I-Cat Team Meeting: February 14, 2012

Conference Call

Members attending: Susan Gallagher (UIS), Kristin E. Martin (UIC), Dennis McGuire (COL), Lori Murphy (DPU), Catherine Suchy (JOL), Cheryl Wegner (NBY),  John Whisler (EIU)

Members absent: Heather Parisi (DOM), Emily Prather-Rodgers (NCC)

IUG Liaison: Ted Schwitzner (ISU)

Staff attending: Casey Sutherland


  • Minutes of the Dec 13 meeting were approved
  • ICAT agreed for Casey to move forward with bibliographic maintenance queries that she plans to add to the "Suggested Priorities" document


  • ICAT discussed the ICAT/IACQ joint meeting to fill in areas of need. Catherine volunteered to be on the panel in the afternoon catalog session. Kristin volunteered to be part of the panel in the troubleshooting section. Cheryl and Heather (by email) volunteered to be notetakers. Statistics will be covered in the AM session on cataloging and access (speaker TBD).  The discussion will be shared with IACQ in the joint meeting on Feb. 21 for final approval.
  • Casey proposed two new queries to add to the maintenance priorities document: one would identify MFHDs with a mismatch between call number type and 852 field indicator values, and the second would evaluate item record prices for obsolete or incorrect values. Both queries were deemed beneficial and Casey will add them to the “Suggested Priorities” document on the CARLI website.


IUG General updates:  met on Jan 18th. 

  • Presentation for ELUNA (Ex Libris Users of North America) IUG presenting on consortia cloud. The conference is in Salt Lake City first full week in May 8 – 11.
  • IUG is planning a webinar on 3 potential different topics help provide I-Share membership on what IUG does. 
  • IUG teams, what they do
  • Carli website navigation
  • future of the ILS discussion

Updates from CARLI: still working on getting HathiTrust records loaded into the Universal Catalog

Discovery Forum: IUG members have been asked to provide seed questions to vendors. It will be a day when libraries can come and learn about discovery systems. Four  – committed vendors will present:  EBSCO (EBSCO Discovery Service), ProQuest/Serials Solutions (Summon), OCLC (World CAT Local), and Ex Libris (Primo)..Yesterday Kristin Hammerstrand sent out announcement about patron driven acquisitions project for print books. It was sent to I-Share liaisons. Results from fall E-book forum were used to create questionnaires for e book vendors at midwinter.  Eventually this will lead to RFPs for e-books for CARLI.

Update as ELUNA member:  ELUNA is  preparing a ballot for enhancements for Voyager 9, with voting in March.  There are 35 enhancement options for cataloging. Voyager 8 had its major enhancement of  global changes, so many of these other enhancements have been put on hold.  Over 300 items are on enhancement list.  The mechanism for I-Share members to contribute their preferences for enhancement to CARLI has not yet been determined, but more information will be forthcoming. Library who are individual members of ELUNA can vote independently.

Meeting Dates and Deadlines

Next Meeting: Day, Date, Location Feb. 21, 1-2 PM phone conference.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:30 A.M.