Minutes of July 11, 2012 Meeting

Joseph Deodato (chair), Elizabeth Leister, Sam McDonald (guest), Cathy Pecoraro, Gracemary Smulewitz, Li Sun, Bob Warwick
Dave Hoover

1. Membership Changes

Li Sun has joined the group to replace Leister who is retiring this summer. Wen-Hua Ren has resigned from the group after two and a half years of service. Over the course of the year, DIG has lost a total of five members; all of whom have been from public services. New members may need to be appointed in order to ensure adequate representation of public service concerns. Deodato will bring the matter to the attention of the AUL for RIS.

2. Searchlight Customization

The group continued its review of the Searchlight configuration checklist.

Subject groupings

A revised list of EHIS subject groupings was reviewed and approved. Warwick will implement the revised subject groupings but the timing will have to be coordinated with the Web Board's Search Team as this change will necessitate an update to the new tabbed search interface.

Database assignments

New databases and connectors have become available since Searchlight was first configured. Once the new subject groupings are in place and Warwick updates the list of available connectors, Deodato will invite selectors to review the database assignments in their assigned subject area(s).

Custom search interface

The launch date for the redesigned custom Searchlight interface was set for August 15th. To prepare for the launch, Hoover and McDonald will implement the following fixes:

3. 2011-2012 Annual Report

The draft annual report was distributed for review and feedback. The introduction was rewritten to better reflect the scope of DIG's activities. An activity related to the EBSCO-Wilson merger was rewritten to better reflect DIG's role in it. Beck and Ren were added to the list of this year's membership changes. Due to time constraints, Deodato asked members to review the group's annual activities on their own and send him any relevant status updates via email.

4. Old Business

Leister asked for clarification on an issue related to dissertations reported back in May by Ren. Deodato agreed to follow-up.

5. Next Meeting

The next meeting is scheduled for August 8th at 10am. Tentative agenda items include reviewing DIG's charge, setting goals for 2012-2013, and the next round of link resolver testing.

Meeting adjourned at 12:00pm

Submitted by Joseph Deodato

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