The MITF has met four times this year since it formed in January
Theresa Borchert – Concordia College/Moorhead Bobby Bothmann – Minnesota State University/Mankato, Convener Sheila Hatchell – Minnesota Historical Society Tess Kasling – St. John's/St. Ben's Joan Klanderud – South Central College/Mankato Sarah Quimby – Legislative Reference Library Becky Bell – Aleph Implementation Manager Mary Ann Greenwald –PALS User Support Al Rykhus – PALS Technical Staff
The MITF is down one member with the absence of Sue Strehl, Minnesota State College Southeast Technical/Winona & Red Wing. We are looking for a volunteer, preferably from a technical college.
Recommendation for tab_type_config files MITF recommends changes to the definitions of the tab_type_config file for OPAC TYPE display which create more uniform definitions and correct errors in the existing table. MITF is currently working on these definitions, which may be seen in the General Discussion section of the Webboard at http://www.ecommunity.mnscu.edu/wb/default.asp?boardid=9
Indexing control fields MITF recommends creating new tab_type_config tables to index the 006, 007, and 008 control fields for both SYS01 and SYS60. These definitions will be created to separately index each value of selected field positions. MITF is currently working on these definitions, which may be seen in the General Discussion section of the Webboard at http://www.ecommunity.mnscu.edu/wb/default.asp?boardid=9
MINITEX/Minnesota State Library Standards Indexing Standard MITF recommends implementing the revised indexing standards on Lute for testing this Fall and implementation on Harp during re-indexing over the winter break. The revised standards solve the vast majority of indexing and recall problems caused by the current indexing. The revised indexing standard is available at http://www.minitex.umn.edu/committees/standards/documents/automated/revision/
Series Indexing MITF and MATF have discussed the indexing and display of series title entries from the hyperlink within a record. MITF proposed two options based on indexing techniques and sent this to MATF asking for a recommendation. MATF sent it back to MITF. It is not exactly clear anymore what MATF wanted when it was sent back. However, of the two options, the members who serve on both MATF and MITF agree that the second option presented was more desirable.
The options are:
Option 1: clicking on the series title in a record display causes a browse search which brings you to the first entry of the series and you see:
No. of Docs. Title 1 Research in Minnesota 1 Research in MnPALS indexing [serial record] 1 Research in MnPALS indexing ; no. 1 [analytic] 1 Research in MnPALS indexing ; no. 2 [analytic]
Option 2: clicking on the series title in a record display causes a browse search which brings you to a group list of the series like this:
No. of Docs. Title 1 Research in Minnesota 23 Research in MnPALS indexing 6 Research in molecular spectroscopy
when you click on the series title Research in MnPALS indexing, you see all the analytic records and the serial record in order by the vol. number.
MITF recommends Option 2 for series indexing. Two browse indexes will be created. The first includes $v and is accessed from a search interface in the OPAC. The second browse index omits the $v in the indexing and is only accessible from access fields in the record display. Hyperlinks in the OPAC shall only be from access fields (440, 800, 810, 811, 830) not description fields (490). Hyperlinks will cause a browse search for the series title and display a collapsed or group list for the records matching the series title.