Annual Meeting Minutes. Included guest speaker Richard Madaus, Technology Curves and Libraries. Small group discussions were held in the afternoon. PALS top priority continues to be operations and support.
2013-10 Acquisitions/Serials User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include Patron Driven Acquisitions, acquisitions workflow, doing another joint workday in 2014, and elections: Mara Wiggins (Southwest Minnesota State University) volunteered to serve as Unit Rep. Jean Kramer (Minnesota State University Moorhead) volunteered to serve as secretary. Both positions were confirmed by a voice vote.
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.
2013-10 Circulation User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include Patron Deletion Processes, the format and length of business meetings, and elections: State University – Christy Boyer (MUO). Private College and University – Ramsey Turner (MBE). Motion passed: Review the MnPALS Consortium Circulation Policy every five years or as needed.
Topics discussed include updating the ILL Policy, direct borrowing and courier services, and elections: Craig Larson (North Hennepin Community College) agreed to extend his term to 2015. Peter Jarnstrom was elected by vote to serve again (with the stipulation that this will be his last term).
2013-10 Reference and Instruction User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include PALSdiscover, EZproxy and StarID, the MnPALS Plus Working Group Report, and elections: Community Colleges selected Rachel Wightman; State Government Libraries selected Betsy Haugen; and State Universities selected Robin Ewing.
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.
2014-10 Acquisitions/Serials User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include Aleph version 22, budgetary issues, options for a new library system, and elections: The group elected Amanda Moeller from Gustavus Adolphus College to replace Nat Gustafson-Sundell and Rachel Wexelbaum as co-conveners.
Topics discussed include sending out an ILL survey to learn about the consortium's ILL operations, reviewing the ILL Policy, updating lists, and elections. Motion passed: The updated ILL Policy was approved and sent to the User Council and Executive Committee for review.
2014-10 Reference and Instruction User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include planning the 2015 spring workday, the future of ILS, and elections: Casey Duevel (Minnesota State University, Mankato), Jessi Zimmerman (Bethany Lutheran College), and Cynthia Jorstad (Northland Community & Technical College).
2014-10 Systems User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include Aleph version 22, current activities of the Reports Work Group, data cleanup to prepare for a new ILS, and elections: Elizabeth Tuckwood (Minnesota State Law Library) replaced Elizabeth Lincoln for Special and State Government Libraries.
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.
2008-10 System User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Discussion included LDAP authentication, planning for workday, and a motion was approved that the Systems Group or Reports group present a webinar in January that identifies reports that will be useful to prepare the ALS survey from NCES and perhaps present a second webinar to discuss problems encountered.
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