OWWLAC Meeting, June 26, 2012

Attendees

E. Robinson (CAS), M. Correia (CS), E. Dawson (NEW), B. Horn (GPL/Central), T. Streb (LYO), S. Wicksall (RJ), L. Stratton (PLS), J. Frey (PLS)

Excused

C. Gravelle (E. Dawson substituting for Cheryl)

Anna Grace (Livingston County directors communicating concerns to M. Correia).

Old Business / Updates from Previous Action Items

  • Multiple format combos (MP3 & CD audio for audiobooks; DVD & Blu-ray for videos) split records and circ as separate items (related packaging costs) versus one record and single circ : review of current practice
  • Age-protect all new items
    • reports/consensus
    • policy/scope

New Business

  • T. Streb reported that libraries with items on hold that have been marked missing/lost are not reporting the status change to the requesting library.
  • Committee members considered several new features of Evergreen 2.2 that require a specific library setting/configuration.

Actions

  • Lindsay will review Holds missing/lost policy at OWWLUG.
  • Jim will summarize aspects of today's discussion on age protection

Outcomes

  • Multiple format combos policy is accepted/reaffirmed as OWWL policy.
  • Age-protection policy is tabled pending further review and consideration.
    • Most questions revolved around implementation & policy: which type of items affected, periods of protection
    • Resistance mainly resulting from perception that policy would include all items or treat similar items the same across the board or that implementation would increase workload
    • Representatives more open to limited implementation, particularly for libraries that might buy several copies and only age-protect one or some.
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