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.
2012-4 Acquisitions/Serials and Cataloging Workday Agenda
Agenda items include sessions on copyright for digital media, bibliographic metadata in RDA, moving from print to electronic journals, digital resource sets in MnPALS Plus, genre and form headings for moving images, Century College Library's experience with e-books, and preparing for the Library of Congress to implement RDA.
2012-4 Acquisitions/Serials and Cataloging Workday MnPALS Plus Digital Sets
The presentation discussed MnPALS Plus digital resource sets. Sets are loaded into MnPALS Plus for patron discovery and access. Sets mentioned in the presentation include Films on Demand, Credo Reference, ebrary, Alexander Street Press Video, Oxford Reference, MN Digital Library Collections, and Minitex eBooks.
Agenda items include sessions on creating collective knowledge resources, updating the Consortium Circulation Policy, using Google Docs for record keeping in Traditional and Electronic Reserves, and training Circulation and ILL student employees.
2012-10 Circulation User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include patron notification in OPAC, Globe University/Minnesota School of Business leaving the Consortium, new and updated Circulation reports, and elections: Private Colleges and Universities – Karen Ostovich (College of St. Scholastica) is the new representative with Ramsey Turner remaining as an alternate. Community and Technical Colleges – Kim Sy (Normandale Community College) is the new representative.
2012-4 Circulation/ILL Workday Circulation Training
The presentation goes through training for Circulation student employees at Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library. It includes information about differentiating between MnPALS and Aleph, checking out items, and working with ILL.
There were not enough presenters to do a full Reference and Instruction Workday, so the "workday" consisted of two online sessions during the week of March 26, 2012. Sessions included an introduction to the PALS Universe and an open discussion about Reference Collections.
2012-10 Reference and Instruction User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include the mobile version of MnPALS Plus, LibData and LibStats, and elections: Pam Sukalski (Southwest Minnesota State University for State Universities; Jim Parsons (St. Ben’s/St. John’s) for Private Colleges and Universities; Lisa Forslund (North Hennepin Community College) for a 1-year term, and Jennie Simning (Hennepin Technical College-Brooklyn Park) for a 2-year term for the MnSCU Two-year Colleges.
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