Mark Eckes looks up information for sending interlibrary loan requests to other participating libraries. Mark Eckes worked at Minitex from 1974 to 1984, managing the Minitex staff (payroll, vacation, sick leave) and was responsible for office purchasing and OCLC billing.
This issue includes a diagram of the program, services, resources, and participating libraries. Each Minitex service is highlighted including the following: Communication Network, Document Delivery, Bibliographic Database, Collection Development, Information and Reference Network, Continuing Education, Online Bibliographic Searches, and Regional Sharing. Future plans for Minitex and participating library contacts are also included.
This issue includes information about the Minitex Continuing Education Program and week-long workshops for Reference Librarians, an overview of the newly initiated Minitex Reference Service, and an overview of the Minnesota Union List of Serials emerging Minitex program.
Mike O'Rourke holding the painted boxes that Minitex staff drove down to the Greyhound bus station every day. Before using local couriers, the fastest way to transport interlibrary loan items to areas like Duluth was through Greyhound.
This issue includes includes an update on new library holdings symbols in OCLC and the final grant supported library to have their OCLC terminal installed, a summary of the Reference Users Group conference, authorization of the Minitex Advisory Committee, a summary of the OCLC cataloging users group, and the latest MULS (Minitex Union List of Serials) procedures and other updates.
This issue includes the following articles: Bush Foundation Grants Funds for On-Line Cataloging and Data Base Development; Proposed Copyright Clearance Procedures for Photocopying in Libraries; New Librarians -- New Participants; New Minitex Directory, Annual Report; Reference and Interlibrary Loan Resources; Regional Meetings; Cataloging: Projections for the Future; Minitex Libraries on OCLC: A Directory; Recent Visitors to Minitex; New Edition of MULS, and On-Line User Workshops.
This special issue on copyright includes information about how the new U.S. Copyright Law affects Minitex Document Delivery, guidelines for records retention, information on library supplies for displaying copyright information, ALA and Minitex Interlibrary Loan Request forms, copyright payment mechanisms, and a bibliogrpahy of copyright law and libraries resources.
This issue includes the following articles: Minitex Reference Services; Document Delivery Service; Back-Up Reference Service; Reference Services and Collection Development; Minitex Telephone and TWX Directory; Serving OCLC Users; Verifying ILL Requests on OCLC; Workshop on Workflow; Workshop on Library Instructions; Botany Journals; New Librarians, New Positions; New Participants; and Visitors to Minitex.
This issue includes the following articles: Minitex-South Dakota Resource Sharing; Minnesota Libraries 1977 Report (for the ALA Yearbook, 1978 edition); Upcoming User Group Meetings; Library Directories; OCLC Governance; Bush II OCLC Installations; OCLC Directory Update; OCLC Training; Publications; TWX Communication; Verifying Citations from On-Line Searches; New Appointments--New Participants; Visitors to Minitex; Newsletter Mailing List; and CAB Abstracts On-Line Workshop.
This special issue on online databases includes information about the types of data in databases, online database searching protocols, online search services in the U.S. and costs, a glossary of common database terms, a bibliography of online bibliographic services, the Minitex online search service and sample search request form, a directory of online database, subject databases search in Minitex libraries, and a summary of the Reference Users Group meeting.
This issue includes the following articles: OCLC Users Council; Minitex Brochure insert; Minitex Annual Meeting; OCLC Interlibrary Loan Subsystem Test; Serials Management Workshop; Farewell to Lois Upham; USOE Grant Deadlines; Academic Library Grant Program Announced; Positions (new library staff); Honors; Minitex Libraries on OCLC: A Directory; Minitex 'NLOC' Service; OCLC Codes for Minitex Libraries; Using OCLC to Verify Minitex ILL Requests; Directory of Minnesota Libraries; and Colleagues Publish.
This issue is the annual report for 1977-1978. Highlights include a new contract with South Dakota State Library and Minitex for sharing resources; increased Resource Sharing, the MULS 2nd edition publication; Bush Foundation grants to support OCLC participation' an increase in Back-Up Reference requests; a summary of copyright and reference training and meetings, and statistics (including a table).
This special issue on AACR2 and the catalog includes information about the adoption of AACR2 and implications for cataloging procedures and practices. Minnesota librarians attended an institute in 1978 on "Closing the Catalog"; offered by LITA and a full summary of the event is included. This issue also contains a list of recently announced grants, RLIN (Research Libraries Group) replacing the former acronym of BALLOTS, and the new publication "The Role of the School Library Media Program in Networking."
This is a special report of the OCLC Users Council by Minitex OCLC Representatives. Included are summaries on the economic impact of AACR2 on libraries and the OCLC Inter-Network Quality Control Council, as well a a directory of Minitex libraries on OCLC.
