Breakout: PALS Connect Linker Q & A – Perry Madden (PALS)
A look at some of the Frequently Asked Questions about PALSconnect Linker as well Perry providing some hints about where to find information about our OpenURL link resolver. Audience questions or enhancement ideas welcome!
Breakout: Alma Demo – Craig Johnson (Ex Libris)
A look at Ex Libris' next generation Integrated Library System.
Breakout: OCLC BibNote, MarcEdit and File-90: "Birds of a Feather" – Bobby Bothmann (MSU)
An overview of OCLC’s Bibliographic Notification service (free as part of your OCLC Cataloging subscription) that provides you with updated records enhanced with tables of contents and/or upgraded cataloging. Demons
Breakout: Trimming the Serials Budget – Carol Krabbenhoft and Theresa Borchert (TRC)
With declining budgets and increasing costs, the Concordia College Library trimmed 10% from their serials budget. Included will be steps used for evaluation, canceling titles and managing data. How are others dealing with similar issues? There will be an opportunity for discussion.
Breakout: Communicating in the Consortium – PALS Staff
Getting around the PALS website, including the Mailing lists, Support Center, Forum and Wiki. A great introduction for those new to the PALS consortia, as well as a refresher for those who have been around a while.
Breakout: LibData and Research Project – Keith Ewing (SCS)
Discussion of what St. Cloud State University is currently doing with both LibData and Research Project, the replacement for Assignment Calculator.
Breakout: ERM Panel Discussion – Randi Madisen (CEN), Bill Vann (HTC), and John Daniels (MCT)
See the PALSconnect ERM in action in three implementations. Learn how it has affected workflow and access to information in different workplaces. Ask those practical questions about how to make it work the way you want.
Breakout: Minnesota Library Futurists – Erika Rux (TRC), Erin Smith (Fergus Falls Public Library), and Jenny Turner (PALS)
Hear a brief overview of what a Minnesota Library Futurist does...and have the opportunity to share your vision for Minnesota Libraries in 2025.
Breakout: Century College on FIRE! – Jane Young (CEN)
Century College acquired the Fire Library collection in the spring of 2011. What happens when libraries close or merge? We experienced some surprising impacts (inter-library loan and space issues) and unexpected costs. Come hear about our experience playing with Fire!