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On This Date In Tech History: 2004, CLIE Gets Axed ((NEW))


ALCTS Technical Services Directors of Large Research LibrariesDiscussion Group2004 Annual Conference (Orlando, Florida)June 25, 2004Appendix to Minutes of Meeting:Round Robin of Issues of Importance (majorevents/developments/concerns) to Local Institutions These reports were distributed over the Big Heads electronicdiscussion list in the weeks prior to the Orlando annual conference inJune 2004.For the minutes of the Big Heads meeting at Orlando, click on ulcjh/bh62004minutes.html This compilation was prepared by Judith Hopkins, University at Buffalo SOME OF THE FOLLOWING LIBRARIES DID *NOT* ISSUE A ROUND ROBINREPORT.LIST OF LIBRARIESColumbia University Cornell UniversityDuke University Harvard UniversityIndiana UniversityLibrary of CongressNational Agricultural LibraryNational Library of MedicineNational Agricultural LibraryNational Library of MedicineNew York Public LibraryNew York UniversityOhio State UniversityPennsylvania State UniversityPrinceton UniversityStanford UniversityUniversity of California at BerkeleyUniversity of California at Los AngelesUniversity of ChicagoUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUniversity of MichiganUniversity of MinnesotaUniversity of PennsylvaniaUniversity of Texas at AustinUniversity of VirginiaUniversity of WashingtonUniversity of Wisconsin at MadisonYale UniversityUNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY LIBRARIESHIGHLIGHTS FOR BIGHEADSALA Annual Conference, June, 2004From: Lee Leighton( lleighto@library.berkeley.edu)UC Berkeley round robin report, June 2004Budget. In fiscal year 2004-2005 the Library will be required to give 7.5% of our operations budget back to the campus. This is in addition to a loss of 35 positions (including 8 from Technical Services) in the current fiscal year. In an effort to avoid layoffs, the Library has developed a Separation Incentive Plan (SIP) to encourage staff to voluntarily resign or retire. The plan, funded with one-time money, will pay staff with 20 years of service one year's salary or $50,000, whichever amount is less, to resign or retire. The Berkeley Library is the only unit of the University of California making this offer, and we expect it to be very popular. A reorganization of the Library will be discussed over the summer after the departure of the approximately 20 additional staff.Levels of cataloging. Our pilot project to apply three levels of cataloging to our Germanic backlog has been extended to English, Western European, Slavic and Arabic materials. The three levels of cataloging are full cataloging, brief cataloging following a University of California standard (based on the MARC21 standard for minimal level records) including nearly full description and an LC call number, but no subject headings, and lesser used materials shelved in the stacks with an order record and an accession number. We plan to research the materials in categories 2 and 3 at some date in the future.Cataloging electronic resources. The electronic resources jointly licensed by the California Digital Library are cataloged by the Shared Cataloging Project at the University of California San Diego, and records are distributed to the campus libraries. The electronic resources acquired by the individual campuses are cataloged by the holding libraries. Free electronic resources that are of interest to more than one campus may now be referred to the Shared Cataloging Project for cooperative cataloging.Return to List of Libraries CORNELL UNIVERSITY LIBRARYRound Robin Update, June 2004From: Karen Calhoun( ksc10@cornell.edu) Cornell University LibraryHIGHLIGHTS FOR BIGHEADSCornell Round Robin Report, June 2004 NEW TS WEB SITE AND BACKSTORY. In keeping with a complete redesign of the Cornell University Library's technical services Web presence ( ), wehave introduced a new webzine highlighting technical services, called Backstory ( ). The table of contents for the first issue includes:FEATURESRaiders of the lost MARC: mining the Voyager database for fun and profitTaking it to the HILCC: automatic classification and subject analysis under study at CTSHot new tool? ITSO CULADDED ENTRIESIntroducing Backstory, or, why are we doing this?Professionally speaking ... what our staff have been doing recentlyChronicle of a death foretold: CTS backlog reduction updateCats stats fever: CUL cataloging by the numbersThe technical services Web site implementation team's work is the culmination of a long-term effort that began in the summer of 2002 with the work of a design team ( ).David Banush, head of Bibliographic Control Services in CTS, is the prime mover behind Backstory and will serve as the publication's editor. A number of staff throughout the system have contributed to the articles in the first issue. We expect to publish at least twice a year, in the spring and late fall. E-RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. This week, the Library signed an agreement with III to license its ERM (E-Resource Management) software for use as a standalone product. We are pleased with this significant step forward in our ability to manage Cornell's e-resources, and we anticipate that the III ERM implementation will proceed over the second half of calendar 2004. Library staff have been looking into the issues of e-resource management for some time now. Our Information Technology Librarian, Adam Chandler, has been one of a small group actively shaping the DLF Electronic Resource Management Initiative. While the Library has been innovative in meeting the ever-increasing demands of our users for an ever-increasing amount of electronic content, our current practices are a labor-intensive patchwork that cannot fully meet the needs of our staff and users. RETROSPECTIVE CONVERSION. We expect to complete a major retrospective catalog card initiative by June 30, 2004. Once this initiative is complete, the online catalog will provide access to 100% of the Library's titles classified according to Library of Congress classification. We are grateful to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for its support for this endeavor, which will significantly increase use of the Library's assets.****************************** Karen CalhounAssociate University Librarianfor Technical Services107-D Olin LibraryCornell UniversityIthaca NY 14853Voice: 607-255-9915Fax: 607-255-6110E-mail: ksc10@cornell.edu ******************************Return to List of LibrariesCOLUMBIA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIESRound Robin Update, June 2004From: Robert A. Wolven wolven@columbia.edu




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