Recommendations on Electronic Resources and Issues
RS Assessment/Implementation Committee
- Recommend that Links Monitoring and Maintenance Committee give an occasional report to the community at large on their work.
Result: Being done. Minutes are updated on RSD Web page at http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/rs/rsd/lmmcmain.html.
- Identify procedures not documented and refer to appropriate existing policy groups. This is currently being addressed. For example, the procedure for cataloging the electronic resources in the SUS-wide electronic images file has been completed and posted.
Result: This is currently being addressed. For example, the procedure for cataloging the electronic resources in the SUS-wide electronic images file has been completed and posted.
- Get information about the initiatives made by Preservation and the Digital Library Center, and the role Resource Services plays in assisting them. For example, Digital Library teams have been created with representatives from Resource Services. Perhaps reports on their activities might appear in the Resource Services Newsletter.
Result: The unit heads concur that we need to communicate as much as possible with staff about initiatives underway throughout the library including Preservation and the Digital Library Center. Occasionally, staff development programs and technical service forums provide a venue for sharing this information. For example, in August 2000 Erich Kesse and Priscilla Kaplan presented a program on SUS Digital Library Services. The new position of East Asian Cataloger and Project Coordinator in the Contributed Cataloging Section includes the role of RS liaison to the Digital Library Center. Hopefully, this more formal liaison responsibility will enhance the communication channel. The current list of DLC projects is available at http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/digital/ops/projects/index.htm. Many RS librarians are assigned to DLC teams and would be happy to be interviewed for the department newsletter.
- Continue to help all staff increase familiarity with electronic resource issues and to learn to catalog electronic resources, when appropriate, through training and informational sessions, possibly using the technical services roundtable as a venue. Some ideas for sessions:
- The process of licensing of electronic resources and serials acquisitions
- How we developed the to see Chinese and other non-Roman scripts in LUIS
- What is the LTQF partition?
Result: These issues are being addressed by the Training Committee and such topics will be recommended for the planned technical services roundtables.
- Identify power users and post a definition of power users on Resource Services homepage or on the Systems Liaisons homepage. Provide a brief explanation of how computers are assigned.
Result: Unit heads felt this was an equipment issue and moved the recommendation to that page.
- Explore the possibilities of providing a color printer that all staff members can use and establish guidelines for its use
Result: Unit Heads felt this was an equipment issue and moved the recommendation to that page.
Prepared by: The Committee, April 24, 2001
Last Updated: September 17, 2001