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Maine InfoNet Board Minutes, February 10, 2010
The Maine InfoNet Board met at the Maine State Library in Augusta on February 10, 2010 at 1:35pm.
Members present: Janet Bolduc, Librarian, Central Maine Medical Center; Richard Boulet, Director, Blue Hill Public Library; Clem Guthro, Director, Colby College Libraries; Linda Lord, State Librarian; Barbara McDade, Director, Bangor Public Library; David Nutty, Director of Libraries at USM; Elizabeth Reisz, Director of Library Media Services, York Schools; and Joyce Rumery, Dean of Libraries at UM.
InfoNet staff present: James Jackson Sanborn, Executive Director.
Members absent: Ralph Caruso, CIO University of Maine System; Judith Frost, Director of Library Services, CMCC; Steve Podgajny, Director, Portland Public Library; and Richard Thompson, Chief Information Officer, State of Maine.
New Board Member:
Welcomed new board member Janet Bolduc from Central Maine Medical Center, representing HSLIC.
On a motion made by Barbara and seconded by Joyce, the minutes of the December 16, 2009 meeting were unanimously approved as amended.
IMLS Grant Applications:
Statewide collaborative collection development grant application grew out of Collection Development Summit and Larger Libraries meeting. Requested $806,000 over 3 years to develop strategy. Special thanks to Marilyn Lutz for her help and expertise. Grant application has been submitted and accepted for consideration. Grant announcements will be made in September with a start date of December 1. Need to inform Washington delegation about this grant application. PI is University of Maine and Colby College. MIN is a partner.
James has written a letter of support for a Maine Historical Society IMLS grant.
Not all Solar members are actively involved in requesting and borrowing, and record loading and maintenance. Draft of policies and procedures needs to be shared with Solar libraries. Nelson was able to attend load profile training in January. Solar can be expanded to provide access to MaineCat. Records would be in MaineCat as members of Solar. MIN staff need to provide training and support to Solar libraries. Continue discussion on implementation at next meeting.
Staffing and Search Update:
Venice Bayrd started January 1. Intern is continuing through spring semester. Library Support Specialist position search will close this Friday. There are several strong candidates.
James met with attorney Aaron Pratt. He will be sending draft documents for approval. Maine InfoNet Collaborative supports and furthers the work of MIN and its partner organizations.
Linda shared that MSLN will be upgraded to 10 megabytes from the current 3 megabytes.
Alisia has done additional paperwork and is beginning to explore resources for hosting the website, e.g. Drupal, WordPress, LibGuides (content management system). Need to determine ways that board members could be involved.
Maine Historical Society Collaboration:
David and Steve have not yet met with Richard to develop a MOU for partnering between Maine InfoNet and Maine Historical Society. Need to determine interests of both parties and work out an agreement that meet those interests. Future co-development, complimentary development, and philosophical differences would need to be negotiated.
Last copy center:
Concern that MOU of Last Copy Center needs clarification especially around issue of ownership. Barbara, Joyce and Clem volunteered to work on this.
Executive Director Report:
Summon should be ready to launch in about six weeks.
Discussed personnel matter.
Meeting adjourned at 3:47pm.
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