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.
2012-10 Acquisitions/Serials User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include using the EDI Invoicing procedure through Baker & Taylor or Yankee Book Peddler, Aleph version 21 enhancements, and elections: Nat Gustafson-Sundell and Rachel Wexelbaum were elected for a two-year term for 2012 to 2014. Becky Schwartzkopf agreed to act as recorder for 2012 to 2014.
2012-10 Cataloging User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include upgrading to Aleph version 21, forming an RDA Task Force, current activities of the Authorities Task Force and the MnPALS Indexing Task Force, and elections. Motions passed: The Steering Committee can make changes to check_docs updates as necessary, since EL does not update them, and not every MARC update requires discussion. The RDA Task Force will be created.
2012-10 Systems User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics of discussion included Aleph version 21, LibData at St. Cloud State University, and elections: State Universities – Pete McDonnell (two-year term) Private Colleges and Universities – Orrin Ausen (one-year term) Two-Year Colleges – Karen Bronshteyn (one-year term) and Randi Madisen (two-year term) State Government/Special Libraries – Elizabeth Lincoln (two-year term). Motion passed: Combine State Government and Special Libraries into one seat on the Systems Steering Committee.
2011-4 Reference and Instruction Workday Presentation
The presentation covered the 2011 Reference and Instruction Workday agenda, the new PALS website, PALSconnect, Aleph version 20, PALSevergreen, the MnPALS Future Interest Group, and MnPALS Plus enhancements.
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.
The 2013 Systems Workday included sessions on Aleph tables and letters, cataloging for zines, a custom label printing program, PALSconnect Linker and ERM, and Aleph reports for new titles lists and weeding.
2014-10 Acquisitions/Serials User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include Aleph version 22, budgetary issues, options for a new library system, and elections: The group elected Amanda Moeller from Gustavus Adolphus College to replace Nat Gustafson-Sundell and Rachel Wexelbaum as co-conveners.
2014-10 Systems User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include Aleph version 22, current activities of the Reports Work Group, data cleanup to prepare for a new ILS, and elections: Elizabeth Tuckwood (Minnesota State Law Library) replaced Elizabeth Lincoln for Special and State Government Libraries.
2014-10 Cataloging User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include printing issues with Aleph version 22, the future of the RDA Task Force, headings in OCLC records, and elections: Dianne Narum (Bemidji State University) will represent State University Libraries, Mike Rybak (Inver Hills Community College) will represent Two-Year Colleges, and Sarah Quimby (Minnesota Historical Society) will continue to represent Special and State Government Libraries.
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