Agenda items include sessions on PALSconnect Linker, OCLC's Bibliographic Notification Service, trimming the serials budget, communicating with the Consortium through the PALS website, St. Cloud University's use of LibData and Research Project, and the future of Minnesota libraries. Century College's acquisition of the Fire Library collection was also discussed.
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.
2011-10 User Group Meeting Reports Work Group Highlights 2010-2011
The report recounts the highlights of the Reports Work Group from 2010 to 2011. The group met bimonthly via conference call to discuss creating new reports, improving existing reports, phasing out Priv-20, and how to answer IPED/NCES/ALS statistical questions with Aleph reports.
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.
Agenda items include sessions on creating collective knowledge resources, updating the Consortium Circulation Policy, using Google Docs for record keeping in Traditional and Electronic Reserves, and training Circulation and ILL student employees.
2012-10 Circulation User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include patron notification in OPAC, Globe University/Minnesota School of Business leaving the Consortium, new and updated Circulation reports, and elections: Private Colleges and Universities – Karen Ostovich (College of St. Scholastica) is the new representative with Ramsey Turner remaining as an alternate. Community and Technical Colleges – Kim Sy (Normandale Community College) is the new representative.
2012-4 Circulation/ILL Workday Circulation Training
The presentation goes through training for Circulation student employees at Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library. It includes information about differentiating between MnPALS and Aleph, checking out items, and working with ILL.
There were not enough presenters to do a full Reference and Instruction Workday, so the "workday" consisted of two online sessions during the week of March 26, 2012. Sessions included an introduction to the PALS Universe and an open discussion about Reference Collections.
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