The 2013 Systems Workday included sessions on Aleph tables and letters, cataloging for zines, a custom label printing program, PALSconnect Linker and ERM, and Aleph reports for new titles lists and weeding.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Agenda items include sessions on using library data to improve student experiences, library services for partnership students, new models of reference services, library instruction models, and learning from British information literacy models.
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.
Agenda items include sessions on digital asset management (Islandora), e-copy and e-delivery, training effective student workers, EZproxy and D2L, batch deleting discontinued titles, and managing streaming video.
The presentation discusses Islandora and its many functions, as well as how it is used by PALS. It was accompanied by demos that showed attendees how to ingest, edit, and then search various objects with Islandora.
The 2014 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 the PALS Support Center, new lending and replacement lending slips, Islandora growth, and Leech Lake Tribal College joining the Consortium.
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