2010-10 Acquisitions/Serials User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include concerns about EBSCO's service and serial pricing, the subsystem version 20 update, workdays, and elections: The group unanimously voted for Rachel to continue as Convener. Sarah Monson was elected Recorder for a two year term, effective fall 2010.
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes. Resolution with Ex Libris regarding Aleph maintenance contract; working with Minnesota State University, Mankato to implement a virtual machine (VM) cluster; discussion about governance structure being based on the old module-based PALS structure; PALS commitment to Evergreen; second Location for PALS Office discussion; 360 Degree Feedback (Performance Reviews) for Stephen Elfstrand and Todd Digby; spending cuts for PALS Office; transferring staff knowledge.
Minutes from Fall 2012 Circulation User Group meeting at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN. Topics include the PALS report, recent PALS developments relevant to Circulation, course reserves, Aleph version 21. MnPALS Consortium Circulation Policy Revisions were approved without edits. Will be forwarded to the User Council for Approval. Workday evaluation results were presented.
User Council Meeting Minutes. Motion passed: that the top 3 priorities for this year are Migration, ILL, and version 17. Motion passed: that the PALS office continue to communicate regarding approved changes as they are done; and identify approved changes likely to be worked on in the coming year. Additionally, Council requests that the PALS office communicate which approved changes they expect will be fixed in version 17, and which approved changes are unlikely to be addressed this year. Motion passed: The User Council will override the current bylaws and temporarily allow a librarian currently not in the Serials and Acquisitions area to convene this user group. Motion passed: Until all the MnPALS consortium libraries are on version 17, or until the Access Task Force has a chair, the group will focus on the following two efforts. 1) Review the backlog of approved work requests from the Access Task Force and the Customization Task Force that preceded it, to reconsider the work and priorities assigned. 2) Focus on textual issues related to the public access screens. The name of the User Council will be "Consortium of MnPALS Libraries User Council." Motion passed: The User Council appoint Keith Ewing to serve as the MATF Chair through the spring of 2006.
2010-10 Circulation User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include voting for circulation module enhancements, version 20 migration, a joint workday with ILL, and elections: Ramsey Turner (BLC), Jay Nordstrom (GAC), and Jennifer Bruce (UCR) with term starting October 31, 2010.
User Council Meeting Minutes. Group consensus was that focus should be on upgrading to version 18, prioritizing of the most needed changes and fixes, and relegating outstanding problem tickets to the back burner. Recommended that PALS close the Aleph-Migration listserv. Recommended creating a new electronic list devoted to maintenance and system alerts. Motion passed: that customization and upgrading of XSL forms, and assisting with table changes during version upgrades should be priorities for centralization of tasks to the PALS office. Motion passed: to recommend to the Executive Committee that the PALS Draft Project Plan be approved. Motion passed: to recommend to Executive Committee that Booking be investigated as soon after the version 18 upgrade as possible.
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