WebPac Implementation Team : Meeting Minutes
17 May 2001, 11am-12pm, 158 Baker
- R. Sonnenburg
- P Merchant
- M Mounts
- A McHugo
- B Lee (recorder)
- B Ghezzi
Minutes of 5/10/01 were approved.
MM/BG: As of 5/17/01 there will be a link to the webpac from the main Library webpage. Additionally, the Vox will carry an article about the wepbac in tomorrow’s issue.
Help Screens update
A: Help screens for searching are nearing completion with the exception of help for the Keyword Search and the Patron Initiated Functions - both still need considerable work. Changes to be made to the existing help screens:
- The Help button currently links to a 1st level page that will be replaced by the current 2nd level help page.
- The Banner and Start Over button need to be included in this 2nd help page (which will be come the 1st level).
B: Keyword Search – There was a brief discussion concerning the order of the pull-down menus used on this page. A proposal was made to move the most likely used limits to the left hand side of the screen, i.e., switch position of Material Type with Language, Book/Jrl with E-Format. It was decided the Help group should formulate a recommendation to present to the Webpac group concerning the order of these menus. Additionally faculty should be encouraged to provide feedback during the formulation of these help pages.
C: Related Button issue – Discussion - how group feels about the material type/format buttons that are available for use. Group has no objection to iconicity but recommends further investigation of available buttons/icons for use in the catalog.
Outline for public orientation/training sessions
The group decided that we would offer orientation/training sessions this summer, perhaps beginning in late June/early July. These sessions would be offered to faculty, administrative staff, library work-study students as well as the regular student body. Six different training sessions were proposed:
- Training with bibliographers/individual departments
- Training for work-study library students
- Training for faculty
- Training for Admin/staff
- Training for students
- Advanced training for library staff and bibliographers
Several options were presented for ways in which to alert the targeted users of orientation sessions:
- Invitation with dates of sessions?
- Drop in sessions with various bibliographers?
- Integrate session marketing with John Cocklin’s library orientation session?