Minutes of March 3, 2011 Meeting

Karen Hartman, Qian Hu, Tom Izbicki, Andy Martinez, Laura Mullen, Cathy Pecoraro, Vincent Pelote (Recorder), Gracemary Smulewitz, Gene Springs, Julie Still (videoconference), Gideon Thompson, Mary Beth Weber, Ryan Womack, Tao Yang
Jane Sloan
Ann Watkins


  1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Approval of January Minutes
  3. Moving Cinema Studies to Douglass Project-J. Sloan (guest)
  4. AUL Report-G. Agnew
  5. AUL Report/Budget Update-T. Izbicki
  6. RUresearch, brief report-R. Womack
  7. HathiTrust-Discussion of possible/future RUL involvement-R. Womack
  8. Update Distributed Technical Services-G. Smulewitz
  9. Update Central Technical Services-M.B. Weber
  10. Announcements

1. Approval of Agenda

March 3, 2011 agenda approved.

2. Approval of January, 2011 minutes

Minutes of January 20, 2011 approved.

3. Moving Cinema Studies to Douglass (J. Sloan)

Jane Sloan (guest) gave a presentation on moving the Cinema Studies collections to the Douglass Library. Theater as literature stays at Alexander; television studies will be reconsidered at a future time. The move will be integrated with current reorganization activities at Douglass. The move had been approved by the New Brunswick Collection Group (NBCG) and LRC agreed that the project should be implemented.

4. AUL Report (Grace Agnew)

5. AUL Report/ Budget Update (T.Izbicki)

6. RUresearch, brief report (R. Womack)

Womack provided more details about his presentations and answered questions posed by the committee.

7. HathiTrust (R. Womack)

Womack described the current status of the HathiTrust and its pricing model for participation. It was noted that if we deposit, this provides more visibility for our collections and can serve as a back-up. Hartman would like us (LRC) to form an active working group to take a look at Hathi Trust, how it could interface with our other preservation activities, etc. A group will be appointed at the beginning of the next fiscal year.

8. Update-Distributed Technical Services (G. Smulewitz)

9. Update- Central Technical Services (M.B. Weber)

Meeting adjourned at 11:10 AM

Next meeting: April 21, 2011

Submitted by Vincent Pelote

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