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Maine InfoNet Board Minutes, Oct. 20, 2010
The Maine InfoNet Board met at the Blue Hill Public Library in Blue Hill on October 20, 2010 at 1:37pm.
Members present: Richard Boulet, Director, Blue Hill Public Library; Ralph Caruso, CIO University of Maine System; Judith Frost, Director of Library Services, CMCC; Linda Lord, State Librarian; Barbara McDade, Director, Bangor Public Library; David Nutty, Director of Libraries at USM; Elizabeth Reisz, Director of Library Media Services, York Schools; and Joyce Rumery, Dean of Libraries at UM.
InfoNet staff present: James Jackson Sanborn, Executive Director
Members absent: Janet Bolduc, Librarian, Central Maine Medical Center; Clem Guthro, Director, Colby College Libraries; Steve Podgajny, Director, Portland Public Library; Richard Thompson, Member-at-Large.
On a motion made by Barbara and seconded by Joyce, the minutes of the September 15, 2010 meeting were unanimously approved as corrected.
Grant for planning cooperative collection development has been awarded and preliminary work has begun. Press release recognizes the partnership of the larger libraries and Maine InfoNet. Project funds four staff: one FTE project manager for 3 years, and three contracted positions - a library systems specialist, full time for first year and part-time in years 2 and 3, a part-time programmer, and a part-time web designer.
Executive Director’s Report
James is working on the PDQ for a Library Support Technician/Librarian I position. Anticipate filling the position by the end of December.
Library pledges have totaled nearly $22,000 and the Davis Family Foundation has granted $15,000 to add e-books to the Maine Download Library. Approximately $20,000 has been expended to purchase 1,391 e-books that will go live on Friday, October 22. Remaining funds will be used for ongoing purchases.
III is responding to support requests concerning Solar issues.
Summon will be implemented for URSUS libraries, a single instance for UM in Orono, another for USM, and a third for the remaining five campuses.
James distributed a draft template for MARVEL! that identifies the institutions that fund the licensing fees. User would only see this screen when first accessing MARVEL!
EBSCO contacted James about making their marketing department available to us for assistance in promoting library services in Maine. Barbara suggested contacting the consultants to identify what would be promoted.
Conversations at MLA clearly underscored the continuing confusion among constituents about statewide library services.
Next meeting is December 15, 1:30pm, at the Maine State Library.
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