Minutes of August 13, 2010 Meeting

Mary Belinsky, Mary Fetzer, Rebecca Gardener, Karen Hartman, Helen Hoffman, Quan Hu, Mei Ling Lo, Laura Mullen, Jim Niessen, Michelle Oswell, Gracemary Smulewitz, Mary Beth Weber, Ryan Womack (Chair), Connie Wu, Tao Yang (recorder)

1. Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved.

2. Reports & Updates

Chair's Report (Ryan)

DTS report (Gracemary)

CTS report (Mary Beth)

3. New Acquisitions Process (Mary Beth)

Mary Beth continued to report that due to budget cuts, Acquisitions has to explore service cutbacks. The staff will try to reduce the usage of OCLC by changing workflow (searching LC records or OCLC Bibnotes first). They will also try to do more original cataloging in OCLC (to get credit). When needed, staff will also do just minimum cataloging, but this does not apply to media and non-Roman materials.

4. New Data Services - Ryan

Ryan reported on several new data services being planned (he will send out an email announcement to RUL everyone later).

5. Goals for 2010/11

Here are the issues that came up during the preliminary discussion of NBCG goals:

(Ryan has sent out the formal NBCG goals in September)

6. Announcements

Mary Fetzer announced that state-wide library services grant has been restored, which was used to fund an ILL position; new self-checkout machine became available but some issues are discovered. Michelle will continue to assist people with LibGuides. Gracemary has started to arrange visits of major publishers. Qian will offer training on REAXYS, a chemistry database from Elsevier.

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