LINC Policy Council Minutes (not yet approved)
Members Present: Cynthia Helms, Mary Bissey, Fred Schlipf, Lynn Schmit, Alice Cisna, Rick Dulaney, Kathy Fell, Scott Drone-Silvers, Jan Ison
Members Absent: Barb Turner
Others Present: Pat Boze, Marsha Grove, Donna Schaal
The meeting was called to order at 1:30 by Alice Cisna. Kathy Fell, St. Joseph High School, was introduced as the new member of LINC Policy Council. The minutes of the July 13, 2005 meeting were approved.
Local Holds Committee
Now that the local itypes to shared itypes process has been completed, the Local Holds committee will meet in October and November. If a recommendation is agreed upon, LINC Policy Council will meet again in December to review the recommendation. If a recommendation is made, it should be set up as a 6 month trial, with review at the end of the first 6 months.
Horizon 8.0 Beta Process
Pat said that Lincoln Trail has been selected to be a beta partner in the Horizon 8.0 testing process. Training has already begun. Volunteers from the LINC libraries are a being sought and several have already indicated interest. The product will also be showcased at the CODI (Customers of Dynix) users group conference in November.
There continue to be problems with patrons not getting service through prompt printing of notices. A proposed policy, ŒNotice Policy¹ was discussed and approved pending input from LINC Directors Group members. This policy requires LINC libraries to print notices on the days they are open.
Pat reviewed the additional activities for LINC made at the LINC Directors Group meeting in September. In addition to activities covered at the July LINC Policy Council meeting, these additions were suggested:
€consortial purchase of electronic resources
€response time issues
€enhanced communication on a library-to-library basis
€btype reduction investigation
€hold notices/too much paper
€investigate similar loan periods/fees between libraries
€ILL/RL statistics/matrix or collaborative statistics
€discussion of automation equity funding
The next meeting is scheduled for January 18, 2006 at 1:30 pm.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:30.