Technical Services Report for Annual Meeting. WebPALS shut down on August 24, 2006. Access to mainframe turned off in October, 2006; still running for registration data. Will get permanently shut down once UNIX server is set up.
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.
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes. Motion passed: to accept the recommended 7% increase for PALS fees in 2008. Motion passed: to accept the proposed increase and additions to the Participant Library Charges.
Document that outlines the governance structure of MnSCU/PALS - how the Executive Committee is structured, how the User Council is structured, how the Deans/Directors/Coordinators group is structured and, and how User Groups are structured. Also included are the mission and purposes of the various groups.
User Council Meeting Minutes. Elections held. It was suggested that the MnSCU Library Director's website be linked from the PALS Website. It was recommended and approved that the Task Force chairs work on revising the current Task Force document.
Annual Meeting Minutes. Included guest speaker Richard Madaus, Technology Curves and Libraries. Small group discussions were held in the afternoon. PALS top priority continues to be operations and support.
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).
User Council Meeting Minutes. Motion passed: that the top 3 priorities for this year are Migration, ILL, and version 17. Motion passed: that the PALS office continue to communicate regarding approved changes as they are done; and identify approved changes likely to be worked on in the coming year. Additionally, Council requests that the PALS office communicate which approved changes they expect will be fixed in version 17, and which approved changes are unlikely to be addressed this year. Motion passed: The User Council will override the current bylaws and temporarily allow a librarian currently not in the Serials and Acquisitions area to convene this user group. Motion passed: Until all the MnPALS consortium libraries are on version 17, or until the Access Task Force has a chair, the group will focus on the following two efforts. 1) Review the backlog of approved work requests from the Access Task Force and the Customization Task Force that preceded it, to reconsider the work and priorities assigned. 2) Focus on textual issues related to the public access screens. The name of the User Council will be "Consortium of MnPALS Libraries User Council." Motion passed: The User Council appoint Keith Ewing to serve as the MATF Chair through the spring of 2006.
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