Best wishes to the Black Hawk College Library staff as they withdraw from PrairieCat as of today, June 30, 2016 and go live on I-Share. Best wishes also to the Durand School District staff as they withdraw from PrairieCat as of today, June 30, 2016. We appreciate all the contributions these libraries made to resource sharing as members of PrairieCat for many years. The information from these libraries will be removed from PrairieCat by the end of August.
PrairieCat will update our production servers to Sierra 2.2 on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016. Innovative will be upgrading the server overnight, so we're anticipating this upgrade will be completed on the servers by 6 AM.
The June 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 May 1, 2016. There are 1052 items on the report for this month, a DECREASE from 1135 items on the May report.
317 new items in transit, UP from 295 on the last report.
127 of the 295 new items from the last report are still listed.
We still have 1 lonely item remaining Intransit from 2012!
28 items remain Intransit from the 2013, DOWN 2 from last month.
A Sierra Create Lists class has been scheduled for Monday, August 8, 2016 (1:30 PM - 4:30 PM) @ the Bolingbrook Service Center.
This class is designed to provide staff with a basic understanding of the Create Lists module in Sierra, which is command-based querying of the database to retrieve data. Create List review files can be created of patrons, items, bibliographic records, order, etc.
A Sierra Cataloging Item Entry class has been scheduled for Friday, July 15, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:30 PM) @ the Rockford Service Center.
This class is designed to provide staff of PrairieCat libraries with a basic understanding of the capabilities of the Cataloging module as well as an overview of navigating through the cataloging functionality in the Sierra client. Topics include creating, editing, and removing item records. Basic matching of bibliographic records will also be covered.
OCLC will discontinue its support and testing of Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 9 and 10 with its WorldCat Discovery and WorldShare applications beginning July 1, 2016. This is in line with Microsoft’s discontinued support of Internet Explorer (IE) versions 9 and 10 that took effect on January 12, 2016. As of July 1, 2016,WorldCat Discovery and WorldShare applications will work with IE 9 and 10. However, users will likely experience increasing degradation in usability and function over time.
If you are new to PrairieCat, or are upgrading from Union List to circulating, PrairieCat has designed a new brochure to provide some quick information about the consortium for your patrons. You can download and print the brochure here. Feedback is welcome!
The eight Quad City libraries are going live for circulation today, Tuesday, May 17th. Their circulation migration was completed yesterday on schedule. We will be turning on holds for their patrons and collections tomorrow (Wednesday) and they will receive their first paging lists on Thursday. Congratulations and welcome, QC libraries!
Libraries: East Moline PL (EM), Henry C Adams ML, Prophetstown (HE), Moline PL (MX), River Valley DL, Port Bryon (RD), Robert R Jones PLD, Coal Valley (CV), Rock Island PL (RK, RP, RT), Sherrard PLD (SD) and Silvis PL (SL).