Minutes of March 27, 2003 Meeting

Jeanne Boyle (chair), Susan Beck, Natalie Borisovets, Tom Frusciano, Judy Gardner, Rebecca Gardner, Mary Kesselman, Ann Montanaro, Leslie Murtha, Robert Sewell (recorder), Mary Page (guest)

1. AUL Report

2. E-Resources and Authentication Problems

Mary Page discussed problems of access to databases related to RUCS recent enabling of VPNs and the introduction of a new IP range. IP addresses are used to authenticate Rutgers users. Acquisitions has contacted vendors about these new IP ranges to make sure all e-resources would be connected to them. Some problems remain for a small number of users in these new ranges, primarily e-journals from sites that host publishers resources, such as High Wire Press. Acquisitions hopes to solve these remaining problems.

3. Serial Solutions

Mary Page discussed the implementation of Serial Solutions. It was purchased primarily to help Acquisitions and Cataloging to manage e-journals. Serial Solutions provides monthly updates of holdings of e-serials and can be used with OpenURL software to merge print and e-holdings. It has public service implications. ILL can check e-holdings to see what is accessible for lending, but access to licensing terms related to ILL is not yet available. When fully implemented, public services will decide if it should be made or how it should be made available to the user. Mary will make the Serial Solutions journal list available to librarians to test in the new future. A way needs to be found to incorporate cataloged government e-journals.

Links to Holdings From Databases:

Ann Montanaro announced that were are now links to local print holdings from citations within over 30 of our databases.

4. Goals Review

Wide-ranging discussion of PSC goals including progress on goals set for 2003 and the goal creation process.

5. Announcements:

Marty Kesselman announced that the front entrance to the Douglass Library has been closed and will remain so during renovations of the library. The entrance is now in the back of the building.

Lesley Murtha said that the workshop, The 50-Minute Instructor: Preparing to Teach, will be held on Friday, April 25, 2003; 9:00 am - 3:30 pm in the Remigio U. Pane Room, Alexander Library, and that many people have signed up already.

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