September 6, 2007
Attendees: Peter Bushnell, Jane Anne Carey, Jason Fleming, Jimmie Lundgren, Hikaru Nakano, Nancy Poehlmann, Betsy Simpson, Doug Smith, Priscilla Williams, Naomi Young
Priscilla, BIBCO Coordinator, proposed that BIBCO level records be the default for original cataloging. The vast majority of BIBCO records are submitted by only two catalogers. Making BIBCO the default would elevate UF's commitment to the program and involve a broader group of catalogers. Betsy asked the CatMet managers to discuss this with their units. Priscilla offered to provide a refresher training session.
Jason reported that some changes have been made to activation keys. Managers should let Jason know if they have suggestions for other changes to make the macro use easier such as pop-up menus, etc.
Betsy asked the unit heads to review the Cataloging Statistics Guideline with staff. If Unit Heads notice a mistake on the monthly report, they should make corrections in the spreadsheet.
Acquisitions staff moving
Acquisitions staff has successfully moved to the 3rd floor. Emily Madden will still be housed on the 3rd floor at this time.
The Database Maintenance Librarian and the Digital Projects Metadata Librarian positions have been approved by the Directors and will be submitted to the Provost for her approval. The Digital Projects Metadata Librarian position will be moved to the Science and Social Science Cataloging Unit.
Acquisitions has not run the linkchecking software for about a year. Jason will talk with Steve Carrico about getting the process going again.
Betsy has applied for a two-semester sabbatical for Fall 2008/Spring 2009. Steve Carrico will be on sabbatical this coming Spring.