Technical Services Committee Meeting: February 20, 2015

Conference Call

Members attending: Elizabeth Cribbs (Northern Illinois University, co-chair), Keith Eiten (Wheaton College), Lynn Fields (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville), Deborah Morris (Roosevelt University),Lauren Noel (Columbia College, co-chair), Tonya Webb (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Members absent: Ann Heinrichs (Catholic Theological Union), Mary Konkel (College of DuPage), Kavita Mundle (University of Illinois at Chicago), Dallas Long (Illinois State University), Mary Tatro (Augustana College)

Staff attending: Nicole Swanson


Minutes of the January 13, 2015 meeting, as amended were approved.


  • IShare Task Force: The Task Force is seeking volunteers to help with various aspects of the project. 
  • RDA Resources Page: New content from Deb Morris, Mary Konkel, and Mary Tatro has been added to the RDA Resources webpage. Please let Nicole or Mary Tatro know of any other resources.
  • MARCEdit: Registration for the MARCEdit training is now open. There has been a lot of interest. The five webinars will take place on March 16, April 1, April 13, May 6, and May 15. The sessions will be recorded. Also, Ted will be sharing a pre-recorded webinar this month for I-Share members to watch ahead of Terry Reese's webinars. 


  • Annual Project: Keith has sent out a list of Pros and Cons regarding Shelf-Ready Materials via GoogleDocs, and Lauren has sent out a bibliography of resources available. Mary Konkel has sent out some notes with information that she obtained at ALA Midwinter, including vendors that might be willing to speak about the process. The entire committee has been asked to review these documents and offer feedback. The subcommittee meets soon and will report back. 
  • Spring Forum: 
    • David Malone and Connie Meade from Wheaton College and Deb Morris from Roosevelt University have volunteered to be on the panel of speakers who have had experience with shelf-ready vendors.
    • The group brainstormed other possible speakers who might be willing to talk about their experiences.
    • Depending on the outcomes of those requests, the panel may either be lengthened into a two-part session or the group may need to rethink how to handle either the 11:15-noon session or the 1:00 – 1:45 session
    • Breakout sessions have not been solidified yet and will be solidified at March’s meeting depending on the speakers. 
  • Communicating RDA to Non-Technical Services Staff: Elizabeth has finished the text and slides for the first webinar, which will take place on March 6th, and she has received feedback from Lynn, Lauren, and the PSC. She is ready. Lynn is working on her webinar, which will take place on April 15th. Paige Weston, CARLI, and Michael Norman, UIUCwill be speakers for the third webinar on May 1st. 
  •  Standards for Bibliographic Records in I-Share: The revisions submitted by the subcommittee will be shared with the CARLI Board on March 13th. Ted has a suggested change he will submit to the TSC via email for approval prior to the Board's meeting. 

Tasks Assigned:

  • By next Wednesday (2/25) the group should read Lauren and Keith’s documents and share suggestions.
  • Members should create questions for the Spring Forum panelists and submit them by 3/6.
  • Members who volunteered to inquire with people about being panel members (Nicole, Kavita, Elizabeth, Tonya, Lynn) will report back to the committee by 2/27. 

Meeting Dates and Deadlines:

  • Next Meeting: Friday, March 13, 2015, 10:00-11:30
  • Schedule of subsequent Technical Services Committee Meetings: 
    • Friday, April 10, 2015, 10:00-11:30
    • Friday, May 8, 2015, 10:00-11:30
    • Friday, June 12, 2015, 10:00-11:30

The meeting was adjourned at 11:24 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Elizabeth Cribbs