MnPALS User Group Meetings will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017 and Friday, October 27, 2017 at St. Cloud State University, James W. Miller Learning Resources Center (https://www.stcloudstate.edu/library/ )
Please send in your agenda topics! They are due by Friday, September 22nd.
Agenda items for the Subsystem Business meetings can be forwarded to your convener or posted on the PALS Forum – links provided below.
From: Perry Madden and Dee Nolan, PALS Support and Training Specialists:
PALS staff upgraded the PALSconnect Linker and ERM software on Sunday morning, March 15.
PALS staff have been testing this version of the software on our development server for a couple of months now, and believe it should not result in any major changes to the user or staff interfaces at this time. The majority of changes are in the underlying programs.
The CUFTS production server, which includes PALSconnect ERM and PALSconnect Linker, will be upgraded to a new version on Saturday morning, April 26. We expect downtime will be minimal, not more than a few minutes. Some of the new features in this version include:
PALSconnect LINKER and ERM, based on Simon Fraser University’s CUFTS and GODOT open source software, underwent a series of enhancements recently, including the addition of several new reports.
Two new reports were added to the ERM. “Payments by Fiscal Year” is a new report that shows the payment for each database for each fiscal year. The “Resource Usage” report includes the usage statistics for electronic databases and the cost per use of each database. The statistics for this report are collected using the COUNTER standard, whereby database vendors like EBSCO convey to their customers how many patrons are accessing their databases.