LIBRARY FACULTY MEETING
Date: September 21, 2011
Location: 126 GSLIS
Time: 3pm – 4:30pm
Call to Order
Adoption of the Agenda – Paula Kaufman
Approval of Minutes - Paula Kaufman
Introductions - Paula Kaufman (5 min)
Report of the University Librarian –Paula Kaufman (10 min)
Executive Committee Discussion Items - David Ward
The library currently has a large number of searches getting underway and anticipates more retirements of faculty and staff by July due to changes in SURS. This anticipated influx of new people places a strain on the library infrastructure both in terms of conducting the searches and acclimating new faculty to the library.
EC has revised the earlier document we distributed in early September. http://www.library.illinois.edu/committee/exec/supplement/s2011-2012/PositionClassification.html
One of the primary goals of this document is to clarify to campus the ways in which our faculty function as faculty, in comparison with APs and some of the higher end civil service positions. Additionally, the document serves to articulate the reporting structure of the library, both within faculty reporting lines, and also between faculty and other positions.
Dismantling the ORR – Tom Teper and Beth Sandore (30 minutes)
The software code and configurations behind the ORR (Online Research Resources, a home grown system used to search for and gain access to journal databases) are outdated and no longer supportable by current Library IT staff. Vendors currently provide similar support but not identical support and not identical access. The Library has already invested in SFX, a product that has broad international market share. Plans are in place to dismantle the ORR by the end of the Fall 2011 semester and begin only using the SFX service. But the functionality of the SFX service is not the same as the functionality of the ORR.
Advisory Vote: Should the University Library dismantle the ORR before a replacement with the same or better functionality can be implemented?
Ad Hoc Items (none)