Area 51 notes, Oct. 28, 2010

Please note: The admin team did not meet on Oct. 14 & 21

Area 51 meeting notes, Oct. 28, 2010

Present: Roy, Lynch, Sax, Backus, Simpkins, Gianforte, Norris, Bernier

Guests: Digital Archives Team/Discovery Tools Task Force

Mike Lynch led a discussion of NAS/Mac issues that involve challenges that Mac users have connecting to MiddFiles. We continue to investigate options, with no clear front runner yet identified.

The Digital Archives Team presented their recommendations for moving ahead on digital library projects.  Their primary suggestions center around the creation of 2 centralized groups to approve and manage digital projects, writing a collection development policy to guide digital collection creation, as well as several recommendations regarding some current projects.  The ADs will discuss and make a decision soon as to whether or not to approve the recommendations

The Discovery Tools Task Force also presented their report looking at various products that enhance the discovery of library-related resources.   They looked at a variety of products, and most closely at Serials Solutions’ Summon, EBSCO’s Discovery Service, and OCLC’s WorldCat Local.  The ADs will discuss and make a decision soon as to whether or not to approve the recommendations.

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