The Patron Initiated Requesting (PIR) Project, designed to facilitate rapid access to physical materials on all campuses and in the Regional Storage Facilities, is holding its first staff update meeting.

The Updates will be attended by representatives from SOPAG (Systemwide Operations and Planning Group), HOPS (Heads of Public Services), HOS (Heads of Systems), HOPS ILL, Interlibrary Loan Managers, Circulation Managers, and Technical Services/Systems staff.

The next meeting will be (South) Monday, October 12 at UC Irvine, 1:00-4:00 p.m. and (North) Thursday, October 15 at UC San Francisco, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Agenda items will include an overview of the PIR Project, interface design, interlibrary loan participation, and publicitity and educational issues.

PIR will be available initially to UC faculty, staff, and graduate students beginning in January of 1999.  Its debut coincides with the release of the revised CDL web site, which will fully integrate collections and services, replacing the current description-only web site.