Technology Committee Meeting – April 20, 2016

MOBAC Technology Committee
Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month

2015/16 Co-Chairs: Glenn Tozier (MPC), Kristen Cardoso (MIIS)

April 20, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00
Cabrillo College

Steve Watkins (CSUMB), Kristen Cardoso (MIIS), Stacy DeMatteo (NPS), Stephanie Staley (Cabrillo), Deborah Stephens (Hartnell), Glenn Tozier (MPC)

Guest: Aloha Sargent (Cabrillo)


  1. Today’s recorder: Glenn Tozier
  2. Agenda Review [only addition is Aloha introduction]
  3. Approve Minutes from last meeting – Approved as is.
  4. Admin Council report
    1. Kristen attended the April 8th meeting in Carmel.
    2. Admin is looking to move to quarterly meetings (March, June, September, December). The vote on this issue will take place during the June meeting.
    3. Eleanor Uhlinger (NPS) will have completed her second term as MOBAC Admin chair. Carol Heitzig (Watsonville Public Library) will be incoming chair. Frank Wojcik (CSUMB), recently selected to the be the first library dean at CSUMB, was nominated to be vice-chair.
  5. Aloha introduced herself (taking over much of what Sephanie [who is retiring] does)
  6. Web Content Workshop
    1. No public library folks yet. Dough might be able/willing (did website for Monterey & PG.) Do we pay? No, but we might be able to work something out.
      1. Does he still do work for any of those places?
    2. Discussion about how public libraries often don’t have dedicated staff to manage their websites
    3. We aren’t going to shame folks for bad content (GT offered his libguides for criticism)!
    4. Discussion about the actual scope of the presentation
    5. Date: May 13th @ Marina
    6. How much time for each presentation?
      1. GT: I don’t want to do anything more than 30 minutes.
    7. Discussion about how long…
      1. 9-9:30am Refreshments
      2. 9:30-10:00 1st speaker
      3. 10-10:30am 2nd speaker
      4. 10:30-10:45am Break
      5. 10:45-11:15 3rd speaker
      6. 11:15-11:45 panel (w/wrap-up etc.)
        1. Some suggested questions:
          1. Available low cost resources to build?
          2. What are the areas that are the hardest to keep current?
          3. What are the most important areas?
          4. What kinds of language do you use on your site? Do you have a style guide? Who enforces?
        2. Lots of discussion about keeping libguides consistent, enforcing etc.
      7. Video recording of the event:
        1. Zoom? No!
        2. CSUMB recording equipment is probably best
        3. Steve will do recording
      8. Snacks: Stephanie
      9. Program: Stephanie
  7. MOBAC YouTube channel & closed-captioning
    1. Looks like we can use it!
    2. Whoever has the camera needs to do the uploading: just upload before returning the camera
      1. Going direct from the camera works
      2. There’s some rudimentary editing available after uploading
      3. Let’s spread this news! (it’s really just us and the reference committee)
    3. Closed captioning: ??
      1. Let’s maybe do it on-demand (if we get requests) and maybe take into account if they’re being watched or not
      2. There’s an auto CC within YouTube, (once it’s uploaded), but it’s rough (as you would imagine)
      3. How good are our mics?
      4. Very nice (Steve) but just one wireless and one wired (maybe 2 wired?)
        1. So a panel passes the wired
        2. Audience passes wireless
      5. We might have to be OK with having panelists repeating questions (and not need more)
    4. [back to workshop] Who’s going to moderate the panel?
      1. Deborah can be the moderator (but doesn’t want to come up with the questions alone)
  8. New business
    1. New chair?
      1. Kristen & Glenn agreed to stand for one more year as Co-Chairs
    2. How can we get public librarians in this?
    3. Maybe somebody from CSUMB: Kathlene?
  9. Public comment – none
  10. Next business meeting is: May 18th @ 1pm
  11. Next business meeting place: Phil’s



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