Executive Committee Meeting Minutes. Michael Barnett has retired. The PALS Office has been exploring a partnership with the CUFTS project in Canada. PALS brokered Link Manager and OCLC WorldCat with OCLC. Stephen Elfstrand will be serving on the MnLINK RFP Committee. Motion passed: the Fall User Groups will be one hour in length; the rest of the time will be used for breakout sessions and to lengthen the general session. User groups are interested in doing workdays.
Executive Committee Web Meeting. Motion tabled: User Council recommends that the Governance Structure be changed to allow an at-large representative from a consolidated or technical college to be elected to User Council for further discussion. Motion passed: Executive Committee accepts the motion from the User Council: that the PALS office expedite the upgrade to version 19, pending a 30 day review by consortium members. Motion passed: to redraft and send to MnPALS consortium the document to set up the Consortium Needs Assessment Task Force.
2008-04 Acquisitions/Serials User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Reviewed PALS report. Email lists reduced to two: MnPALS Announce & MnPALS Discuss. Elections were held. Secretary - Michelle Ehlert (Metro State) was unanimously approved. User Council Representative-Heather Biedermann (MSU-Mankato) was unanimously approved. Both are for 2 year terms beginning in May. Michelle will also serve as an alternate to the User Council. Aleph version 18 enhancements discussed.
2008-04 Circulation User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Discussion on circulation issues reported on in the Spring 2008 PALS Support and Training Services Report, p.23-24. Additional discussions were on best practices and shortcuts sharing, aleph level statuses, new circ reports in development, and the Consortium's circulation policy. Determined that a workaround so that credits could be sent to ISRS/Business Office as well as debits would take significant resources and could create unseen side effects, but that there might be a solution in Aleph Version 18. If no solution in 18, then workaround request should be dropped. Lengthy discussion of p-circ-77, process to delete expired patrons.
Reviewed how to set up administration for new Aleph ILL in GUI client. Minitex gave an update and presentation which illustrated that MINITEX delivered 900,000 items in 2007-2008 and in 2008-2009 they currently are seeing a 36% (32,000) increase of items delivered to date. Further discussion included topics such as borrowing agreements between libraries led by Pam Sukalski (now Pam Gladis) and Peter Jarnstrom, the ILL Protocols Document, and interlibrary loan and open source. There was also a Version 18 Q & A.
2008-04 Reference and Instruction User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
A motion was made that the Reference User Group recommend to the User Council that we hold one User Group (probably in the Spring) meeting per year and one work day (probably in the fall). Motion passed that MnPALS Access Task force be disbanded. Discussed open source ILS options, a concern expressed that there were "too many irons in the fire" and no consortia consensus.
2008-04 Systems User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Minutes and agenda for the Spring 2008 User Group Meeting. Carrie Curie recorder. There was a lot of discussions on EZProxy implementation, conversion from LibProxy. Other discussions included the Reports Group as a deciding and peer-review group, statistics for NCES survey (formerly IPEDS), Aleph Version 18 inter-library-loan privileges, and using an email address to link LDAP and ALEPH.
2008-04-17 Cataloging User Group Minutes and Agenda
User group meeting minutes for Spring 2008. Main topics of discussion include frequency of user group meetings, and workday discussion. Includes a discussion on course reserves based on question from Lisa Lentz. Other business included various Task Force reports, a discussion on open source, and possible ELUNA presentations. There was a motion made by Adam Marsnik for User Group to be held once a year and workday once a year. Vote was for fall Workday and Spring User Group.
2008-10 Acquisitions/Serials User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Dee Nolan describes upcoming functional training on aquisitions, discussion on reports for dealing with serials and local holding records, reports useful for completing library surveys such as NCES (formerly IPEDS), and planning for workday.
2008-10 Cataloging User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Discussion on global changes to bibliographic or holding records, automatic creation of holding and item records, local holding records, creation of ADM (administrative) record. and workday planning. Included an additional discussion of ebook MARC records.
2008-10 Interlibrary Loan User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Discussions during meeting included direct borrowing, revisions to policy and procedures statement on ILL (interlibrary loan), changes to interlibrary loan form, the PALS report, and workday planning. Motions were made and passed. Included amendment to the policy and procedure statement by MnPALS Libraries. Add Minneapolis Public Library at end of first sentence. Seconded by Joan and motion passed. An additional motion made: to remove asterisk from mandatory fields and add the phrase “Missing or incorrect information may delay filling your request.“
2008-10 Reference and Instruction User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Discussion on reconfiguring OPAC display order, adding 880 MARC fields for alternate characters to edit-doc-999 for display in OPAC. Bobby Bothman would like them to appear in main record display. Examples are: ocm138759778 ocm184986922 ocm36661830 ocm60609011.
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