2) Follow-up & Announcements
a) New Scanner - There is a new scanner located on the first floor replacing the old document scanner. This new one allows you to scan on a flatbed scanner or a document feeder with many options to save documents.
b) Please take Web Redesign Survey - This is a quick survey for our Website Redesign project. We will be visited by our Web Systems Librarian, Erin White in March to talk about the redesign project.
c) Issues with Library Systems - The library has been going through a systems transition and have been experiencing issues with our Get-it @ VCU and Interlibrary Loan systems. Please be patient with us and try to report issues as they present themselves. We appreciate your feedback on this.
d) LibQual+ Reminder - The LibQual+ Survey will be released in late March. If you receive this survey, please take it. It is one of the only ways the libraries are able to receive feedback throughout the year.
e) Upcoming Meetings - Please look at your schedules for the next meeting dates for potential conflicts. Thursdays, March 21st and April 18th are the upcoming meeting dates. I am willing to be flexible if there are many conflicts for one of those dates.
3) Open Discussion
a) STF & HEETF Funding - The VCU Libraries must create a list of items to request for technology for the next fiscal year. This list is to attain STF funding for different technology in the library. The students expressed interest in:
i) Mac computers
ii) Dual monitors for some computers
iii) Search stations for all floors of the library - this will allow you to access the VCU Libraries Search to look for call numbers or stack volumes. This could be either a computer or maybe even a mounted tablet.
iv) Upgrade older computers so they may run properly.
v) Per the suggestion of a tablet cart for checkout during class sessions, the students thought it was a good idea but were concerned about the tablets being too locked down. They wanted to see note-taking tools on the tablets as well as the ability to use their own tablet if they have one. These are some potential challenges the library will have to think of if a tablet cart is purchased.
b) Presenter - Jodi Koste, Archivist - Jodi did a short overview of the history of MCV and the collections of historical artifacts in Special Collections at TML. Feel free to contact her if you have any questions about special collections.
Next Meeting: March 21st, 2013 @ Noon in the 1st Floor Conference Room