I-Share Resource Sharing Team Meeting: August 11, 2011

Members Present: Kathy Willis (Chair, Elmhurst), Amanda Musacchio (Adler School of Professional Psychology), Amanda Pippitt (Millikin University), Sarah McHone-Chase (Northern Illinois University), Matt Ostercamp (North Park University), Rachelle Stivers (Heartland Community College), Dan Patterson (Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Howard Carter (IUG Liaison, Southern Illinois University), Lorna Engels (CARLI), Mel Farrell (CARLI)

Members Absent: Li Fu (Chicago State), Pam Greenlee (Olivet Nazarene University)

Called to order at 2:03.


Minutes: Howard made a motion to approve minutes. Matt seconded. Minutes were approved unanimously.


CARLI update, by Mel:

  • IUG approved item type Musical Scores being treated as Books under UB Policies in Voyager, in terms how long the items can be checked out and for how long they can be renewed. That goes into effect tonight. A report will be sent out to all institutions to show what has changed.
  • Some CARLI staff are involved in 2011 patron-driven acquisitions project (PDA). Extension of previous pilot program from last year. Implementation proposals include the following: PDA items would be marked as CARLI, as in they won’t belong to an institution in particular. Records for items would be in Res-DB (Resource-DB), which Voyager will recognize. Items would be housed in Oak-Street facility at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
  • Installation of Shelflister. It’s in development on Classic WebVoyage. Very early stages of investigating how it would work. Next week, testing.
  • Voyager upgrade: problems have mostly been resolved. Reports server had also failed at the same time as the upgrade, but it is also back in working order now. Oracle is also presenting a problem, but they are in the process of fixing it.

Howard, IUG update (July 15th):

  • Extensible Catalog project—CARLI has made a demo site of OPAC interface (but it is not a test site).
  • IUG is considering bringing in members of several groups to come together and discuss e-books and hopefully coming up with a list of best practices.
  • IUG would like RS team to do environmental scan of who is lending e-books out in the world, and how they are doing it.
  • IUG plans spring forum with cross-disciplinary break-out discussion groups.

Fall Forum:
Dates are set for October 12th and 13th. Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon. Webinar. Welcome to CARLI, tour of CARLI website. Discussion of Phase 2 UB Standardization [UB Policy Thresholds] and how to prepare.

Discussion of NISO Standard:
We feel best practices for item delivery should be updated. Specifically, non-book items. Sarah volunteered to look into this.

Counter clean-up:
Cathy was working on this, but needs more input. Opt-in or opt-out? Should we offer to just run it once (she proposes to do it weekly)? Clean up both local and UB? We feel opt-out is better, to do it weekly, and to clean up both local and UB. Mel will tell Cathy.

Best practices on Blocking:
Really, we only need to address with Suspending, as UB Blocking will be in place. Mel will be working on this through the fall. Otherwise, this is on hold.

For next meeting (Sept 8th), everyone should look into other libraries and their lending of e-books.

Adjourned at 3:12.

Respectfully submitted by Sarah McHone-Chase, Northern Illinois University