Minutes of the February 20, 2014 Meeting
- Stephanie Bartz (chair & recorder), Natalie Borisovets, Ellen Calhoun, Melissa De Fino, Daria Gorman, Marie Saimbert, Bob Warwick
- Theo Haynes
1. Unicode/Linux migration
- Test system migration was delayed, but has now been completed.
- The Export to EndNote feature in the Health Sciences Catalog was tested with a record that includes vernacular and was found not to work correctly. The initial problem has been fixed, but an import filter to eliminate some of the unnecessary fields from the export is still being worked on. There may be similar problems with the export to RefWorks option.
- Unpaired 880s are still a problem. Bob tested one solution without success and has another to try. The issue will also be raised during the Unicode consulting call with SirsiDynix which was postponed until February 28.
2. Default display for MAP-FULL
- Based on a recommendation from Special Collections and University Archives, the 590 field (Local note) will be added to the default display. The 500 field (General note) was considered, but was deemed to contain too much unnecessary information.
- The 538 field (Technical details) will be removed from the display.
- There was additional discussion of removing 4XX fields that repeat as 830s, but since these are not consistent across the Catalog, they’ll need to be retained.
3. This just in… for Health Sciences
Daria provided a suggested list of medical subject areas that could be fit into the existing structure of “This just in…” with NLM and LC classes combined.
- The committee agreed to add Dentistry and Public Health as main subjects, and combine the NLM numbers for Nursing and Pharmocology into the existing Nursing and Pharmaceutical Sciences sections.
- Daria and Maria will review the remaining medical subject areas and try to create broader groupings.
- Stephanie will review the headings and explanatory text on the pages so that they more clearly reflect the expanded content.
- Bob will post the new versions of the pages in draft format for LCC review.
4. Project chart and goals review
- The mid-year goals update was submitted on February 17th.
- Yuhwei Ling is working with Bob to get the AAL pullout tab into the Catalog.
- Health Sciences Test Catalog
- E-ZBorrow and ILL buttons have been added to the menu bar.
- “All UMD” has been changed to “All RBHS” in the library menu. Bob will change it to “All RBHS libraries.”
- An “All Rutgers” option has been added to the library menu. Bob will change it to “All Rutgers libraries.”
- Bob will add a note below the search box, “Can’t find what you’re looking for? Change your search words or search All Rutgers libraries.” The requested Rutgers Library Catalog button will also be added to the menu bar. Once the changes are in place, Daria and Maria will ask others at the health sciences libraries to review those changes before implementation in the live catalog.
- The wrapping problem in records retrieved after a call number search has been fixed.
- The fields being added to the MANUSCRPT-F default display were added in the test catalog, but the related policies need to be reviewed because some display issues are evident.
- The “Related info” label was put into the test catalog to replace the “Electronic access” label for 856 fields with an indicator 2. Although additional issues were discovered (e.g., fields with no indicator, incorrect indicators, etc.), the committee agreed to implement the change in the live catalog.
- The Item Special Request button wraps on the record display following a call number search. – There was a missing line break. Already fixed.
- Secondary subjects don’t group together on record displays. – The sort is determined by tag (not indicator) and order of entry, so there’s no way to easily change the order of the various subject fields.
- Failed searches that have been limited to a specific library or library group go to a “change your search” page that includes options for rerunning the search. The “Search within a single library” option and the “Search all libraries” option aren’t available on the equivalent page when the original search extends to all libraries. The content of the library menu on the page also includes obsolete entries. – Bob will update the menu, remove any instance of “Search within a single library,” and add the “Search all libraries” option to all instances of the “change your search” page.
- When limiting a search to a single library or library group, failed searches can lead to confusing results. A browse list is produced, but selecting from that list often leads to a full record with a single item line that says “Volume not found in library.” This occurs because the only items attached to the record are not in the library to which the search has been limited. – Not really fixable because of the way searches limited by library work.
- Marked items
Should Z call numbers in “This just in…” be split out into their actual subjects?
- Currently only Export to RefWorks appears as an option in the gray menu bar after View/Save/Print is selected. Should there also be a button for Export to EndNote? – Yes, Bob will implement once the Export to EndNote function is fixed.
- In the Health Sciences Catalog, should the default “type of output” be EndNote instead of RefWorks? – Yes, Bob will implement once the Export to EndNote function is fixed.
– Yes, if possible. Stephanie will work on determining the call number ranges as time permits.
6. Information sharing
- The June 19th LCC meeting needs to be rescheduled. The group agreed to move it to June 26th.
- New Counting Opinions survey results are available and will be reviewed at a future meeting.
7. Next meeting and next agenda items
- March 20, 1:30 p.m., University Librarian’s Conference Room.
- Potential agenda items:
- This just in… for the Health Sciences