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Maine InfoNet Board Minutes, December 15, 2010
The Maine InfoNet Board met at the Maine State Library on December 15, 2010 at 1:40pm.
Members present: Janet Bolduc, Librarian, Central Maine Medical Center; Richard Boulet, Director, Blue Hill Public Library; Judith Frost, Director of Library Services, CMCC; Clem Guthro, Director, Colby College Libraries; Linda Lord, State Librarian; David Nutty, Director of Libraries at USM; Steve Podgajny, Director, Portland Public Library; Elizabeth Reisz, Director of Library Media Services, York Schools; Joyce Rumery, Dean of Libraries at UM; and Richard Thompson, Member-at-Large. InfoNet staff present: James Jackson Sanborn, Executive Director
Members absent: Ralph Caruso, CIO University of Maine System; and Barbara McDade, Director, Bangor Public Library.
On a motion made by Joyce and seconded by Linda, the minutes of the October 20, 2010 meeting were unanimously approved.
Project Manager position will be posted shortly. Position requires background primarily in project management and collections. Search Committee has been formed. Interview process will be open to others involved in the project. Project began December 1.
MIN technical position update
University has approved position. Now awaiting permission to advertise. Hope to have application closing date in early January. Search Committee includes James, Tim and Alicia, plus one non-InfoNet staff member.
Dick and Steve will work with James to complete paperwork for required IRS form to determine non-profit status.
Executive Director Report
Solar server software will be upgraded this week. All Solar libraries have been contacted concerning updated desktop client. Waiting for III to provide “road map document” for adding new libraries for both Solar and Minerva. At the moment we have no way to add new libraries despite considerable interest. Efforts currently being made aren’t resolving issues. Need to clarify expectations and determine if III can deliver. Clem suggested a strategic planning session focused on the future of the MaineCat system in lieu of a regular monthly meeting. February 23, noon - 4:00pm.
URSUS Summon implementation is proceeding.
Ordered a migration of the MaineCat server but haven’t heard back from the scheduler.
Another grant for the purchase of e-books has been received from the Maine Community Foundation.
MACON paperwork has been finalized.
MIN Directors’ Forum
Forum was a successful first time gathering of library directors across the state and should be done annually.The inability of libraries to be added to MaineCat was the major concern expressed. Need to future explore concept of collaborative tech services.
Representatives from OCLC came to Colby College to meet with the committee but due to weather they met by conference call. The focus of the meeting was to explore how metadata from our collections can be exposed to the open web. OCLC representatives will prepare a proposal to create a statewide OCLC contract.
The following agenda items were not addressed:
The next meeting is January 12, 1:30 at the Maine State Library.
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