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OCALD Minutes

Minutes from Dec. 6, 2001
University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond

Sharon Saulmon, chairing for Ed Johnson, called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m.

The minutes from the October 21, 2001 meeting were approved.

Old Business
Phil Moss reported on the rumors of ONENET filtering. He confirmed it was true but would not effect academic libraries. It will be for those public and school libraries that receive e-rate.

Phil Moss discussed the PsychInfo renewal that will be effective February 2002. Phil reported that 35 libraries would see a substantial price decrease from last year. There was not enough interest at this time to pursue full text. A commitment sheet was circulated for members to sign if they want to participate.

Catreana Dillinger from the Regents' office sent an email to the 70 students from the statewide student survey that indicated they would be interested in a follow-up focus group. After two weeks she had received 2 responses

The NSF proposal was discussed. OCALD will submit a proposal for the small category that is up to $500,000.00. It will be a virtual reference proposal for a pilot project focusing on distance learning students from schools which have graduate MBA or MED programs. Receive sites will include public libraries in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Phil distributed a breakdown of the dollars requested for year one and two. It is planned that if the pilot project is successful, libraries across the state will be added. The committee will meet again before the proposal deadline in February.

New Business

Committee Reports:
David Robinson reported that the morning before the meeting two e-journal management vendors had done demos. The committee will look at the two and decide on a recommendation for OCALD participation in group pricing.

Beth Freeman announced the Virtual Reference teleconference will be hosted at her site in Tulsa and at Rose and OUHSC. A flyer was handed out.

The next meeting will be February 28, 2002 in the totally completed Regents' conference room. Phil said the conference room would easily handle video conferencing.

The meeting adjourned at 1:40 p.m.