Library / Collection Development Advisory Committee Meeting
Josh Cohen, Tom Finnigan, Pat Kaufman, Tom Lawrence, Sue Hermans, Sally Alderdice,
Greg Callahan, Patti Haar, Jim Cosgrove, Andy Dancer, Lauren Muffs, Merribeth
Ellen Guerci, Matthew Bollerman
Central Library Development Aid
application for program year 2003-2004 has been approved. Any changes for
the next application must be done next month, as it affects the Central Library
budget. T. Lawrence proposed shifting more money in the upcoming application
to online databases, as it would suit the needs of the members and the needs
of the Central Library as well. Committee agreed. Central Library would like
to shift the billing for online services to mid-to late summer, and will work
with the database vendors to achieve this.
Cohen asked what additional needs or directions Central Library Services should
focus on for member reference support:
- Reference Portal: Newburg
Free Library http://www.newburghlibrary.org/
provides a reference portal for their member libraries
- Indexing Local Newspapers:
Committee agreed this would be a useful resource. T. Lawrence said it
was certainly possible, but concern over subject heading and authorities
needs to be addressed. It was suggested that the Central Library could
create a ‘volunteers guide to indexing local papers’. A. Dancer mentioned
the database model used by Paul Brown with Greene Link where information
can be added to the site without FTP. A first step is to survey the libraries
[see Action 1] to see who has the content of these local papers.
Readers advisory ideas
Library Reference staff is evaluating their print periodical collection, and
has cut close to 40 periodicals. Any titles being eliminated will also have
their back files eliminated.
- T. Lawrence said this collection
should meet the needs of the average patron, not the exception, and should
directly relate to the reference and recreation function of the library.
When the final periodical group is decided on they will be barcoded, linked
and will circulate as hold-able materials, making the 300 title collection
with a 5 year back run available through the OPAC. He suggested creating a
Central Library Periodical Guide, with browseable sections by topic, that
member libraries could use with patrons, offering patrons further access to
information through their library.
suggested that member libraries make their periodicals holdable, as we are
moving forward towards system wide collection development.
of periodicals was discussed with the committee agreeing that magazines should
always be delivered in some kind of envelope.
- L. Muffs said they are looking
to add some reasonably priced, good quality periodicals. G Callahan suggested
less well-known political titles. J. Cohen suggested new local magazines.
Timetable for suggestions: Subscription notice goes back to EBSCO in late
- Committee suggested a survey
of member libraries: who now links and circulates their periodicals, who circulates
the current edition, what titles do they have that they consider unique or
special. [see Action 2]
- Committee asked for simple directions
for members for linking periodicals. [see Action 3]
mentioned that the linking issue should also take SENYLRC SEULS into account
- Could add a link to OPAC during next
are some good web sites to link to
like enhancements of staff picks (could be sheet passed around to staff
w/ a deadline for submission), monthly display of titles, genre search
Net Swap Shop http://www.noblenet.org/swapshop/
has some natural language searches
with small presses: alternative views as well as writers who have less exposure.
/ Weeding workshop
a series of interactive discussions of guidelines and protocols that ultimately
lead to a plan.
of the workshops could be presented in the Fall 2002
be a grant proposal for next year (provide a foundation and establish
a need). Outgrowth of New Planning for Results
- M. Advocate will contact Marianne
Kotch, Vermont Department of Libraries [see Action 4]
- MHLS will survey libraries to see what local newspapers
- MHLS will survey libraries regarding periodicals: who
now links and circulates their periodicals, who circulates the current edition,
what titles do they have that they consider unique or special.
Shedrick will create simple directions for members for linking periodicals
(available at <http://www.midhudson.org/resources/resource_sharing/Linking%20Magazines.pdf>).
- M. Advocate will contact Marianne
Kotch about the Weeding Workshop Series.
to Director’s Association
money moving towards databases
by Merribeth Advocate, 5/28/03