11/21/08 Stuff Session

Agenda Corny jokes

  • Agenda & updates (JoAnn Jacoby)
  • Oak Street Transfer Backlog Project (Michael Norman)
  • Retrospective Reference (Jo Kibbee)
  • Thanksgiving Trivia, Prize Drawing, and a "Corny" Comic interlude from two Pilgrims (Lynne Rudasill and Jim Hahn)
  • Communications-LIS Library Services Team – Recommendations from the Interim Report (Katie Newman)


  • JoAnn's Updates [ pdf ]
  • Recommendations from the Communications-LIS Library Services Team Interim Report [ ppt pdf ]

Notes from the session

Oak Street Transfer Backlog Project

  • The Oak Street Transfer Backlog Project needs to process 150,000-200,000 individual serial volumes that selectors have picked to move to Oak Street.
  • A database of all titles will be made publicly available.
  • The Project investigated bringing outside vendors to campus to work on the backlog, but decided to tackle it in house.
  • They need volunteers to help flag volumes in the stacks and review bibliographic records for quality before transferring. If you are interested in being involved with this project, please email Susan Duncan < sbduncan@uiuc.edu>.
  • For more information, please see Oak Street Serials Project LIBNEWS posting (Nov 10) [ pdf ].

Retrospective Reference

  • Project is ready for implementation, but waiting for space in the stacks.  The Oak Street Transfer Backlog Project should free up this space.
  • The Implementation Team has already defined the collection, talked to divisions, presented preliminary reports, and completed a survey to see how much shelf space will be needed.
  • The Retrospective Reference area will be located right beyond the circulation sort area in the Main Stacks.  The Team is working to also get user space in the same area.
  • All items will have a new Voyager location and will be building use only.
  • Hoping first items will be transferred this summer starting in call number order.

Communications-LIS Library Services Team – Recommendations from the Interim Report

  • The Team's recommended that the physical LIS Library should close, with enhanced virtual services and an expansion of the "embedded" librarian model Sue Searing has experimented with in her office hours at GSLIS.
  • The Team also recommended that responsibility for collection and services for the Department of Communication be transferred from the Education and Social Science Library to the Communications Library.
  • Details are available in the presentation and the Interim Report [ Word ].