Dee Nolan encouraged libraries to use the EDI Invoicing procedure through Baker & Taylor and/or Yankee Book Peddler. Two libraries that are using YPB and Baker & Taylor are very satisfied.
Dee also noted that the location of the Aleph tables are going to stay on the same website in the future so you won’t have to change your bookmarks with each version. See https://alephtables.mnpals.net/
Dee suggested that everyone review the version 21 enhancement document. She highlighted the following:
Notice that arrival dates are automatically added to item records for monograph and standing orders now.
If you use acquisitions but do not use Aleph for invoice payments, you can now set the system up so that orders close upon arrival.
Check out new filter options for serial items. You can filter by sublibrary or year, but remember to clear the filter after use.
6. Spring 2013 workday planning
The group came up with ideas for the spring workday. Becky Schwartzkopf suggested looking at how mobile device users can access subscriptions. Jean Kramer suggested offering basic module training/refresher so more staff could be cross-trained or retrained. Dee Nolan suggested making a plan to clean up the Aleph shared vendor list. Linda Richter suggested EDI Invoicing training.
The group adjourned at 4:00 p.m.
Submitted by Jean Kramer
1. Welcome and Introductions
Rachel Wexelbaum – Convener (St. Cloud State University)
2. Selection of a Recorder
3. Approval of Agenda
4. Approve Fall 2011 Minutes
5. Elections – Terms Expiring
State Universities – Rachel Wexelbaum (St. Cloud State)
Private Colleges and Universities – Sarah Monson (Gustavus)