PrairieCat News

UPDATE: Scope Expansion Project Complete

ACTION:  Informational

The expansion/rescope project is now complete!

Sierra workstations (application and browser) should have been logged out Thursday (1/20) and back in this morning to pickup the latest version of indexes/files.


Thank you for your patience-

ALERT: Database Rescope - Search Results Will Be Off

ACTION:  Informational

Level of Importance: C R I T I C A L

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This message involves *ALL* libraries, it may read a bit technical – but *ALL* libraries need to be aware that search results in Encore & Sierra will be “off” starting today, January 18.

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Starting today, Tuesday, January 18 and lasting for approximately 7 days, work takes place on the Production server.

UPDATE: Phone Notifications Resolved

Information: Phone Notifications – No Action Required

It appears that the issue with phone notifications has been resolved. The systems (Sierra & iTiva) communicated a file late last night and again this morning.

This morning’s file appears to be standard in size – so probably only contains today’s (1/13) notifications.

CRITICAL: Please Send Your Closed Dates

ACTION:  Immediate Action Required

It is critically important that you notify PrairieCat of your library’s closed dates for 2022. If you do not notify us of your closed dates, due dates will not calculate properly and overdue fine calculations will be impacted as well.

If you have not yet notified us, please send the dates to

If you have any questions, please contact Roy Arey at

UPDATE: Notices - Phone Notifications

Information:  Notices - Phone Notifications – NO ACTION REQUIRED

PrairieCat staff are aware that phone notifications for Notices are not taking place. We have done some initial investigation and discovered that the issue started on January 7, 2022.

PrairieCat staff have contacted Innovative and placed a high priority ticket. We will communicate any information from Innovative once they can perform investigative steps on their end.

We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may be causing.

NEWS: PrairieCat Holiday Closures

Information: No Action Required - PrairieCat Holiday Closures


PrairieCat staff will be off on Thursday and Friday (Dec. 23 & 24) 2021 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

PrairieCat staff will also be off on Thursday and Friday (Dec. 30 & 31) 2021 in observance of the New Year holiday.


PrairieCat will not have any support coverage on these days. For standard support issues please place a Help Desk ticket and your issue will be addressed on the next working day (Mon. Jan. 3, 2022).


Thank you.

NEWS: Member Update Recording Available

The November 18 Member Update recording is now available. Register to view the on-demand recording here:


You can also access the link in L2.

NEWS: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Metadata Networking Group & Kick-off Meeting

Action: Informational

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Metadata Networking Group & Kick-off Meeting
Would you like to be part of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Metadata Networking Group? The group aims to foster the importance of a shared understanding to create and maintain more equitable, diverse, and inclusive metadata content. Read more about the group and sign up for the mailing list.

TRAINING: Create Lists Classes on TalentLMS

Attention: Fully Participating Members

The Create Lists Training Classes are now available on TalentLMS. Classes on TalentLMS are self-paced and available 24/7. Please note, some classes require instructor replies before moving on to the next part of the course. See the attached FAQ for details.

Visit Select the Reports category to get started with the Create Lists courses!

TRAINING: PUG Day CE Recordings Available

Action: Informational

If you weren't able to attend PrairieCat Users Group (PUG) Day live this year, you can still view the session recordings! Check out the PUG Day 2021 page on the PrairieCat website to see what sessions were offered. Select a session and click View On Demand Recording to register to watch the session.