Maine InfoNet Board Minutes, Dec 19, 2007
Maine InfoNet Board Meeting
Dec. 19, 2007
Maine State Library Conference Room
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Members Present: Gary Nichols, Maine State Librarian; Judy Frost, CMCC; David Nutty, Director of Libraries at USM; Barbara McDade, Interim InfoNet CEO and Director, Bangor Public Library; Joyce Rumery, Dean of Libraries at UM; Elizabeth Reisz, Library Supervisor, York School Department; Richard Boulet, Director, Blue Hill Public Library; Steve Podgajny Director, Portland Public Library (by phone); Linda Lord (non member – recording secretary).
Members Absent: Ralph Caruso, CIO University of Maine System; Richard Thompson, CIO for the State of Maine; Clem Guthro, Director Miller Library, Colby College; Sue Jagels, Director, Eastern Maine Medical Center Health Science Library
- Agenda item 1. The meeting began with an Executive Session to discuss the CEO Search. This session adjourned at 2:45 p.m.
- Agenda item 2. Approval of the October 17 minutes.
The minutes were approved with the addition of an “e” to Maine in the list of members absent.
- Agenda item 3. Budget status at midyear.
Barbara McDade reported that she just received InfoNet budget information from the State this morning. Barbara stated that the server migration system can be delayed.
- Agenda item 4. CEO Update.
Barbara McDade submitted a written report. She will invite Marilyn Lutz to join us at the January meeting to provide information about a grant she is working on. Barbara’s report also stated that there will be a Minerva Summit on Feb. 27, 2008.
- Agenda item 5. Minerva Update.
The Minerva Executive Board met this morning. Gary talked with the Board about the Triple I contract and the contractual understanding for Minerva. The contract, signed in 1999, expired in 2004. It continues from month to month until “someone” decides to change it. Gary reminded the Board that the circumstances in Maine that resulted in a great contract in 1999 have not changed. The contract does need to be reviewed and brought up to date. Although the funding per participate site will change, Gary does not believe it will change enough to “sink the system”. The contract needs to be renegotiated under the auspices of the State of Maine, the University System, and Maine InfoNet. It is hoped that the new CEO can lead this.
- Agenda item 6. Solar Summit Discussion
Chris Knott is doing the Solar Summit summary. Clem found the day very interesting. Two paramount issues were updating records and the delivery system. The Board needs to formulate policy about how Solar records are submitted and accepted.
- Agenda item 7. Meetings for the next six months
The Board decided to meet on the 4th Wed. of every month to accommodate members’ schedules. The Feb. meeting will be set in January as the 4th Wed. conflicts with the Minerva summit. Liz moved and Judy seconded adjournment at 3:45 p.m.
Linda Lord, Recording Secretary, MSL