This month's Tip of the Month reviews best practices for managing holds for library book clubs. A common problem is not allowing enough time for holds to fill if you place book club holds in advance, and then use a Not Wanted Before Date in the hold record. More tips are included in the attached document.
A Sierra Serials class has been scheduled for Friday, February 24, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) @ the Rockford 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.
In case you missed it on social media, PrairieCat celebrated its accomplishments during the "12 Days of PrairieCat." Be sure to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to stay up to date on member libraries and more!
RAILS will be closed on December 23, December 26, December 30 and January 2 in observance of the Christmas and New Years holidays. PrairieCat will provide emergency phone support on some of those days since libraries are open. Here is the PrairieCat support schedule:
This month’s Tip of the Month is about the use of Location codes in Sierra. Member staff are sometimes confused by the two, three and five letter Branch/Location codes that live in the same table in Sierra. Please share this document with any staff that add or edit items and patrons so they are clear on which code is used in which type of record.
The December 2016 Long Intransit listing is now available in the Statistics & Reports section of the Support Site. The report contains your items that have been Intransit from 2012 to November 1, 2016. There are 1490 items on the report for this month, an INCREASE from 1396 items on the November report.
286 new items in transit, compared to 268 new items on the last report.
218 of the 268 new items from the last report are still listed.
We still have 1 lonely item remaining Intransit from 2012!