LINC Director's Group Meeting Minutes - not approved
March 21, 2007
Members Present: Carolyn Adkins, Alice Cisna, Sharon Craig, Laura Dayton, Scott Drone-Silvers, Rick Dulaney, Lou Graham, Jan Hickox, Susan McKinney, Barb Nolan, Diann Peabody, Fred Schlipf, Lynn Schmit, Lisa Winters, Mary Harroun, Holly Thompson, Nancy Claypool, Katie Dailey, Jan Ison, Marsha Grove, Jennie Cisna, Pat Huffman, Miranda Shake, Beth Kent
: Pat Boze
The meeting was called to order at 1:35 by Alice Cisna, Chair. The minutes of the November 16, 2006 meeting were approved.
LINC Financial Report
The current financial status of the LINC automation equity fund was discussed. There is currently a balance of $365,217 in the automation equity fund.
FY2008 LINC Costs
Those present were given the draft FY2008 shared LINC cost document and an explanation commenced. This year the LTLS Cataloging Center costs do not include OCLC costs for libraries that use the Cataloging Center. Instead, this will be billed directly to the library as part of its total OCLC cost. As a result, the Cataloging Center costs for libraries may be different than in the past.
The shared cost draft will be posted for a period of time on the LTLS web site and directors are encouraged to contact us if there are questions on what data was used to calculate costs.
Local Holds Update
Pat reviewed that LINC Policy Council is still considering the issue of local holds and libraries are testing another iteration of this, where the item can be requested only by the borrower of the library that owns the item. LPC hopes to make a decision on this issue by April.
We had been working with Horizon 8.0 as a beta test partner over the last six months. However, at a conference call earlier this month, SirsiDynix representatives announced that Horizon 8.0 has been pulled and will not be developed. SD also announced the development path is focusing on Unicorn, with substantial components of Horizon 8.0 to be included in the next major release of a combined product, ďRomeĒ. LTLS was informed of this, in the conference call, because of our status as a beta partner in the development of 8.0.
There was some discussion about what this means for ILSís. The marketplace is shrinking and there is more talk about open source as a possibility. The tradeoff for open source is a need for more in-house programming expertise as opposed to paying a software company for that expertise. There was also a management change announced in February at SirsiDynix with the resignation of Patrick Sommers, CEO.
Statewide OPAC Project
LTLS has received a statewide research and development grant to develop and test a new PAC product in conjunction with OCLC. This product is called WorldCat Local. We are striving for the same general look and feel across al PACís, with local branding as an option; a google-like search box; and one-search discovery for many different types of library resources. Currently, we are configuring pilot libraries and working out the details and problems. It is hoped that the first test sites (within LTLS we are working with Hoopeston Public, Mattoon Public, and Central High School) will be up this summer.
Election of Chair/Vice-Chair for LDG/LPC
Alice Cisna, Chair, and Scott Drone-Silvers, Vice-Chair, were unanimously re-elected to their positions for another year.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:00.