Minutes for 09/11/2014

E-Content Committee Minutes for 9/11/204

1. VuFind Instructions:

  • VuFind instructions have seen very sparse use and are untenable from a maintenance perspective. Mark will disband the download instructions currently in VuFind.
  • Alysa will open access to the Google Doc containing the current instructions and map of what instructions are most appropriate for which device. These instructions can be adopted and used in any way that works for your library. Going forward, we will work to create a space on the Marmot wiki that lists what services member library’s are subscribing to, provide links to instructions at each library, and offer a contact person that can help with access to those instructions.

2. OverDrive Children’s and Teen’s rooms:

  • Looks like we are in good shape for getting the dedicated spaces turned on. Jimmy's current effort below:
    • Hi Rob, A quick poll of members resulted in $5,270 in pledges (of which $1,270 was just spent by Bud Werner). I know two more libraries will respond and put this over the $4,742 goal you set. What do you need us to do next to get these reading rooms set up? Will you monitor purchases for the next two weeks? We assume you’re just trying to get an opening day collection stocked for a good user experience, right? -jimmy

3. Vendor Evaluation

  • Identify the vendor(s) that offer the largest number of titles not available through OverDrive. Mark reports that OverDrive does have an API for sales that would allow us to compile a comprehensive list of what they have available. When we have that list we can approach 3M, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, and ??? to obtain their complete title lists.

4. Freegal Music:

  • Libraries interested in Freegal music should email drew.brookhart@pitkincounty.com and we can move forward at our October meeting.
  • Library Interested Interested if 7 or more Summit (interested), Grand County (interested), Pitkin (interested) 

5. Several members are subscribing to Mango -- do they offer a group discount?

  • As a follow-up, here is the link to all of our Google Docs: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0ByiGePAMYCQUOTRzYVB6b3JRTWM&usp=...
    • 1. Original PDF files are the instructions currently displayed on VuFind
    • 2. Map of Drop-Down Menu shows what text/set of instructions goes with the device + platform
    • 3. Working Google Docs are the re-worked or reviewed instructions that Drew, Jordan, Yuilya, and Alysa tackled. Please review carefully before assuming they are correct especially with respect to Overdrive mobile.
Meeting Date: 
Thursday, 2014, September 11
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