Central Library / Collection Development Advisory Committee
Minutes from March 7, 2002
Central Reference Coordinator Position, Central Reference Coordinator Reports and Form
Potential topics for CL training:
- Customer service brush-up
- Reference interview, demonstrated by role playing
- Using the databases everyone has
- Process to get information from county reference centers
- How to think on your feet and deliver the answer fast
- Searching the Internet
Out of district reference calls:
- PPLD will get Caller ID to use to collect data about regional origination of reference calls to get a sense of how many are out of district. See Action 2.
How do we decide what to buy?
- T. Lawrence recommended dovetailing with SENYLRC database offerings
- T. Lawrence said more Central Library Book Aid (CBA) could be used for shared databases
- Dialog @ CARL has a current end date of March 31, 2003
- Gale can now authorize access by barcode
- The Reference Users Group reported that remote access is important
- T. Lawrence said he sees increasingly more information being accessed from outside of the library
What other areas do we want databases in?
What would we look for?
- Want use statistics to count electronic access from outside of the library
- Serials Solutions < http://www.serialssolutions.com/Home.asp > was mentioned
- Jake < http://jake.med.yale.edu/docs/about.php> was mentioned
- Holdings of CL periodicals should be in database. Potential intern position was mentioned.
Collection Development Survey Results
Committee recommended asking the same questions in a year.
Final reports will be run from GEAC. See Action 7.
County Reference Centers
- S. Hermans is setting up a joint meeting with reference center directors
- Core collections for county reference centers should be established for coordination of reference ability
- S. Hermans will get scope and range of county reference materials during her visits
- County reference centers may require more professional staff to provide sufficient service to area libraries
Special Collection Survey
- Over 20 responses have been received. The preliminary chart of these responses is at http://midhudson.org/resources/resource_sharing/special_collections.htm