STAFF RESOURCES

Minutes of the January 21, 2016 Meeting

Present:
Stephanie Bartz (chair), Natalie Borisovets, Joseph Deodato, Roberta Bronson Fitzpatrick (remote/recorder), Theo Haynes (remote), Bob Warwick
Excused:
Melissa De Fino

1. 856 display

Geoff Wood, Cataloging, submitted a question about the 856 field display in VuFind. Problem: it is not always obvious where to click in order to get to full text. Two examples were offered, Strange Fruit (streaming video) and Current Practice Guidelines in Primary Care. The delimiter 3 and delimiter z display instead of the entire 856 with the URL. In the second example, there are redundant links, one set for Access Medicine and the other for Access Pharmacy.

Existing rules seem to be based primarily upon large sample sets of periodicals and not films, e-books, or other item types. Ideally, we would want to display different parts of the 856 for different types of records/formats, but it’s likely that only a single standard is possible in VuFind.

The only likely option is to further customize the information that catalogers add to the records on which they work. Some simple changes might include removing what seems like random punctuation (e.g., 2014 ed. Instead of 2014 ed.:) and shortening text (e.g., Available from… instead of Full text available from…).

Further discussion was postponed until the next meeting. Committee members were asked to look for additional examples of issues related to the 856 display.

2. Medical subject headings (MeSH)

Discussion postponed until the next meeting.

3. Course Reserves Review

The group reviewed the recent changes to the course reserves displays. Results for reserves searches now appear on a single page with sortable columns to allow users to more easily locate reserve materials. Issues identified included:

4. Information sharing

5. Next LCC meeting

February 18, 2016 (NOTE: The February meeting was subsequently cancelled, so the next meeting will take place on March 17, 2016.)



 
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