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CatMet Management Group Minutes

September 5, 2012

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

Journalism move

Questions were raised about the use of the Journalism sublibrary code for Journalism items transferred to storage.  Priscilla will investigate.

"Latest in" circ notes

The branch practice of using "Latest in" circ notes along with temp locations can be problematic, particularly if lack of staffing prevents regular maintenance.  Naomi will gather data on the extent of "Latest in" notes as background for proposing an alternative workflow where catalogers update Aleph as issues are received using non-temp locations and move non-current items to other holdings.

Shared Bib issues

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) 

DOAJ titles are sometimes offered through licensed packages as well as unlicensed packages.  The Serials Solutions records are loaded with the 856 licensing restriction note, which is misleading when there are freely available titles in the mix.  For example, Studies in Mycology is offered through Academic OneFile along with other packages for freely available resources.  The SerSol link connects to the entire group of aggregators, not just the unlicensed packages.  According to Acquisitions, there isn't a manageable way to distinguish among the licensed and unlicensed resources when loading and tailor the note appropriately.  

Department meeting

Next meeting will take place in October.  Melanie Davis will give a brief presentation about ILL.

Connexion upgrade

IT is working with OCLC to fix a font problem before releasing version 2.40 and is aware of the fast-approaching October 1 deadline.  


CMG brainstormed questions to send Lois Widmer and John Freund about binding after Preservation is moved to the interim storage facility. 

Naomi and Betsy will contact Branch Chairs regarding a proposal to route serial backorders/gifts to the branches for the branches to determine if binding is warranted because it is not feasible for CatMet to request a decision on a title by title basis.



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