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OCALD Minutes

Minutes of the November 20, 2003 meeting
OSRHE Regents' Conference Room

Sharon Saulmon called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m.

Roll call was taken from 10 remote sites.

Introductions were made around the table.

Phil Moss gave a Regents report. Issues discussed were actions taken at the October 30 meeting of the State Regents, OLAP, EDGE, Master lease program for ONENET. An update on Dr. Hans Brisch was given.

Susan McVey gave an ODL report. Preliminary meeting was held with House and Senate to look at zero based budgeting. They questioned Susan on reasoning behind picking SIRS database instead of some others for statewide access. Susan reported she was not sure of more budget cuts but it didn’t look like there would be at this point. She then distributed copies of the ABC – Oklahoma State Agencies, Boards and Commissions which is a supplement to the OK Statutes.

Susan also discussed the OK Partnership for School Readiness. She also reported the OLTN Database Selection Committee has started to meet and the RFP has gone to Central Purchasing.

Sharon then moved to the agenda item on Bylaws Change. The number of meetings was changed to reflect meeting at least quarterly and it deleted the OK-Share Committee and the Web Page Committee. Daphane Kerley moved to accept both changes and Jon Sparks seconded. The change passed with no discussion.

Committee reports were then given:

Cooperative Collection Development Committee – Bonnie McNeely agreed to chair. She suggested doing a survey to see what databases individual institutions pay the most for and look at the possibility of adding these for statewide consortia licensing.

Expanded Academic Support – Allen McKiel and Mike Rusk agreed to co-chair.

Bylaws Committee and Nominating Committee will be appointed as needed.

Sharon reported that Anne Prestamo resigned from the OLTN database selection committee and Don Gilstrap has agreed to take her place.

Allen McKiel reported on CLIP – The Cooperative Library Instruction Project.

Sharon gave an update on the workshops scheduled for OLA on April 14. OCALD agreed to sponsor the pre-conference on marketing in libraries.

Sharon reported on OCLC’s QuestionPoint. They are currently conducting a pilot project and offered to allow any academic libraries to participate throughout the state for $3400.00. Phil Moss said the Regents might have the money to fund this project. Sharon is going to invite OCLC to demo the product at the next meeting on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004.

Susan briefly discussed OLA Legislative Day on March 9. It was discovered that Higher Ed day is the same day.

Sharon gave an update on the OCALD web page. Cindy Pollard is still working on it and to continue to pass information on to her.

Sharon adjourned the meeting at 2:20.