Report presentation slides for the Report of the Executive Director to the User Council and Executive Committee of the Consortium of MnPALS Libraries on February 14, 2013. Covers strategic plan goals, new PALS staff, PALS and libraries, Evergreen, future ILS, web scale discovery, and MnPALS Plus and VuFind. Probably held at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota.
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.
2012-10 Reference and Instruction User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include the mobile version of MnPALS Plus, LibData and LibStats, and elections: Pam Sukalski (Southwest Minnesota State University for State Universities; Jim Parsons (St. Ben’s/St. John’s) for Private Colleges and Universities; Lisa Forslund (North Hennepin Community College) for a 1-year term, and Jennie Simning (Hennepin Technical College-Brooklyn Park) for a 2-year term for the MnSCU Two-year Colleges.
2012-10 User Group Meeting Executive Director Report
The presentation covered strategic goals for 2013 to 2015. Goals included strengthening PALS' financial position, using Islandora Digital Asset Management System, and investigating Open Access Publishing Systems.
Agenda items include sessions on the Reports Group's recent activities, Islandora, useful apps for productivity and database access, electronic resources in libraries, RDA, social media, and Aleph Inventory at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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.
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%.
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