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2019.04.30 eBCCLS Minutes DRAFT



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, and/or only for Advantage libraries.
    • 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


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