Technical Services Council Goals, FY 2006
(Adopted October 6, 2005)

Goal 1. Develop, implement, maintain, support, and promote the Rutgers Digital Repository.

Objectives:

Complete: Grace Agnew

DeliverableResponsibleMeeting Date
Website review / goes liveGrace AgnewApril 2006
"Hands on" trainingOutreach WGJune 2006

Complete: Ron Jantz

DeliverableResponsibleMeeting Date
Discussion of web archiving and collection specifications Ron Jantz and Tom Frusciano March 2006
Demonstration of Fedora 2.0 test bed Ron Jantz May 2006
Demonstration of repository 2.0 with web archiving service Ron Jantz, Tom Frusciano Software architecture team September 2006

Complete: Grace Agnew

DeliverableResponsibleMeeting Date
Discussion of faculty services for independent collection building Linda Langschied and Rhonda Marker April 2006

Responsible: Repository Technical Development Steering Committee (Grace Agnew, lead. WG chairs: Ron Jantz, Mary Beth Weber, Ann Montanaro, Linda Langschied, Rhonda Marker)

Complete: Ann Montanaro

DeliverableResponsibleMeeting Date
Demonstrate Prototype A. Montanaro Jan 2006
Implement programming and textual changes A. Montanaro March/April 2006
Demonstrate production version A. Montanaro April 2006
System Goes Love A. Montanaro May 2006

Goal 2. Support effective and sustainable ongoing collection management

Objectives:

Responsible: Technical Services Core Working Group, Serials Team (lead - Gracemary Smulewitz and Mary Page, co-chairs) / Inventory and Stacks Automation Working Group (support - Chris Sterback, chair)

Complete: Gracemary Smulewitz

DeliverableResponsibleMeeting Date
Complete Active Serials Inventory G. Smulewitz/td> December 2006

Responsible: Erika Gorder (lead)

Complete: Erika Gorder

DeliverableResponsibleMeeting Date
Mapping to WMS Gorder/Weber May 2006
Template in WMS Gorder/Weber July 2006
Data Migrates to WMS Yu/Ellis December 2006

Goal 3. Improve and Expand the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Distributed Technical Services Functions

Objectives:

Complete: Gracemary Smulewitz

DeliverableResponsibleMeeting Date
Interim Report G. Smulewitz March 2006
Annual report G. Smulewitz June 2006

Responsible: Technical Services Core Working Group / Holdings Team (lead - Gracemary Smulewitz, chair)

Complete: Gracemary Smulewitz

DeliverableResponsibleMeeting Date
Interim Report G. Smulewitz March 2006
Annual report G. Smulewitz June 2006

Goal 4. Improve the efficiency of the purchasing, cataloging and distribution of resources systemwide

Objectives:

Responsible: Mary Beth Weber and Mary Page

Complete: Mary Beth Weber and Mary Page

DeliverableResponsibleMeeting Date
Develop test beds for ordering, receiving and cataloging various materials. Develop benchmarks document Mary Beth Weber, Mary Page and staff from Acquisitions and Cataloging April 2006
Develop workflow after test beds have been completed and retrain staff accordingly. Set goals based on benchmarks Mary Beth Weber, Mary Page and staff from Acquisitions and Cataloging June 2006

Responsible: Mary Beth Weber, Mary Page, and Janet Howard

Complete: Mary Page

DeliverableResponsibleMeeting Date
Report for all processes M. Page June 2006

Responsible: Gracemary Smulewitz (lead)

Complete: Gracemary Smulewitz

DeliverableResponsibleMeeting Date
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Goal 5. Improve collection access, analysis and use

Objectives:

Responsible: Mary Page, Li Sun, Gracemary Smulewitz, Chris Sterback

Complete: Mary Page

DeliverableResponsibleMeeting Date
Demonstration to Councils and committees Sterback, Warwick and J. Gardner December-February, 2006
Plan training sessions Sterback, Warwick and Meyer Feb-March 2006
Hold Training Sessions Sterback, Warwick and Meyer April-June 2006
Establish TS Profile Page, DS Working Group September 2006

Responsible: Mary Beth Weber (lead)

Complete: Mary Beth Weber

DeliverableResponsibleMeeting Date
Fully converted and accessible collection at Alexander. Mary Beth Weber, DBM staff March 2006
Fully converted and accessible collection of LSM NJ documents Mary Beth Weber, DBM staff, and Roman Frackowski June 2006
Conduct a test bed sample of materials in the Annex to gauge the complexities and challenges of converting this collection Mary Beth Weber, DBM staff, ISWAG August 2006

Responsible: Ann Montanaro (lead), Gracemary Smulewitz (TSC representative)

Complete: Ann Montanaro

DeliverableResponsibleMeeting Date
Describe current process for processing databases and ejournals and discuss how/where ERM is expected to improve workflow A. Montanaro Feb 2006
Vendor Demos for Committee A. Montanaro Feb-March 2006
Preliminary Report A. Montanaro April 2006
Final report A. Montanaro/Committee June 2006

Responsible: Repository Metadata WG

Complete: Mary Beth Weber

DeliverableResponsibleMeeting Date
Presentation to the NJDH community Agnew, Metadata WG March 2006
Thoroughly test, revise WMS, Develop ongoing workflow for TAS MBW, Cataloging Dept. supervisors, Metadata WG April-May 2006
Revise job descriptions accordingly. Report and demo to TSC MBW, Cataloging Dept. supervisors, Metadata WG June 2006
Full-scale training to bring staff up to speed (metadata bootcamp approach) MBW, selected Cataloging Dept. staff, Metadata WG September 2006
Develop training and outreach and workflow methodology for NJDH participants and RU faculty MBW, selected Cataloging Dept. staff, Metadata WG Oct 2006
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