This issue includes the following articles: Minnesota Union List of Serials; New Minitex Manual; Five-Year Review of Copyight Law; Location Search Service-Codes Supplied; Publications to Notes; Online Workshops; Coming and Going; Resource Sharing Thoughts; TWX Sound Shield for Sale; Performance Evaluation in Academic Libraries; Celtic Library at College of St. Thomas; Grant Money for Two-Year Colleges; MLA Pre-Conferences Planned; Visitors; Networking Reading.
This issue includes the following articles: To Network or Not to Network Schools Face the Question; Networking Conference; Library Instruction for the College Undergraduate; Selective Bibliography for Library Instruction in Academe; Retrospective Conversion; OCLC/ILL Subsystem Training; EDUCOM Seminar; Rug Reference Resources Meeting; Automation, Codes and Standards in Technical Services and their Effect on Public Services; AACR2 Preconference; Theological Libraries Meeting; People in Minitex.
This issue includes the following articles: OCLC Users Council Meets in Columbus on June 4 and 5; Visitors; Minnesotans Publish; OCLN Memberships; Automation in Duluth; More Publishing; People on the Move; Liz Stroup Meets with Rug Group; South Dakota Union List of Serials; Gustavus Award Winner; Recent Publications of Interest; Reference Users Group Meets; Responsive Reference Service; and The "Not Available" Response to ILLRO's.
This issue includes the following articles: Planning and Library Cooperation; Reference Service Evaluation; New Advisory Committee; and a large section on OCLC and Library Automation. The OCLC and Library Automation section contains background on what OCLC is; a history of Minitex OCLC participation; cooperative cataloging in OCLC; first time use (FTU) of an OCLC record; how to become an OCLC participant; the OCLC interlibrary loan, serial control, and acquisitions subsystems; and a diretory of Minitex libraries on OCLC.
This issue includes the following articles: The Uses of Online Databases; Using Online Techniques for Evaluation; Providing Services with Limited Resources; About the Database Directory; Codes of Vendors Supplying Online Services; Codes of Libraries Performing Online Searches; Directory of Online Subject Databases Searched in Minitex Libraries, 1979-1980; How to Use a Library; NEH Announces Challenge Grant Program; Bibliographic Instruction Workshop; and Happy Anniversary.
Anita Anker (Branin) joined Minitex in 1981 working first with MULS. She later directed the Document Delivery program. She left Minitex July 24, 1996. For a more complete description, see the MINITEX Messenger, volume 14, number 1 (August 28, 1996).
This issue includes the following articles: Resource Sharing and Interlibrary Loan; Minitex Document Delivery; Minitex Document Delivery Statistics 1978/79; WHCLIS Resolution on Networking; ALA Legislative Program; Reference Librarians: Save These Dates; Online Skills Development; Online Workshops Schedule; OCLC Acquisitions Subsystem; Ramsey County to Test OCLC Acquisitions Subsystem; Recommendation on use of OCLC-MARC Tapes; Iowa Fifth State in MULS.
This issue includes the following articles: Bibliographic Instruction (proceedings from a workshop); COM Catalogs and Conversion Projects (from Ramsey County Public Library and Minneapolis Public Library); People; Minitex Workshop Speaker Participation Policy; Minitex/OCLC Mailings; Circulation Systems: Suggested Reading; A Circulation System With OCLC; OCLC Use in Minitex: Some Thoughts and Statistics; Minitex Courier; Regional Workshops for Catalogers: AACR2; New MULS Manual.
This issue includes the following articles: Technology, Work Assignments, and Staff Morale; St. Olaf College Part of Two Studies; Saint Paul Public Library's Newspaper Index Project; Symposium on the Future of the Liberal Arts College Library; Melsa Goes Online: Hennepin County's Assisted Reference Service; Thoughts on Resource Sharing; People; Celebrations; Reading on Networking; Online Bibliographic Training in Fargo; AACR2 Institute in Minneapolis; New Minitex Staff Member; Announcement of Minitex Position; OCLC Growth.
This issue includes the following articles: Gustavus Library Endowment Fund; OCLC Internetwork Quality Control Council; Minnesota Theological Librarys Install Union COM Catalog; Plans Advance For Second ACRL Conference; The Tri-College University Library Consortium: A Decade of Growth; Minitex Reference; The CLIC COM Catalog; Windows to the Past: Minnesota County Atlases-A New Reference Tool; Reorganization of OCLC Symbol Displays; People; Minitex Library OCLC Sympols: A Directory; Olson Receives Piercy Award; Messenger Editor Leaves Minitex.