2013-10 Cataloging User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include RDA-related changes to Aleph, the Indexing Task Force report, webinars about cataloging serials and music scores, file-90 and OCLC matching, and elections: Robin Horowitz (Special and State Libraries), Adam Marsnik (Normandale Community College) and Lori Pesik (Private Colleges and Universities) all agreed to serve another term..
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.
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
User Council Meeting Minutes. Keynote Speakers for Spring User Group Meeting: Shane Nackerud (UM) and Cody Hansen (UM). Task Forces Policy Document Motion: Insert “Every effort will be made to insure representation by size and type of library” after the first sentence of #4 [Membership]. Motion: change wording from “When” to “As_ in 7.b. Motion: accept Task Forces Policy document as amended and forward to the Executive Committee. Motion: The User Council requests that the Executive Committee identify 7 possible core activities for the consortium to pursue for the next 10 to 15 years. Motion: The User Council needs to identify and provide an appropriate forum to continue the discussion of strategic planning. Motion: Refer the Vision Statement that came out of the strategic planning process to the Executive Committee for revision. Motion: Recommend to the Executive Committee to assign 2 people to work with 2 people from the UC (Bothmann and Ewing) to edit and present a final draft Governance Structure document. Motion: Allow the MARC Task Force to move forward with a policy recommendation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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