There were not enough presenters to do a full Reference and Instruction Workday, so the "workday" consisted of two online sessions during the week of March 26, 2012. Sessions included an introduction to the PALS Universe and an open discussion about Reference Collections.
Agenda items include sessions on the Reports Group's recent activities, Islandora, useful apps for productivity and database access, electronic resources in libraries, RDA, social media, and Aleph Inventory at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
2012-10 User Group Meeting Futures Interest Group Report
The report covers recent activities of the Futures Interest Group (as of fall 2012). FIG discussed learning management systems, preservation/archiving tools, distance education, student success, and citation management software.
The 2012 PALS Report includes all Aleph Subsystem Reports, news relating to PALS products and services, and recent activities of the various Task Forces and Office Teams. Highlights include updates to many reports and tables, the MnPALS Plus mobile website, and a new web interface for patron booking.
The report details the User Council meetings from fall 2011 to fall 2012. Topics discussed at meetings included the 2011 User Group Meeting, MnPALS Future ILS Task Force, the PALS Universe proposal, and Aleph version 21.
The presentation covered a variety of topics relating to ILL. Discussions points included e-books, ILL functionality in the next ILS, ILL services for distance and online patrons, locally owned requests, frequently requested titles through ILL, cooperative collection development, and borrowing filled and unfilled requests.
2012-10 User Group Meeting Executive Director Report
The presentation covered strategic goals for 2013 to 2015. Goals included strengthening PALS' financial position, using Islandora Digital Asset Management System, and investigating Open Access Publishing Systems.
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