428 Main Library
Present: Tom Teper, Beth Sandore Namachchivaya, Lisa Hinchliffe, Michael Norman, Lynn Wiley, Kyle Rimkus, Bill Mischo, Tim Cole, Jim Dohle, Sarah Shreeves
*CAPT Committee Agenda items in bold
Update and request regarding need for replacement of Olive system for digital newspapers (Kyle Rimkus—see background report by Kirk Hess included here as it outlines the issues in utilizing this software at this point)
Kyle recapped the background document that clearly outlines where we are with the use of Olive. It is clear that action is needed to address the concerns raised on the use and sustainability of the Olive software. Some questions were raised that were not in the report or where clarification was needed and included:
All agreed we need to find another system and a group must be formed to do that work.
This group needs to be named and a timeframe for their work described.
The timeframe is related to the software renewals cycle so that must be determined first.
Timeline for group then was to Find out that cycle and prioritize accordingly
Primo/Web-scale discovery implementation team report (Jenny E., Michael N)
Michael reported on PRIMO implementation:
The group then discussed some of the known issues on the use of Web discovery tools and this product in particular including:
In presenting this to our library colleagues the group noted noted we wanted to point out why we selected this service and what it will do for revealing more content as in for example more digitized content and previously siloed material such as the CONTENTdm images digital collections. Lisa: talked about how to tell our own folks about this and what is in Primo (turned on or not)
Michael Norman will send out the Primo link again as well as the link that has the test Primo behind Easy Search that allows you to see how the blended display in Primo contrasted to the sources behind Easy Search.
Discussed need for staff training which will happen with “stuff” sessions and also asked what other Primo sites may have online. Lisa will look at other Primo sites and their user instructional materials (but noted there is not a lot there so far)
CAPT membership—new Library IT representative
With Peggy Steel retired, CAPT IT member will be Jim Dohle. IT will fix the CAPT membership page
Gateway Website implementation follow-up (Robert S.)
Robert noted that there has not been a lot of feedback from the general public with much more from staff. They generally noted issues related to format i.e. colors/fonts and other graphical elements but nothing related to content.
Robert will be Adding Easy Search search modifications to bring back to the user on the page. He noted that not much remains to add to the Gateway. Comments from the group suggest that all want more image and video content.
Robert will be working on the unit pages next to match the Gateway template and will work to fit those that cannot match completely with a new template
The group discussed how to address the expressed need for first page links and may use the “ad” space to showcase those that had been on the old main page. Ad being defined here as the space where the Library announces an event, a unit change, a new collection etc.
Lisa asked about the need for input on Library Gateway content from a wider group noting that the Web Content group may be that group? Tom will work to update the Web Content Group charge and membership. Robert would remain a member as he implements the changes that are decided upon by group. Lisa suggested that the Users Service Advisory group may be a group to ask for help. She also suggested monitoring Facebook and Twitter for users feedback with Sarah noting that we can acquire software to assist in this process.
Submitted lnwiley 10-17-2012