Minutes of Dec. 7th, 2000 Meeting
- M. Chumer, R. Marker, A. Montanaro, M. Page, Wen H. Ren, L. Sak
(recorder), G. Smulewitz, S. Soong.
Soong reported that the job description for AUL for Digital Library
Systems will be advertised in Chronicle of Higher Education in the week
of Dec. 15th and in American Libraries and College & Research Libraries
News in January; The Search Committee is also exploring the possibility
of involving a Search Firm; Overall goal is to have the position filled
by July 1st, 2001; Search Committee will review applications quickly.
University of Delaware is considering a new system for their
libraries; several librarians are planning to visit RUL to see how we
have implemented Sirsi.
Visit of the Sirsi's trainer is planned for the week of January 22,
Entomology library – there are still approximately 500 titles at ENTM;
Helen Hoffman and Bob Sewell will visit the library and determine how
many of these titles are not held elsewhere in the Libraries and what to
do, perhaps transferring them to CHANG.
VALE users' conference will be held on January 4th, 2001.
M. Gaunt intends to form a Scholarly Communication Steering Committee
to lead a university-wide discussion of the changing nature of scholarly
communication and its ramifications for the teaching and research
faculty at Rutgers and beyond.
New Criminal Justice material is now cataloged by the Law Library in
Newark. So far, RLG has not reflected the change; Newark Law is still
waiting for the tape for old CJ records from RLIN to be loaded into
S. Soong reported on a meeting led by J. Boyle about Making
E-resources Available at Rutgers. The meeting took place on December
R. Marker reported that the oldest materials with LC copy in
Cataloging is dated October 27th, 2000; oldest title in the adaptive
section is dated November 2nd, 1999; ScienceDirect journals are all
fully cataloged; Cataloger's initials will be included in the
cataloging records starting January 2001.
Ann Montanaro reported that Systems Department is once again fully
staffed; Ann distributed Unicorn 99.4.2 testing and implementation
schedule; Systems is planning to install U99.4.2 into the production
system on Dec. 26, 2000; Customized EEBO cataloging records have not
been received, but we hope to be loading them soon; We are still
experiencing some difficulties in networked printing and some slowness
in the payroll system.
Mary Page reported that ordering is current, but
end-processing/labeling is 3 weeks behind. The cataloging with copy is
very fast, but the end processing (labels, tattle taping, etc.) is
somewhat behind. M. Page is exploring "shelf-ready" options offered by
M. Page was invited to the Bicentennial Conference on Bibliographic
Control for the New Millennium that was sponsored by the Library of
Congress Cataloging Directorate. The conference took place in Washington
in November 2000. (see her meeting notes attached to these minutes)
Metadata Standards/Pilot Projects – After discussion, M. Chumer was
asked to organize a Library Catalog Portal Project with some members
from the Cataloging Dept. and TSC. This project will develop a
prototype which can catalog and retrieve web-based objects. Additionally
we will investigate the integration of such a prototype with the
existing IRIS catalog. If successful it will retrieve all objects that
meet the search criteria.
Last agenda item, a discussion about adding URL's to records for
printed monographs, was postponed for the next meeting.
Thursday, February 1st, 2001