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.
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.
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 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.
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 Fall 2012 Cataloging User Group at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota. Included in minutes are brief summaries (and links) to the PALS report, Cataloging Steering Committee update, the RDA Task Force formation, Authorities Task Force update, Minitex Report, and workday planning. The RDA Task force draft mission and goals are included with the minutes. Motion passed: to approve Steering Committee changes to check_docs updates as necessary. Motion passed: to create an RDA Task Force. Motion passed: to approve the charge for the RDA Task Force as is.
2012-10 Cataloging User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include upgrading to Aleph version 21, forming an RDA Task Force, current activities of the Authorities Task Force and the MnPALS Indexing Task Force, and elections. Motions passed: The Steering Committee can make changes to check_docs updates as necessary, since EL does not update them, and not every MARC update requires discussion. The RDA Task Force will be created.
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