I-Share Systems Committee Minutes 01-10-2014

Conference Call

Members attending:

Kirk Hess (UIU),  James LeFager (DPU), TJ Lusher (NIU), Rong Li (ISU), Heather Parisi (DOM), Karl Pettitt (NIU)

Members Absent:

Colin Koteles (COD), April Levy (COL), Edith List (PRC)

Staff attending:

Cathy Salika, Ted Schwitzner, Paige Weston


  • TJ will e-mail Paige’s suggestions concerning the break-out session at the Technical Services forum to the committee as well as solicit other ideas from our committee for the forum. Please respond by January 17th.
  • The general layout of the I-Share survey was approved as a model. It was decided to split up the task of writing the remaining surveys. The  following volunteers will work on the survey sections. Contact TJ if you would like to work on a specific section.
    • Discovery Layers = TJ and Jim
    • Campus Accounts Payable Systems = Ted
    • Library Content Vendors=Ted
    • Campus Billing Systems=Cathy
    • Campus Registrar Systems=Cathy
    • Link resolvers=Kirk and Paige
    • Reserves/E-Reserves=Heather
    • ILL=Karl
    • Authentication=Rong
    • Digital Collections=TJ and Karl
    • ERMS=Ted


CARLI Report (Cathy/Paige)

  • I-Share Next: CARLI is in the early stages of finding a replacement for Voyager.  The CARLI board will make decisions on how to proceed in March.  General thinking is that vendor “big picture webinar” presentations will happen this spring.  Please see CARLI newsletter for more info
  • CARLI eBook Patron Driven Acquisitions Pilot Project  (more information in same newsletter link above).  $500,000 pilot project was approved by CARLI board.  EBL has been selected as the vendor and will provide titles in humanities and social sciences to all CARLI Governing member libraries.  CARLI is working with EBL on how to implement the project.
  • VuFind messaging has improved. More descriptive language has been added to the error messages when users cannot place requests. On screen help has also improved particularly with language about tagging and favorites. 
  • Mobile interface to I-Share Union Catalog may go live by next month.
  • 4 new libraries (COD, JKM, LNC, MMC) circloads were completed today. UB integration is expected in 2 weeks and they all should appear in the universal catalog by the end of the month. 


  • The break-out session for the Technical Services forum on April 8th was discussed.  Paige did not feel we could fill 20 minutes on display implications of RDA and suggested other topics.  The group will think on other topics until Jan. 17th and Heather will respond to the Tech Services group.
  • The committee’s role in the eBook PDA forum was discussed.  As for now, Heather is serving as a member on the forum planning committee as is Paige and Cathy.  Nothing is required of our committee at this time.
  • The committee discussed the I-Share Survey.  Cathy and Paige were thanked for their work on the survey.  Cathy’s survey will be used as a model and the task of writing the survey sections will be split amongst the members.