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CatMet Management Group Minutes

February 3, 2010

Attendees:  Peter Bushnell, Jane Anne Carey, Jimmie Lundgren, Hikaru Nakano, Betsy Simpson, Doug Smith, Priscilla Williams, Naomi Young

Guest: Linnea Danielsen, HSCL

Single bib merge specifications

CMG reviewed the draft single bib merge specs in preparation for the first test merge of FSU, USF, and UF data this spring.

Priority positions

Dean Russell instructed departments to submit justifications for any new positions and/or replacements for vacancies.  The department will submit a justification for the Library Assistant 3 position that will be vacant when Fern retires in March 2011 as well as a proposal for a new faculty position.

Training Committee

Hikaru will take over as chair of the Training Committee later in the spring.  Other members include Doug, Hank, and Beatriz.  Jackie B., Jorge, and Susan will cycle off.

Stats macro

CMG discussed the possibility of removing PCC-related questions from the stats macros.

Writing call numbers on cataloged items

Writing call numbers on cataloged items may not be necessary except for material sent to Preservation.  Shelf-ready books do not come with call numbers written inside.  Jimmie and Doug will discuss with their units before making a final decision.

Catalog Problems not-on-shelf messages

CMG decided to continue the current practice of forwarding not-on-shelf reports to branch circulation e-mail lists.

Barcode scanners

Betsy is working with Jason on a report to identify problematic barcode scanners.

Series note

CMG discussed problems with public notes in the catalog that direct users to series analytics.


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