Minutes from Fall 2012 Circulation User Group meeting at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN. Topics include the PALS report, recent PALS developments relevant to Circulation, course reserves, Aleph version 21. MnPALS Consortium Circulation Policy Revisions were approved without edits. Will be forwarded to the User Council for Approval. Workday evaluation results were presented.
User Council Web Meeting. Motion passed: Expedite the upgrade to version 19, pending a 30-day review by consortium members. Motion passed: that User Groups be held in conjunction with the Regional Ex Libris User Group meeting; alternate dates would be the sometime from November 29 to October 2, with a Twin Cities location. PALS will send out an announcement to notify people about the switch to the Forums calendar. Motion passed: request that the Executive Committee change the governance structure document to allow an at-large position to the User Council from a consolidated or technical college.
User Council Meeting Minutes. PALS Office formed a marketing committee. Motion passed: to restructure User Group meetings to one hour subsystem group meetings for business only and add breakout sessions. Mike Barnett retired.
User Council Meeting Minutes. Motion passed to have one User Group meeting per year. Motion passed to have User Group meetings in the fall. Motion passed: In order to operationalize the Strategic Plan, the User Council recommends that the Executive Committee create a task force to establish processes to determine the needs of member libraries, to monitor future directions of technology to support library services and operations, and to move forward.
User Council Meeting Minutes. Group consensus was that focus should be on upgrading to version 18, prioritizing of the most needed changes and fixes, and relegating outstanding problem tickets to the back burner. Recommended that PALS close the Aleph-Migration listserv. Recommended creating a new electronic list devoted to maintenance and system alerts. Motion passed: that customization and upgrading of XSL forms, and assisting with table changes during version upgrades should be priorities for centralization of tasks to the PALS office. Motion passed: to recommend to the Executive Committee that the PALS Draft Project Plan be approved. Motion passed: to recommend to Executive Committee that Booking be investigated as soon after the version 18 upgrade as possible.
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