OCLC is undertaking a significant investment in our technological infrastructure. OCLC is evolving their data center strategy, upgrading equipment and infrastructure, and standardizing processes globally to increase service responsiveness. These investments will advance their service delivery for years to come so that together they can better meet library users increasing expectations.
This year-long effort is well underway. Much of the work is occurring behind the scenes. Some of these transitions require scheduled downtime for services.
A Sierra Serials 1 class has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 1, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) @ the Coal Valley 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.
The May 2016 Long Intransit listing has been uploaded to the Statistics & Reports section of the Support Site. The report contains your items that have been Intransit from 2012 to April 1, 2016. There are 1135 items on the report for this month, an INCREASE from 923 items on the February report.
We apologize, the last copy of this report that was uploaded was in February.
295 new items in transit, down from 319 on the last report.
230 of the 319 new items from the last report are still listed.
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).
The PrairieCat Training Committee has prepared a survey to gather information on member training needs. Results will help determine what tools or training classes the Committee or PrairieCat staff should work on to fill training needs for member staff or end users. Multiple responses from any library are welcomed, so please share the link with any staff and encourage them to participate. Responses are appreciated by May 22, 2016. Thank you in advance for your participation.
We have been given the go ahead for the 8 QC libraries to go live on Cataloging, Serials and Acquisitions as of today. The bibliographic record and item load for these libraries is now complete. Please refer to the FAQ previously distributed for more specific information. As stated in that document, we are well aware that we need to complete volume linking for these libraries' items, and a whole team is working on that project as we speak.
Several people asked for the presentation slides that Leif Pedersen from III shared at Delegates Assembly yesterday. The PowerPoint presentation is attached. We hope that you enjoyed the presentation and have a better idea of the direction that III is taking in the future.