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.
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes. Two motions of "thank you" for Becky Bell and for Linda Richter were approved. Todd Digby introduced the new Director of MnPALS, Stephen Elfstrand. Mark Scipioni has been brought in as a consultant from Minnesota Department of Administration. Motions passed from PALS Centralization survey report: to customize XSL forms and to upgrade forms customization from version to version. Motion passed: to consolidate PALS e-mail lists. Motion passed: to accept Version 18 draft project plan document. Motion failed: have a steering committee be involved as an advisory board to any staffing issues relating to services provided by the PALS office. Stephen Elfstrand demoed the discovery tool that Al Rykhus has been working with (based on PRIMO open source). By consensus agreed that Stephen will pursue the development/exploration of open source.
User Council Meeting Minutes. PALS Office formed a marketing committee. Motion passed: to restructure User Group meetings to one hour subsystem group meetings for business only and add breakout sessions. Mike Barnett retired.
Notes from the ILL user group meeting. Topics of discussion include the direct borrowing survey, review steering committee membership, Minitex report, discussion about user group meetings and workdays. Includes the PALS report by Sonja Eilertson. Also Cynthia Jorstad (Northland Community and Technical College, Thief River Falls) made a motion to combine the community college and technical college steering committee positions into one two-year college position and to add a representative at large to the ILL steering committee. Motion passed.
Executive Committee Web Meeting. Motion tabled: User Council recommends that the Governance Structure be changed to allow an at-large representative from a consolidated or technical college to be elected to User Council for further discussion. Motion passed: Executive Committee accepts the motion from the User Council: that the PALS office expedite the upgrade to version 19, pending a 30 day review by consortium members. Motion passed: to redraft and send to MnPALS consortium the document to set up the Consortium Needs Assessment Task Force.
2008-04-17 Cataloging User Group Minutes and Agenda
User group meeting minutes for Spring 2008. Main topics of discussion include frequency of user group meetings, and workday discussion. Includes a discussion on course reserves based on question from Lisa Lentz. Other business included various Task Force reports, a discussion on open source, and possible ELUNA presentations. There was a motion made by Adam Marsnik for User Group to be held once a year and workday once a year. Vote was for fall Workday and Spring User Group.
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes. Elections held. Motion passed: to have PALS authorization to ask staff to be on call on weekdays if needed. Motion passed: for a report on web OPAC customization. Motion passed: to involve the User Council and the Executive Committee in a strategic planning for a one day meeting (possibly two) with a facilitator.
User Council Meeting Minutes. Elections held. It was suggested that the MnSCU Library Director's website be linked from the PALS Website. It was recommended and approved that the Task Force chairs work on revising the current Task Force document.
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes. Michael Barnett has retired. The PALS Office has been exploring a partnership with the CUFTS project in Canada. PALS brokered Link Manager and OCLC WorldCat with OCLC. Stephen Elfstrand will be serving on the MnLINK RFP Committee. Motion passed: the Fall User Groups will be one hour in length; the rest of the time will be used for breakout sessions and to lengthen the general session. User groups are interested in doing workdays.
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.
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