I-Share Resource Sharing Team Meeting: April 12, 2012

Members Present: Sarah McHone-Chase (NIU), Amanda Musacchio (Adler School of Professional Psychology), Matt Ostercamp (North Park University), Dan Patterson (Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Amanda Pippitt (Millikin University), Rachelle Stivers (Heartland Community College), Kathy Willis (Elmhurst College), Pam Greenlee (Olivet Nazarene University), Sandy Harris (Olivet Nazarene University), Peggy Roth (WIU), Howard Carter (SIUC, IUG liaison), Lorna Engels (CARLI), Mel Farrell (CARLI).

Members Absent: Sarah McHone-Chase (NIU)

Minutes: Amanda Pippitt
Meeting called to order at 2:00pm


March minutes-  approved


IUG report (Howard): on Friday, April 13th the IUG webinar will be held, “A Look at Us, a Look Around, a Look Ahead:”  Topics covered will include:

  • Update on IUG and I-Share Team Activities
  • I-Share/Voyager Information and Documentation (Where do I find...?)
  • I-Share Systems and Future Developments
  • So far 95 people are registered to attend.

CARLI report (Mel & Lorna)

  • A call has been issued for volunteers to serve on 12 CARLI committees needing replacements.  Pam, Peggy, and Rachelle will be cycling off the Resource Sharing Team unless they re-volunteer.
  • On Weds., 4/11, a change to VuFind to mount the database against a new SOLR index resulted in some anomalies.  Staff will need to rebuild the UC index over several days.  Loading the Hathi Trust records and some other enhancements (like searching diacritics) will be on hold until this is complete.
  • Susan Singleton and Kris Hammerstrand are making preliminary visits to the four new colleges joining I-Share to get them ready.  The goal is to have them up by the end of December.
  • PDA project is still going.  The money is not running out very quickly.
  • Discovery forum at ILA was well-attended.  Vendors Ebsco, Serials Solutions, Ex Libris, and Worldcat demo-ed their discovery services.
  • The e-resources spring selection period will open soon (“next week-ish”).
  • Circulation training on Weds., 4/11 was well-attended.
  • May 18th, IUG will be meeting with team chairs and chair-elects.  Our team will need to have its annual report and chair elect election completed by that time.

Forum planning

The forum outline was included in the March meeting minutes.  Adjustments to the schedule include:  the “Ask the Experts” panel will be held from 11am-noon.
If any of us have materials we want included in the packet for attendees, we need to get them to Mel by next Friday, 4/20/12.

Other business

Had to adjust the next meeting date so that all could attend.

Next meeting will be May 17th, 2pm.  Business will include electing a chair for next year and reviewing the team annual report.