STAFF RESOURCES

Minutes of October 15, 2007 Meeting

Present:
Au, Stephanie Bartz, Rebecca Gardner, Karen Hartman, Theo Haynes, Dave Hoover, Sam McDonald(recorder), Laura Mullen
Absent:
Bob Nahory, Andrew Ruggiero
Guest:
Valeda Dent

1) Virtual Reference (Au)

Demonstrated: Ask A Librarian chat Meebo "widget" in top of silver navigation bar
Background: Chat using Meebo and placement on website given go ahead by PSC and Cabinet.
Expected to go live no later than for start of Spring Semester.

Discussion:

Actions:

2) Authentication of Remote Users (Au)

Background:

If users in Google Scholar stumble upon Rutgers holdings links, and click on them, without being proxied via coming through the Libraries web site, they will be challenged by the vendor with a payment request. (This to any resource that is available to RU people, but found when not authenticated through the libraries web site).

There is generally no way for the Libraries to mediate this and get the user to content if they do not come through the Libraries website, however they may be ways to change settings with Serial Solutions to re-direct all links coming via Rutgers holding links in Google Scholar, or perhaps hide Rutgers holdings info from Google scholar. The larger issues are many and need to be discussed at PSC. Dave has inquiries to Serial Solutions so he can understand and explain the ramifications of what can be done.

Actions:

3) Indexes and Databases (McDonald)

Newly posted databases (since September WAC):

Assigned databases description revisions still outstanding:

Discussion:

To be marked as temporarily unavailable until sorted out.

4) Webmaster Report (McDonald)

Sam and Choong learning DRUPAL.

5) Systems Report (Hoover)

6) Instruction Report (Haynes)

7) IPAC Report (Bartz)

8) Other Announcements (all)

9) Old Business

Next WAC meeting: November 19, 2007
Next recorder: Laura Mullen



 
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