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.
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.
The presentation welcomed attendees to the spring 2011 Circulation and ILL Workday. Topics discussed include the agenda, the fall 2011 User Group Meeting, the Aleph version 20 update, and ELUNA enhancements.
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.
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.
2012-10 Cataloging User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include upgrading to Aleph version 21, forming an RDA Task Force, current activities of the Authorities Task Force and the MnPALS Indexing Task Force, and elections. Motions passed: The Steering Committee can make changes to check_docs updates as necessary, since EL does not update them, and not every MARC update requires discussion. The RDA Task Force will be created.
2012-10 Systems User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics of discussion included Aleph version 21, LibData at St. Cloud State University, and elections: State Universities – Pete McDonnell (two-year term) Private Colleges and Universities – Orrin Ausen (one-year term) Two-Year Colleges – Karen Bronshteyn (one-year term) and Randi Madisen (two-year term) State Government/Special Libraries – Elizabeth Lincoln (two-year term). Motion passed: Combine State Government and Special Libraries into one seat on the Systems Steering Committee.
2012-10 User Group Meeting Executive Director Report
The presentation covered strategic goals for 2013 to 2015. Goals included strengthening PALS' financial position, using Islandora Digital Asset Management System, and investigating Open Access Publishing Systems.
The report details the User Council meetings from fall 2011 to fall 2012. Topics discussed at meetings included the 2011 User Group Meeting, MnPALS Future ILS Task Force, the PALS Universe proposal, and Aleph version 21.
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