Agenda items included the ILL Subsystem Business Meeting, Circulation Subsystem Business Meeting, Systems Subsystem Business Meeting, Reference Subsystem Business Meeting, Cataloging Subsystem Business Meeting, Acquisitions/Serials Subsystem Business Meeting, and breakout sessions.
The report discusses the creation of a voluntary Futures Interest Group to explore topics of interest to the consortium. Potential topics include discovery tools, Open Source ILS options, digital institutional repositories, extensible cataloging, distance education, library management, collection development, LibData, and LibStats.
The 2012 PALS Report includes all Aleph Subsystem Reports, news relating to PALS products and services, and recent activities of the various Task Forces and Office Teams. Highlights include updates to many reports and tables, the MnPALS Plus mobile website, and a new web interface for patron booking.
2013-10 Acquisitions/Serials User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include Patron Driven Acquisitions, acquisitions workflow, doing another joint workday in 2014, and elections: Mara Wiggins (Southwest Minnesota State University) volunteered to serve as Unit Rep. Jean Kramer (Minnesota State University Moorhead) volunteered to serve as secretary. Both positions were confirmed by a voice vote.
Agenda items include sessions on training and supervising library student workers, Aleph booking, delivering articles electronically, dealing with overdue and lost ILL requests, and copyright issues in public services.
2013-10 Circulation User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include Patron Deletion Processes, the format and length of business meetings, and elections: State University – Christy Boyer (MUO). Private College and University – Ramsey Turner (MBE). Motion passed: Review the MnPALS Consortium Circulation Policy every five years or as needed.
Topics discussed include updating the ILL Policy, direct borrowing and courier services, and elections: Craig Larson (North Hennepin Community College) agreed to extend his term to 2015. Peter Jarnstrom was elected by vote to serve again (with the stipulation that this will be his last term).
2013-10 Reference and Instruction User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include PALSdiscover, EZproxy and StarID, the MnPALS Plus Working Group Report, and elections: Community Colleges selected Rachel Wightman; State Government Libraries selected Betsy Haugen; and State Universities selected Robin Ewing.
Agenda items include sessions on copyright issues in higher education, MnPALS Plus version 2, Web-Scale Discovery, RDA changes affecting record display in OPAC/MnPALS Plus, SubjectsPlus, and online library instruction.
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