The MNLINK Transition Task Force has scheduled regular meetings through the end of December, on a roughly bi-weekly basis. In order to communicate more broadly with member libraries, meeting updates will be shared in the Minitex Messenger, Minitex’s weekly newsletter. You can subscribe to the newsletter here or you can view the updates on the Minitex News site, using the tag "MNLINK Transition."
At the June 6, 2022 meeting, the Task Force discussed communications with libraries, resource sharing and public services staff and MNLINK users. The Task Force intends to hold listening sessions for library staff in July and in August, and hopes to schedule those sessions soon. Please keep an eye out for the dates and plan to attend.
The Task Force is continuing to document the current MNLINK system and beginning to identify desired and critical features for the new system. The MNLINK Users Group is an important part of this process, and the first MNLINK Users Group discussion of the MNLINK Transition was held on Wednesday, June 8. A robust group discussion focused their attention around the two areas of potential replacement systems: end user expectations and resource sharing requirements. Attendees were provided with a series of questions focused on elements of the current MNLINK program functionalities and research around the existing landscape of resource sharing systems that may potentially replace the system. This community provided wonderful feedback to help ascertain which issues are most critical for a successful replacement system.