Minutes of October 2001 Meeting
- Ann Montanaro, Leslie Murtha, Myoung Wilson , Julie Still, John
Maxymuk, Judy Gardner, Natalie Borisovetts , Jeanne Boyle, Marty Kesselman,
Theo Haynes, Rebecca Gardner
- Tom Frusciano, Bob Sewell, Samson Soong
MARC Holdings and IPAC -- Julie Still
Distributed a sample record showing display of MARC holdings from the test
catalog for Arizona Quarterly. Will clarify if cancelled notes are always
present. A note that says an item is currently received is desired, and
"shelved by title" might better be stated "shelved alphabetically by
title". MARC holdings is a standard whose implementation will enable us to
move more easily into our next system.
Julie reported that the languages limit will be reduced to only the 20 most
frequently occuring languages, IPAC is split on keyword vs. browse as the
default, and IPAC will reconsider the decision to represent e-resources on
AUL Update -- Jeanne:
All Proquest records have been removed from IRIS except for ABI. Sam is
working on Proquest in webpages (done).
J. Bryan, Princeton AUL for Public Services and Collection met with RUL
AULs. Princeton withdrew from the NJ State Library Network so it is likely
that more traffic may come to RUL because of this.
Cabinet discussed PROP. Ask A Librarian FAQ support was #1 and will be
done during the Spring semester. Another PROP proposal, "Just in Time"
basic modules will be done at a later time.
Media Booking System from SIRSI -- need to review and decide where to go
next, such as expand to Music, Jazz Studies, and other formats e.g.
CDs. Judy will look at implications for Access Services.
RUTV Network -- coming along, looking at libraries as viewing areas. RUL
Mediavision channels for faculty requests for class viewing of various
videos. Website is rutv.rutgers.edu
NB Computing Advisory Committee -- represented by Ryoko. Examining
wireless technology, voice over Internet protocol, university portal, and
enterprize-wide email. Need for the university to look at Courseware and
hope to choose a single platform -- TEC supports WebCT, Continuous
Educ/Distance Learning supports eCollege, and some departments are using
RLG SHARES Meeting -- Judy:
Held 9/24 in NYC and is examining a new 5 year plan. Discussed netlending
fee (agreed it should stay the same) and performance standards.
No formal summary yet as there will be 3 other regional meetings in the
US. Some of the concerns expressed were to simplify the process as much as
possible, enable patron generating requests, licensing issues, having
different ILL systems communicate with one another, balancing consortial,
local and national priorities.
Judy noted the statistic that RUL generates 25% of borrowing of all
instituions -- mostly journals and a lot of medical. This is balanced by
the fact that RUL is a net lender in NJ.
Real Time Reference -- Marty
NB working group report was discussed and Natalie reported on Vale
Reference Group discussions which may be looking into consortial purchasing
of rt reference software.
In the meantime, it was agreed that PSC will support a pilot real time
reference service in the Spring semester, spearheaded by Marty and
Natalie. Marty and Natalie will provide names of librarians to work on
developing a pilot project, i.e. choice of software, parameters of the
pilot, and assessment, to Jeanne who will then discuss membership in the
pilot steering group with library directors.
iLINK -- Ann
iLink is the next product from UNICORN geared towards the academic market
(whereas iBISTRO is aimed at school and public libraries). The iLINK
software is Z39.50 compliant and allows for broadcast searching (searching
multiple databases at once that are both Z39.50 compliant and those that
iLINK at BYU was demonstrated (only academic site so far). We need to
consider what to do soon as there will be no more enhancements made to
Unicorn, only to the new iLINK product).
Agenda Setting -- Jeanne
ELF has gone through -- how will public workstations and systems
infrastructure be affected?
We should annotate the PSC agenda, e.g. ILink (new SIRSI product/interface)
Need to review leftover recommendations and goals.
Look at customizable databases such as EBSCO and look at database use
statistics (Ann will bring a copy to our meetings that can be passed around).