Technology Committee


April 5, 2017

SCLS Headquarters


Action Items: Approved the removal of “Legacy Wireless Support” from SCLS Hardware and Software Support Policy. 

Present:  J. Schmidt, M. Gartler (11-13) N. Myers (3), N. Rybarczyk (5), M. Heindel (7), M. Davidson (8), T. Frankland (2), L. Ingram (1), C. Danner (4)


(The number following each individual indicates the cluster they represent)

Also Present:
 V. Teal Lovely, M. Van Pelt, D. Jacobson

Absent: R. Mader (6), T. Herold (9-10),


Chair:  V. Teal Lovely; Facilitator: D. Jacobson; Notetaker: H. Moe

CALL TO ORDER:  V. Teal Lovely called the meeting to order at 1:03 p.m. 

a.                  Introduction of guests/visitors:

b.                  Changes/additions to the agenda: Add item d. under discussion:  PLSR.  Under items from Clusters add:  Editing pdfs on patron pcs (Monona)

c.                   Requests to address the Council: None


Approval of previous meeting minutes:   J. Schmidt moved approval of the February 1, 2017 minutes.  N. Myers seconded.  Motion carried.


Action Items: 

Requests for New Service: 


    1. Review service priorities for May All Directors: there were none.

    2. Preliminary 2018 technology budget proposal

    3. Remove “Legacy Wireless Support” from SCLS Hardware and Software Support Policy: (go all the way to the end) Background: Most libraries participate in the SCLS Enterprise Wireless service. Libraries not using Enterprise Wireless will not be supported by SCLS, unless they are using SCLS as ISP, in which case they are covered by the SCLS as ISP 

M. Gartler moved approval to remove “Legacy Wireless Support” from SCLS Hardware and Software Support Policy.  T. Frankland seconded.  Motion carried.


    1. PLSR:  Make sure you are aware of what is occurring.  There is a lot of information available via videos and the Technology Workgroup.  There is the potential that big changes are coming regarding the future of SCLS.  M. Ibach sends emails.  If folks are attending WAPL, there will be PLSR programs and “town hall” meetings available. 



Technology Report 4/5/2017: 


Items from Clusters:   

a.      Editing pdfs on patrons’ pcs (Monona):  M. Heindel, MOO, inquired whether there was an option available for editing pdf files.  It was noted pdf files can be copied and pasted into a word document, edited and then saved as a pdf.  It was noted with Office 2013, a pdf can be opened and edited depending on how they are coded.  SCLS is planning to upgrade to Office 2013, but this will occur over several years. 

Plan for next Meeting:   June 2017
2018 Technology Budget


Meeting Evaluation and Summary:

Meeting Adjourned at 1:29 p.m.


SCLS staff is available to attend cluster meetings to share information and answer questions pertaining to this committee meeting and other departmental projects.