November 12, 2013



TUESDAY, November 12, 2013

2:00 PM



Attending:  Doreva Belfiore, Steven Bell, Aslaku Berhanu, Brian Boling (recorder), Carla Davis Cunningham, Mark Darby (Chair), Kristina DeVoe, Erin Finnerty, Leanne Finnigan, Andrea Goldstein, Anne Harlow, Eugene Hsue, Josue Hurtado, Margaret Janz, Latanya Jenkins, Delphine Khanna, Molly Larkin, Jonathan LeBreton, Rick Lezenby, Joe Lucia, Jill Luedke, Jessica Lydon, David Murray, Katy Rawdon, Fred Rowland, Adam Shambaugh, Matt Shoemaker, Jackie Sipes, Margery Sly, Sandi Thompson.

Meeting called to order at 2:02pm.

  1. Approval of Minutes (B. Boling)

The General Assembly approved minutes from September’s GA meeting.

  1. Remarks by the Dean of Libraries (J. Lucia)

Dean Lucia spoke about Alex Holzman’s retirement from the University Press.  In the lead-up to Alex’s retirement, the press will be holding a symposium on University Publishing.

A search firm has been hired to seek a new press director. Fred Rowland will represent the library on the search committee.  The rewritten position description will now include scholarly communications duties, with a more integrated role such as at Purdue or Michigan. Joe is looking for space in Paley for the incoming press director’s office, as working at TASB might prove a disincentive for the caliber of candidates we hope to attract.  A possible March 1st start date would allow for a month overlap with Alex.

Library Journal interviewed Dean Lucia about the library cancellation rumors in the Inquirer.  He announced that the site is officially Barton Hall, but the University is waiting to announce this publicly during the unveiling of the campus master plan.

  1. New Staff Introductions
  1. Margaret Janz (D. Murray)

Margaret Janz comes to us from the Lilly Library at Indiana University where she worked as a cataloging assistant while pursuing her MLS.  She has worked for many years in various support roles in libraries.  She has a dog named Gadget and enjoys being in the woods, making things, and silly ideas.

  1. HathiTrust at Temple University Libraries (D. Murray, J. LeBreton)

Jonathan LeBreton and David Murray spoke about concrete aspects of our Hathitrust membership.  About 1/3 of the 10.8 million volumes in the collection are in the Public Domain.  Works under copyright are available to us on a limited basis, according to the following triggers:

a.  In accordance with Section 108 of Copyright Law, we can be granted access if a copy we previously owned is damaged, lost, or stolen.

b.  Some books marked MISSING in our catalog have full-views available, but this depends on OCLC Accession Number as a match point.

c.  Print-disabled patrons certified through the Office of Disability Services or Human Resources can obtain screen-reader accessible copies of in-copyright works.

David Murray gave a demo of a MISSING book available in Hathitrust, as well as showing the functionality of saved collections.  He mentioned possible digital humanities applications for data mining Hathitrust texts, provided that the OCR was acceptable.  David is making a research guide to help patrons better understand this resource.

  1. Old business


  1. New business/announcements


Adjournment at 2:54pm.

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