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WYLD NETWORK Governing Board
January 30, 2007
Present: Dale Collum, Becky Hawkins, Marci Mock, Greg Ebare (recorder), Brian Greene, Lesley Boughton, Patty Myers, Katie Jones, Mary Jayne Jordan, Karen Lange
Approval of Agenda
The meeting began right at 10:00 am with the approval of the previous meeting’s minutes. Marci motioned to approve and Katie seconded. The minutes were approved.
The items on the agenda were next introduced for approval. Marci motioned to approve the agenda items and Mary Jayne seconded. The agenda items were approved.
The upgrade went pretty smoothly with only a few small problems. GL 3.2 is supposed to be available towards the end of this year. That would mean that WYLD would look to upgrade sometime next year, with a possible focus on moving to the WorkFlows Java client in 2008
The SirsiDynix SuperConference is close this year (Colorado Springs). The Gov Board will be well represented. It was noted that with the close proximity, this is a good opportunity for member libraries to send staff.
This SirsiDynix product is being studied for its usefulness by the WYLD office. It has some great possibilities, but is also very expensive. At this point, EPS (Enterprise Portal Solution) is still being researched. Katie mentioned the importance of taking all types of libraries into account when working on content development for this product.
Unique Management Trial
The trial will begin in February for the three libraries who will test this service designed to help libraries recover overdue materials and monies. The public libraries are in Albany, Laramie and Natrona counties. If the trial goes well, other member libraries will be able to try the service for ninety days.
This collection of downloadable videos (thus the dv) will be available on a trial basis soon. It needs a player download, but seems simple to use, with some great titles available.
VDX, Director’s Station, Leader Alerts
The next upgrade of VDX (3.1) is coming soon. It will use NCIP protocol which is said to be more complete in facilitating ILL’s in a more streamlined fashion. Director’s Station usage is up! More training is coming. Leader Alerts for when our email server goes down are still being worked on.
There was a question about the recent acquisition of SirsiDynix by a private equity group. There is little concern at the state about any changes to the quality of our network or our relationship to SirsiDynix Corporation. One other note, Seaport Capital of New York was the previous majority investor in Sirsi from 1999 - 2007. SirsiDynix press release: http://www.sirsidynix.com/Newsevents/Releases/2007/20070117_vista.pdf
Our next meeting will be held sometime after the annual meeting planning has been completed.
The meeting was adjourned at approximately 10:40.
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