provide feedback on this issue.
2. Continuing review of Rev.D / Project Chart
- Formatting of the IRIS Guide and other updates to Rev.D are ongoing, but not yet ready for review.
- The Project Chart has been updated to reflect decisions made at the October 2010 meeting, but decisions from September 2010 are still to be added. Stephanie will maintain the chart from meeting to meeting so that there’s an ongoing list of projects and decisions still to be addressed.
3. IRIS feedback and fixes
- The hit list screen was displaying information about reserve copies (e.g., owned by: John Cotton Dana Library (Newark) and other libraries 1 reserve copy available at John Cotton Dana Library) on the search results page. The problem was reported to Bob and has already been fixed.
- The Modify and Cancel options are still visible on the My Accounts page after you click on the View button for a Book Special Request item. This item will be added to the project chart and Bob will remove the buttons as a priority.
- The language on the Book Delivery/Recall page is still unclear. IPAC agreed that the word “intercampus” in the first bullet be linked to the list of campuses and libraries on the RDS site. The project chart will be updated to reflect this. A final review of the delivery options between campuses is also needed to make sure that the page language is as clear as possible.
- Sublocations for discharged items are displaying in IRIS for a brief period as descriptive text instead of as the appropriate code, likely a change that occurred when Rev.D was put in place. The item will be added to the project chart so that it can be corrected.
Chris Sterback provided web statistics compiled from the IRIS webserver for the period from July
2009 through October 2010. IPAC reviewed these statistics along with monthly statistics pulled from
Director’s Station. The correlation between the two is unclear; further study is needed.
5. IRIS Guide and checklist for testing software updates
The testing checklist needs to be completed soon so that it can be used after Patch Cluster 2 is
installed and when Symphony 3.4 is loaded into test IRIS. IPAC members were reminded to work on
6. Next meeting
December 16, 1:30 p.m., University Librarian’s Conference Room