Technical Services Committee Meeting: September 6, 2017

conference call

Members attending:  
Jessica Grzegorski (Newberry Library); Mary Konkel (College of DuPage); Joelen Pastva (Northwestern University); Adrienne Radzvickas (Lincoln College); Nicole Ream-Sotomayor (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign); Sandy Roe (Illinois State University); Cynthia Romanowski (chair, Governors State University); Chris Schmit (National-Louis University) 

Members absent: 
Gayle Porter (Chicago State University)

CARLI staff attending: 
Jen Masciadrelli; Nicole Swanson


Committee Announcements:

  • Sandy – Illinois State University has begun a small research grant project to utilize new LCDGT
    • General cataloging advice is to move inappropriate subjects to corresponding genre terms

CARLI reports:

  • A tentative schedule for the CARLI Annual Meeting is on the CARLI calendar. A director’s meeting precedes the annual meeting. Registration is open, though the full agenda has not yet been posted.
  • There will soon be a total of 90 I-Share libraries.
  • Ted sends his thanks to Adrienne and Gayle for assistance with testing tag tables.


  • TSC Box space
    • Most committee members have access. Gayle is still working to resolve her access issues.
  • One-page summary of 2016/2017 annual project for CARLI Annual Meeting was briefly reviewed: 
  • Annual project feedback 
    • Jen added a link to the project webpage a month ago. No feedback has yet been received.
    • The project should be announced to the CARLI Technical Services list
  • Annual project
    • Topics for the annual project were discussed – how to find 3D/nontraditional resources in VuFind, data requirements for display in VuFind, weeding electronic resources, differences between VuFind versions.
    • Format – mini webinars, possibly targeting different groups, pairing technical information with public services component in separate offerings.
    • Possible overlap with Public Services and Collection Management committees – feedback from committees would be helpful.
    • Deadline for project decision – mid-October
  • Spring Forum
    • A four month lead time is required for planning. Historically TSC has organized a forum, but it is not required.
    • TSC is open to partnering with another committee on a topic.
    • The discussion was tabled until the next meeting.


  • Minutes of the July 26, 2017, meeting were approved. Motion: Chris; Seconded: Nicole
  • The meeting was adjourned at 11:08 a.m.

Tasks assigned:

  • Cynthia will send the completed one-page summary for CARLI Annual Meeting to Anne Craig
  • Cynthia will summarize the annual project ideas/points and distribute it to the TSC for comments and finalization
  • Jen/Nicole will reach out to the Public Services Committee with TSC’s annual project ideas for comments and feedback
  • Jen/Nicole will invite Jessica Gibson to attend the next TSC meeting to share details about the VuFind development process

Meeting dates and deadlines:

  • Annual project topic selection deadline: mid-October
  • Next meeting: Wednesday October 4, 10:00-11:30 am, via conference call

Respectfully submitted,
Joelen Pastva