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Electronic Resources Management Committee

Minutes for meeting on Minutes for meeting on March 26, 2008, 2 p.m. Library East conf. rm.

Attendees

Steve Carrico; Doug Kiker; Cecilia Botero; Pam Cenzer; Sara Gonzalez; Peter McKay, Jay Wiese; Jason Fleming

     

Time

Item

Owner

2:00

Welcome

Steve & Doug

2:05

HSCL's budget initiatives and proposed cancellations

  • HSCL must give back $406,000; this money will come from collections;
  • All SUL medical libraries have met and proposed a series of cost-cutting measures.

Cecilia

2:20

Spreadsheet created by Jack Waters that shows E-Resources divided by subject discipline

  • Steve presented Jack's spreadsheet of electronic resources grouped by subject discipline;
  • Spreadsheet shows resource cost, and which resources are shared with what institutions;
  • Spreadsheet needs to go to selectors to verify subject area breakdown.
Steve
2:40

Updated cancellation list from the last budget cut

  • Peter presented the spreadsheet of titles to be cancelled that was compiled during the last budget cut;
  • Steve volunteered Acquisitions staff to update and reformat the spreadsheet for the upcoming budget year;
  • Peter will distribute the reformatted spreadsheet to the selectors so they can confirm, add, and subtract titles from the list.

Peter

3:00

Aleph reports available to selectors for review

  • Selectors may contact Jason for an up-to-date report of titles ordered on a particular budget in MS Excel format
  • Reports include:
    • Title
    • Aleph order no.
    • Invoice no.
    • Aleph vendor code
    • Vendor name
    • Invoice amount
    • Invoice date
    • Aleph object code
  • Jason is working on making these reports available as 'Aleph Arrow' reports.
Jason
3:15

Usage statistics report

Doug
3:35

OPAC records for individual Springer ebooks

  • Sara reported that although there is a series record in the OPAC for Springer ebooks, patrons cannot find them since there are no records for individual ebooks;
  • Cataloging & Metadata is looking into getting records for individual titles via OCLC PromptCat;
  • Jason reported that it may be possible to create brief records using a macro.
Sara

3:40

Adjourn

Steve

 

Next Meeting

Wednesday, April 23; 2 P.M.; Library East Conference Room

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