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Delivery Committee Agenda

Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 1:00-3:00
SCLS Headquarters – 4610 S. Biltmore Lane, Madison
Chester Room

  1. Call to Order
    1. Introduction of guests/visitors/new committee members
    2. Changes/Addition to the Agenda
    3. Requests to address the Committee

  2. Approval of previous meeting minutes: May 8 , 2012

  3. Action Items: None

  4. Discussion items:
    1. Allocation of SCLS delivery costs and delivery cost sharing formulas used by SCLS counties and libraries: This topic is in regards to feedback we received this past spring when we tested eliminating Saturday service for 17 libraries. Frequency of service per week isn’t universally factored into the formulas each county uses to allocate a county’s share of delivery costs. This discussion will include information being provided about how cost allocation is currently calculated; discussing what factors the committee thinks accurately reflects service received and what information the committee would like to have to consider this topic further. The goal is for the committee to come to a final consensus about this topic before 2014 service levels are considered in late spring of next year when we begin preparing the 2014 delivery budget.
    2. ILS Hold Sequence: An idea was proposed to the ILS committee to change the hold sequence to potentially facilitate less sorting at the SCLS delivery facility and hopefully at the same time help address net lender/borrower imbalances that currently exist. The idea is the hold sequence can be changed to do what we thought would take Koha development to do. The ILS committee approved testing this idea out. The purpose of this discussion is to inform the Delivery Committee about the concept and get the committee’s feedback as if this is successful it would impact how outgoing materials are separated by libraries.
    3. SCLS Delivery Distribution Announcements: Outside of reading Tim Drexler’s witticisms for the day, is it helpful to libraries that we send out a scls-announce email when a distribution is going to be sent out to libraries? Do libraries like or need the advance notice of what’s coming? Do any libraries make use the information of who to contact if more of a particular distribution is needed?

  5. Next meeting: November 13, 2012 at SCA at 1:00.

  6. Meeting Evaluation

For more information about the Delivery Committee, contact Corey Baumann.