MOVED, That the following resolution be approved in principle and that it be forwarded to the MnSCU/PALS Executive Committee with the request that it be adopted:
RESOLVED, That effective January 1, 2005 MnPALS libraries that have migrated to the Aleph system may begin using, as a source of cataloging copy for MnPALS, MARC21 records from MARC tapes purchased from the Library of Congress or retrieved directly from the Library of Congress database by means of the Z39.50 searching protocol, with the understanding that each library's holdings will be uploaded to the OCLC Online Union Catalog in a timely fashion; and further
RESOLVED, That libraries using these Library of Congress records report on their experiences to the MnPALS Consortium Database Quality Management Task Force before the date of the Spring 2005 user group meetings, following which the Task Force will report to the Executive Committees; and further
RESOLVED, That before the Fall 2005 meeting of the MnPALS Consortium Cataloging User Group, the Task Force study extending potential sources beyond the Library of Congress records.
Approved by the Cataloging User Group, October 26, 2004