2011-4 Reference and Instruction Workday Presentation
The presentation covered the 2011 Reference and Instruction Workday agenda, the new PALS website, PALSconnect, Aleph version 20, PALSevergreen, the MnPALS Future Interest Group, and MnPALS Plus enhancements.
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).
2004 10 User Group Minutes of the MnSCU Cataloging User Group Meeting
Minutes taken by Dennis Meissner, Minnesota Historical Society, with contributions by Monica Ralston. Includes PALS report, by Mary Ann Greenwald. Other topics include Effecting Change via NAUUG Voting, Marketing Task Force Representative, and Support Pilot Project for Interlibrary Collaboration and Reduced Reliance on Central PALS Staff, PALS workplan priorities. Bobby Bothman presented concerns and proposals from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Several actions were taken in response to his concerns. Monica Ralston also presented several concerns from the Minnesota Historical Society. Several actions were taken. A motion was moved and passed that gives PALS libraries the option to use third party records. See document for details. Adam Marsnik moved that PALS investigate the procedure of sending third party record holdings back to OCLC and that this be reported by January 1, 2005. Motion passed.
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