Faculty Senate Library Committee
April 8 2012
Present: Nicholas Wonder (Co-Chair), Stan Goto (Co-Chair), Rick Osen (ex officio), Doug Clark, Jeff Purdue, Carol Janson,
Absent: Chris Cox (ex-officio),Gabe Gossett, Brian Bingham, Cara Jaye, Rob Galbraith (ex-officio), Jamie Hamilton, Rae Lynn Schwartz-DuPre
Minutes: Connie Mallison
Members discussed a revised document, presented by Jeff Purdue, on the FY13 acquisitions funding strategy proposal, which includes proposed reduction targets for standing orders, print-only subscriptions, single title subscriptions and citation/abstract only databases. It also included planned new expenditures which include the Alliance e-book program and additional JSTOR databases. He also handed out a sample spreadsheet of data on single journal titles and standing order titles which are targeted to be cut due to very low usage.
Jeff said this information, including the full list of titles and a narrative, will be sent out shortly to the faculty for their feedback. Members discussed what the parameters should be for this process.
Rick and Jeff suggested that each member should send this information out by email to the faculty in their college and ask for feedback to be sent directly back to them.
Members will then gather the feedback and forward it to Jeff (combined in one email, not separate emails) and he will compile it for review at the next SLC meeting (which will probably be May 30th since SLC members will be attending the ‘guest presentations’ from May 2nd through 23rd). Compelling arguments for keeping a title will certainly be considered, although members should remind faculty that titles listed to be cut will still be available through ILL. Also, they should point out that ‘print only’ titles are easy to get and often free through ILL and articles are free through ILL.
Jeff will make a final list of proposed titles to be cut and this, along with the proposed funding strategy information will be sent to members by email with an explanation of the process. Members will then forward this to their faculty for their review. He is hoping to have this packet ready to send by the end of the week to allow time for faculty review and feedback. It was also noted that this information will all be compiled on a Library webpage and a link to that page will be provided in the email to faculty.
Meeting adjourned at 5:10 pm