Agenda items include sessions on PALSconnect Linker, OCLC's Bibliographic Notification Service, trimming the serials budget, communicating with the Consortium through the PALS website, St. Cloud University's use of LibData and Research Project, and the future of Minnesota libraries. Century College's acquisition of the Fire Library collection was also discussed.
The 2011 PALS Report focused on Aleph subsystems, updates to PALS products and services (EZproxy, MnPALS Plus, PALSconnect Linker, PALSconnect ERM, Evergreen), and current activities of task forces and office teams. Highlights include global changes to bibliographic records to reflect new MARC standards and testing Aleph version 21 before Consortium-wide implementation.
2011-10 User Group Meeting Futures Interest Group Report
The report lists the FIG meetings that took place from fall 2010 to fall 2012. Topics discussed include federated vs. aggregated search, eXtensible Catalog, legal issues with e-books and e-readers, mobile access to library resources, and digital asset management.
Agenda items include sessions on the Reports Group's recent activities, Islandora, useful apps for productivity and database access, electronic resources in libraries, RDA, social media, and Aleph Inventory at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
2012-10 User Group Meeting Futures Interest Group Report
The report covers recent activities of the Futures Interest Group (as of fall 2012). FIG discussed learning management systems, preservation/archiving tools, distance education, student success, and citation management software.
Presentation slides from a presentation given at Fall 2010 User Groups. The presentation is described as "a general session on tips and sharing about borrowing and lending requests." No information given on who the presenters were, or the location where the presentation was made.
Agenda items included the ILL Subsystem Business Meeting, Circulation Subsystem Business Meeting, Systems Subsystem Business Meeting, Reference Subsystem Business Meeting, Cataloging Subsystem Business Meeting, Acquisitions/Serials Subsystem Business Meeting, and breakout sessions.
The report discusses the creation of a voluntary Futures Interest Group to explore topics of interest to the consortium. Potential topics include discovery tools, Open Source ILS options, digital institutional repositories, extensible cataloging, distance education, library management, collection development, LibData, and LibStats.
The 2012 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 many reports and tables, the MnPALS Plus mobile website, and a new web interface for patron booking.
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