Executive Committee Meeting Minutes. Motion passed: to drop any consideration of going with ARC2. Motion passed: MnPALS staff will focus available resources to consortium-wide activities and innovative services such as Version 18 features, open source initiatives, and improvements to user interfaces. MnPALS will not move towards the implementation of Aleph Version 19 unless Executive Committee directs. The Innovation and Project Management Coordinator is a new idea and would oversee teams such as Open Source ILS, EZproxy, OpenURL, etc. Motion passed: to accept changes to Participant Library Charges.
Joint User Council and Executive Committee Meeting Minutes. Rasmussen College is withdrawing from Consortium. Discovery Tool Task Force disbanded, but is “open” for the next discovery tool or service the consortium might want to develop. Motion passed: that the Executive Committee form a group to address the governance structure issues, to make recommendations, and to report back to User Council and Executive Committee after the Fall 2009 User Group meeting.
Executive Director's Report for Annual Meeting. Includes update from the PALS office, update on Aleph implementation, Eta Libraries, ILL, future Aleph versions, the PALS software, finances, and LaSSSI (Large Scale Shared Systems Initiative).
Adoption of the document, Statements of Consortium Vision, as amended by members at the April, 2012 Annual Meeting, was moved, seconded, and passed. The EC adopted the charge of the Web Scale Discovery Task Force as presented on the PALS wiki. https://wiki.mnpals.org/index.php/Refining_the_Charge
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