January 14, 1999
Members Present: Carol Drum, Carol
Turner, Dale Canelas, David Hickey, Dorothy Hope, Erich Kesse, Marcia Pearce,
Martha Hruska, Rich Bennett, Bill Covey, Gary Cornwell, Carolyn Henderson
Allen, John Ingram, Jan Swanbeck, Frank Di Trolio, Barbara Oliver, Erica
Hirsch for Pam Cenzer, Rob Roberts
Meeting Manager: Dale Canelas
Facilitator: Trudi DiTrolio
1. Status Report on Current Search Committee
Erica Hirsch reported the progress
of several searches.
2. Holiday Party
Gary Cornwell reported that several
staff members had suggested having the annual holiday party planned by
a different department each year. Erich Kesse said one thing he liked
about the current arrangements is that it brings people together from different
departments to help plan. Several people suggested having the entertainment
portion of the event rotated to different departments, but still have the
nomination and presentation of awards as a library-wide function.
After discussion, it was decided to leave the party planning as it is.
3. Call for Public Forums
Trudi said that the LMG Proposal
stated that department heads were responsible for creating a forum to be
held quarterly. She asked for ideas for future forums.
Marcia Pearce volunteered to conduct a forum
on development. Jan Swanbeck said that by fall, Documents will have
GIS, which will add new services to the department. Martha Hruska also
suggested a forum on the grants process.
4. Division Reports
Martha discussed a number of projects that the
Tech staff is involved in. These projects are listed on the web at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/ts/tspp.html#projects.
Bill Covey said that Windows '95 might not be
Y2K compliant. Anything with a date-stamp on it is questionable.
Carol Turner reported that she is putting together
the final report on the 24-Hour Library, including the financial information.
Prior to implementing the program, the goal was to have at least 200 people
in the library. Staff did hourly counts and found that the largest
number of people were using the library at 1am. The numbers went down dramatically
between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. The Reitz Union was also open 24 hours a day
during finals. Their numbers were similar, but they earned money with the
sale of food.
Carol also displayed the new cartobibliography
of the Holy Land Maps. She said that one of the terms of the gift
was publicizing the list of maps.
Carol and Rich Bennett reported that FCLA now
has a proxy server that UF can link to for distance learning. Rich
said that all of UF's reserve contracts say we will restrict their use
to people with the uflib.ufl.edu IP number. The only alternative
for remote users is to call NERDC long-distance and linking from there.
With the proxy server program, it will then appear that the link is coming
from a UF server, not from an outside IP.
Carolyn Henderson Allen reported that the SUS
Electronic Collections Committee is in the process of defining what the
levels are for core collections. The levels are Undergraduate, Basic,
Bachelor, and Master. The group may combine the Undergraduate and
Basic to add a Research level.
She announced that UF soon will do a trial for
She reminded everyone that she needs comments
on the Library Handbook by the end of the month. She would like comments
on its content.
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