Will send ticket to CDL helpline (Michelle has emailed Shi)
SciFinder Classic Retirement
Set for July 31
Received what they are calling draft messaging for "nationwide" rather than UC. Say they'll do their best to customize the messages for UC, but I've asked if we can also opt out of any CAS messaging and take care of it ourselves. I don't want to go back and forth with their marketing team over this:
Messages look like spam marketing
The use of CAS SciFinder® vs CAS SciFindern will make some users think we're losing access to all of SciFinder.
Action: Teri will work with CDL to update pages, and to request that CAS not do direct outreach to our users.
Librarians will need to update their own guides, and scifinder.cas.org will redirect to scifinder-n.cas.org
Springer MyCopy Missing (all titles or some, all campuses or some?)
Round Robin. Reference Management Tools: How/What do you support? What do you wish you knew more about.
UCB - license Mendeley & RefWorks but may drop Mendeley license, had Sciwheel as part of Faculty Opinions but now that they've split, we are not continuing; support guides and consultations for EndNote, RefWorks, Mendeley, Zotero & BibTeX and workshops for Zotero but we are focusing more and more on Zotero overall
UCR - PaperPile Campus License and sales of discounted EndNote Lab Licenses. PaperPile, Zotero and EndNote Classes and LibGuides. Mendeley LibGuide. I wish I knew more about ReadCube
UCSD - No current licenses. Refworks dropped a few years ago. A few librarians support EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley with guides and workshops/consultations. Same issues with trying to keep up with all of these.
UCSC - no current licenses. We teach Zotero extensively and exclusively.
UCI - no current licenses. Support fo Mendeley, Zotero and EngNote with LibGuides. Medical Center users like ReadCube.
Are you buying STEM books at all - if so, only ePreferred
For ebooks What kind of lending model - 1 or 3 user or unlimited?
Is print being used?
What presses outside of Tier 1 or 2 are you targeting?
Has ILL increased with launch of UC Library Search?
What are prospects for Tier 3 book budgets for FY 22-23?
Teri and Michele note: If we do not have time to fully explore this in a meeting, we can set up wiki sheets or Google Docs to capture responses. If so, should we ask the questions individually and add campuses (e.g. Q1 B,D,I,M; Q2 B,D.I,M) or keep the campus responses together for all of the questions (UCB Q1,Q2,Q3,Q4; UCD Q1,Q2,Q3,Q4).
To reduce jumping between pages, it would make more sense to have all of the answers on a single page.
Google docs preferable to wiki?
Action: Teri will create a wiki page to record our campus notes, and send it out to group.
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Berkeley - Good news: STEM Librarian position covering EECS, IEOR, and Statistics should be posted by end of month. Bad news: Library has a $5M structural deficit that we have to resolve. We're down 15-20% of staffing since pre-pandemic and are not filling many positions because of the budget problems. Had to temporarily close the Physics Library at the end of March (and through summer) due to lack of staffing because of vacancies.
Davis - Completed recruitment: Food and Wine Archivist for Special collections: Audrey Russek, begins 6/1. Current recruitments: 3 STEM Librarians for Researcher Services dept, Head of Archival Processing, University Archivist.
Irvine - New AUL for Public Services Rikke Ogawa in June; new librarian for Political Science and Criminology - Elizabeth Hernandez from Cal-Poly Pomona, John Sisson is retiring as Biology Librarian, Thuy vo Dang will be moving to I-School at UCLA; a search will open for Archivist for Orange County/South East Asian Collection.
Dave accepted position of Collection Development & Management program director in April. Teri now the PSE Collections Strategist. Interviewed for serials/electronic resources librarian last month. Other recruitments ongoing and planned.
On collections side, we "scooped" all our unspent state funds and some from unrestricted endowments in late March. Collection strategists used funds (and the extra time) to make larger purchases. For STEM, this includes one-year extension of AccessEngineering (now through 9/2024), some Springer ebooks, and OUP content including Oxford Scholarship through Sept 2022. Due to Alma, new campus financial system, and staffing issues, we were concerned about last-minute rush selecting among liaisons to spend funds and CARS staffing to get materials ordered by deadlines.
San Francisco -
Santa Barbara - Currently interviewing for a humanities/social sciences librarian. In the process of doing an assessment of STEM databases.
Santa Cruz - This month interviewing Undergraduate Engagement Librarian and Online Learning Librarian. Together with Wynn Tranfield who joined us in March as our Engineering Librarian, our department has just about doubled. Our name is changing from Research Support Services to Learning, Research and Engagement. Our renovated bottom floor of S&E is opening this summer. Looking forward to being able to give tours since we are hosting the next LAUC Assembly.