RAILS offices will be closed on Friday, July 29, for a staff in-service meeting. Talking book services will not be provided. RAILS delivery service will not operate. ILDS (Illinois Library Delivery Service) to CARLI (Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois) locations will operate.
PrairieCat staff will be available by phone for emergencies; non-emergency issues should be reported via the Help Desk (preferred) or by email or phone, and staff will respond when they are back in the office on Monday.
A Sierra Cataloging Item Entry class has been scheduled for Friday, September 2, 2016 (10:00 AM - 1:30 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.
RAILS will offer a workshop called “Library-Community Partnerships: Made in Heaven or Shotgun Marriages?” with Kelly Krieg-Sigman on July 20, 2016, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, at the Galesburg Public Library.
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.