Minutes of October 16, 2008 Meeting

Stephanie Bartz, Natalie Borisovets, Ellen Calhoun, Sara Harrington, Theo Haynes, Li Sun, Bob Warwick.

1. New Books List

Bob demoed the LC class list for September 2008. Some call letters like H (Social Sciences) and P (Language and Literatures) with almost 500 titles each already seem too large. A maximum size for a group of 100-150 titles seems reasonable. Some letters like U & V could be combined for Military and Naval History, because they are closely related and very small groups. As we try to maximize the useful topic groups, consulting Natalie’s list by class scheme title linked to call number ranges may help.
A separate SuDoc list was created because it is a separate classification system. Which list an item turns up on is dictated by information pulled from the Item record, which does not include an LC call number for most federal government documents at RUL.
We may break up some agencies to display at sub-agency level, because they are too large.
To break up the Electronic List, we could pull out government documents.
Bob will remove library and sublocation from the SuDoc list and create new LC pages using Natalie's subject list. Since time is getting short, IPAC will review and discuss the new versions of the pages via email before the next meeting.

2. Symphony 3.2.1

This had not yet been loaded in the test catalog, so IPAC can not yet evaluate its impact.
RUL will eventually use pages from the Rev D iLink directory rather than the Rev C iLink directory that we currently use because of new features that will only be available in the Rev D pages. Because of time constraints, the Rev D pages may not be in the initial loading of 3.2.1. RUL can still point to the Rev C pages and they will work, and then change to the Rev D pages later when staff have more time.

3. Review of pending fixes, projects, etc. (see attached list)

Bob will soon implement bullets 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 3.1, 4.1, 7.2, and 8.3. In response to 4.3, he will add “If no pickup library is specified, your request will be canceled.” below the box for Pick Up Library in the Book Special Request form. (We can’t actually cause the form to be rejected if no library is specified.) For 6.1, Bob will remove the Search Again option for now.

Since everything in a catalog record should be defined or stripped out, please report any fields in complete records that you notice that have no label so they get cleaned up.

Stephanie will contact Judy Gardner about updating standard responses to IRIS requests to reflect new buttons.

4. Feedback

A suggestion was made that more than one library be searchable simultaneously in IRIS. IPAC has investigated this in the past, and it can only be done by creating preselected groups of libraries, with no library in more than one group. This didn’t seem to help most people very much, so it was never implemented.

5. Information sharing

Sara Harrington attended as new member.

6. Next meeting’s this semester:

November 20, December 18

Next semester’s meetings:

Jan 15, Feb 19, Mar 19, Apr 16, May 21, Jun 18

Recorder: Sun 11-20, Bartz 12-18

Theo Haynes, recorder

IRIS fixes, projects, etc. not yet completed as of October 2008












(Received 10/16/08)
                 Reply:Cancelled--You can now place this Hold directly
                       yourself by using the new [Deliver/Recall Book]
               button found on the IRIS catalog record display. 

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