1) The meeting was called to order by co-conveners Amy Soma, Concordia College, and Larry Schwartz, Minnesota State University Moorhead.
2) Pam Werre, MSU Moorhead, volunteered to serve as recorder.
3) The Fall 2010 Meeting Minutes were presented. Deb Kelman, MSCTC Fergus Falls, moved to approve and Perry Werner, MSCTC Moorhead, seconded the motion. The minutes were approved by acclamation.
4) Elections were held to fill two open positions on the Reference and Instruction User Group. Amanda Bolland, Bethany Lutheran College, and Travis Dolence, MSU Moorhead volunteered for the two At Large Member positions. The volunteers were approved by acclamation.
5) Perry Madden, PALS Office, presented the PALS Report.
• The first item was to follow up on the request for a new “streaming video” label. The MARC format does not allow us to distinguish between steaming and non-streaming electronic resources.
• The next item was a discussion of the Indexing Task Force recommendations for new MARC tags for Resource Description and Access (RDA). Peg Lawrence, MSU, Mankato, moved to accept the recommendations. Travis Dolence, MSU Moorhead, seconded the motion. The recommendations were approved by acclamation.
• The next item was a recommendation to change the response language in the OPAC when ILL requests are submitted. The recommendation was to change the wording to “Request created successfully. Check Your Borrowing Record for more information.” Teresa Borchert, Concordia College, moved to approve and Pam Werre, MSU Moorhead, seconded the motion. Al Rykus, PALS Office, stated he will trial the language on the development server and allow people to see the change before implementation. The recommendation was approved by acclamation.
• The next item was a recommendation to change the language in the OPAC when ILL items are intransit between libraries from “Intransit/Sublibrary” to “ILL.” Perry Werner, MSCTC Moorhead, moved to approve and Peg Lawrence, MSU, Mankato, seconded the motion. The recommendation was approved by acclamation.
• The final item on the PALS report was a recommendation to change the language in the OPAC from “Print Book” to “Printed Book.” Discussion ensued on appropriate descriptive language. Deb Kelmar, MSCTC Fergus Fall, moved to approve and Perry Werner, MSCTC Moorhead, seconded the motion. The motion was approved by majority vote.
6) The Spring 2012 Workday was discussed and presentation ideas were brainstormed. Possible topics included:
• Session on effective reference and instruction practices at individual libraries. • How to teach RefWorks effectively. • Instruction and reference assessment practices. • Mobile applications in libraries and their uses. • QR codes in libraries and their uses.
Ideas for topics and presenters can be sent to Larry Schwartz, MSU Moorhead, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Perry Madden, PALS Office, reminded the group that it is possible to get outside speakers for the workday but limited funding is available.
Larry Schwartz, MSU Moorhead, moved to adjourn the meeting and Perry Werner, MSCTC Moorhead, seconded the motion. The meeting was adjourned at 4:20 pm.
Pam Werre, MSU Moorhead, recorder.
1. Welcome and Introductions – Amy Soma (Concordia College) and Larry Schwartz (Minnesota State Moorhead), Co-Conveners
2. Selection of a Recorder
3. Approve Fall 2010 Minutes
4. Elections – Current Steering Committee
Two positions to be filled:
Anna Hulseberg (Gustavus) – At Large Member
Amy Soma (Concordia) – At Large Member
5. PALS Report Response – Perry Madden (PALS)
a. Indexing Task Force
b. Aleph OPAC: ILL Response
c. Aleph OPAC/MnPALS Plus: ILL Date Due Wording
d. MnPALS Plus: Change from "Print Book" to "Printed Book"
6. Spring 2012 Workday Planning – Session Ideas and Volunteers
3. Follow up with the Indexing Task Force on “streaming video”
Follow up with the Indexing Task Force on the recommendation/question regarding “streaming video” label. As noted in the Fall 2010 minutes, the Indexing Task Force was looking to define a new tab_type_config label for “Streaming Audio,” and a question was asked if a label for “streaming video” was needed or desired as well?
According to Bobby Bothmann, the MARC format does not allow us to distinguish between streaming and non-streaming electronic resources. There is no term in the tab_type_config vocabulary that has the word "streaming" in it, only <Electronic video> and <Electronic audio>. So if we had used "streaming" before that has been changed and there's no issue now.
6a. Indexing Task Force Recommendations for Web OPAC
The Indexing Task Force (MITF) recently went over new MARC tags that have been created for RDA: Resource Description & Access.
Content (336), Media (337), and Carrier (338) were added last year and set up for display in Development. I’m not sure if it is still there. These three categories replace what we know of now as the GMD (general material designator). They have no effect on the tab_type_config term displays we see in the angle brackets on key-word searches.
This year there are four more tags that have been added: Sound characteristics (344), Projection characteristics of moving image (345), Video characteristics (346), and Digital file characteristics (347). We already have some of these data in coded form; these fields simply provide that data in eye-readable form, for example: “analog Dolby-B encoded” or “video file DVD video region 4” or “image file JPG 3 MB 5 megapixels”.
As all of the data in these tags for RDA content (336, 337, 338, 344, 345, 346, and 347) have parallels from AACR2 cataloging that currently display in the OPAC, MITF would like to recommend that these tags also display in the OPAC.
The number of RDA records in SYS01 is currently minimal (320 records) and we won’t be adding that many RDA records between now and full implementation (not before Jan. 2013), so that gives us time to adjust where and how they display with very minimal impact on patrons.
6b. Aleph OPAC: ILL Response
Change wording after Interlibrary Loan Request created in Aleph OPAC from ILL was Submitted to Request created successfully. Check Your Borrowing Record for more Information.
6c. Aleph OPAC/MnPALS Plus: ILL Date Due Wording
When item is checked out via Interlibrary Loan, change wording in Date Due area from Instransit/Sublibrary to ILL.
6d. MnPALS Plus: Change from "Print Book" to "Printed Book"
On MnPALS Plus, some students see the book icon with the Print Book label and ask whether clicking on the icon with print the book. Recommendation is to change this label to Printed Book, effective January 2012.