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.
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.
2013-10 Cataloging User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include RDA-related changes to Aleph, the Indexing Task Force report, webinars about cataloging serials and music scores, file-90 and OCLC matching, and elections: Robin Horowitz (Special and State Libraries), Adam Marsnik (Normandale Community College) and Lori Pesik (Private Colleges and Universities) all agreed to serve another term..
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.
2013-10 Systems User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include moving the Minitex and UM ILL units to the PALS office, purchasing licenses for EZproxy, spring 2014 workday sessions, and elections: Tess Kasling volunteered to take over the Private Colleges and Universities position, Michael Kirby volunteered to continue in his position, and Karen Bronshteyn will continue in her position.
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.
Agenda items include sessions on training and supervising library student workers, Aleph booking, delivering articles electronically, dealing with overdue and lost ILL requests, and copyright issues in public services.
2013-4 Acquisitions/Serials and Cataloging Workday Agenda
Agenda items include sessions on implementing RDA, elements of RDA relating to electronic resources, support for Open Education Resources, copyright education on campus, and using the EDI invoicing feature.
2013-4 Acquisitions/Serials and Cataloging Workday RDA Name Authority Changes
The presentation discusses RDA changes to the LC/NACO Name Authority FIle in Aleph. It goes through new MARC fields and changes to headings, dates, music, and treaties. There was also a focus on the MnPALS and Aleph updating process.
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