S. Beck, J. Boyle(chair), J.Gardner, H. Hemmasi A. Montanaro, S.
Nash, R. Sewell, M. Wilson (recorder)
Jeanne called the meeting to order at 9:30 am. The meeting largely
addressed organizational issues for the coming year. Among the items discussed
were the seleciton of a PSC represetnative to the Coordinating Committe, the
membership of the newly constitutied Public Services Council and a
review of its charges.
Jeanne also reviewed the status of a number of projects to be considered
for the coming year. Of immediate concern, the Council discussed briefly
the implementation of Web of Science which will require local adaptation (e.g.
linking to full text databases, etc), developing user documentation and
training. A Task Force will be appointed to address these issues. End-user documents delivery is
another task that needs to be addressed.
Among other possible agenda items, the following three will be
considered by the Council:
Technology for Instruction ( both for users and staff )
State of Vale
The Council took the following two actions:
The Council accepted the recommendation of the LIS-Public Access
Catalog Committee to display all electornic materials (be it ejournal,
e-dictionary, e-encyclopedia)as ELECTRONIC RESOURCES on IRIS.
The Council agreed to make direct access to indexes within IRIS
without going through additional RUL web pages. For example, if you click
"Medline(online)" on IRIS, it will link directly to the medline database
without additional clicks.
Meeting dates of the Council for the remainder of this calendar year
were decided as follows:
August, no meeting
September, Thursday, 23rd (Camden)
October, Thursday, 28th
November, no meeting
Wednesday, December 8th
Minutes will be taken on a rotating basis and meetings can be held at
different locations if any unit/site is willing to host.
Jeanne also informed the Council members that issues such as Internet
minors and open Internet access on public termainals should be added to
the list for
future discussion by the Council.