Minutes of September 8, 2003 Meeting

Ka-Neng Au (chair), Stephanie Bartz, Vib Bowman, Theo Haynes, Sam McDonald, Leslie Murtha, Bob Nahory (recorder), Karen Wenk

Update from the Content Group:

- a long list of Index descriptions was discussed - see WAC-C minutes. Among the Research Guides briefly mentioned: Theater and Dance (not yet posted), Housing (in progress), Careers (Leslie is revising)

Design Group report: (Sam)

A need on front page, something that leads to Browser Configuration.

Since the IRIS search will go in the side bar, we will consider this link to browser configuration after we know how much space we have.

Electronic Journals demo page: URL:

Serial Solutions is only on staff pages.

There is slow search process for Serial Solutions data. However, there has been a delay in setting up the database. Sam says we are not ready to put this up on the public Website because some data, especially Factiva links, are not ready.

At this time we have to live with e-journals A-G and e-journals H-Z, but eventually the plan is to get rid of A-G and H-Z lists. The new OpenURL software would supplant Serial Solutions but it will probably take some months for the OpenURL data to be publicly useable.

Stephanie will report on whether government journals list include Federal as well as State documents.

WAC reorganization:

The group decided that current structure of group, divided between content and design did not need to be changed.

Liaison Reports:

ISC has not met recently
New chair: Roberta Tipton

IPAC - no news
Linda Langschied is new chair

Other topics:

Questions to be taken up later:

-Addressed to Karen: Should we have things on Digital Libraries Project Page given in our site index?

- Addressed to Stephanie: Should we index things in Special Collections more closely?

Adjourned at 10:05 AM.

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