Move to combine the categories of Community College and Technical Colleges within the membership paragraph, yet retain four total members for the combined category. (moved to amend the motion, to drop it for this month.) Robbie LaFleur will draft the new language, to be approved by the Executive Committee at the February meeting. Final authorization could take place at the Annual Meeting. Motion to ask the User Council to come up with a proposal for a new User Group structure by the February meeting.
User Council Web Meeting. Motion passed: Expedite the upgrade to version 19, pending a 30-day review by consortium members. Motion passed: that User Groups be held in conjunction with the Regional Ex Libris User Group meeting; alternate dates would be the sometime from November 29 to October 2, with a Twin Cities location. PALS will send out an announcement to notify people about the switch to the Forums calendar. Motion passed: request that the Executive Committee change the governance structure document to allow an at-large position to the User Council from a consolidated or technical college.
Motions passed: That the User Council establish 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 the MnPALS forums. Bug reports should continue to be reported through the Support Center; 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; User Council recommended the Governance Structure be changed to allow an at-large representative from a consolidated, community, or technical college to be elected to User Council; increase User fees by 7% for FY2010; A motion to approve the increase in participant charges for PALS effective July 1, 2009; Vote for members of the Needs Assessment Task Force and that this group also work on a Library 2020 document in response to the MnSCU 2020.
Meetings that took place include: Acquisitions/Serials Subsystem Business Meeting, Cataloging Subsystem Business Meeting, Reference Subsystem Business Meeting, Systems Subsystem Business Meeting, Circulation Subsystem Business Meeting, and ILL Subsystem Business Meeting.
2008 02 User Council and Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
Joint User Council and Executive Committee Meeting Minutes. PALS will not be buying ARC2. The discovery tool is ready. Koha, Equinox, and Evergreen demos coming up. Proxy server upgrade to EZproxy. Discussion on Consortium’s Future Direction and Members’ Needs.
User Council Meeting Minutes. Motion passed to have one User Group meeting per year. Motion passed to have User Group meetings in the fall. Motion passed: In order to operationalize the Strategic Plan, the User Council recommends that the Executive Committee create a task force to establish processes to determine the needs of member libraries, to monitor future directions of technology to support library services and operations, and to move forward.
2008-10 Reference and Instruction User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Discussion on reconfiguring OPAC display order, adding 880 MARC fields for alternate characters to edit-doc-999 for display in OPAC. Bobby Bothman would like them to appear in main record display. Examples are: ocm138759778 ocm184986922 ocm36661830 ocm60609011.
2008-10 User Group Meeting ILL/CIRC Overdues Tables Breakout Session
This breakout session will focus on the setup in tab18 and tab32 so your library can send circulation overdue notices to your patrons who have a loan for an ILL request. Also how to send notices to a borrowing library will be talked about. Presenters/Moderators were Susan Dueis and Sonja Eilertson.
2008-10 System User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Discussion included LDAP authentication, planning for workday, and a motion was approved that the Systems Group or Reports group present a webinar in January that identifies reports that will be useful to prepare the ALS survey from NCES and perhaps present a second webinar to discuss problems encountered.
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