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 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.
The 2011 PALS Report focused on Aleph subsystems, updates to PALS products and services (EZproxy, MnPALS Plus, PALSconnect Linker, PALSconnect ERM, Evergreen), and current activities of task forces and office teams. Highlights include global changes to bibliographic records to reflect new MARC standards and testing Aleph version 21 before Consortium-wide implementation.
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.
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.
User Council Meeting Minutes. EC will send a representative to the UC meetings. Standardize dates for User Group meetings as last week of October and second week of April. Motion passed: to rewrite the charge for the Access Task Force. Mission statement and goals were approved by EC and distributed to UC members.
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