Presentation slides for the Report of the Executive Director to the Annual Meeting of the Consortium of MnPALS Libraries. Introduces new PALS staff, topics include supporting the life cycle of knowledge from creation to curation (research data, Islandora, open access publishing, library management systems, discovery systems, DAM, institutional repositories. Also covers strategic plan goals, library management systems update, Evergreen, future ILS, web scale discovery, and VuFind.
Report presentation slides for the Report of the Executive Director to the User Council and Executive Committee of the Consortium of MnPALS Libraries on February 14, 2013. Covers strategic plan goals, new PALS staff, PALS and libraries, Evergreen, future ILS, web scale discovery, and MnPALS Plus and VuFind. Probably held at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota.
The report describes User Council meetings from fall 2010 to fall 2011. Meeting topics included better ways to prepare for User Group elections and workday planning. Over the course of the year, the Reference User Group changed its name to the Reference and Instruction User Group. The Cataloging User Group changed its governance structure to have three representatives from any two-year institution on the steering committee, rather than from a specific type of two-year institution.
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