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.
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.
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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