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Maine InfoNet Board Minutes May 2, 2012
The Maine InfoNet Board met at the Maine State Library in Augusta on May 2, 2012 at 1:30pm.
Members present: Pauline Angione, Dorcas Library, Prospect Harbor; Janet Bolduc, Librarian, Central Maine Medical Center; Richard Boulet, Director, Blue Hill Public Library via Movi; Judith Frost, Director of Library Services, CMCC; Clem Guthro, Director, Colby College Libraries; Linda Lord, State Librarian; Barbara McDade, Director, Bangor Public Library; Steve Podgajny, Director, Portland Public Library; 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.
Joyce made a motion, seconded by Barbara, to approve the minutes of the April meeting, as amended. All voted
The contract with Rainstorm Consulting has been completed. Initial meeting will be held in early May to discuss site architecture and site-map.
Interest has been expressed by 22 libraries, mostly public libraries, a few schools, and a few special libraries. To date, four applications have been received, but one would like to be considered for a later round. Applications will be reviewed after the June 4 deadline. Rich and Joyce will work with James to score and rank applications.
Library Commission Sub-Committee
Need to determine if the assumptions we have about what libraries want out of a statewide catalog are accurate. Prior to the next Commission meeting, the sub-committee will meet with the three consultants to craft a survey to get input, especially from those libraries that have little understanding of what services are even available to the library community, on what libraries would most value from participation in a statewide catalog.
IMLS Grant Update
Progress is slower than hoped because reclamation process took longer than anticipated. Currently working on establishing collection analysis. National Advisory Board will be presenting at the Maine Libraries Conference on May 21 at 9:30am.
MIN Presence at Maine Libraries United Conference
Not enough time before conference to plan a formal presence but we should be thinking about preparing some kind of information to disseminate, especially once the new website is launched. James suggested that discussing the message we want to deliver be an agenda item for the retreat.
Executive Director Report
Maine InfoNet Collaborative is now a 501(c)3, non-profit, charitable organization.
Minerva Full-User Council will meet on May 30, 10:00 - 12:00, at Central Maine Community College in Auburn.
James will be presenting on the evolving vision of MaineCat this month at the Maine Library Commission, at Larger Libraries meeting, and Maine Libraries United Conference. He recently attended ICOLC in Denver.
Representatives from OCLC with be coming on June 12, to talk about what we envision and how WMS may figure into the future of our systems.
Date has been changed to July 2, 9:00am - 4:00pm, at Colby College, Waterville.
Meeting adjourned at 3:30pm.
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