LINC DIRECTORS GROUP
October 26, 2001
MEMBERS ATTENDING: Bethany Bolduc, Sharon Craig, Scott Drone-Silvers, Sally Duchow, Jan Hickox, Anne Newman, Barb Nolan, George Scheetz, Fred Schlipf, Lynn Schmitt, Deb Sherrick, Wilma White, Laura Dayton, Leanna Morris, Brian Johanpeter, Jan Ison
OTHERS ATTENDING: Pat Boze, Merdy Smith
The meeting was called to order at 1:40 p.m. by Sally Duchow, President. Minutes from the March 22, 2001 meeting were approved..
The 2001 LINC Report was handed out and reviewed by Pat Boze and Jan Ison. Jan asked if there was additional information that directors would like to see included in this report. Barb Nolan asked for reciprocal borrowing iformation; Sally Duchow asked that there be more interlibrary loan data. There was also a request for the total number of pac ports and staff ports held by each library.
Jan Ison reviewed the financial status of LINC as of the end of FY2001, including the status of the port/telecomm fund and other funds. George Scheetz stated that he would be passing this information onto his board. Jan said the report would be posted on the LTLS web site.
Jan explained that there is money remaining in the batchload fund because last year the Illinois State Library began paying for this process. LTLS initially had to pay but now we do not. That means there is a remaining balance in the batchload fund. Jan suggested two possibilities for using the remainder of this fund, either transfer it to the port/telecomm fund or use the money to begin cataloging CORC records (bibliographic records for web-based resources). Discussion followed about CORC, what it is, how it would be handled, which web sites would be chosen. As organizations use the web site more and more for publication and stop publishing via paper, valuable information is contained in web sites that can supplement a library’s bibliographic collection. Jan mentioned that a CORC committee has already been meeting to work out possible procedures and collection policy. Scott Drone-Silvers asked if the additional money could be used to purchase Bibliostat – Pat mentioned that we had used Live & Learn Grant money to purchase the Bibliostat project and would be implementing it this year. Lynn Schmitt moved that we use the excess fund for exporting CORC records into LINC, with a cap of $5,000 on the project, and that this process be re-evaluated in March. This was seconded by Scott and approved by those present.
Pat demonstrated the iPac product that is currently available at the epixtech site and mentioned that we would be a beta site for testing this product. There was some discussion about how much local configuration would be allowed, if links to national bookstores could be removed or not. Barb Nolan expressed her concern that we support businesses and not link to large, national bookstores; Fred concurred with this concern.
Those present participated in a discussion of the automation functionality they would like to see in a new or different system.
Sally expressed concerns about the lack of attendance at the LINC Directors Group meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for March 8, 2002, 1:30 p.m. at LTLS.