2011-10 User Group Meeting Executive Director Report
The presentation discussed goals for 2012 to 2015. Goals included becoming financially sustainable, improve Aleph operations and customer support, be the Premier Evergreen Service Provider in the Upper Midwest, improve user discovery, create new products and services, and improve customer satisfaction.
Agenda items include sessions on PALSconnect Linker, OCLC's Bibliographic Notification Service, trimming the serials budget, communicating with the Consortium through the PALS website, St. Cloud University's use of LibData and Research Project, and the future of Minnesota libraries. Century College's acquisition of the Fire Library collection was also discussed.
The 2011 PALS Report focused on Aleph subsystems, updates to PALS products and services (EZproxy, MnPALS Plus, PALSconnect Linker, PALSconnect ERM, Evergreen), and current activities of task forces and office teams. Highlights include global changes to bibliographic records to reflect new MARC standards and testing Aleph version 21 before Consortium-wide implementation.
2011-10 User Group Meeting Futures Interest Group Report
The report lists the FIG meetings that took place from fall 2010 to fall 2012. Topics discussed include federated vs. aggregated search, eXtensible Catalog, legal issues with e-books and e-readers, mobile access to library resources, and digital asset management.
2011-10 User Group Meeting Reports Work Group Highlights 2010-2011
The report recounts the highlights of the Reports Work Group from 2010 to 2011. The group met bimonthly via conference call to discuss creating new reports, improving existing reports, phasing out Priv-20, and how to answer IPED/NCES/ALS statistical questions with Aleph reports.
The report describes User Council meetings from fall 2010 to fall 2011. Meeting topics included better ways to prepare for User Group elections and workday planning. Over the course of the year, the Reference User Group changed its name to the Reference and Instruction User Group. The Cataloging User Group changed its governance structure to have three representatives from any two-year institution on the steering committee, rather than from a specific type of two-year institution.
2011-10 Cataloging User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include potentially disbanding the Authorities Task Force, MARC changes, fixed fields in SYS01, the spring 2012 workday, and elections. Motion passed: Lori Pesik made a motion to use the Ex Libris tag information, and any help information about the tags, instead of using any PALS customization.
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