|Wendy Hysko, Chris Kirby, Owen McDermott, Kim Peine, Lisa von Kann, Lucinda Walker|
|January 9, 2015 2pm via GTM|
No General announcements.
In the digital world borrowing is up. Marty would like a few people from GMLC to sit on the :Digital Board” to discuss what’s coming and what is best to use.
The resource sharing system to replace VALS has been posted as an RFI to get costs. VT is considered a low volume ILL transaction state as there are typically fewer than 100,00 transactions a year).The components involved are:
An ILL Task Force is being formed to look at options. A delivery system has been shelved due to funding.
The Budget is in good shape after 1st quarter.
The board reviewed the option of using the magazine portion of Overdrive but determined that is was expensive with too many restrictions and not enough popular titles.
There is now the possibility of a consortium model. It is a minimum of $6,000 which can then be used towards circulation. The cost would be $50,000 for entire service area. This would be $500 per libraries at 181 libraries with 400,000 patrons.
Ancestry was determined not to be a fit at this time as a patron is required to use in in house and we are focused on products that can be used outside of the library.