Minutes of August 20, 2009 Meeting
- M. Fetzer (chair), K. Hartman (recorder), E. Gorder (at NJVid demo for R. Becker), Q. Hu, T. Izbicki, L. Mullen, C. Pecoraro, R. Sewell, G. Smulewitz, J. Still (via teleconference), A. Watkins, M. B. Weber.
- G. Agnew, A. Martinez, R. Womack
NOTE: The business meeting was preceded by a joint meeting, from 9:30-10:30, of the Library Resources
Council and the User Services Council for the purpose of a presentation and demonstration of NJVid by
Grace Agnew, Jane Sloan, Jane Otto, Ron Jantz, and Isaiah Beard in the Teleconference Lecture Hall.
The business portion of LRC's meeting began at 10:30 a.m.:
The agenda was approved.
The minutes of July 16, 2009 were approved via email.
New member introduction: Qian Hu was introduced as the Committee on Scholarly Communications
representative to LRC.
- M. Fetzer noted that these documents have been added to the LRC Sakai site:
Drop-Off Book Donation Policy; Interim E-Books Task Force Report; LRC Annual Report 2008-2009, and Library Annex Operational & Procedures Manual, 4-09 revision.
- The Team Leaders met to discuss the workflow process for getting the new, one-time purchases launched. A small group meeting will be held to further explore the workflow from acquisitions to cataloging.
- Training for Westlaw Campus Research has been announced on the RUL website. M. Fetzer urged the team leaders to push this information to selectors. The Committee also asked that Lexis-Nexis Academic be removed from the website. R. Sewell reported that Gannett has removed its New Jersey newspapers from Access World News. We are looking into alternative sources for these publications.
- R. Sewell reported that we are preparing for negotiations with Elsevier and Wiley-Blackwell. The Science Direct task force has met once. NERL negotiations with Elsevier re: Science Direct are also being examined.
- Update on the RFP processes for the approval book vendor and the subscription vendor: We are in negotiations with Coutts for the approval and book contract. The subscription contract has been divided among three providers: Ebsco, Swets, and Harrassowitz.
- Possible closure of two branch libraries is being explored. Space issues at LSM and service implications are being examined and overlap analyses of holdings are underway.
- The Libraries symposium on changes and challenges of scholarship in the digital environment has been announced. It will take place on October 9, 2009, at the Cook Student Center. Dr. Furmanski will be sending letters to editors of journals, deans and relevant faculty committees urging attendance at the symposium. More information is available at http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/news/09/08_symposium.shtml
Portico and Summon
- G. Smulewitz reported that RUL has purchased membership in Portico. She led a brief discussion of retention issues related to Portico. She will present a summary of the issues at an upcoming LRC meeting.
Goals & Action Plan for 2009/2010
- The Committee reviewed the current status of action items from last year. New goals were discussed.
- M. Fetzer and R. Sewell will input the goals into the 2010 Action Grid.
- T. Izibicki reported that the Music Librarian search is progressing.
- M. B. Weber noted that the recruitment for the Director of Integrated Systems is ongoing.
The next council meeting will take place on Thursday, September 17, 2009. G. Smulewitz will schedule a
demonstration of Summon, Serials Solutions new web discovery tool, to follow the meeting.