Susan McKinney, Vice-Chair, called the meeting to order at 9:35. With a motion from Deb Sherrick, second by Bev Voss, the minutes of the November 18, 2009 meeting were approved. There were no additional items to add to the agenda.
Pat Boze reviewed the status of libraries changing to recommended circulation settings for the CR1 and CR2 itypes. At this point, we have 99% compliance with the loan periods. Some libraries have asked for exceptions based on inability to conform to other recommendations. Most of those involve max # of renewals, number of items out. For schools, several still have a grace period and a few have chosen a longer loan period than the recommendation for schools. There was discussion about adding a 21 day loan period that schools could choose. Upon motion by Deb Lissak, second by Bev Voss, the committee approved adding 21 days to the recommended school settings for loan period.
Donna Schaal presented information from the LPC Cataloging Subcommittee, who met to discuss a request to bypass acquisitions and create bib and item on-order records directly through LINC cataloging. This request came from a current Cataloging Center library. During January, test import profiles were set up to allow item creation for this library through both acquisitions and cataloging profiles. The Subcommittee met in March to review the test results. Staff of the Cataloging Center library requested an additional 3-month test, utilizing cataloging to create bib and item on-order records. Upon recommendation from Marsha Grove, second by Deb Lissak, this additional 3-month test period was approved, with a report requested for the next LINC Policy Committee meeting.
Another library has requested that the option of item specific holds, in the public access catalog, be revisited. This was turned off shortly after the Horizon migration because the item specific holds did not follow the normal hold rules. It is currently only available in the Horizon staff client. SirsiDynix has now said, after some upgrades to Horizon and the PAC, that item specific holds will follow hold rules. After much discussion, Champaign and Shiloh High School volunteered to do a test. Upon motion by Marsha Grove, second by Beth Kent, to allow a 3-month test of item specific holds with interested libraries, the motion carried with an additional caveat that the test be turned off if this doesn't work as anticipated.
Pat Boze explained how the RFP investigation process was progressing. We now have subcommittees in place, representing 28 libraries. Members are adding functionality requests to shared Google documents and will be developing a final document sometime in April. An online survey is also being sent to all of the LINC registered users this week.
The next LPC meeting will be held on June 16, 2010, at 9:30 am. Upon motion by Bev Voss, second by Deb Sherrick, the meeting was adjourned at 11:00 am.