TexShare - Library of Texas Working Group
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM November 2, 2007
With the retirement of Jeanette Mossey, a new working group chair was needed. Judith Hiott was nominated and unanimously elected.
The working group was given a preview of the LoT 2.0 software currently under development/implementation at http://lot2.indexdata.com. Key features include merged and ranked search results, faceted searching by subject, author or collection from within search results, selecting and saving lists of libraries and databases for searching, and a more “Google-like” search experience.
The need for early-adopter libraries to fill out the new MARC permission forms was discussed, along with the need to collect local subscription and OpenURL link resolver information from TexShare libraries so that they can be included in LoT.
At their previous meeting, the LoT working group discussed possible ways to market LoT and increase its use. The group decided to work on strategies for the continued marketing of LoT using existing resources.