Interlibrary Cooperation Roundtable Minutes
2005 GLA Winter Planning Meeting/ Clayton College and State University
February 4, 2005
Present: Rhonda Boozer, Susan Morris, Pradeep Das, Michelle Jones, Toni Zimmerman, Carol Stanley, Jeanese Riley, Jim Cooper, Rhonda Lane, Katherine Gregory, Ron Leonard, Debra Skinner, Barbara Jones.
Rhonda Boozer, Immediate Past Chair, called the session to order at 10:15. Lee Twombly, Chair, from Mercer University in Macon was unable to attend.
Rhonda distributed Lee's agenda. The first item was the election of a Vice-Chair. As no member present volunteered to run, it was decided that a nominating committee consisting of Rhonda and Susan will contact possible candidates. A formal election might be conducted electronically via the GLA list, well before next fall's meeting at COMO.
The status of Ariel 4.0 was briefly discussed. At present a global upgrade is planned for July 14 (note: since February 4, Infotrieve has revised implementation plans to include a backward compatibility patch making the global upgrade unnecessary).
The upcoming WorldCat Resource Sharing transition was discussed. Toni reminded us that GOLD workshops are being offered in several locations around the state to train ILL practitioners. Ron also said that the upcoming OCLC/SOLINET Users Group Meeting scheduled for Wednesday March 9 at Wesleyan College in Macon will include an overview of the system.
There was a discussion on how to attract members and boost participation in the Roundtable. The concept of resource sharing has expanded in the last several years to include efforts such as the GIL and PINES projects and cooperative reference. Other groups in the state also plan programs on resource sharing. Despite this, ILL practitioners are often unaware of things like the state and national codes, copyright procedures, and policy directories. Several attendees from the technical colleges and private religious schools said that they often feel many programs offered do not pertain to them, yet they never have even heard of the code or policy directory. Given this discussion, some possible programs for COMO, to be held October 12-14 in Columbus might be:
2) "Resource Sharing 101," which could take the form of a double session and include: