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.
2008-10 Cataloging User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Discussion on global changes to bibliographic or holding records, automatic creation of holding and item records, local holding records, creation of ADM (administrative) record. and workday planning. Included an additional discussion of ebook MARC records.
2014-4 Acquisitions/Serials Workday Spring Cleaning
The document covers seven clean-up areas for Acquisitions/Serials data. It includes examples of how to clean data in invoices, monograph orders, budgets, standing orders, serial orders, subscription records, and orders without attached BIB or ADM records.
The presentation shows how social media can be used to market a library. Livingston Lord Library of MSU, Moorhead used Facebook to share renovation updates, a blog to share important news and collection information, and a chat function on their website to communicate with patrons.
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.
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