Ref Committee Meeting Minutes: Nov 2010

MOBAC Reference Committee Meeting

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Cabrillo College, Watsonville Campus


Laura Dickie (CAB), Jean Chapin (HML), Janie Silveria (CSUMB), Erica Johnson (?), Bjorn Jones (SPL), Mary Housel (MCFL), Bill Rawson (HCL), Ann Jacobson (NPS)

MEGA Meeting Setup and Demo


  • Poll – Quick poll used for votes
  • Whiteboard – collaborative space for text, shapes and drawings. Ability to transfer contents by copying and pasting into 3rd party software (i.e. Word, PPT)
  • Noteboard – Similar to Whiteboard, but less functionality
  • Show My Desktop (plugin) – Used for presentations (click “fit to screen” on lower left)
  • Reduce Echo – use headset mics, turn off mic when not speaking, click echo reduction (right click on your name)

Call To Order

Adoption of Oct. 19th Meeting Minutes (Jean will post)

No Additions to November 23rd Meeting Agenda


  • Admin Council: no update
  • Tech Committee: no update
  • ILL Committee: no update
  • SPLAMBA: no update
  • MOBAC Strategic Plan workgroups: Designed survey on MOBAC website and distributed through email, no results to report yet

Old Business

Workshops for 2010/11

  • Ebooks Workshop (setup by Mary)
  • Screencasting Workshop (still in consideration) – Need to ask Admin council if presentation funds can be used for purchasing software for the presentation. Jean will check with Tech Committee about possible presenters (Camtasia and Jing).

Maintenance and Use of Website and Wiki

  • Website is maintained and draft Minutes were removed from Wiki. Heather has volunteered to do further cleaning in December.

New Business

Joint meeting with SPLAMBA – Jean will call Karen to discuss potential ideas

Reference shares/problems

Jean is using Credo – The service searches a group of books or individual books, interfaces with databases. She finds it would work best for academic libraries.

News from the Libraries (off record)


Submitted by Bjorn Jones

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