2008-04 User Group Support and Training Services Report
Full PALS report for the 2008 Spring User Group Meeting, covering support and training services, subsystem reports (acquisitions, serials, cataloging, and more). Includes statistics on support tickets.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
Document for presentation at Cataloging Workday in September 2007. Covers Aleph reports that are useful for cataloging purposes. These include Count of New and Updated Catalog Records by Cataloger, Titles Never Loaned, Items Not Linked to Holding Records, Non-Deleted ADM Docs that don't have links, Titles in a Collection, and instructions on exporting to Microsoft Excel 2007.
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