New Brunswick Collections Group Meeting Minutes
April 21, 2006
Pane Room, Alexander Library

Present: Kevin Mulcahy, Laura Mullen, Bill Hemmig, Jim Niessen, Rebecca Gardner, Jane Sloan, Karen Hartman, Triveni Kulchi, Tom Glynn, Kayo Denda, Jackie Mardikian, Helen Hoffman, Martin Kesselman, Gracemary Smulewitz, Mary Fetzer, Ying Zhang, Sara Harrington, Jeris Cassel, Mei Ling Lo, Connie Wu, Ryan Womack, John Shepard.

Minutes: NBCG, Special Meeting on Next Year's Budget, 4/21/06

Kevin first congratulated Tom and Kayo on their promotion with tenure.

The discussion was primarily based on some of the suggestions from CDC as to ways of providing some savings system wide. Kevin handed out the following for reference purposes -- FY2006 Fund Report which currently has a 336K free balance, 2007 State Fund Collections Reduction Scenarios (based on an 8% reduction), and a listing of the FY2005 top 25 databases in order of costs. Depending on the cuts, we may be looking at a deficit of approx. 360K to 800K. A guiding principle from CDC is the importance to cooperate and communicate across all campuses. Strategies from CDC are listed below with input from NBCG:

Next NBCG meeting will be May 19 NOT May 26.

Reminder that next NBLF Meeting, which includes a meeting of the tenured facultyafterwards, is May 12.

Respectfully submitted, Marty Kesselman, Recorder