Minutes from Fall 2012 Cataloging User Group at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota. Included in minutes are brief summaries (and links) to the PALS report, Cataloging Steering Committee update, the RDA Task Force formation, Authorities Task Force update, Minitex Report, and workday planning. The RDA Task force draft mission and goals are included with the minutes. Motion passed: to approve Steering Committee changes to check_docs updates as necessary. Motion passed: to create an RDA Task Force. Motion passed: to approve the charge for the RDA Task Force as is.
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.
Minutes from Reference User Group meeting at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota. Elections were held. Topics include the PALS report, reports from working groups and task forces (including web scale discovery), workday planning. Melissa Prescott presented information regarding LibData.
Agenda items include sessions on the Reports Group's recent activities, Islandora, useful apps for productivity and database access, electronic resources in libraries, RDA, social media, and Aleph Inventory at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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 2012 PALS Report includes all Aleph Subsystem Reports, news relating to PALS products and services, and recent activities of the various Task Forces and Office Teams. Highlights include updates to many reports and tables, the MnPALS Plus mobile website, and a new web interface for patron booking.
2012-10 User Group Meeting Futures Interest Group Report
The report covers recent activities of the Futures Interest Group (as of fall 2012). FIG discussed learning management systems, preservation/archiving tools, distance education, student success, and citation management software.
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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