Student member: Katie Cunnion
Ex-Officio: Karyle Butcher
Guests: Bonnie Allen, Richard Brumley
Karyle: Discussed what pursuing outside funding for ARL might involve. We want to look like a top research library, i.e., an ARL library. We’ll probably not meet all criteria for ARL like 90K volume count, but we have other strengths, (i.e., Pauling, History of Science collections), that make us unique. The criteria should change soon to reflect new avenue trends in research. All in all, our focus will continue to be supporting the institution, if this brings us to ARL so be it. But supporting the institution is the way we’ll build volume count, staffing, and other the other related ARL criteria.
Bonnie/Richard: Shared collections with UofO and other nearby libraries. We’re starting with selected journals with the idea to eventually share the whole journal collection. We’ll begin with the hard copy journals and work out the details for electronic journals later when licenses issued are worked out. The transport will be accomplished by a dedicated shuttle between the libraries. Bound journals issues: we circulate, they don’t, they’re changing so that both libraries have the same rules on journals use. The goal of the project is to save money and provide a more diverse collection. Right now, we have four libraries ninety miles apart that duplicate $1million in journals.
Some ideas for next year’s committee
Note: ASOSU wants to get someone on committee.
Notes by Kevin Bokay