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.
2014-10 Cataloging User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include printing issues with Aleph version 22, the future of the RDA Task Force, headings in OCLC records, and elections: Dianne Narum (Bemidji State University) will represent State University Libraries, Mike Rybak (Inver Hills Community College) will represent Two-Year Colleges, and Sarah Quimby (Minnesota Historical Society) will continue to represent Special and State Government Libraries.
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).
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 covers the creation of e-copy requests, e-copy potential supplier lists, and what happens when a lending library ships a request as an e-copy or c-copy. Options for e-delivery were also discussed.
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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