Survey and assess available opportunities (and interests) in implementing discovery tools to enhance users' experience (including the pending prototype implementation of Primo at U of M);
Investigate costs of acquisition, development, and maintenance;
Recommend a course of action/s to be pursued by the Consortium of MnPALS Libraries for the benefits of its users (by a particular date);
Implement and assess a prototype implementation (by a particular date); and
Recommend appropriate improvements in the prototype and a path for future enhancements.
The goal should be to implement, in as short a time as possible and with full understanding and acceptance of costs by the consortium members, a discovery tool fulfilling the expectations of the wide variety of users found among members of the Consortium of MnPALS Libraries.
Alec Sonsteby – Concordia College (Chair) Jennifer DeJonghe – Metropolitan State University Travis Dolence – Minnesota State University Moorhead Adam Marsnik – Normandale Community College Melissa Prescott – St. Cloud State University Evan Rusch – Minnesota State University, Mankato Al Rykhus – PALS Perry Madden – PALS