Central Library / Collection Development Advisory Committee Meeting
Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Attending: Sue Hermans, Tom Lawrence, Greg Callahan, Merribeth Advocate, Pat Kaufman, Ellen Guerci, Patti Haar, Sherry Haluska, Josh Cohen, Jim Cosgrove.
Excused: Sally Alderdice.

Local Newspaper Index

Rotating Collections



  1. MHLS will conduct a phone survey of members asking are you doing something with: obit records, marriage, baptism, tombstone records. Is anyone in your area doing this kind of record keeping. Draft of phone questions will be run by committee before proceeding.
  2. MHLS will contact SENYLRC to see if they offer guidelines for local terminology.
  3. MHLS will check into NYS Library grant offering: Documentary Heritage for possible funding.
  4. MHLS will write directions on how in Millennium libraries can create a long-term loan in order to offer their own rotating collections.
  5. MHLS will remind libraries about Landmark leasing program.
  6. MHLS will get statistics on use of Mystery Rotating Collection in past year.
  7. J. Cohen will work with L. Shedrick to alter OPAC display of periodicals to summary holdings.
  8. MHLS will send a mock-up of new HomeAccess page to committee.
  9. Price MasterFILE Premier & get another trial.

    Report to DA:

Merribeth Advocate