COMMITTEE: LIBRARIES COMMITTEE
MEETING DATE: September 20, 2006
PERSON PRESIDING: Marianna Walker
REGULAR MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: Salman Abdulali, Juan Daneri, Michael Duffy, Marianna Walker
EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: : Kathy Cable, Darryl Davis, Beth Winstead
OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE, Jeff Coghill (representing Dorothy Spencer), Mark Taggert
ACTIONS OF MEETING: Election of Officers for 2006-07
Marianna Walker was elected chair; Salman Abdulali was elected vice-chair, and Michael Duffy was elected secretary.
Agenda Item: Libraries Committee goals for 2006/07
Discussion: Walker led a discussion of the Libraries Committee membership and responsibilities as outlined in the committee charge. One of the principal goals of the committee is to serve as a channel of communication between the libraries and the faculty.
Dr. Davis discussed the arrival of Dr. Larry Boyer, the new Director of Academic Library Services. Dr. Boyer will be on campus in early October.
Walker asked how the committee might facilitate the goals of the library.
Dr. Davis said that although the current level of funding is good, the utilization of resources remains very critical and should be the focus of future discussions on how people can take advantage of library resources. Strategies should be developed and implemented for getting the word out. The goal should be connectivity.
Coghill discussed the expanding electronic resources available to the library. He noted that the Carolina Consortium is very healthy and is lining up more deals. We are still working with the PASCAL group, which is more centralized. Most deals concern journals. E-books have not been discussed.
Abdulali asked if the Springer e-book collection has been purchased. He noted the importance of acquiring e-books, which are similar to journals in their use and meet the need of obtaining out of print resources.
Coghill said that electronic references and e-books are new to the consortium. Libraries and patrons have not created a large demand for them.
Abdulali asked about back files. Coghill noted that they are a one-time purchase and not offered on consortium.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 p.m.
NEXT MEETING: October 18, 2006 at 3 p.m. at the Faculty Senate Conference Room in Rawl.
ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED:
Walker requested that the committee continue its discussion of Libraries Committee goals at the next meeting.