Meetings that took place include: Acquisitions/Serials Subsystem Business Meeting, Cataloging Subsystem Business Meeting, Reference Subsystem Business Meeting, Systems Subsystem Business Meeting, Circulation Subsystem Business Meeting, and ILL Subsystem Business Meeting.
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.
2008-10 User Group Meeting Inventory Management Breakout Session Inventory Manual
Summary: ADMs differ on how they want to conduct their inventory; i.e. online manual or batch. This session will touch on three areas: 1) central server site issues ranging from providing the file from the alephe/scratch or data/scratch directories to configuring the Shelf Report Number (SRN), 2) an ADM library's experiences with the online manual inventory using a wireless laptop, and 3) an ADM library's experiences using the batch inventory in conjunction with an RFID reader. We will try to leave time for a question and answer session. This is documentation related to the inventory process.
2008-10 User Group Meeting ILL/CIRC Overdues Tables Breakout Session
This breakout session will focus on the setup in tab18 and tab32 so your library can send circulation overdue notices to your patrons who have a loan for an ILL request. Also how to send notices to a borrowing library will be talked about. Presenters/Moderators were Susan Dueis and Sonja Eilertson.
2008-10 User Group Meeting Inventory Management Breakout Session
Summary: ADMs differ on how they want to conduct their inventory; i.e. online manual or batch. This session will touch on three areas: 1) central server site issues ranging from providing the file from the alephe/scratch or data/scratch directories to configuring the Shelf Report Number (SRN), 2) an ADM library's experiences with the online manual inventory using a wireless laptop, and 3) an ADM library's experiences using the batch inventory in conjunction with an RFID reader. We will try to leave time for a question and answer session. These are documentation on inventory processes from Minnesota State University-Mankato.
2008-10 User Group Meeting ILL/CIRC Overdues Workflow Breakout Session
Summary: We will review the relationship between the ILL module and the Circulation module regarding overdue, lost and recalled items. The focus of this breakout will be on workflow. If you have policies or workflows to share with the group please join us. These are the slides for the presentation ILL/CIRC Overdues Workflow.
2008-10 User Group Meeting Breakout Session Tag Fields Needed for Serials Holdings Records
PALS has recently sent a test LHR file to OCLC for Inver Hills Community College. The PALS office was able to pull the necessary holding information and fix certain tag fields in the file for this test load. The data is only fixed in the file. We are not able to fix the data in the holding record. This session will inform libraries on the correct data needed in their serial holding records. Libraries can then clean up their records and also understand how to create new serial holding records with the correct tag information. This is documentation that was used for this breakout session.
2008-10 User Group Meeting Executive Committee Report
Executive Committee report at the Fall 2008 User Group Meeting. This report contains highlights on major issues throughout the year, including investigating Aleph Version 19, open source ILS alternatives, marketing opportunities for MnPALS Plus Discovery, a needs assessment to operationalize the strategic plan, and governance structure.
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