May 31, 2000
Members Present: Carol Turner, Carol Drum, Alice Primack, Jan Swanbeck,
David Hickey, Rich Bennett, Gary Cornwell, Suzanne Brown, Robena Cornwell,
Pam Cenzer, David Fuller
Members Absent: Colleen Seale, LeiLani
Freund, Jana Ronan, Robert Singerman, John Ingram, Richard Phillips, HelenJane
Armstrong, Ed Teagu
1. E-Journal and Article Service Links in
UF Libraries Catalog
Rich Bennett discussed how articles
are linked to the UF catalog. Some force the patron to go through many levels
of hierarchy before going to the actual journal article. Others allow them
to go to the journal front door, then the patron can browse or search for
Changes in WebLUIS
Among the items discussed was whether the catalog
record should include a note indicating, “some full-text may be available.”
Rich also went over a few changes
that had been made to WebLUIS. The only noticeable change is the inclusion
of marked check boxes in the catalog. The A-Z list may be taken off of the
WebLUIS homepage, but Rich said that since most UF users don’t use
the WebLUIS A-Z list, it isn’t a big change.
David Fuller reported that the Interlibrary
Loan office is in the process of creating a brochure to go out to faculty,
staff and students. He asked for ideas of material to include in the brochure.
Carol Drum suggested explaining what certain terms found in the online request
form meant, as well as hints or shortcuts for using ILL effectively.
- Preview-The library tour was not made
a mandatory portion of Preview. Few students were taking part in the tours,
so Jana Ronan cancelled the tours. Students will still receive informational
library handouts in their packets.
- RefExpress-The group is looking at different
software because people who participated in the trial found Moo to be cumbersome
to use. Carol Drum asked if the implementation of RefExpress would cause
a reduction in the number of desk hours. Carol Turner said all options would
be looked at, including reducing desk hours and/or reducing the number of
people working the desks. Suzanne Brown said that electronic reference service
can take up a great deal of a staff members time and wondered if guidelines
should be set on how long should be spent on each request.
- Baseline Services- The Public Services
Steering Committee decided to look more toward the changing environment and
looking ahead to how the strategic plan will change before determining baseline
services. A day-long planning session will probably be scheduled.
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- Alice Primack said she is in the process
of updating the library handouts and asked that any changes or corrections
be sent to her.
- Jan Swanbeck reported that the Documents
Department was working with Barbara Oliver to develop a business plan to charge
for maps made with the new plotter. An average sized census map will cost
- Carol Drum announced that Crossfire,
a chemistry product, is now available. The client must be downloaded, and
users can only get it through a Gatorlink account or on-campus IP.
- Robena Cornwell announced that an informal
reception will be held for Linda Sparks and Ed Teague on Friday, June 8 from
3pm to 5 pm in the Friends of the Music room
- Carol Turner said a search is being
initiated for a new AFA head.
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