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Consortium of MnPALS Libraries User Group meetings

October 25

Location: Minnesota State University, Mankato

Registration: Register here by Thursday, October 17, 2019

Registration spreadsheet: Starting the week of September 30th, a spreadsheet will be provided. It will be updated once weekly.

October 18th Registration Spreadsheet


*Room assignments will be added closer to the event date.

8:30-9:00: Registration & light refreshments

9:00-9:30: Governance Discussion


  • Acquisitions/Serials Business Meeting
  • Circulation Business Meeting


  • Cataloging Business Meeting
  • Interlibrary Loan Business Meeting
  • Primo Glitches and Fixes session

11:50-1:40: General Session (lunch provided)


  • Systems Business Meeting
  • Customizing Letters Panel
  • Additional Governance Discussion


  • Reference and Instruction Business Meeting
  • Joint Circulation and ILL Discussion
  • ER & Acq/Ser short sessions: (1) Electronic Resources Processes for Collections Management & Improved Analytics, (2) Alma Processes and Analytics for Renewing and Claiming Serials
    • Electronic Resources Processes for Collection Management & Improved Analytics
      At MSU, Mankato, we have started pursuing practices in Alma to improve how we manage the e-journals collection. These practices include custom-named Community Zone collections for post cancellation access rights and re-linking Aleph-migrated purchase orders to both e-journal collections and portfolios. As a result of these practices, we are better able to see and manage our resources using collection analysis reports. We’ll demonstrate how this work is done, and explain the impacts for collection management.
    • Alma Processes and Analytics for Renewing and Claiming Serials
      How to set up simple reports to support serials work, and the follow-up processing for renewals and claims.
    • And More?
      If there is any time at the end, we could look at other uses of analytics for additional purposes, such as inventory analysis and management.


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