Minutes of August 16, 2007 Meeting

Stephanie Bartz (chair & recorder), Natalie Borisovets, Vibiana Bowman (remote), Ellen Calhoun, Valeda Dent (guest), Bob Warwick
John Shepard, Li Sun

1. IPAC overview

IPAC members provided a general overview of the committee as an introduction for Valeda Dent. The composition of the committee, charge, and past and current work were reviewed.

2. Review of upcoming changes to IRIS

The Libraries' website has been updated (8/16) to reflect the changes brought about by ILLiad implementation. Corresponding changes to IRIS require a brief system halt and will be done overnight (8/16-8/17). Visual identity changes will also be implemented.

The major changes are as follows:

Stephanie will compile a list of previously agreed upon additional changes that relate to the request pages, so that they can be incorporated with the rest of the upcoming changes. [Inserted below.]

Book Delivery/Recall:

  • Replace "Volume(s) Selected" line with "Select the boxes next to the item(s) that you need."
  • Suppress "Rutgers System-wide Electronic Resources" from the volume pick list since it's not a valid option.
  • Remove "(required)" from the pickup library drop-down box and insert it before the colon on the same line. Make the font red.

Book Special Request:

  • Make the "(required)" on the User ID line red.
  • Make the "(required)" on the pickup location line red.

The IRIS Guide and context sensitive help pages are being revised and will be moved to the live catalog once complete.

3. New books test report

Bob produced a sample new books report showing all materials with a catalog date within the two week period between July 27 and August 11. The report included more than 12,000 records. The parameters for the next version of the report will be changed to retrieve a smaller result set with a clearer display. The new report will:

4. Information Exchange

Next meeting: September 20, 2007, 1:30 p.m., University Librarian's Conference Room

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