Agenda items include the University of Minnesota's Scholarly Communication Collaborative, resources on the legislative website, information literacy for students, adapting PALS library services for mobile devices, staffing models for Reference, and implementing Summon at Normandale Community College.
2011-4 Reference and Instruction Workday Mobile Devices PALS Products
The presentation discussed the various PALS services available on mobile devices and ways that other libraries are successfully using mobile interfaces and apps. New functionalities were also introduced, such as PALSconnect Linker, ERM, and PALSevergreen.
Presentation slides given at ILL Circulation Workday, presented by Agnes Lee (Minitex), Peter Jarnstrom (Minnesota State University Mankato), and Sonja Eilertson (PALS). Presentation covers various aspects of the Aleph Circulation module.
2012-10 Circulation User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include patron notification in OPAC, Globe University/Minnesota School of Business leaving the Consortium, new and updated Circulation reports, and elections: Private Colleges and Universities – Karen Ostovich (College of St. Scholastica) is the new representative with Ramsey Turner remaining as an alternate. Community and Technical Colleges – Kim Sy (Normandale Community College) is the new representative.
The presentation covered a variety of topics relating to ILL. Discussions points included e-books, ILL functionality in the next ILS, ILL services for distance and online patrons, locally owned requests, frequently requested titles through ILL, cooperative collection development, and borrowing filled and unfilled requests.
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 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 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.
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.
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