MARINet Governing Board

Minutes (Approved)

Thursday, January 16, 1997
1:00-4:00 p.m., Room 403C, Marin County Civic Center

Board members present: Gail Haar, Marin County Free Library; Anne Montgomery, Mill Valley Public Library; Mary Richardson, Sausalito Public Library; Vaughn Stratford, San Rafael Public Library.

Others present: Deborah Mazzolini, Belvedere-Tiburon Community Library; Philip Youngholm, MARINet Project Manager.

  1. Approve minutes of meeting of January 10, 1996

The Board approved the minutes of January 10, 1996.

  1. Adoption of agenda

The agenda was adopted as presented.

  1. Time for public questions and comment

There were no public questions or comment.

  1. Response to letter of October 22, 1996 from Jerry Kline, President of Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Gail Haar reported that she had drafted a letter and would send it that day.

  1. MARINet policy on confidentiality of patron information

The Board approved the text of San Rafael's confidentiality statement as the wording to be used on a statement issued on MARINet letterhead. Each library will have its staff sign this statement. The County Library, which has had a differently-worded statement signed by all existing staff, will adopt the new wording for future hires.

  1. Purchase and maintenance of peripherals (terminals, printers, barcode readers)

The Project Manager reported on the status of maintenance on peripherals purchased from Innovative Interfaces. (Terminals and printers are not under a maintenance contract, but barcode readers are, at a cost of $3,156 per year--an average of $80 per unit.)

Given the high cost of maintenance on the barcode readers, and given that terminals and printers purchased from Innovative are not under maintenance, the Project Manager recommended, and the Board agreed, that MARINet cancel maintenance on these items and that each library maintain its own peripherals. MARINet will keep a small stock of spare barcode readers and terminals available for loan while a library is repairing or replacing its own units. The Project Manager recommended, however, that each library also keep at least a spare light pen on hand for immediate swap when problems arise.

  1. INNOPAC World Wide Web server software

On the recommendation of the Project Manager, the Board approved the immediate purchase of the INNOPAC World Wide Web server software ($7,500 plus tax) from off-budget funds.

  1. Budget for 1997/98

The Board discussed the preliminary proposed budget for 1997/98 presented by the Project Manager. Further discussion will take place at the meeting of February 20.

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