Our recommendation to exclude Rutgers undergraduates from the initial user-initiated document delivery service is based on limited funding and the assumption that with a $7.8 million materials budget, RUL owns or licenses a sufficient number of journals needed by undergraduates for basic research. This feature of the service depends upon the Collection Development Council achieving its goal to identify and refine the subscription list of core journals (print and electronic) at RUL.
MIG and JB met with Ray Caprio regarding Off Campus Instruction and Distance Education. RULS needs to develop a formal proposal for additional resources to support these programs.
Discussed the implications of the New Brunswick Libraries Centralized Telephone Information Services Final Report. This service will be available soon, although the new telephone number will not be published yet so the impact of the service may be minimal until advertising and new telephone directories become available.
Some members of the Council strongly urged that telephone numbers be available for librarians to be able to reach a person at the Reference desk.
This well designed plan outlines procedures for access services staff to implement when IRIS goes down under three scenarios: Short, Unplanned Down Time of Less than 24 hours, Short, Unplanned Downtime Greater than 24 hours, of unknown duration, and Extended, Planned, with an Announced Ending Time, A Static, search only version of IRIS will be available.
Public Services Council directed Judy to develop a book delivery system among campuses when IRIS is down for any extended period.
Public Services Council charged Judy and Jeanne to coordinate their notes for any additions. Conceptually the policy was approved pending corrections.
User Statistics for Database Use were distributed for 1999-2000 by HH.
We adjourned at 12:10 PM