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 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.
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.
The 2013 Systems Workday included sessions on Aleph tables and letters, cataloging for zines, a custom label printing program, PALSconnect Linker and ERM, and Aleph reports for new titles lists and weeding.
2012-10 Acquisitions/Serials User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include using the EDI Invoicing procedure through Baker & Taylor or Yankee Book Peddler, Aleph version 21 enhancements, and elections: Nat Gustafson-Sundell and Rachel Wexelbaum were elected for a two-year term for 2012 to 2014. Becky Schwartzkopf agreed to act as recorder for 2012 to 2014.
2012-10 Systems User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics of discussion included Aleph version 21, LibData at St. Cloud State University, and elections: State Universities – Pete McDonnell (two-year term) Private Colleges and Universities – Orrin Ausen (one-year term) Two-Year Colleges – Karen Bronshteyn (one-year term) and Randi Madisen (two-year term) State Government/Special Libraries – Elizabeth Lincoln (two-year term). Motion passed: Combine State Government and Special Libraries into one seat on the Systems Steering Committee.
2012-10 User Group Meeting Executive Director Report
The presentation covered strategic goals for 2013 to 2015. Goals included strengthening PALS' financial position, using Islandora Digital Asset Management System, and investigating Open Access Publishing Systems.
2011-4 Reference and Instruction Workday Presentation
The presentation covered the 2011 Reference and Instruction Workday agenda, the new PALS website, PALSconnect, Aleph version 20, PALSevergreen, the MnPALS Future Interest Group, and MnPALS Plus enhancements.
The presentation welcomed attendees to the spring 2011 Circulation and ILL Workday. Topics discussed include the agenda, the fall 2011 User Group Meeting, the Aleph version 20 update, and ELUNA enhancements.
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 Executive Director Report
The presentation discussed goals for 2012 to 2015. Goals included becoming financially sustainable, improve Aleph operations and customer support, be the Premier Evergreen Service Provider in the Upper Midwest, improve user discovery, create new products and services, and improve customer satisfaction.
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