LINC DIRECTORS GROUP
May 16, 2002
MEMBERS ATTENDING: Bethany Bolduc, Mona Bays, Nancy Claypool, Linda Davidson, Scott Drone-Silvers, Sally Duchow, Rick Dulaney, Sue Fletcher, Lou Graham, Jan Hickox, Janette Nash, Jantha Rollings, Fred Schlipf, Debra Sherrick, Sheryl Snyder, Cherrie Burke, Laura Dayton, Jan Ison, Barb Nolan, Diann Peabody, Lynn Schmit, Barb Turner, Glenna White, Scott Drone-Silvers
OTHERS ATTENDING: Pat Boze, Merdy Smith, Joe Sciacca
The meeting was called to order at 1:30 p.m. by Sally Duchow, President. Minutes from the March 8 meeting were approved. Pat Boze introduced Janette Nash, Catlin Public Library District, whose library recently came online.
Pat Boze reviewed comments from the LINC Policy Council members and LTLS staff who went to Indianapolis/Marion County Public Library to see epixtech¹s Horizon automation product. Comments were generally favorable and the system seems to be full-featured. The staff workstations are user-friendly and since Horizon is Windows-based, training and adjusting to the system is easier. There were some concerns expressed by staff in Acquisitions and Serials about the functionality of these particular modules.
LTLS staff will attend vendor demos at ALA in June. Once these meetings are finished, a recommendation will be made about the next steps in the process.
Jan presented an action item for sharing the costs of adding web bibliographic resources to LINC. Costs will be shared equally per agency and for FY2003, the total cost will be $5,000. Bethany Bolduc moved, seconded by Fred Schlipf, to accept this proposal. The motion passed.
Jan distributed final FY2003 LINC Cost Sheets. There was also discussion about changes in the LTLS Board of Directors¹ Finance Policy. In the future, bills that are more than 90 days delinquent will be assessed a monthly finance charge of 1.5%. The Finance Policy can be viewed online at http://www.ltls.org/Policies/financeinvestpolicy051302.html
Five libraries came online since the last LINC Directors Group meeting in March. Dr. Moen and his colleague visited LTLS on April 17-18 and interviewed LTLS Board members and staff and LLSAP and non-LLSAP library directors and staff for his study for the Illinois State Library. We currently have 5 libraries committed to joining LINC next year and are working with 3 others. We successfully installed iPac and are now working to understand how it is configured for each of the individual libraries.
Scott Drone-Silvers raised concerns about communication between LINC Policy Council and LINC Directors Group. Jan mentioned that we are trying to improve in this area. For example, Quick Connections now includes a listing of all upcoming meetings for the next month and a link to the documentation for that meeting (agenda, minutes, etc.)
Barb Nolan and Fred Schlipf volunteered to be on the Nominating Committee for the LINC Policy Council election. Five members¹ terms expire at the end of June.
The meeting adjourned at 4:20 p.m.