Grace showed the Bring Your Child to Work web site created by some of the participants. The site will be available at http://libserv4.rutgers.edu/kids2work for a while.
TAS Midyear Report
Grace mentioned highlights including elimination of gifts backlog in Cataloging Dept. and ordering backlog in Acquisitions, development of inhouse label printing software program.
Grant Return Expenditures
Grant return money-ca. $63,000-has been used to buy a printer, furniture, a laptop computer/projector set, digital camera, and bindery software. Some money was transferred to the RUL PALINET account. Funds will also be used for travel expenses and camera supplies for preserving image collections.
We have selected Fedora for the RUL digital infrastructure.
Grace commented on a recent trip to University of Pennsylvania to discuss their work with digitized collections. She mentioned their storage crunch, their locally created workflow software, and their mandate to do digitizing for library users. Grace commended RUL for our archival approach to digitization and our attention to metadata.
John Maxymuk presented a summary of the document, and TSC made comments, including:
Grace will email the PCWG about policy statements that should be added to document; PCWG will meet to revise document and send the revision to TSC and Public Services Council for review.
Chris Sterback summarized the report, and TSC made comments, including:
We should order Palm Pilots
ISAWG will examine adding an inventory component to conversion, study the magnitude of the shelf reading situation, and add to their charge a test project to determine what is missing.
Chris will return in July with an updated ISAWG report.
Gracemary reported on the newly purchased bindery software and RUL's agreement to beta test improved functionality.
In December Gracemary will give TSC a report on the implementation of the bindery software for Camden, Newark, and in the Acquisitions Department.
Rhonda reported on the work done by the Cataloging Department to implement the Root Record (name changed from "core") concept. TSC commented:
Rhonda reported on the first of 3 Cataloging Bonus Days. TSC commented:
Ron and Ann summarized the Digital Architecture Working Group's report.
At the June meeting Ruth will present TSC with list of questions that should be addressed before a formal conversion project begins
Next meeting is schedule for June 5, 2003. Ellen Calhoun will take minutes.