The PrairieCat contract staff is going to have an all-day staff meeting next Tuesday, March 11. We would appreciate it if members limit any calls to emergency calls only, and send non-emergency issues to the Help Desk or via email or voice mails. We will be back in the office on Wednesday as usual and will respond to your contacts as soon as we can.
Please share this with all staff, and thanks for your understanding
Effective IMMEDIATELY PrairieCat Members should ONLY use this URL for accessing LINC.
Members are advised to delete ANY OTHER URLs that you may have bookmarked for LINC -- even if the URL is working. This new URL for LINC will ensure that your hold request has the correct pickup library.
A Sierra Serials class has been scheduled for Friday, March 14, 2014 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) @ the Bolingbrook Service Center
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.
PrairieCat is finally resuming regular ongoing training for Encore (OPAC) and Sierra modules. All scheduled events are now available in L2 for registration.
All training classes are $10.00 per attendee. Your library will be billed after the training session.
Please note that we have resumed offering an “Essentials” class for basic Sierra searching and navigation which is a prerequisite for all other Sierra classes. However, if you are not new staff and have previously taken other Sierra training classes, you have met the prerequisite requirement.
An updated listing of Location / Branch codes has been uploaded to the Site. The data is available in Excel and PDF formats. The listing can be found under Resources > Cataloging > Item Fixed Fields (Item Types, ICodes, Locations).
The Seneca (SEBB) Public Library is currently undergoing a renovation and recarpeting project. It is anticipated that the project will be completed by mid-March.
Portions of the adult non-fiction collection are unavailable. Library staff are doing their best to fill holds on items that they can still get to. If SEBB is the only owner and they are not responding to your hold request- please ask your patron to be patient. PrairieCat staff are doing what they can in Sierra to disallow holds on these items (those what is inaccessible changes week-to-week).
The January listing of your items that have been intransit since BEFORE November 30, 2013 has been uploaded to the Support Site and can be found under the newly renamed Statistics & Reports section (on the red toolbar).
As was our past practice, we ask that each PrairieCat library look for the items on this report that belong to your library - checking on your shelves and, if found, check the item in to remove the in-transit status. The number of items on this report has gone down about 600 since the report was distributed in mid-December, but contains 385 new items.