Parking is free in the attached parking ramp of the Wellstone Center. If the ramp is full there are approximately 20-25 parking spaces in the parking lot on the corner of Ada Street and Robie Street. Also, street parking is available throughout the surrounding neighborhood.
Parking in El Burrito Mercado or The West Side Community Health Services parking lots are prohibited.
Hotels that offer complimentary shuttle service within a 2-5 mile radius.
The closing date for registration is Friday, October 17
Breakout Session: Islandora, An Open Source Digital Repository Solution – Linda Richter and Alex Kent, PALS Office Powerpoint (pdf)
Are you starting to look at digital asset management systems for your digital collections? Are you searching for a system to use for your digital repository? Do you need a place to store and showcase theses, photographs, scholarly work, student publications, newspapers, and other unique resources? Do you want to learn how to get started, what to look for, and be aware of?
PALS is now providing support and training for Islandora, an open source institutional repository solution. Just recently PALS and Minnesota State University, Mankato announced a new partnership to implement the Islandora digital asset management system as the new platform for the MSU, Mankato archives. PALS is also working with Southwest Minnesota State University and The College of St. Scholastica to build their repositories.
During this session the PALS Islandora team, Linda Richter and Alex Kent, will talk about the project, discuss lessons learned, and give a live demonstration of Islandora.
Breakout Session: E-Copy, E-Delivery, and Potential Supplier List –Peter Jarnstrom, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Agnes Lee, Minitex; Sonja Eilertson, PALS Office Powerpoint (pdf)
A discussion was started regarding one type of e-delivery 'Article Exchange' on the ILL Forum: https://www.mnpals.org/forum/index.php?topic=2157.0. In this session, the presenters will discuss how an e-copy request is created, e-copy potential supplier list, and what happens when a lending library ships a request as an E-Copy or C-Copy. They will also talk about the e-delivery options of MEDD (Minitex Electronic Document Delivery) and Article Exchange. Library staff will share tips on how they use Article Exchange.
Session participants will continue the e-delivery 'Article Exchange' Forum discussion.
Breakout Session: 'So, I can't just do homework?': Training and Using Student Workers to the Fullest – Anne Stenzel and Joni Myers, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Jessica Zimmerman, Bethany Lutheran College PowerPoint (pdf)
Panelists for this discussion presentation will kick things off by talking about how they acquire their student workers, describing training plans, and sharing some tips and techniques about what has worked and what has been less successful. Attendees will be encouraged to participate in a dialogue about the topic and to compare notes about “best practices”.
Breakout Session: EZproxy and D2L – Peg Lawrence, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Dan Honetschlager, PALS Office
Peg Lawrence and Dan Honetschlager will lead a discussion of EZproxy and how to ensure that proxied links work in D2L.
Breakout Session: When It's Time To Go. Identification and Batch Delete of Vendor Supplied MARC Records from the Catalog – Adam Marsnik, Normandale Community College; Owen Hansen, Metropolitan State University
Have you added vendor supplied bib records to Sys01? What happens when the contract ends? What happens when the vendor no longer provides access to certain titles? How do you identify these records for an extract or batch delete?
Owen Hansen will walk you through the steps Metropolitan State uses to perform a batch delete of titles from a vendor supplied file of discontinued titles. Adam Marsnik will then discuss the need to plan identifying all records from a vendor, be it for mass extraction and updating or total removal of all titles. He will talk about cataloging decisions Normandale has made for vendor supplied MARC records.
For Owen’s process, see Answer 3665 “Deleting removed e-books”.
For a summary of Adam’s comments, see Answer 3662 “Identification and batch delete of vendor supplied MARC records".
Breakout Session: Managing Streaming Video – Randi Madisen, Century College; Barb Bergman, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Gary Hunter, MnSCU System Office Handout (pdf) Handout (pdf)
Randi Madisen will facilitate this discussion of streaming video and copyright concerns. Barb Bergman will cover Kaltura, Kanopy, and her experience with streaming video collections. Gary Hunter will cover legal copying and sharing of videos online.
Breakout Session: User Experience, Usability, User Centered Design of Library Services – Zorian Sasyk, Minnesota State University, Mankato
User Experience, Usability, User Centered Design…these and other terms are increasingly prevalent in both technology and library literature. But what do they mean? How are they different, and how are they interrelated? Perhaps most importantly, what do they mean for libraries as service-oriented organizations? As a librarian with one foot in Electronic Resources and the other in User Experience, Zorian will try to define these terms, string them together, and relate them to the work of various areas of librarianship. The presentation will end with a general Q&A session to promote discussion amongst the audience.
Breakout Session: ILL Grab Bag – Peter Jarnstrom, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Sonja Eilertson, PALS Office Powerpoint (pdf)
Participants will choose topics for group discussion during this informal session. Possible subjects include:
Housecleaning – keeping ILL message files tidy
ILL functionality in a future MnPALS integrated library system
ILL services for distance and online patrons
Using non-ILL sources to fill requests
Commercial document suppliers
Purchase on demand
Miscellaneous questions and answers
Your participation will be essential to the success of this session! Please come prepared to help select topics and join the discussion.