AAC Meeting - September 18, 2020


Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:30am to 2:00pm

Coffee and Conversation: 

9:15 a.m.




  1. Call to order and introductions
  2. AAC Ground Rules
  3. Minutes of the July 17th meeting
  4. Announcements
  5. Staff Report
  6. Extending OWLSnet Automation Services Agreements through 2021
    1. Our 2019-2020 Automation Services Agreements include a clause that states, “In the event that a new agreement has not been signed by December 31, 2020, the term of this agreement will be automatically extended through December 31, 2021.”
    2. OWLS proposes implementing this clause and signing new agreements in 2021.
  7. Technology and Resource Sharing Plan
    1. Prioritizing options
  8. Hold Shelf Expiration Dates
    1. We initially set the Hold Shelf expiration dates the same as they were in Sierra—8 days. However, Sierra did not count days closed in their calculation but CARL does. We have increased that time to 10 days. OWLS proposes keeping the 10-day expiration date.
  9. InfoSoup Bounce Back
    1. Are libraries ready to increase the hold limit?
    2. If not, can we do so for some patron types and not others?
  10. Holds Prioritization
    1. When we migrated to CARL, we changed the holds prioritization back to make it consistent with our Resource Sharing Policy, but there has been some interest to discuss further. Would you prefer:
  1. Leave as is, first come first served consistent with policy?
  2. Temporarily switch to local holds first again and identify a trigger for reverting back to policy?
  3. Permanently change to local holds first? This option will require an AAC vote and approval from the OWLS board.
  1. Prioritizing work for OWLSnet
    1. What issues with CARL are causing the biggest disruptions or delays in day-to-day operations at your library?
  2. Is there interest in a monthly AAC meeting?
    1. Would it be helpful to have a monthly meeting of AAC while we are ironing out issues with CARL?
  3. Adjourn