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Universal Borrowing Committee

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Charge (Approved by Board of Directors, February 26, 2015)

MISSION:  To provide our students, staff and faculty with universal, cost effective, easy access to all academic library collections in South Carolina by maintaining and continually improving an infrastructure that provides simple, fast sharing of materials among PASCAL libraries.

GOALS & OBJECTIVES:  The Universal Borrowing Committee works with PASCAL administration and committees to make the best use of technologies to provide shared access to collections. This work includes interfaces to the collections (catalog and discovery tools) in both the look and feel of the interfaces and the structure of the records. The Committee also facilitates the standardization of holding and bibliographic records in universal catalog, as needed, to best serve universal borrowing. Additionally, the Committee assists with the procurement process related to the PASCAL delivery vendor. 

The Committee maintains universal borrowing policies and procedures to be agreed upon consortia-wide, including:

  • A goal of 48 hours from patron request to available for patron pick-up.
  • Automated and manual response time for fill or decline.
  • Types of materials which will be circulated.
  • Loan and renewal times.
  • Common practices for bagging materials for transit.
  • Basic schedule for pick-up and delivery.
  • Handling of lost items/replacement charges. 

The committee will work with PASCAL staff to accomplish its mission and will report regularly to the Program Committee. It will make periodic reports to the membership and board.

Addendum, 10/24/17:

The UBC is asked to support planning for migration and implementation of the Shared Library Service Platform through the following activities:

  1. Continuing ongoing efforts to develop an inventory of migration preparation activities that member libraries should consider initiating;
  2. Supplement this ongoing effort through researching best practices as identified by similar consortia developing shared systems.  This could include survey of implementation websites, contact with central staff and/or member libraries at these consortia as appropriate, and/or literature review.  (Some examples would include, but not be limited to GALILEO, FVLC, Cal State System, Orbis-Cascade, PALNI,  WRLC, OCUL);
  3. Identify major ongoing activities that the  committee would hand over to the appropriate working group in the collaborative management framework;
  4. Identify any major ongoing activities that the committee believes would not be transferred to the new working group (i.e. vestigial functions that would remain in place until migration is completed);
  5. In addition, individual committee members are asked to review the appropriate working group’s charge, responsibilities and job description to determine whether or not they would be willing/able to serve on the working group.

This information would facilitate the work of the Steering Committee when it begins to supervise the formation of the functional working groups.

Committee Members

Name Institution Email Term
Renna Redd (Chair) Clemson University rennar@clemson.edu 06/16 - 06/18
Brandon Lewter (Past Chair) College of Charleston lewterbj@cofc.edu 06/17- 07/19
Brady Cross Coastal Carolina University bcross@coastal.edu 06/16 - 06/18
Elaina Griffith Furman University elaina.griffith@furman.edu 06/17- 06/19  
Fred Guyette Erskine College fguyette@erskine.edu 06/16 - 06/18
Philip Hays Winthrop University hayesp@winthrop.edu 06/16 - 06/18
Courtney McAllister Citadel cmcallis@citadel.edu 06/16 - 06/18
Tucky Taylor University of South Carolina tucky@mailbox.sc.edu 06/16 - 06/18
Jeremy Scruggs Columbia International University

jeremy.scruggs@ciu.edu

06/17-07/19
Linda Rousseau Charleston Southern University lrousseau@csuniv.edu 06/17- 07/19
Mary Daubenspeck SCILS (SCC) Daubenspeckm@sccsc.edu Ex Officio (voting)
Phil Schneider PASCAL pschneider@pascalsc.org Staff Ex Officio
Jeronell Bradley Florence-Darlington Technical College jeronell.bradley@fdtc.edu (PSC Liaison)
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