Presentation slides for the Report of the Executive Director to the Annual Meeting of the Consortium of MnPALS Libraries. Introduces new PALS staff, topics include supporting the life cycle of knowledge from creation to curation (research data, Islandora, open access publishing, library management systems, discovery systems, DAM, institutional repositories. Also covers strategic plan goals, library management systems update, Evergreen, future ILS, web scale discovery, and VuFind.
2011-4 Reference and Instruction Workday Presentation
The presentation covered the 2011 Reference and Instruction Workday agenda, the new PALS website, PALSconnect, Aleph version 20, PALSevergreen, the MnPALS Future Interest Group, and MnPALS Plus enhancements.
2011-4 Reference and Instruction Workday Mobile Devices PALS Products
The presentation discussed the various PALS services available on mobile devices and ways that other libraries are successfully using mobile interfaces and apps. New functionalities were also introduced, such as PALSconnect Linker, ERM, and PALSevergreen.
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 Executive Director Report
The presentation discussed goals for 2012 to 2015. Goals included becoming financially sustainable, improve Aleph operations and customer support, be the Premier Evergreen Service Provider in the Upper Midwest, improve user discovery, create new products and services, and improve customer satisfaction.
Motions passed: Move to open up registration for workdays to ND and SD librarians one week after the start of registration for MnPALS consortium members, if space remains, beginning with the upcoming spring 2010 workdays. Move that the User Council supports the creation of additional interest group(s) to address larger consortium-wide issues.
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes. Resolution with Ex Libris regarding Aleph maintenance contract; working with Minnesota State University, Mankato to implement a virtual machine (VM) cluster; discussion about governance structure being based on the old module-based PALS structure; PALS commitment to Evergreen; second Location for PALS Office discussion; 360 Degree Feedback (Performance Reviews) for Stephen Elfstrand and Todd Digby; spending cuts for PALS Office; transferring staff knowledge.
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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