The 2014 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 the PALS Support Center, new lending and replacement lending slips, Islandora growth, and Leech Lake Tribal College joining the Consortium.
The presentation discusses Islandora and its many functions, as well as how it is used by PALS. It was accompanied by demos that showed attendees how to ingest, edit, and then search various objects with Islandora.
The presentation covers the creation of e-copy requests, e-copy potential supplier lists, and what happens when a lending library ships a request as an e-copy or c-copy. Options for e-delivery were also discussed.
Agenda items include sessions on digital asset management (Islandora), e-copy and e-delivery, training effective student workers, EZproxy and D2L, batch deleting discontinued titles, and managing streaming video.
The report describes four User Council meetings from fall 2012 to fall 2013. Topics discussed at meetings include planning workdays and the 2013 User Group Meeting, web-scale discovery, and ILS options.
2013-10 User Group Meeting Library Use and Academic Success
This report was the focus of a breakout session at the fall 2013 User Group Meeting. It discusses the results of a study conducted at the University of Minnesota that found students who use library resources have a higher GPA their first semester and higher retention from fall to spring.
2013-10 User Group Meeting Library Resources Normandale
The presentation covers library resources and services that are available for Normandale Partnership Students. It discusses the opening of Normandale's Partnership Center and how the library is helping students transition into partnership studies.
2013-10 User Group Meeting Futures Interest Group Report
The report lists the Libraries Futures Interest Group's meetings and conference calls from fall 2012 to fall 2013. Topics of discussion included e-readers and e-books, linked data, social media, mobile apps, and planning future meetings.
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