UCL Agendas 2003-2004

Thursday, October 9, 2003 (2nd Thursday)
7:30 a.m., Café DeGrasta, Grace Hall
1. Welcome and agenda review
2. Approval of minutes
3. Director's report
4. Library strategic planning and implementation plan
5. Questions on journal packaging and pricing for November meeting

Thursday, November 13, 2003 (2nd Thursday)
7:30 a.m., Café DeGrasta, Grace Hall
1. Welcome and agenda review
2. Approval of minutes
3. Director's report
4. Second review of library strategic planning and implementation plan
5. Library invited speaker on scholarly communication in the humanities:
http://www.arl.org/scomm/disciplines.html 
6. UCL communication with campus
Handout:  "A New World of Scholarly Communication" by Ry Richard Atkinson and
letter from UC Libraries:  http://libraries.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/10202003_update.html  

Thursday, December 11, 2003 (2nd Thursday)
7:30 a.m., Café DeGrasta, Grace Hall
1.  Welcome and agenda review
2.  Approval of minutes
3.  Director's report
4. Cuts across disciplines in the library materials budget

NO MEETING IN JANUARY

Thursday, February 12, 2004 (2nd Thursday)
7:30 a.m., Café DeGrasta, Grace Hall
1. Welcome and agenda review
2. Approval of minutes
3. Director's report
Computer World names Gordon Wishon as one of the 2004 premiere 100 IT leaders
Foik Award
4. Update on communication survey in the University Libraries - Stevenson
5. Meeting information needs through journal subscriptions or on-request borrowing/purchasing of single articles.
Background: We are grappling right now with the cost of licensing high priced commercially published e-journal packages. There are competing reasons to subscribe and not to subscribe. On the subscribe side, we see efficiency, timeliness and low unit cost per downloaded article. On the not to subscribe side, we see the inclusion of journals not highly valued by ND faculty and the inability to subscribe to journals more highly valued. Many agree that of the high use of journal titles in the large packages is use of convenience only and that such use would decline with no negative consequences. However, some articles would still be required. Would the resulting level of use be a level of demand the library could successfully meet? If not, are there practical or useful ways to regulate demand?

March 18, 2004 (rescheduled)
1. Welcome and agenda review
2. Approval of minutes
3. Director's report
Library IT needs and OIT data gathering
University Blue Ribbon Committee
4. Communication strategy for UCL
5.  Proposed change -- printing by Notre Dame students in the library

April 8, 2004 (2nd Thursday)
1. Welcome and agenda review
2. Approval of minutes
3. Director's report
* Blue ribbon task force
* Student printing in the libraries
* John Unsworth lecture
* Data gathering to assist in deciding whether to continue or not the subscriptions to some, all or none of the e-journal packages
4.  UCL resolution on access to scholarly literature.  We have in the past year referred to resolutions on this issue coming from faculty senates and library committees.  Is this something that UCL wants to do?  If so, what are the key points to be included?
5.  UCL annual report for 03/04.  Key points for the report are usually identified at the April or May meeting.  The report is approved at a following meeting.

Thursday, May 6, 2004 (1st Thursday)
7:30 a.m., Café DeGrasta, Grace Hall
1. Welcome and agenda review
2. Approval of minutes
3. Director's report
4. Discussion with Libraries' Collection Development Committee (CDC) on the emerging definitions of distinguished/special collections and use-based research collections.

Background: Goal 3 in the library strategic plan, January 2004 is: Providing library collections and information services to meet curricular, research and archival needs. To carry out that goal, we are development assessment goals and metrics for library priorities relating to the building of two different types of collections: a) distinguished/special collections and b) use-based research collections. The CDC is writing definitions for each type and in concert with departments and colleges, exploring how library collections will fall into each category.

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