Alice Cisna, Chair, called the meeting to order at 9:35. The minutes of the October 20, 2008 meeting were approved. The meeting date for the April meeting was changed to April 29 because of Illinois Library Day.
The first item on the agenda was a discussion of the final recommendations from the LPC Circulation Committee. At the October meeting, the committee was asked to reconsider some of the recommendations made at that meeting. After some discussion about the maximum holds setting, a motion, made by Scott Drone-Silvers and seconded by Susan McKinney, to change the maximum holds to 200 and accept the other recommended changes to the Shared Itype policy, were approved. LPC asked Pat to bring back a list of how many libraries currently have a maximum holds setting of more than 100.
The next item on the agenda was a discussion of changes to an existing LINC Cataloging Policy: Local Subject Headings. Vanessa Whippo, LTLS Cataloging Center Head, presented some changes to the existing policy that detail how new local subject headings are implemented. The change basically moves the approval process to the LTLS Cataloging Heads group, as opposed to the LINC Database Standards committee which is no longer in operation. With a motion by Susan McKinney, second by Marsha Grove, these changes were approved.
Additionally, a new cataloging policy, OCLC Level 3 MARC Records Harvested from ContentDM, was proposed to LPC. Vanessa again explained that this policy is needed because of the increasing number of records from digitization projects. After some discussion and a motion by Marsha Grove, seconded by Susan McKinney, this new policy was also approved by LPC.
The ending discussion of the meeting centered on reciprocal borrowing/lending issues among the LINC libraries.