STARC Minutes 1-14-2015

Serra STARC Committee Meeting

January 14, 2015


Attendees: Joanna Axelrod, Phyllis Belter, Phil Gunderson, Eileen Lawson, Jennifer Lawson, Wayne Miller, Jacqui Petri, Dianne Satchwell, Jodie Sawina, Vy Tu



  • The consensus was that there are too many different Integrated Library Systems in Serra to make a group purchase of Boopsie practical.

Digital Inclusion Survey

  • Escondido, Imperial County, Chula Vista participated in the survey.


  • Escondido, Chula Vista, and Coronado have submitted letters of agency allowing the State Library to collect eRate on their behalf to participate in the CENIC broadband initiative.
  • 80 libraries have submitted letters of agency.
  • 30 libraries will be done in the first year, 50 in the second year.

Serra Website

  • Some felt the new website was not as simple as it could (or should) be.
  • Jodie sent the group a sample spreadsheet of fines and fees for Serra library systems. The plan is to post the fines and fees on the Serra website.
  • STARC group members will be assisting in website maintenance.
  • A performers list has yet to materialize from the Children’s Committee.

Zinio: What Next?

  • Jennifer Lawson of San Diego County Library stated that circulation has been good and noted that promoting Zinio to branch supervisors has been an effective way to get the word out about the product’s availability.
  • 6400 Zinio circs a month consortia-wide would mean an average of no more than a $1 per use which may be considered an acceptable level of usage. Jennifer Lawson or Jodie Sawina will send out a breakdown of the circs by system in early February.
  • Serra has sufficient funds to renew Zinio.
  • The consensus was to discuss next steps after reviewing Zinio’s circulation statistics.
  • The possibility of switching to a different digital magazine provider such as OverDrive or Flipster was mentioned, although it was noted that OverDrive’s magazine selection is meager.