Minutes of March 28, 2002 Meeting
- Grace Agnew, Jeanne Boyle, Natalie Borisovets, Tom Frusciano,
Judy Gardner, Marty Kessleman, John Maxymuk, Ann Montanaro, Leslie
Murtha, Mary Page (guest), Bob Sewell (recorder), Addie Tallau (guest),
- Rebecca Gardner
1. AUL Report – Jeanne Boyle:
- New collaboration beginning between RU TV and the Libraries regarding
library instructional programs
- ProQuest has purchased SoftLine the company that produced Ethnic
Newswatch. The EN sales rep., Leslie Zipper, is now our ProQuest sales
- RUCS announced availability of email through web interface
- Each month the Libraries report K-12 outreach activities to the
Office of Continuous and Outreach. An online form the Libraries have
developed an online form to facilitate the reporting of these
activities. Look for an announcement soon.
- Ingenta training was well attended in New Brunswick . We are trying
to work with Ingenta to improve interface and services.
- Sue Marsh from RLG will be here during the week of April 1 for Eureka
training on the new interface. Sessions for Culture Materials and open
discussion were cancelled because only a few people signed up.
- Budget Update. Reviewed what is currently know about the budget
following the Govenor’s budget message. Bob Sewell describe the
collections budget strategy for dealing with the cuts, including
carrying over $500,000 in FY02 state funds into the next year.
2. E-journal Management Services – Mary Page
Mary Page presented a report by the Electronic Resources Integration
Committee concerning products to manage e-journals. Demo from three
vendors (TDNet, Serials Solutions, and Journal Web Cite) have been
completed. Journal Web Cite www.journalwebcite.com is moderately priced
and appears to be the best solution for RUL. Pending budget
consideration, this product will be purchased.
3. Planning Committee Report on Realignment of Faculty for the DLI.
Addie Tallau shared with PSC a draft of the Planning Committee’s
report “A New Framework for RUL Based on the DLI.” The report
re-conceptualizes the Libraries Organization based on four broad
functions: Information Services, Materials Services, Availability
Services, and Structural Services. It categorizes current activities
that can be classified in these categories and suggest what new
activities that are need and what should be accomplished within a 3-5
year time frame. PSC will consider these list of tasks further at the
4. SCORM – e-learning metadating standards – Grace Agnew
Grace Agnew reported SCORM on (Shared Content Object Reference
Model), “a set of... technical... specifications” developed for “reuse
of Web-based learning content across multiple environments and
products.” That is, harvesting metadata for the extraction of
informational elements in e-learning package and plopping them into
another e-learning package. It is being developed with support from the
Dept. of Defense which trains 2.2 million people every year and whose
training programs are not integrated from service to service. SCORM has
great potential for web-based education.
5. Library & Faculty Web-based Teaching
A wide-ranging discussion on how should librarians become collaborators
with faculty in Web-based teaching. Reference was made to two articles
one from CLIR Issues # 26 on the Libraries’ Role in Web-Based Teaching
and “Can Libraried Find a New Home in Courseware in SyllabusWeb. Ideas
- collaboration with the Teaching Excellence Centers to inform faculty
using these about facilities how librarians can help and librarians can
find out who is using TEC and approach them. The post-Lawrence future
of TECs, however, was questioned.
- develop generic list of e-resources from the Libraries that could be
plopped into Web-based models, such as links to Ask-A-Librarian,
e-reserves, e-jounal lists, research guides, etc. Marty Kessleman, Judy
Gardner, Jeanne Boyle, and Leslie Murtha will create a web page with
- New Brunswick librarians will begin “librarians-without-borders”
outreach program. First experiment will be in Busch Student Center
where 3 librarians will field reference questions and peddle information
about the Libraries, April 8-Mary 7.
- Information Steering Group’ ACIC proposal have received $50,000 to
purchase flat screen monitors for reference desks and lap tops.
- Real-time reference experiment slated for April 8- May 17. Using
Real-time software for interactive Ask-A-Librarian sessions.
- Jeanne Boyle, the organizer of the March 18 Privacy in Cyberspace
Conference, and Ann Montanaro, the moderator of a session, were
acknowledge for their roles in the hugely successful conference.