As part of OCLC’s commitment to expand WorldCat support for full Unicode characters and scripts, OCLC will begin a 2 week project on Thursday December 8, 2016 to re-index WorldCat for use with all applications and article-level records searchable in WorldCat Discovery and WorldCat.org. When complete, users will be able to search using full UTF-8 characters, resulting in improved, worldwide discovery of non-Latin titles and articles.
Here is list of 2017 weekly magazine title records thus far. Please begin attaching your issues for 2017 for these titles to the new records. Remember you'll need to create new holding records with the textual holdings statment (i.e. RETAINS 6 MONTHS) as well on these titles. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
RAILS will be closed on Thursday, November 24, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no PrairieCat support coverage that day. There will be limited support on Friday, November 25. On Friday, please call the regular support number with any more urgent issues (877-542-7257 and choose 7), or submit a Help Desk ticket. Happy Thanksgiving from the PrairieCat staff!
This month's tip is a reminder of the PrairieCat policy on placement of barcodes on items. This policy was approved to make handling of materials more efficient as they move between libraries. It also ensures easy scanning of barcodes for libraries that have self-checkout machines. Please remind any staff who processes new materials of this policy.
The Fossil Ridge Public Library (Braidwood) reopened on Monday, November 14th, after an extensive renovation project at the main library. The library resumed filling from the paging list on Tuesday, and patrons can once again pickup their materials at the library. The staff at Fossil Ridge have expressed their appreciation for everyone's patience and assistance during their construction project.
Congratulations to the Richard A. Mautino Memoiral Library (RAMG-8) who will be "going live" today!
Richard A. Mautino ML started adding their collection to PrairieCat in August 2015 and is the latest in a increasing number of existing union listing members that has upgraded its level of PrairieCat membership to basic online.
Congratulations to the community of Spring Valley and best of luck to Library Director Barb White and the library staff!!