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Online Quality Committee
Wednesday, March 5th, 2008, 11:00 am 12:00 pm
- Call to Order
- Roll call
- Present - Beth Floyd, Kristy Hardtke, Nancy Jennings, Stephen Sarazin,
Cindy Moore, Martha Hanscom, Desiree Saunders, Bobbi Thorpe, Libby
Harlin as recorder.
- Absent Kay Carlson, Susan Stanton.
- Changes or additions to the agenda, approve agenda and minutes from last
meeting, Jan. 16, 2008
- No changes or additions to the agenda, agenda approved.
- VIII Comments from minutes changed to:
Symphony is not geared toward the school level, symphony is not a web client.
Symphony is the re-branding of the Unicorn product, there is Symphony which
is essentially GL3.2, there is currently the C client and the Java client and Sirsi
is working on developing a web-based client but presently it is only targeted
towards K-12. More may be learned at Users conference for them to put more
development work yet for a broader customer base. All of those three clients
are clients that use the Symphony platform.
- Discuss the coding problems with the foreign language material
- Beth found a problem with foreign language material when doing an
advanced search in the catalog, for example looking for books in book format
in German language resulted in several English titles and English words, the
fixed field of the MARC record indicated German for language even though
it was an English book, asked Bobbi to look into it.
- Bobbi Des ran extracts using Directors Station. Right now working on 906
French coded works, both print and non-print, 102 of those are done. They
are a result of bad cataloging practices for original records in the state, some
of them were OCLC records that are incorrectly coded in OCLC, some are
records where it will appear in the advanced search in English with an English
title because the library has stripped off the French title as part of the 245, it is
a combination of all sorts of things. This is a manual process so it will take a
while to get through all of them. People are encouraged to correct these as
they run across them. Des would like to emphasize there isnt an indexing
problem and they dont believe this is a problem caused by something like a
corrupted migration issue.
- Update on status of Authority Processing project
- Bobbi Targeting Memorial weekend for index rebuild. Could send records
to LSSI as soon as Monday. The next opportunity for the reindexing would
- Update on issues of libraries having over 60 items on serial records.
- Beth got a report that Marc generated, Casper College had 4 items on
the report, 3 titles were taken care of right away. The previous report had
several pages of titles. Beth asked Bobbi how it was looking for other libraries.
Bobbi some libraries still have several, some have over 100 items on a record,
one library has 220 items on a record. Some libraries have several titles that are
over but the titles only have one or two over the limit so they are in good shape.
Overall it is working but there are some libraries that are very resistant to
moving off of specific titles, those titles continue to grow.
Stephen inquired if certain titles were exempt.
- Des realizes that individual committee members are interested in their
libraries results on the report but suggests as representatives of this committee
to consider contacting libraries in region to ask them if they are having
problems with the report if they need more explanation why they are getting
- Beth inquired if the committee was comfortable contacting other libraries
in their region. Suggested that this could be a topic for region meetings.
Kristy asked who to contact specifically, Bobbi said she could provide
- No announcements.
- No comments
- Schedule next meeting
- meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 7th, at 11:00 am.