IRIG Mid-Winter 2004 Meeting Minutes
Jan. 10, 2004, San Diego Convention Center Rm. A26
Holly Yu, current chair of
the Interest Group
called the meeting to order. The
meeting started with member introduction.
1. Overview of Programs sponsored in past two years
Holly Yu provided a brief overview of what has been done as a group for the past two years. During the past two years, the Internet Resources Interest Group sponsored the following three conference programs.
Â· Panel Presentation: Keeping up AppearancesÂ…How We Reinvented Our Library Website for the 21st. Century at ALA Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 2002.
o Speakers: Scott Breivold, Chad Kahl, Stephen Sottong, and Holly Yu from the University Library, California State University, Los Angeles
Â· Joint Pre-Conference: Breaking Free: Recreating Your Library Web Site from A-Z at the Joint ALA/CLA Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, June 2003
o Program report available in Library Hi Tech News, vol 20, no. 8, 2003
Â· Panel Presentation: Optimal Design Considerations for Web OPAC Interfaces at the Joint ALA/CLA Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, June 2003
o Program report available in Library Hi Tech News, vol 20, no.8, 2003
2. IGÂ’s 2004 Program
Laura Cohen reported the progress of the program preparation for Orlando conference.
The topic of the program is Content Management System for Library Sites
management ensures a consistent level of professionalism on the increasingly
large and complex library Web sites of today. Learn how two libraries are using
in-house solutions to achieve this. The two-hour program is followed by the
Speakers from SUNY Albany Libraries and Indiana University Bloomington Libraries:
Â· Laura B. Cohen, Network Services Librarian/Webmaster, SUNY Albany
Â· Mattew M. Calsada, Database Administrator/Developer, SUNY Albany
Â· Frederick Jeziorkowski, Network Manager/Systems Administrator, SUNY Albany
Â· Diane Dallis, Information Common-Undergraduate Services, Indiana University, Bloomington
Â· Doug Ryner, Library Information Technology, Indiana University, Bloomington
3. Possible topics for 2005 Conference
Access to the Web largely depends on search engines. Possible topics may focus on search engines:
q Google is challenging us
q Impact of search engines on user searching behavior in using catalog/databases
We need to build a system
that doesnÂ’t need user education
4. Communication Channel
The group decided to use listserv. Other options including blog, RSS feed, were also discussed. Laura Cohen of SUNY Albany volunteered to host the listserv for the group if ALA canÂ’t host. Holly contacted Rob Carlson of LITA regarding setting up a listserv for the group on ALA server, and a list for the IG has been set up on ALAÂ’s server. The list name is Â“lita-irigÂ”. To subscribe, please follow the instruction on LITAÂ’s web site at http://www.lita.org/ala/lita/litamembership/litaldisclists/litalotherdiscussion.htm, and replace the list name Â“lita-lÂ” with Â“lita-irigÂ”.
5. IG Web Site
The group agreed on the following content for the IGÂ’s initial web site:
q IRIG mission statement/philosophy
q Governance and procedural matter
q Programs and program reports
q Meeting agenda and minutes
Site design issues:
host domain name,
look and feel, etc.