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Minutes of September 19, 2013 Meeting

Present:
Bonnie Fong, Tom Izibiki, Rhonda Marker, Kevin Mulcahy, Gracemary Smulewitz, Elizabeth Sosnowska, Gene Springs, Tao Yang (recorder)

1. Special joint meeting with User Services Council to consider Webscale Discovery proposal-G. Agnew and team members (in Pane Room)

Joseph Deodato presented the process and the results of evaluating three Webscale Discovery products - EDS, Primo, and Summon. Following an extensive discussion, a vote was called to approve the recommendation of EDS as the best choice to the Cabinet. Most LRC and USC members present voted "yes", with one person voting "no".

[Move to UL Conference Room for remainder of meeting]

2. Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved.

3. Approval of Minutes of July 18 (posted in Sakai)

The July minutes were approved.

4. Biomedical/Health representation on LRC: interim solution-T. Izbicki

T. Izbicki proposed to create an ad hoc networked resources team for biomedical sciences. The main responsibility of the team is to review digital products in biomedical sciences, which is a very useful and necessary task after the integration with UMD. Because the legacy UMD librarians do not yet have faculty status at Rutgers, this will be an ad hoc team, functioning in a similar fashion as other networked resources teams. The team members will be Roberta Bronson Fitzpatrick, Jackie Mardikian, Kerry O'Rourke, Elizabeth Sosnowska, and Ann Watkins.

Where does biology belong? Members agreed that it should remain with the existing sciences team. Also, the new team will be named Health Sciences team, while the name of the existing Sciences team is unchanged. LRC members endorsed the proposal. In addition, Izbiki confirmed the appointment of E. Sosnowska to both the LRC and the Collection Analysis Group. Izbicki also gave a brief report. He will meet with Abbey Baker about allocating one line funds (e.g. phonathon money) to selectors. He would like to divide shared funds to selectors more directly, so the team leaders in New Brunswick do not have to place orders for other selectors. He does not see the savings from integration as cure-all because of the inflation in journal and database subscriptions.

5. LRC Objectives for 2013-2014-K. Mulcahy and all

Mulcahy led the discussion on the annual objectives. A draft is available in LRC Sakai site. Revisions for each objective are listed in the following:

6. Announcements-All

G. Springs updated the group on the flood at Kilmer: it was the second flood in recent years. Fortunately no collection was damaged. Remediation is underway. R. Marker inquired if it's a good idea for her and Janice to report on progress of RUcore projects annually. The group endorsed the idea. In response to a question, Marker also mentioned that she has suggested an ongoing "scan on demand" project for the list of RUcore projects to Caryn Radick. Mulcahy announced that reports from the Media Team and the Special Collections are on the agenda of future meetings.

7. Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 12:05 p.m.
Submitted by Tao Yang, Recorder



 
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