2008-04 Reference and Instruction User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
A motion was made that the Reference User Group recommend to the User Council that we hold one User Group (probably in the Spring) meeting per year and one work day (probably in the fall). Motion passed that MnPALS Access Task force be disbanded. Discussed open source ILS options, a concern expressed that there were "too many irons in the fire" and no consortia consensus.
There were not enough presenters to do a full Reference and Instruction Workday, so the "workday" consisted of two online sessions during the week of March 26, 2012. Sessions included an introduction to the PALS Universe and an open discussion about Reference Collections.
2012-10 Reference and Instruction User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include the mobile version of MnPALS Plus, LibData and LibStats, and elections: Pam Sukalski (Southwest Minnesota State University for State Universities; Jim Parsons (St. Ben’s/St. John’s) for Private Colleges and Universities; Lisa Forslund (North Hennepin Community College) for a 1-year term, and Jennie Simning (Hennepin Technical College-Brooklyn Park) for a 2-year term for the MnSCU Two-year Colleges.
Agenda items include sessions on Systems training, customizing PALSconnect Linker, connecting PubMed to PALSconnect Linker, Electronic Resource Management systems, and how libraries are doing circulation services, reports, and notices.
Agenda items include sessions on the Reports Group's recent activities, Islandora, useful apps for productivity and database access, electronic resources in libraries, RDA, social media, and Aleph Inventory at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
2012-10 Systems User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics of discussion included Aleph version 21, LibData at St. Cloud State University, and elections: State Universities – Pete McDonnell (two-year term) Private Colleges and Universities – Orrin Ausen (one-year term) Two-Year Colleges – Karen Bronshteyn (one-year term) and Randi Madisen (two-year term) State Government/Special Libraries – Elizabeth Lincoln (two-year term). Motion passed: Combine State Government and Special Libraries into one seat on the Systems Steering Committee.
2008-04 Circulation User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Discussion on circulation issues reported on in the Spring 2008 PALS Support and Training Services Report, p.23-24. Additional discussions were on best practices and shortcuts sharing, aleph level statuses, new circ reports in development, and the Consortium's circulation policy. Determined that a workaround so that credits could be sent to ISRS/Business Office as well as debits would take significant resources and could create unseen side effects, but that there might be a solution in Aleph Version 18. If no solution in 18, then workaround request should be dropped. Lengthy discussion of p-circ-77, process to delete expired patrons.
2012-10 User Group Meeting Futures Interest Group Report
The report covers recent activities of the Futures Interest Group (as of fall 2012). FIG discussed learning management systems, preservation/archiving tools, distance education, student success, and citation management software.
2013-10 Systems User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include moving the Minitex and UM ILL units to the PALS office, purchasing licenses for EZproxy, spring 2014 workday sessions, and elections: Tess Kasling volunteered to take over the Private Colleges and Universities position, Michael Kirby volunteered to continue in his position, and Karen Bronshteyn will continue in her position.
This is a message that faculty librarians at Metropolitan State University will send to faculty members in their liaison areas after a more general message is sent to the entire University community from Dean Clausen.
2008-10 User Group Meeting Inventory Management Breakout Session Inventory Manual
Summary: ADMs differ on how they want to conduct their inventory; i.e. online manual or batch. This session will touch on three areas: 1) central server site issues ranging from providing the file from the alephe/scratch or data/scratch directories to configuring the Shelf Report Number (SRN), 2) an ADM library's experiences with the online manual inventory using a wireless laptop, and 3) an ADM library's experiences using the batch inventory in conjunction with an RFID reader. We will try to leave time for a question and answer session. This is documentation related to the inventory process.
2011-4 Reference and Instruction Workday Presentation
The presentation covered the 2011 Reference and Instruction Workday agenda, the new PALS website, PALSconnect, Aleph version 20, PALSevergreen, the MnPALS Future Interest Group, and MnPALS Plus enhancements.
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