Members of the MnPALS Plus Working Group and the PALS staff will talk about new features recently implemented for MnPALS Plus, as well as solicit opinions on what enhancements should be worked on next.
Minitex/MnLINK ILL Subcommittee sent a questionnaire asking ILL staff to provide feedback on best practices for borrowing and lending. Members of the Minitex/MnLINK ILL Subcommittee will provide work flow tips and best practices from the survey or their own experiences.
Is your library using an electronic service for selection and acquisition of monographs? Rachel Wexelbaum (St. Cloud State University) and Joe Holtermann (Minnesota State University, Mankato) will facilitate a discussion about two current services (YBP GOBI and Blackwell Collection Manager) and their benefits and challenges.
Breakout: Minitex Update (Room 272)
Bill DeJohn and other Minitex staff will update attendees on Minitex projects and products
Gustavus Adolphus staff added additional letters to ILL borrowing Print for Renewal Accepted, Renewal Rejected and Arrival Letter Second Notice. Sonja Timmerman (GAC/MNG) will present how she uses these letters to communicate with her patrons and Dan Honetschlager (PALS) will talk about how to add prints.
Kathie Otto (MN Historical Society) will talk about the Legacy Amendment, explain the new Historical and Cultural (Legacy) Grants program for history projects and historic preservation projects, and will answer general questions. Libraries are eligible to apply for history-related projects and to partner with other organizations on projects.