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.
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.
2012-10 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.
2012-4 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.
2012-10 Cataloging User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include upgrading to Aleph version 21, forming an RDA Task Force, current activities of the Authorities Task Force and the MnPALS Indexing Task Force, and elections. Motions passed: The Steering Committee can make changes to check_docs updates as necessary, since EL does not update them, and not every MARC update requires discussion. The RDA Task Force will be created.
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.
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