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.
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.
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 2014 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 the PALS Support Center, new lending and replacement lending slips, Islandora growth, and Leech Lake Tribal College joining the Consortium.
Official PALS report for the Fall 2010 User Group. Includes Aleph Subsystem Reports, Task Force reports, Office Team reports, Aleph Version 19 and 20 new OPAC features. Location of meeting not given. Possibly at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota.
2010-10 Cataloging User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include the subsystem version 20 update, Minitex, the MnPALS Indexing Task Force, RDA changes, and elections: Carrie Curie (MSCTC, Moorhead), Sarah Quimby (Historical Society), and Diane Narum (Bemidji State) were elected for two-year terms. Motion passed: Replace the three representative types of Community Colleges and Technical Colleges with one type, MnSCU Two-year Colleges. MnSCU Two-year Colleges would have three representatives on the Cataloging Steering Committee.
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
2013-10 Cataloging User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include RDA-related changes to Aleph, the Indexing Task Force report, webinars about cataloging serials and music scores, file-90 and OCLC matching, and elections: Robin Horowitz (Special and State Libraries), Adam Marsnik (Normandale Community College) and Lori Pesik (Private Colleges and Universities) all agreed to serve another term..
2014-10 Cataloging User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include printing issues with Aleph version 22, the future of the RDA Task Force, headings in OCLC records, and elections: Dianne Narum (Bemidji State University) will represent State University Libraries, Mike Rybak (Inver Hills Community College) will represent Two-Year Colleges, and Sarah Quimby (Minnesota Historical Society) will continue to represent Special and State Government Libraries.
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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