Libraries, Information Science and Computing (LISC) Council
November 30, 2004
Present: Tom Bessette, Meredith Butler, Sue Faerman, Martin Fogelman, Roger
Gifford, Christine Haile, Thomas Hoey, Peter Schrock, David Wagner, Dan White
Minutes of November 9, 2004 meeting distributed and
approved. Dan White agreed to serve as
Secretary for next meeting.
Chair’s report (David Wagner)
indicated that he will schedule spring semester LISC meetings in January.
recommended changes to the Mission Review document were reviewed by Senate
Executive Committee, approved with slight revision and forwarded to the
Assessment Advisory Committee – David stressed the importance of ITS and
Libraries involvement with this work. Sue Faerman stated: “MSA guidelines
require assessment for all areas of the University.” Meredith reported that she was on the
Committee, but was unable to attend the first two meetings. She did have a separate meeting with
Bruce Szelest about the draft report.
CIO’s report (Chris Haile)
distributed a spreadsheet of ITS Liaison contacts – people who will work
with ITS on program and service issues (rather than technical
issues). Ex: improvements in
account access and management, electronic online space (we have been
growing at 60% per year and are 90% utilized).
also distributed a synopsis of major projects accomplished July-November
discussed the requirement of ID/pw in user labs and ITS progress on that
issue, ITS will be working with
the Libraries and others in the near future to discuss issues about
adopting similar measure in a public access environment.
Fogelman asked about what information about users is retained by ITS and
for how long. He asked that this
topic be put on future agenda.
Gifford asked for a status report on progress on the wireless plan and
Chris replied that we are ready to go on the security piece, however
implementation depends on money.
Director of Libraries Report (Meredith Butler)
distributed the Libraries’ Progress Report 2003-2004 for the Council’s
announced the plan to reorganize services in the University Library and
combine reserves with Circulation under Brenda Hazard’s leadership in
response to budgetary considerations and the need to consolidate staff.
reviewed the issues concerning the Library acquisitions budget and
anticipated impact of projected cuts.
These are the issues that the LISC Collections Advisory Committee
will take up in the spring.
CETL Report (Sue Faerman)
announced that the E-classrooms and seminar rooms in the New Library will
be scheduled in synch with the Registrar’s schedule next year.
Information Technology – no report.
Library Acquisitions – will be initiated for spring.
of user information will be put on a future agenda.
Repositories – where do we go from here?
Roger Gifford will prepare a handout for a future meeting.
asked that ITS make linking WebCT to PeopleSoft for entering grades a high
priority and David seconded that need.