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Minutes of March 27, 2014 Meeting

Present:
Grace Agnew, Katie Anderson (via videoconference), Stephanie Bartz, Natalie Borisovets, Adriana Cuervo (via videoconference), Joseph Deodato, Mary Fetzer, Bonnie Fong (via videoconference), Tom Glynn, Kerry O'Rourke, Cathy Pecoraro, Tibor Purger, Jane Sloan, Natalie Wadley
Excused:
Melissa Just, Roberta Tipton

1. Approval of the Agenda-All

The agenda was approved.

2. Approval of Minutes

January minutes have been posted on Sakai. Members are asked to vote via the poll on Sakai.

3. Report on RBHS Exchanges-M. Fetzer, K. O'Rourke

Alexander Library, Art Library, Kilmer Library, LSM, & RWJ Library tours have been completed. Asked what other information sharing we would like, it was suggested that it would be good for us to know who to contact for what.

4. Altmetrics Brown Bag-K. Anderson for R. Tipton

Yingting Zhang was contacted about presenting an altmetrics brown bag 12pm-1pm on June 26, 2014.

5. New Public Services Policies at IJS-A. Cuervo (5 minutes)

The new Reading Room Policy for IJS has been uploaded to USC Sakai site. It was adapted from the Special Collections/University Archives policy and includes standard archives practices. Users will be required to make appointments for research and must register at the reference desk when they arrive. Bags and coats must be placed in separate area, away from the tables where research is being done. Only laptops and/or notebooks and pencils will be allowed on the tables - pens are prohibited. Only one box can be opened at a time; only 1 folder can be opened at a time - this is to help prevent materials from accidental rearrangement. Users will be asked to not reshelve materials. A copyright statement is included at the end of the policy. In the next couple of months, reference-side procedures will be developed, including making available a sheet about copyright that users will be asked to sign if they wish to make photocopies of IJS materials.

6. Revising the Food & Drink Policy-K. Anderson for M. Just/N. Wadley (10 minutes)

Concerns expressed by students regarding non-Rutgers users in the library have prompted a review of policies, including the food and drink policy. USC was asked to review the UCSD policy (http://libraries.ucsd.edu/about/policies/food-and-drink-policy.html) in consideration of making changes to our current policies to make them more enforceable. O'Rourke explained the reasoning behind UMDNJ's previous policy that limited library use by the public. However, this is a different issue from the Food & Drink Policy. The conversation about the Food & Drink Policy will continue at the next meeting.

7. Meetings in Camden and Newark-All

In the past, meetings in Camden and Newark have typically taken place in the spring or summer. It was suggested that a good time to do this might be when a visit to Camden/Newark is related to the agenda and/or when there's something to attend or look at on the two campuses.

8. ICOP Activities-K. Anderson for R. Tipton

ICOP recently took a look at Insight - an alternative to NetOp. Demos of Insight have already taken place in New Brunswick. Insight has been installed on the reference desk at Camden so librarians there can try it out. It will be installed in Newark very soon. Insight is simpler than NetOp, but offers the same functionality. There would be some money savings for switching from NetOp to Insight. USC has provisionally approval this change, barring complaints within the next couple of weeks about Insight.

A draft of the new ACRL Information Literacy standards is available and feedback is being sought. Let Tipton know if you'd like to participate in the discussion about this.

9. AUL & IIS Director Reports-G. Agnew, T. Purger (20 minutes)

Mary Fetzer (for Melissa Just):

Tibor Purger:

10. Announcements and Committee Updates-All

Deodato shared an update on Articles+. All issues with Articles+ have been kept on a list, and this list was discussed with EBSCO. Almost all were fixed, but there are two that remain outstanding. The peer review limiter doesn't always work. Also, items that come from the Academic Search Premier database are no longer denoted as such on the line that indicates the database source. This may be an issue for users following citation styles that require database information.

There is an ALA Webinar taking place Thursday, May 15, 2014, 2:30pm-4:00pm, titled "Teaching Information Literacy with Discovery Tools." Let Deodato know if you are interested in attending.

The off-campus login screen has been modified to make it clearer where barcode users can log in (i.e., they should do so in the separate tab labeled Barcode).

The Ask-A-Librarian tab is now in the library catalog, but not the health sciences catalog.

Pecoraro announced that electronic resources that had thus far been accessible to only RBHS users have now been negotiated for institution-wide access, so DTS (Distributed Technical Services) is working with RBHS staff to update the library catalog to reflect this. Duplicate records are being merged, former "UMDNJ only" links are being deleted, and staff are verifying that we have the same content represented through another link.

DTS is also coordinating with RBHS staff to transition from their SFX link resolver to the Rutgers LinkSource link resolver.

DTS continues to communicate IP address changes to our vendors since the Hospitals are excluded from electronic access as of January 1, 2014. Seeing as this information is complicated to communicate, there have been some lapses in our access due to incorrect IP information listed in the vendor's system. Pecoraro reminded everyone to let the "Serials Team" <RUL_SERIALS@EMAIL.RUTGERS.EDU> know of any e- resources related problems, including any lost access due to this IP Carve-out issue.

Wadley announced that the eReserves NetID authentication (limited to course registration) was rolled out again over spring break.

11. Review and Future Agenda Items- All (10 minutes)

Review:

Future agenda items:

12. Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 am.

3/27/2014, 4/25/2014 BF



 
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