2008-04 Acquisitions/Serials User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Reviewed PALS report. Email lists reduced to two: MnPALS Announce & MnPALS Discuss. Elections were held. Secretary - Michelle Ehlert (Metro State) was unanimously approved. User Council Representative-Heather Biedermann (MSU-Mankato) was unanimously approved. Both are for 2 year terms beginning in May. Michelle will also serve as an alternate to the User Council. Aleph version 18 enhancements discussed.
2008-04 Systems User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Minutes and agenda for the Spring 2008 User Group Meeting. Carrie Curie recorder. There was a lot of discussions on EZProxy implementation, conversion from LibProxy. Other discussions included the Reports Group as a deciding and peer-review group, statistics for NCES survey (formerly IPEDS), Aleph Version 18 inter-library-loan privileges, and using an email address to link LDAP and ALEPH.
2008-04 Reference and Instruction User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
A motion was made that the Reference User Group recommend to the User Council that we hold one User Group (probably in the Spring) meeting per year and one work day (probably in the fall). Motion passed that MnPALS Access Task force be disbanded. Discussed open source ILS options, a concern expressed that there were "too many irons in the fire" and no consortia consensus.
2008-04 Circulation User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Discussion on circulation issues reported on in the Spring 2008 PALS Support and Training Services Report, p.23-24. Additional discussions were on best practices and shortcuts sharing, aleph level statuses, new circ reports in development, and the Consortium's circulation policy. Determined that a workaround so that credits could be sent to ISRS/Business Office as well as debits would take significant resources and could create unseen side effects, but that there might be a solution in Aleph Version 18. If no solution in 18, then workaround request should be dropped. Lengthy discussion of p-circ-77, process to delete expired patrons.
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.
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes. Motion passed: to drop any consideration of going with ARC2. Motion passed: MnPALS staff will focus available resources to consortium-wide activities and innovative services such as Version 18 features, open source initiatives, and improvements to user interfaces. MnPALS will not move towards the implementation of Aleph Version 19 unless Executive Committee directs. The Innovation and Project Management Coordinator is a new idea and would oversee teams such as Open Source ILS, EZproxy, OpenURL, etc. Motion passed: to accept changes to Participant Library Charges.
Joint User Council and Executive Committee Meeting Minutes. Rasmussen College is withdrawing from Consortium. Discovery Tool Task Force disbanded, but is “open” for the next discovery tool or service the consortium might want to develop. Motion passed: that the Executive Committee form a group to address the governance structure issues, to make recommendations, and to report back to User Council and Executive Committee after the Fall 2009 User Group meeting.
Executive Director's Report for Annual Meeting. Includes update from the PALS office, update on Aleph implementation, Eta Libraries, ILL, future Aleph versions, the PALS software, finances, and LaSSSI (Large Scale Shared Systems Initiative).
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