Executive Committee Meeting Minutes. Two motions of "thank you" for Becky Bell and for Linda Richter were approved. Todd Digby introduced the new Director of MnPALS, Stephen Elfstrand. Mark Scipioni has been brought in as a consultant from Minnesota Department of Administration. Motions passed from PALS Centralization survey report: to customize XSL forms and to upgrade forms customization from version to version. Motion passed: to consolidate PALS e-mail lists. Motion passed: to accept Version 18 draft project plan document. Motion failed: have a steering committee be involved as an advisory board to any staffing issues relating to services provided by the PALS office. Stephen Elfstrand demoed the discovery tool that Al Rykhus has been working with (based on PRIMO open source). By consensus agreed that Stephen will pursue the development/exploration of open source.
2008-10 User Group Meeting Executive Committee Report
Executive Committee report at the Fall 2008 User Group Meeting. This report contains highlights on major issues throughout the year, including investigating Aleph Version 19, open source ILS alternatives, marketing opportunities for MnPALS Plus Discovery, a needs assessment to operationalize the strategic plan, and governance structure.
PowerPoint. Kuali OLE: A Next-Generation ILS Partnership. Virtual presentation by Robert H. McDonald, Associate Dean for Library Technologies-Indiana University; Director Kuali OLE Community Development.
The report describes four User Council meetings from fall 2012 to fall 2013. Topics discussed at meetings include planning workdays and the 2013 User Group Meeting, web-scale discovery, and ILS options.
2013-10 User Group Meeting Library Use and Academic Success
This report was the focus of a breakout session at the fall 2013 User Group Meeting. It discusses the results of a study conducted at the University of Minnesota that found students who use library resources have a higher GPA their first semester and higher retention from fall to spring.
2013-10 User Group Meeting Library Resources Normandale
The presentation covers library resources and services that are available for Normandale Partnership Students. It discusses the opening of Normandale's Partnership Center and how the library is helping students transition into partnership studies.
2013-10 User Group Meeting Futures Interest Group Report
The report lists the Libraries Futures Interest Group's meetings and conference calls from fall 2012 to fall 2013. Topics of discussion included e-readers and e-books, linked data, social media, mobile apps, and planning future meetings.
The document lists improvements to existing reports and new reports created by the Reports Work Group from fall 2012 to fall 2013. New reports include an ILL Lending report, a cash transactions report, and a report containing information about unfilled journal requests.
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