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.
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 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.
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.
Consortium of MnPALS Libraries Deans, Directors, and Coordinators Annual Meeting Minutes. Motion to approve the new participant charges and user fees was made, seconded, and approved. Sarah Quimby (Minnesota Historical Society) volunteered to be the secretary for 2013/2014. Vi Bergquist (St. Cloud TCC) was elected to chair-elect.
Presentation slides from a presentation given at Fall 2010 User Groups. The presentation is described as "a general session on tips and sharing about borrowing and lending requests." No information given on who the presenters were, or the location where the presentation was made.
2008-04 User Group Support and Training Services Report
Full PALS report for the 2008 Spring User Group Meeting, covering support and training services, subsystem reports (acquisitions, serials, cataloging, and more). Includes statistics on support tickets.
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