REMINDER: Access to WorldCat Resource Sharing ends on May 19, 2014. All WorldCat Resource Sharing users must use WorldShare Interlibrary Loan (ILL) for all interlibrary loan activity beginning on this date. For more information and training on getting started with WorldShare ILL, please visit: http://oc.lc/start.
A Sierra Cataloging item entry class isi scheduled at the Coal Valley Service Center for Thursday April, 24 from 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. You must register for the class in L2 and must be logged in to do so. This class is designed to provide staff of PrairieCat libraries with a basic understanding of the capabilities of the Cataloging module. Topics include creating, editing, removing item records and creating, linking to, editing volume records. Basic matching of bibliographic records will also be covered.
A Sierra Serials I class Wednesday, April 23, 2014 (9:30 AM - 12:30 PM) @ New Lenox Public Library. This training is designed as an introduction to the Serials module for all libraries to enter serial publications and manage their magazine subscriptions. It will provide participants with a basic understanding of the capabilities of the Serials module and an overview of navigating the Serials functionality, especially for serials with a regular publication cycle.
During the week of March 31 a change to email hold notices was made to make it easier for patrons to differentiate Pickup notices from Hold Cancellation notices.
Hold available notices now have the subject “Hold Available” and the canceled/expired hold notices have “Hold Expired/Canceled” for the subject. The notices are also run separately now – again, to differentiate the purpose of the notice to make it easier for the recipient.
Now available on the PrairieCat Support Site under Statistics is the data file of items that were properly coded in March 2014 for withdrawal. This includes properly coded items that were accidentally omitted in December, January and February.
These items will be removed from the database later this week.