Alice Cisna, Chair, called the meeting to order at 9:30. The minutes of the February 6, 2008 meeting were approved as written.
The first item on the agenda was a discussion led by members of the LPC Circulation Committee. The committee is proposing that LPC adopt its recommendation of consistent circulation rules for the majority of all LINC libraries' collections. There was much discussion about the various settings as proposed, acknowledgement that some of these changes would require board approval at local library levels. Marcia Grove indicated that the 21 day loan period would increase staff work levels at her library, Susan McKinney said that her circulation may decrease with longer loan periods. LPC members asked that a statement of consistency/uniformity or the philosophy behind more consistent settings be added with the settings becoming recommendations for libraries to follow. LPC members indicated that everyone would have to compromise to some extent. Holly Thompson made a motion to have public meetings and distribute the document to LINC Directors Group members, second by Lou Graham. Other issus brought up by LPC members included a requirement of emails for sending notices and receipt printers for transit items.
Pat discussed Envisionware's e-commerce solution, indicating that a demonstration of the product had been held at LTLS in June. There are many issues to think about with this product - at present, there is no way for a consortium to easily handle payments directly to each library. This process would have to be handled manually and would be an administrative overhead issue. However, LPC members indicated there is enough interest in the product to continue investigating how this could be implemented for the LINC libraries.
Urbana's request for a change in holds-filling priority was addressed. Pat had discussed this change with SirsiDynix and had received information on how to set this up. It was agreed by LPC that a test could now be run for Urbana so that borrowers willing to come to Urbana for Urbana items would be filled first, followed by Urbana items going elsewhere for Urbana borrowers. Other members were asked if they were also willing to test - Susan McKinney, St. Joseph Township Public Library, and Holly Thompson, Rantoul Public Library, also agreed to test this holds queue change.
The final issue discussed was a request by Champaign Public Library for an additional individual itype - a noncirculating but requestable itype. This was approved by LPC.A meeting date of September 17, 2008, 9:30 am, LTLS, was set for the next LPC