Comments on group discussions
I work for both
Circulation and Cataloguing, but I could attend only one group discussion as
they were held at the same time slot.
We shared a lot of ideas
and experience that relate very much to our daily work with the specific
INNOPAC module. It helps to wrap up everything, it would be good if there
was a session, after the group discussion, summarizing our requests and
concerns on each module and inviting feedback from INNOPAC staff as well.
If the answers for
questions can be distributed prior to the session would be better.
Participants should have
seen the questions beforehand, so that they know roughly what would be
involved in the discussion. If you put the discussion on the 2nd day of the
Meeting and alert them to read the questions for the discussion on the next
day, the discussion could be more fruitful. Some of us have not seen the
Millennium edition of the Cataloguing Module, so have no idea of the
Better to have III's
staff around to answer questions and to note our concerns.
Find it very helpful and
General comments and suggestions for
Thank you very much for your kind arrangement of this meeting. It's a
nice experience for me. I have learned much from this meeting.
Lin), National Taiwan University Library.
Please invite INNOVATIVE
users from the Philippines and Korea to join us.
Upgrade jobs by III
should be scheduled and made known to all. Delays or postponements should be
avoided and should notify users about the new schedule.
encountered by most of the users should be dealt in priority and it is a
waste of time and irresponsible to ask individual user to make an
There is a common feeling
that III is not proactive enough in improving its Millennium product to suit
usersíŽ needs and leaving users feeling frustrated.
Users have reservation in
committing to new products.
As there are not many new
products from III and new topics from libraries, the meeting can be carried
out once every two years.
Changes to the programme
schedule were not that well publicized in advance.
Should cover topics on
Content Management and Library Workflow.
I think it's not
justified to hold the meeting every year because in HK there are only a
limited (or even fixed) number of INNOPAC sites. There will not be so many
new exciting topics/ideas/developments added to the meeting every 12-month.
Shall we make it a bi-annual meeting?
I want to know more how
about the innovative programme and what the problem will be occurred.
Whatever presented by individual libraries did not help me to solve any
problem at all.
I would like to see how
other libraries have implemented and utilized new features in INNOPAC e.g.
E-checkin, electronic resources management, license management. I am
interested to know about their experience.
III's presentations were
very interesting, but some are too long. It would be good if they could let
the participants actually try out some of the products during the Meeting.
e.g. Have the Millennium module set up on a computer and let others play
around with it. Have real live demos instead of just a power point
presentation of their Customer Service Department or just scrape this part
if there have been no significant updates.
The presentations need
improvement, such as: 1. Some presentations consist of words alone (no
figures, pictures); 2. Some presentations are delivered in words with
on-screen text (not a speech); 3. Some presentations are made with narration
echoing on-screen text (narration should be used to augment graphics). (The
above points are from a textbook on e-learning, please see "E-Learning and
the science of instruction: proven guidelines for consumer and designers of
4 multimedia learning / by Ruth Colvin Clark and Richard E. Mayer. 2002
ISBN 0 7879 6051 9 ).
The session on III
presentations such as Announcements, General Information, Company updates
and Customer Services can be omitted. Such information may not be interested
by most attendants.
Would like to see more
presentations from each library.