Minutes of the November 19, 2009 Meeting

Bartz (chair), Borisovets, Calhoun (recorder), Harrington, Haynes (video), Sun, Warwick

1) Symphony 3.3 testing and next steps

Discovered that call # search sub loc list is using description instead of code; no other problems noted. Still rev.C in test catalog.

2) Feedback

Discussed wording on the Book Special Request Form - Will be changed to non-circulating and on another campus (Camden, New Brunswick/Piscataway, Newark); and on the Book Delivery/Recall Form Will be changed to a non-circulating item on another campus (Camden, New Brunswick/Piscataway, Newark). In future will consider merging these two buttons. Bob will also work on previously discussed changes to the request pages.

3) Open Source public catalog interfaces

Mary Beth and Fay are looking at the cataloging side. IPAC is generally disappointed with the size and diversity of libraries using open source OPACs.

a. OpenBiblio seems to have no real public side, but concentrates on staff operations. Its frequently combined with other front ends like Koha.

b. Most participants in NewGenLib are in developing countries or India.

c. Blacklight may be worth considering: Sara presented her findings- Stanford and U.Virginia are users, and Stanford is a Unicorn site.

4) Information sharing

a. rev.D will be in the test catalog after the upgrade to Symphony 3.3 is done, probably in Jan. 2010.

b. There was brief discussion of IPACs charge, how membership is determined, and related issues.

c. There will be an ILS webinar on 12/10 1-2:30 pm in TSB conference room, or you can sign up to participate elsewhere.IPAC Meeting Minutes, Oct. 15, 2009

5) Next meeting

Next meeting will be 12/17 at 1:30 in ALEX. IPAC will look at more open access OPACS and use of E-ZBorrow on the recall page. The committee has signed off on the test system upgrade for production.

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