Library Director Deborah Wunsch and her staff are excited to announce that the Elizabeth Township PL is reopening today following a 3-week closure for painting and the installation of new carpeting. Before the work could begin the building was emptied, not a trash can was left! The only fixtures left in the building were the shelving units that are attached to the exterior walls and the light fixtures and ceiling fans.
The next RAILS hosted cataloging webinar will be on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM and is entitled “Introduction to MarcEdit”.
Do you want to do more with your MARC records? Are you looking for an easy way to add or delete fields, split a batch of records into several groups, or extract particular fields to create a report? Emily Nimsakont will show you how to do all of these tasks and more with free MarcEdit software. Emily is Head of Cataloging and Resource Management at University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Schmid Law Library.
A Sierra Cataloging Item Entry class has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 9, 2015 (9:30 AM - 1:00 PM) @ Bolingbrook 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.
All PrairieCat members receive an allocation of free original catalogings by PrairieCat catalogers each year. The number of catalogings allocated is based on your membership level. Libraries in the process of completing a membership upgrade get additional free catalogings while they are completing that process. The list of FY16 original cataloging allotments is now posted on the support website.
PrairieCat will begin using a new software for our support Help Desk as of Monday, August 24. The software is called OTRS. Please see the attached handout on how to use OTRS. The URL for the new Help Desk is:
During the week of August 10, 2015 the RAILS IT Department upgraded the phone system used by the PrairieCat Support staff. A number of new features were added to the system that we are sure you will find useful and helpful.