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.
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.
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 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.
Adoption of the document, Statements of Consortium Vision, as amended by members at the April, 2012 Annual Meeting, was moved, seconded, and passed. The EC adopted the charge of the Web Scale Discovery Task Force as presented on the PALS wiki. https://wiki.mnpals.org/index.php/Refining_the_Charge
Motion: The PALS Executive Committee endorses the PALS Universe concept of common systems, central funding, and centralized web scale discovery for students on all MnSCU campuses. Motion: FY13 User fees are approved, not to exceed 4%.
2011-10 Cataloging User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include potentially disbanding the Authorities Task Force, MARC changes, fixed fields in SYS01, the spring 2012 workday, and elections. Motion passed: Lori Pesik made a motion to use the Ex Libris tag information, and any help information about the tags, instead of using any PALS customization.
2010-10 Cataloging User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include the subsystem version 20 update, Minitex, the MnPALS Indexing Task Force, RDA changes, and elections: Carrie Curie (MSCTC, Moorhead), Sarah Quimby (Historical Society), and Diane Narum (Bemidji State) were elected for two-year terms. Motion passed: Replace the three representative types of Community Colleges and Technical Colleges with one type, MnSCU Two-year Colleges. MnSCU Two-year Colleges would have three representatives on the Cataloging Steering Committee.
Official PALS report for the Fall 2010 User Group. Includes Aleph Subsystem Reports, Task Force reports, Office Team reports, Aleph Version 19 and 20 new OPAC features. Location of meeting not given. Possibly at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota.
Motions Passed: In addition to sustaining the current User Group structure, that the User Council's motion to support the creation of additional interest group(s) to address larger consortium-wide issues, be accepted. Combine the categories of Community Colleges and Technical Colleges within the membership paragraph, yet retain four total members for the combined category. The first interest group formed in the User Group structure be a task force to look at principles to help guide the MnPALS Consortium in selecting a future ILS.
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 Committee Web Meeting. Motion tabled: User Council recommends that the Governance Structure be changed to allow an at-large representative from a consolidated or technical college to be elected to User Council for further discussion. Motion passed: Executive Committee accepts the motion from the User Council: that the PALS office expedite the upgrade to version 19, pending a 30 day review by consortium members. Motion passed: to redraft and send to MnPALS consortium the document to set up the Consortium Needs Assessment Task Force.
User Council Meeting Minutes. PALS Office formed a marketing committee. Motion passed: to restructure User Group meetings to one hour subsystem group meetings for business only and add breakout sessions. Mike Barnett retired.
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