I. LIS Imp members reviewed their findings in testing Unicorn 98.4 which was loaded onto the test system approximately 3 weeks earlier. Not all members had finished all facets of their testing, but all seems well up to now. Two advertised changes for 98.4 appear not to actually work:
II. LIS Imp has scheduled the upgrade to Unicorn 98.4 for the evening of March 15, Monday of Spring Break, beginning at approximately 6:15 PM. 6-8 hours of downtime will be required for the upgrade. The time was selected because:
III. LIS-Imp members reviewed the enhancement ballot by having everyone indicate which enhancements were important to them and how many points they were awarding to each. Libraries are allowed 100 points to spread across the ballot, giving 0-5 points per enhancement.
After LIS-Imp members indicated the votes they would like to give to various ballot entries, the Committee found that they had already allocated about 160 points.
Given time constraints, the group agreed that Mark should exercise his best judgment and pare down the enhancement votes to the requisite 100 points for RUL rather than have us negotiate this at a subsequent meeting. Mark will give the final vote at LIS-Imp's next meeting.
IV. Mark announced a plan to experiment with the LOCATION policy on the test system. What will be done is to replace the "IN-LIBRARY" location with the 140 different ITEM TYPES, and making the HOME LOCATION match the ITEM TYPE for all copy records. The CURRENT LOCATION, however, would still display the various not-on-the-shelf locations (such as ON-HOLD, CHECKEDOUT, BINDRY) when appropriate. The change is being considered for three reasons:
This will effect the way in which copies display in IRIS if Systems cannot work out a customization to continue the practice of displaying IN-LIBRARY for materials that are indeed in the library.
The experiment with the LOCATION policy will continue on the test system through the month of March while tech services units explore MARC Holdings procedures.