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.
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%.
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.
Move to combine the categories of Community College and Technical Colleges within the membership paragraph, yet retain four total members for the combined category. (moved to amend the motion, to drop it for this month.) Robbie LaFleur will draft the new language, to be approved by the Executive Committee at the February meeting. Final authorization could take place at the Annual Meeting. Motion to ask the User Council to come up with a proposal for a new User Group structure by the February meeting.
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.
User Council Meeting Minutes. Motion passed to have one User Group meeting per year. Motion passed to have User Group meetings in the fall. Motion passed: In order to operationalize the Strategic Plan, the User Council recommends that the Executive Committee create a task force to establish processes to determine the needs of member libraries, to monitor future directions of technology to support library services and operations, and to move forward.
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