LINC DIRECTORS GROUP
(not yet approved)
May 15, 2003
MEMBERS ATTENDING: Bethany Bolduc, Jennie Cisna, Janet Cler, Phill Cohee, Sharon Craig, Linda Davidson, Scott Drone-Silvers, Lou Graham, Marsha Grove, Jan Ison, Anne Newman, Barb Nolan, Fred Schlipf, Lynn Schmit, Sheryl Snyder, Barb Turner, Wilma White
OTHERS ATTENDING: Pat Boze, Merdy Smith
The meeting was called to order at 2:30 p.m. by Cynthia Helms, Chair. The minutes from the April 17, 2003 meeting were approved.
Pat reviewed the proposal from Dynix. Out of several hundred requested functionalities in the upgrade document, Dynix could not guarantee 17 (some are planned enhancements for future upgrades). The main areas of concern are no functionality in outputting deleted holdings (needed for the statewide batchload), no Śnail portą functionality, and the need to utilize DigitaLink (a very complex product) for the digitization component.
Generally, the quote is very good, although the quote for the Horizon DigitaLink product is very expensive.
REVIEW OF HORIZON DEMO, REFERENCES POLL, AND Q&A
Pat reviewed the questions raised during the Horizon demo to library staff and other questions that have been submitted through the online form. A two-hour conference call was held with Dynix representatives Bill Routt and Valerie Chase and most of the questions were answered to our satisfaction.
We also contacted 7 consortial references that currently use Horizon. Responses were generally quite good, particularly in regards to the support provided by Horizon. Fred asked that we contact the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium and get their opinion.
After discussion among the members of LINC Directors Group, Sheryl Snyder moved and Barb Nolan seconded to approve Action Item 2003-2 and continue negotiations with Dynix, Inc. for their Horizon product, with the exception of the URSA (interlibrary loan) product. Fred indicated that the opinion of his board was to go out for a full-blown proposal to all automation vendors. A vote was taken, and the motion was approved with two no votes.