2004 10 User Group Minutes of the MnSCU Cataloging User Group Meeting
Minutes taken by Dennis Meissner, Minnesota Historical Society, with contributions by Monica Ralston. Includes PALS report, by Mary Ann Greenwald. Other topics include Effecting Change via NAUUG Voting, Marketing Task Force Representative, and Support Pilot Project for Interlibrary Collaboration and Reduced Reliance on Central PALS Staff, PALS workplan priorities. Bobby Bothman presented concerns and proposals from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Several actions were taken in response to his concerns. Monica Ralston also presented several concerns from the Minnesota Historical Society. Several actions were taken. A motion was moved and passed that gives PALS libraries the option to use third party records. See document for details. Adam Marsnik moved that PALS investigate the procedure of sending third party record holdings back to OCLC and that this be reported by January 1, 2005. Motion passed.
User Council Meeting Minutes. EC will send a representative to the UC meetings. Standardize dates for User Group meetings as last week of October and second week of April. Motion passed: to rewrite the charge for the Access Task Force. Mission statement and goals were approved by EC and distributed to UC members.
User Council Meeting Minutes. Motion passed: that the top 3 priorities for this year are Migration, ILL, and version 17. Motion passed: that the PALS office continue to communicate regarding approved changes as they are done; and identify approved changes likely to be worked on in the coming year. Additionally, Council requests that the PALS office communicate which approved changes they expect will be fixed in version 17, and which approved changes are unlikely to be addressed this year. Motion passed: The User Council will override the current bylaws and temporarily allow a librarian currently not in the Serials and Acquisitions area to convene this user group. Motion passed: Until all the MnPALS consortium libraries are on version 17, or until the Access Task Force has a chair, the group will focus on the following two efforts. 1) Review the backlog of approved work requests from the Access Task Force and the Customization Task Force that preceded it, to reconsider the work and priorities assigned. 2) Focus on textual issues related to the public access screens. The name of the User Council will be "Consortium of MnPALS Libraries User Council." Motion passed: The User Council appoint Keith Ewing to serve as the MATF Chair through the spring of 2006.
Annual Meeting Minutes. Included guest speaker Richard Madaus, Technology Curves and Libraries. Small group discussions were held in the afternoon. PALS top priority continues to be operations and support.
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes. Elections held. Motion passed: to have PALS authorization to ask staff to be on call on weekdays if needed. Motion passed: for a report on web OPAC customization. Motion passed: to involve the User Council and the Executive Committee in a strategic planning for a one day meeting (possibly two) with a facilitator.
User Council Meeting Minutes. Elections held. It was suggested that the MnSCU Library Director's website be linked from the PALS Website. It was recommended and approved that the Task Force chairs work on revising the current Task Force document.
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