2011-10 User Group Meeting Reports Work Group Highlights 2010-2011
The report recounts the highlights of the Reports Work Group from 2010 to 2011. The group met bimonthly via conference call to discuss creating new reports, improving existing reports, phasing out Priv-20, and how to answer IPED/NCES/ALS statistical questions with Aleph reports.
2011-10 Cataloging User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include potentially disbanding the Authorities Task Force, MARC changes, fixed fields in SYS01, the spring 2012 workday, and elections. Motion passed: Lori Pesik made a motion to use the Ex Libris tag information, and any help information about the tags, instead of using any PALS customization.
2011-10 Reference and Instruction User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include labeling streaming videos, new MARC tags for RDA, and elections: Amanda Bolland, Bethany Lutheran College, and Travis Dolence, MSU Moorhead volunteered for the two At Large Member positions. The volunteers were approved by acclamation. Motions passed: Change the wording when ILL requests are submitted to “Request created successfully. Check Your Borrowing Record for more information.” The next item was a recommendation to change the language in the OPAC when ILL items are intransit between libraries from “Intransit/Sublibrary” to “ILL.” The final item on the PALS report was a recommendation to change the language in the OPAC from “Print Book” to “Printed Book.”
The presentation offered a look at PALS' new website (as of 2011) and how to log in to access some new features, such as the forum and wiki. It also went through how to enter and manage requests in the support center.
2011-4 Circulation/ILL Workday Library Services to Distance/Online Patrons
The presentation accompanied a discussion where panelists from several libraries talked about their services for distance and online patrons. Specific topics discussed included libraries' individual policies, administrative support for online services, the best ways to assist distance and online patrons, and more.
The presentation discussed how to keep circulation tables up-to-date in each new academic year by adjusting circulation due dates, PLIF loader dates, patron expire dates, circulation overdue notices and bills, and calendar hours.
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