Home » Categories » Committees & Task Forces » eBCCLS » 2019-20

2019.04.30 eBCCLS Minutes



April 30, 2019 - 10:00 am

BCCLS Office


Present: Dave Hanson (BCCLS), Aimee Harris (Hoboken), Alexandra Bickel (Mahwah), Elizabeth Portelli (Fair Lawn), Margaret Mallett (Wood-Ridge), Mary-Jean Gurzenda (West Orange), Molly McKenney (Upper Saddle River), Tim Baek (Closter), Eric Lozauskas (BCCLS), Margaret Rose O'Keefe (BCCLS)


1. Welcome:


The Meeting was called to order at 10:04 by Alexandra Bickel.


2. History and Overview of eBCCLS


  • Major concerns:
    • Why are we needed/why do we exist?
    • Holds ratio/# of copies
    • Budget
    • What type of collection do we want to have? Popular vs. Broad


3. Old Business:

  • Overdrive Marketplace
    • We went over the different features of Overdrive Marketplace, including Hold Reports and Recommendations.
    • Discussion of possibly creating a policy about ordering abridged materials in the future.
    • Discussion of privacy in regards to holds.
  • Training
    • Eric said that the Bookmobile will be in the area in early June, which is too much of a rush to plan anything, perhaps next year will be better
    • Discussion of how comfortable the committee members feel conducting training sessions, and what the best format would be (i.e. mini playground testing out devices, YouTube video, etc.)
  • eBCCLS Committee Docs
    • Alexandra has added informational how-to sheets for different devices/platforms to shared Google Drive folder. Committee members are asked to please share anything they have created there as well.
  • Collection Development Policy
    • Policy:
      1. is only for consortium, not individual libraries
      2. needs to be in place for challenges
      3. helps aggregators decide how to spend money
    • The committee went over the policy and made changes and suggestions.
    • The policy will be sent to P & P for review. 

3. New Business:

  • Budget Report:
    • The committee went over the budget, including clarifying the consortium total.
    • There was further discussion over how much we should be spending on eBooks vs. eAudiobooks. 

4. Next Meeting:

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019, 10 am at the Mahwah Library

Meetings will alternate between Tuesdays and Thursdays.

5. Adjournment:

The meeting was adjourned at 1:10 pm


0 (0)
Article Rating (No Votes)
Rate this article
  • Icon PDFExport to PDF
  • Icon MS-WordExport to MS Word
Attachments Attachments
There are no attachments for this article.
Comments Comments
There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
Related Articles RSS Feed
2019.07.09 eBCCLS Agenda
Viewed 41 times since Sat, Jul 20, 2019
2019.05.23 eBCCLS Agenda
Viewed 48 times since Sat, Jul 20, 2019
2019.03.28 eBCCLS Minutes
Viewed 106 times since Sun, May 5, 2019
eBCCLS Committee 2019-20 Assignments & Charges
Viewed 357 times since Tue, Apr 2, 2019
2019.05.23 eBCCLS Minutes
Viewed 49 times since Sat, Jul 20, 2019
2019.03.28 eBCCLS Agenda
Viewed 143 times since Wed, Mar 27, 2019
2019.07.09 eBCCLS Minutes
Viewed 63 times since Sat, Jul 20, 2019
2019.08.15 eBCCLS Agenda
Viewed 18 times since Fri, Sep 13, 2019
2019.08.15 eBCCLS Minutes - DRAFT
Viewed 29 times since Fri, Sep 13, 2019
2019.04.30 eBCCLS Agenda
Viewed 80 times since Sun, May 5, 2019