DataBase Standards Meeting
January 16th 2002
Welcome to all members. The ILLSAP data survey was passed out and discussed. Patsy Walters is in charge of filling out the survey and sending it to the appropriate people. The survey was filled out with all of the datastandards input. Cathy Marx gave a brief overview of the Governing Board Meeting, Moen study was discussed. The Live and Learn Grants are due February 1st. Sersi changes were discussed concerning DRA software changes. It was decided that we need to attend the up coming convention in St. Louis to get a better understanding of how Sersi will operate and what software vendors they might support. The better part of the meeting was spent discussing training. It was felt at the Governing Board Meeting that someone needs to be present during the training sessions that Diane Kovach will be presenting. This is very time consuming and one person would have to take too much time away from their job to attend all the sessions. We split the training sessions among several members. Patsy Walters will attend the first session on February 6th and 8th. Shirley Shaw will attend March 22nd at Lincoln. Karla Johnson will attend April 3rd at RPLS. It was asked that our datastandards members not take up a spot in class or be active on any computer, we will be there for observation only. May dates have not been discussed. Steve Craven is continuing to have problems with the acquisition module. It was voted on by the committee that he can use the 099 field to put an item “on order” then remove that field when the item is catalogued. Patsy Walters is still having trouble with people not filling out required fields, 260, 245 and 300 fields need to be correct. The next meeting is scheduled for February 20th at Richland Community College at 10:00am. Everyone is welcome to attend.