ONLINE QUALITY COMMITTEE REPORT
WYLD ANNUAL MEETING
June 19, 2009
The Online Quality Committee met six times by conference call in 2008-2009. Thanks to the WYLD staff and Martha Hanscom from the University of Wyoming who educated and helped us this year. The committee also wishes to thank Susan Stanton, Natrona County Public Library for her contribution in recording the minutes of the meetings.
The committee thanks those who responded to surveys, asked questions, and commented on proposals for their help with its work this year.
Some of the issues the committee reviewed this year were:
- Added , changed, and reviewed item types
The Committee added a new item type of “Special”, changed item type “ILL-Book” to “ILL” and discussed merging the audiobook item types.
- Reviewed location policies that might be combined
A number of location codes were eliminated due to little usage such as historical and learning center and a couple were merged that were similar.
- Grouped item types for advanced searches in WYLDCat
The committee grouped many item types together and the result was incorporated into the advanced search mechanism. An example was the group of “books (multiple formats)” which included book, ref book, holiday book, large print book, leased book, new book, and paperback.
A summary of the committee’s decisions is available at http://will.state.wy.us/wyld/network/committees/quality/decisions.cfm
The Online Quality Committee
Members can request changes in locations or item types at http://will.state.wy.us/wyld/docs/locrequest.html
Region I- Kristy Hardtke, firstname.lastname@example.org
Region II- Kay Carlson, kayC@bbhc.org
Region III- Nancy Jennings, email@example.com
Region IV- Susan Stanton, firstname.lastname@example.org
Region V- Stephen Sarazin, email@example.com
Region VI- Cindy Moore, firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth Floyd, Chair, email@example.com
UW Liaison - Martha Hanscom - firstname.lastname@example.org
WSL Liaison - Desiree Saunders - email@example.com
WSL Liaison - Bobbi Thorpe - firstname.lastname@example.org