Agenda items include sessions on copyright issues in higher education, MnPALS Plus version 2, Web-Scale Discovery, RDA changes affecting record display in OPAC/MnPALS Plus, SubjectsPlus, and online library instruction.
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.
2012-10 Reference and Instruction User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include the mobile version of MnPALS Plus, LibData and LibStats, and elections: Pam Sukalski (Southwest Minnesota State University for State Universities; Jim Parsons (St. Ben’s/St. John’s) for Private Colleges and Universities; Lisa Forslund (North Hennepin Community College) for a 1-year term, and Jennie Simning (Hennepin Technical College-Brooklyn Park) for a 2-year term for the MnSCU Two-year Colleges.
Attending: Dan Honetschlager (PALS), Stephen Elfstrand (PALS), Michael Kirby (DCTC), Ala Garlinska (SCC/South Central College), Carrie Curie (CTC/MSCTC-Moorhead), Cynthia Jorstad (NCT/NCTC), Lori Pesik (St. Mary’s University), Thomas Bremer (WSU/Winona State University), Jean Kramer (TRM/MSU-Moorhead)
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.
Motion passed: That the MnPALS Strategic Plan dated December 2006, be reviewed by all Executive Committee members before the next quarterly meeting and discussed as an agenda item at the November meeting.
2011-4 Reference and Instruction Workday Reference Source Eval
The document is meant to walk students through the process of locating and evaluating references for research projects at Concordia College. It includes instructions on how to search the MnPALS Plus online catalog.
2008-10 User Group Meeting Executive Committee Report
Executive Committee report at the Fall 2008 User Group Meeting. This report contains highlights on major issues throughout the year, including investigating Aleph Version 19, open source ILS alternatives, marketing opportunities for MnPALS Plus Discovery, a needs assessment to operationalize the strategic plan, and governance structure.
2008-10 User Group Meeting Welcome and PALS Report
Report by PALS Executive Director for the Fall 2008 User Group Meeting. Covered the new user group format, available breakouts, workdays, site visits, improving services, open source options, Aleph Version 18, Aleph Version 19, MnPALS Plus, WorldCat Local, Koha, Evergreen, Discovery team, and the strategic plan.
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