Presentation slides for the Report of the Executive Director to the Annual Meeting of the Consortium of MnPALS Libraries. Introduces new PALS staff, topics include supporting the life cycle of knowledge from creation to curation (research data, Islandora, open access publishing, library management systems, discovery systems, DAM, institutional repositories. Also covers strategic plan goals, library management systems update, Evergreen, future ILS, web scale discovery, and VuFind.
Official PALS report for the Fall 2010 User Group. Includes Aleph Subsystem Reports, Task Force reports, Office Team reports, Aleph Version 19 and 20 new OPAC features. Location of meeting not given. Possibly at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota.
User Council Meeting Minutes. Motion passed: that the top 3 priorities for this year are Migration, ILL, and version 17. Motion passed: that the PALS office continue to communicate regarding approved changes as they are done; and identify approved changes likely to be worked on in the coming year. Additionally, Council requests that the PALS office communicate which approved changes they expect will be fixed in version 17, and which approved changes are unlikely to be addressed this year. Motion passed: The User Council will override the current bylaws and temporarily allow a librarian currently not in the Serials and Acquisitions area to convene this user group. Motion passed: Until all the MnPALS consortium libraries are on version 17, or until the Access Task Force has a chair, the group will focus on the following two efforts. 1) Review the backlog of approved work requests from the Access Task Force and the Customization Task Force that preceded it, to reconsider the work and priorities assigned. 2) Focus on textual issues related to the public access screens. The name of the User Council will be "Consortium of MnPALS Libraries User Council." Motion passed: The User Council appoint Keith Ewing to serve as the MATF Chair through the spring of 2006.
Technical Services Report for Annual Meeting. WebPALS shut down on August 24, 2006. Access to mainframe turned off in October, 2006; still running for registration data. Will get permanently shut down once UNIX server is set up.
2010-10 Circulation User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include voting for circulation module enhancements, version 20 migration, a joint workday with ILL, and elections: Ramsey Turner (BLC), Jay Nordstrom (GAC), and Jennifer Bruce (UCR) with term starting October 31, 2010.
User Council Meeting Minutes. Group consensus was that focus should be on upgrading to version 18, prioritizing of the most needed changes and fixes, and relegating outstanding problem tickets to the back burner. Recommended that PALS close the Aleph-Migration listserv. Recommended creating a new electronic list devoted to maintenance and system alerts. Motion passed: that customization and upgrading of XSL forms, and assisting with table changes during version upgrades should be priorities for centralization of tasks to the PALS office. Motion passed: to recommend to the Executive Committee that the PALS Draft Project Plan be approved. Motion passed: to recommend to Executive Committee that Booking be investigated as soon after the version 18 upgrade as possible.
Motions Passed: That the User Council accepts as completed the work of the DTTF and disband the group while establishing working groups for any new discovery tools and services PALS may be exploring; that the User Council establishes a “MnPALS Plus Working Group” to provide oversight for decision-making for MnPALS Plus; that all future suggestions and requests for refinements and enhancements to MnPALS Plus should be submitted to a MnPALS Plus board created on MnPALS forums. Bug reports should continue to be reported through the Support Center; recommend that the Executive Committee consider that the Needs Assessment Task Force draft a proactive Library 2020 document as an informative response to MnSCU 2020.
Motion passed: That the MnPALS Strategic Plan dated December 2006, be reviewed by all Executive Committee members before the next quarterly meeting and discussed as an agenda item at the November meeting.
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