LINC Policy Council Minutes (not yet approved)
Members Present: Mary Bissey, Fred Schlipf, Lynn Schmit, Anne Newman, Alice Cisna, Rick Dulaney
Members Absent: Scott Drone-Silvers, Cynthia Helms, Barb Turner
Others Present: Pat Boze, Marsha Grove, Donna Schaal, Phil Cohee
The meeting was called to order at 1:30 by Rick Dulaney.
The minutes were approved as written.
LINC Financial Update
There is adequate money in the automation equity fund to complete the payments to Dynix.
FY2006 Meeting Dates
There was discussion about when meetings will take place. It was decided that this would be the third Wednesday of the month.
FY2005 LINC Review
Pat gave an update on the progress of LINC for FY2005. After correcting holdover problems from the migration, we also upgraded Horizon in July, implemented WebReporter, implemented WebFeat, implemented Remote Patron Authentication, implemented Debt Collect, changed, edited, and deleted LINC policies, implemented an FAQ site, changed the LINC Update to a biweekly publication, brought 3 new libraries online and 3 signed contracts, LINCPac enhancements were completed, itype reduction was decided and begun, and we implemented PromptCat with Baker&Taylor.
The numbers for FY2005 were up again: 4 million total circulation (up 5%), 400,000 holds placed (up 38%), over 728,000 bib records (up 9%), over 1.6 million web catalog searches (up 215%).
For FY2006, we plan to upgrade to Horizon 7.4 and HIP 4.0 on August 18, 19 2005, implement changes with new HIP 4.0 functionality after upgrade in August, implement Horizon Media Scheduling module, implement Overdrive with NSLS, upgrade to WebReporter 4.0 and work on adding customized reports, implement NDP (Normative Data Project) with Dynix, implement Cymphonix network software with Champaign, revisit local holds policy, form electronic resource standing committee, implement fugitive facts component of Community Resource module, serve as beta site for Horizon 8.0, upgrade to Horizon 8.0 in winter 2006, train library staff on Horizon 8.0, implement Horizon electronic resource management policies/module, and continue to expand PromptCat with other vendors.
A couple of concerns by members were discussed: a concern about maximum fine being set at 50% total value of item and a concern about changing the setting to save patron history from 7 to 14 days. LPC determined that since these changes were new, it was too soon to make changes to the shared itype global settings.
Pat presented a list of individual itypes that have been requested by libraries, needed for limits to certain borrower groups and for media scheduling. These were approved.
The implications of the recently-announced merger of Sirsi and Dynix was discussed and what it could mean for LTLS..
The next meeting is scheduled for October 19, 2005 at 1:30 pm.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:15.