Alice Cisna called the meeting to order at 9:35. Alice asked if there were any changes to the agenda; Jan requested that a T-1 announcement, costs for FY2008, cataloging center, future planning, and statistics be added. These items were added. The minutes for the December 13, 2006 meeting were approved.
Pat presented information about the current status of the local holds test Ė 8 libraries are actively testing, with about 500 total items. Those on LPC who are testing indicated their interest in retaining local holds as currently set up. Pat shared comments from other librarians that expressed the same interest.
There was discussion about asking Champaign and Urbana to join the test because it is still such a small group of items and libraries. Lou Graham indicated that she sees the need for more than one local hold itype per building. Do we need to think about other ways to solve the problem, e.g. fewer days on hold shelf, automatically changing items after 1 week of no circ. The group agreed that we havenít really agreed on what the problem is that we are trying to solve. After discussion, Holly moved, second by Fred, that the local holds test be extended until the April 11 meeting. This was approved. Also, two local hold itypes will be allowed for each building, if necessary.
The next issue was the recommendation from the Cataloging Advisory Committee to adopt the statewide cataloging standards document for the LINC libraries and to rescind several outdated LINC policies as a result of this documentís adoption. This issue had been discussed at the December meeting and tentatively approved by LPC, contingent on comments from the LINC Directors Group. As no comments were received, Jan motioned, second by Kathy, to approve this recommendation. The motion carried.
Jan handed out statistics she had given to the LTLS Board, showing trends in delivery and circulation over 5 years. She then asked if LPC would like to see other types of statistics, such as number of days items are in transit. Fred indicated an interest in interlibrary loan/reciprocal lending data. Discussion turned to delivery, gold bands, and turnaround time for materials.
LTLS will be adding a second T-1 through ICN in the next few months. There may also be a consultant hired to assist with telecommunications/connectivity issues. The LTLS Cataloging Center turnaround time has improved greatly, but not yet where it needs to be.
A discussion of the stepping-down of Patrick Sommers, CEO of SirsiDynix, led to a discussion of the statewide OPAC project that LTLS is coordinating. Through this project, work is being done with OCLC to create a statewide PAC product.
The next meeting will be held on April 11. After a motion by Sarah, second by Holly, the meeting adjourned at 11:00.