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Minutes of Rights & Responsibilities Meeting

December 16, 1997




Present: Scott Britton, Barbara Burg (minutes), Ardys Kozbial, Lynn Shirey

Discussion centered on the Committee's proposed web version of the Handbook for Librarians. A variety of desirable features were discussed, including; the ability to print individual sections, the inclusion of a map of the libraries, and, if space allows, photographs of individual libraries.

It is assumed that the Handbook will "live" on the HUL Homepage at hul.harvard.edu. Once this is confirmed, the committee can plan for the design and layout of the pages. The group agreed that it would be most desirable to have the handbook's contents accessible from a "hotlinked" table of contents wholly visible from the HUL Homepage. The rationale being that people may not look at the text if they have to follow too many links to get to it.

In beginning to review the sections of the handbook that need changing, it was decided that the brief history section needs updating with an orientation towards the changing roles of libraries and librarians. This had been previously discussed at the November 18th meeting. Barbara will contact Ken Carpenter about writing the update. Barbara will also contact Hugh Olmsted about doing an HUL/HCL Organizational Chart based on the print version which is distributed in new staff orientation packets.

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 20, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. in Room 912, Holyoke Center.


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