Minutes for 09/09/2014

E-Content Committee Meeting Minutes 9/9/14

1) Freegal Music:

  • Summit is interested
  • Vail is more interested now with new employee who finds Freegal better than Hoopla
  • Eagle needs Freegal because no space for CDs; just renewed so what about discount?
  • Pitkin interested
  • Englewood may have renewed recently, but intends to keep
  • Grand possibly interested
  • Garfield maybe

Summary: We seem very close to 7 libraries to earn 20% discount on Freegal Music. There is currently little-to-no interest in Freegal video or ebooks.

2) Hoopla movies are popular at Vail and Bud Werner. EVLD is concerned about bandwidth. Not enough general interest in Hoopla to pursue as a consortium.

3) To enable OverDrive Kids Reading Room we need to spend $1,742 by Sep 30 on Kids and Teen content. To also enable Teen Reading Room we need to spend $5,742. Straw poll today:

  • $500 Vail
  • $1,000 Bud
  • $1,000 Summit
  • $500-1,000 Pitkin
  • $500 Garfield
  • $500 Grand?
  • Eagle ?
  • Wilkinson ?
  • MCPLD ?
  • Basalt ?
  • Total = $4,000 at least
  • By the time we meet at MUG, we will probably be able to commit to the spend necessary for both reading rooms.

4) VuFind Instructions:

Alysa presented the results of a working group tasked with updating the download instructions in VuFind. It was determined that products, subscriptions, instructions, devices, and pathways to access change at a pace that prohibits our ability to maintain quality instructions. Alysa will move forward by replacing the home grown instructions in the drop down menu with links to “quality” vendor instructions. It was also suggested that we create a bank of instructions that librarians can pull from.

5) Drew noted that a new (August) title list from McGraw Hill is available for libraries interested in making a direct purchase. The title list can be viewed here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwcNSctu5bVjTmZVRFJkX0NSTms/edit?usp=sh...

6) Committee members attending MUG are encouraged to join the group on Thursday afternoon from 4:15 to 5 in Community room 1 for a quick discussion about instructions, pledging money to OverDrive for the kids and teens reading rooms, and informal discussion.

7) Pledging money to OverDrive in order to open the kids' and teens' spaces & 2) Instructions. Please find yesterday's minutes below or here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwcNSctu5bVjclZNYk9ya2ZYODg/edit?usp=sh...

Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, 2014, September 9
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