Present: Baehman, Bergen, Bloedow, DeVries, Ducklow, Dunlap, Loebach,
Others present: Dawson, Ernst, Kelly, Lemke, Muench, Nitz, Wiltzius
Significant changes have been taking place in the Technical Services area of the library. Michael Nitz, Technical Services Supervisor, reported that the Appleton Library has been cataloging with the OCLC system as a source of MARC (Machine Readable Cataloging) records for almost 20 years. Appleton has also been using OCLC to generate MARC records for the other OWLSnet member libraries for several years. OWLS has compensated the Appleton Public Library for each record. With the increased volume of records for other libraries, APL and OWLS staff decided that OWLS should be the party contracting with OCLC and paying for the MARC records. The change will be made effective July 1, after which the "WIQ" symbol in the international OCLC database will stand for OWLSnet rather than APL.
A motion to close the library on July 5, 1997 was made by Baehman. Dunlap seconded. The motion passed.
FOCOL (Fox Communities Online) is a electronic community network. Libraries in the area have taken a leadership role in FOCOL, providing information to the public and assisting information providers, including community groups and non-profit agencies, in setting up web pages. A grant of $4000 has been budgeted by OWLS to help fund a 10 hour per week person at APL to assist these information providers. Schuessler made the motion to accept the grant. Bergen seconded. The motion passed.
This year the library celebrates 100 years of being the City's public library. A committee is being formed to plan the library centennial. Ducklow volunteered to work with this committee.
The next meeting date was set for Monday, July 7th, at 4:30 PM. The meeting was adjourned at 5:10 PM.
minutes approved by Library Board 8/11/97.
last modified 8/16/97