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OCALD Minutes

Minutes of the April 13, 2005 meeting
State Regents' Conference Room – Oklahoma City

In Attendance
On site: Barbara King, OCCC; Evlyn Schmidt, OPSU; Janet Croft, OU; Jan Reinbold, SNU; Roberta Hamburger, Phillips; Victoria Swinney, OCU; Christine Dettlaff, Redlands; Marty Thompson, OUHSC; Jonathan Sparks, OBU; Susan McVey, ODL; Br. Benet Exton, St. Gregory’s; Sherry Young, Cameron; Bonnie McNeely, UCO; Sharon Saulmon, Rose; Phil Moss, OSRHE; Njambi Kamoche, Langston
Remote: Dana Belcher, ECU; Daphane Kerley, Connors; Jim Kennedy, Murray State; Karen Neurohr, Carl Albert; Jenny Duncan, OSUTB Okmulgee

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

Marty Thompson gave an update on legislative activity.

Phil Moss said the $500 million bond issue passed.

Introductions were made and the minutes from the February 17, 2005 meeting were approved.

Old Business

Committee Reports

Cooperative Collection Development: Bonnie McNeely said we need a definite answer from members on the Ebsco products.

Newsbank is up for renewal on July 1. Members need to voice what their expectation of the product is. Newsbank did not charge for the international papers for the current year (an oversight on their part). Do members want international coverage? Email Bonnie your thoughts.

Facts on File’s gave the state a month’s free trial. It is everything published since 1940. Let Bonnie know if you are interested. They will do one invoice to the state and they could do an FTE tiering pricing structure.

Web Page: No report

OK-Share: No report

Expanded Instructional Support: No report

Regent’s Report
Phil Moss announced a new Regent, Joseph Parker from Tulsa. He will take the place of the existing Tulsa member.

The next Board meeting will be at the end of May.

Phil spoke about a study of the Learning Object Repository Software products. He distributed a handout. He said it could make resources at separate institutions available on one server located at the Regents’ office. He said everyone in the state could access it.

ODL Report
Susan McVey said the Union Catalog contract has been awarded to Autographics.

Susan discussed the ODL budget situation. She talked about the federal dollar situation and the renewal of those dollars.

Susan said the RFT for the state Children’s product is coming up. It is currently SIRS Discoverer. She said we can continue it month by month for awhile.

OLTN Advisory Council is considering consortial buying.

National Library Legislative Day is in early May. Our legislature will not be in session. They are considering doing a virtual contact.

The Executive Committee served as the Nominating Committee for the coming two years. Nominations for officers for next year are:

Bonnie McNeely – Vice Chair/Chair Elect
Barbara King - Secretary
Don Gilstrap - Member-at-Large

No further nominations were received from the floor. The ballot of officers was approved. All the officers for next year will be:

Sharon Saulmon – Past Chair
Sherry Young - Chair
Bonnie McNeely – Vice Chair/Chair Elect
Barbara King - Secretary
Don Gilstrap - Member-at-Large
Jonathan Sparks - Member-at-Large
Phil Moss - Regents’ Representative

New Business
There was a discussion of digital libraries and ESIG. There is a commitment from ONENET for ESIG membership.

A workshop on Standards for Libraries in Higher Education is set for Oct. 14, 2005. Tami Willis has agreed to host it at Oklahoma Christian. It will be an all day workshop.

Anne Prestamo was not present to discuss OCLC WorldCat and library holdings. However, OCLC is placing holdings on Google and all of it should be accessible.

Sharon listed the upcoming events:

The tentative meeting for May was cancelled. The next meeting will be in September. Sherry Young will take over as Chair. Sherry and Phil will finalize the meeting date.

Dana Belcher said there will be no fees for the Union List for the coming year.

Phil Moss won an award from OLA for his contributions.

Sharon adjourned the meeting at 3:05 p.m.