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Callahan, Culshaw, Gobrecht, Graber, Holladay, Jobe, Kellsey, Moeller,
Articles and More—the subject group (Callahan, Graber, Jobe, Knievel, and
Wicht) presented their proposal.
level page would be arranged in a two or three column format ala
University of Washington Library.
This will enable the Libraries to keep the top level page fairly
ERM Committee is responsible for the list of subjects on the top level
pages. Proposals for
additions should be submitted to the committee with justifications for
at their discretion, may opt for one of two possible approaches at their
Useful; Discipline—Also Useful; link to subject guide. The original proposal from
the subject group used Discipline—Best Bets and Discipline—More. When this terminology was
previewed to selected individuals, they expressed concern about whether
international students would “get” this American slang. After discussion
the group settled on the approach described at the start of this bullet.
more granular approach to the discipline. Top level=Discipline, lower level discipline broken
down into smaller areas.
may choose one or the other or neither. In the latter case the discipline listed on the Find
Articles and More pages provides the only point of subject access to the
may include one link for subject guides, either to a specific guide or to
an umbrella page for a collection of guides.
the group endorsed the concept, there was some discussion of workflow
issues. Knieval’s draft
proposal for web-based forms will be implemented as soon as possible. Three liaisons
(Graber—Social Sciences, Jobe—Sciences, and Knievel—Humanities) will work
with disciplines in these domains to make changes to the general subject
fields after bibliographers select the appropriate approach and
terms. Bringing this up
by mid August will require close coordination between Wicht (new subjects
in ERM), Callahan (modifications to Find Articles and More page) and
liaisons (changes to resource records) and the individual bibliographers.
initial deployment, Wicht’s New and Trial Databases e-mail will include a
link to the web-based forms.
Bibliographers will be asked to monitor the e-mails for potential
additions to the subjects for which they are responsible and to request
additions via the online forms.
group also discussed strategies for presenting this information to the
Knievel will take the lead on this.
for ARL statistical reporting purposes—After a brief discussion Wicht,
Wakimoto and Kellsey were given the go ahead to use a one of the unused
fixed fields in resource records to indicate status (paid, free, etc.) for
ARL reporting purposes. After
assessing their needs the subgroup will inform the group about the values
they have selected for the fixed fields.
and trail databases—After a brief discussion the group agreed to terminate
the manually-maintained new and trial databases in favor of ERM-generated
pages. Holladay agreed to add
the general subject New Databases with a tickler reminder to remove the
heading after 6 months for all new databases added to the manual page
within the last 6 months.
Holladay, Wicht, and Wakimoto will discuss this issue with the
WebPac Pro group.
Records—Wakimoto expressed frustration with current uncoordinated process
for assessing/obtaining MARC records. She would like a field designated to document the
process in resource records.
In a follow up e-mail, it was agreed to use W for MARC
records. Culshaw will follow
up with III.
Wednesday, July 25th, 1:00-2:30 pm, N410