PrairieCat News

NEWS: We want your input! Strat Plan Member SURVEY

Action: Complete Survey

PrairieCat is seeking member input on our next strategic plan. All staff from PrairieCat member libraries are invited to participate in the PrairieCat Strategic Planning: Member Survey. We value your feedback on how you think we've done achieving the goals of the current strategic plan and what should be our priorities over the next three years.

The survey should take about 10+ min to complete: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q9XBQY9

NEWS: MARC / MARC Trainees Catalogers Meeting Oct 8, 2020 11:00 AM

ACTION: Informational

 

MARC / MARC Trainees Catalogers Meeting  Oct 8, 2020 11:00 AM

 

Meetings of the PrairieCat member certified MARC and MARC Trainees catalogers are held as needed after TechC meetings.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 
When: Oct 8, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada) 

NEWS: PC Technical Services Committee meeting Oct 8, 2020 09:30 AM

ACTION: Informational

PC Technical Services Committee meeting Oct 8, 2020 09:30 AM

You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 
When: Oct 8, 2020 09:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://railslibraries.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkcu-tqTgoG9MrrYb1leX7...

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

NEWS: Revised patron block amount reminder

As was previously announced, at their 08/07/2020 meeting, the PrairieCat Administrative Council approved changing the patron block amount from $5.00 to $10.00, effective 10/01/2020. This change was implemented yesterday and is now in effect.

Please see the PrairieCat Uniform Circulation Rules for your reference.

NEWS: PrairieCat Strategic Planning - Listening Sessions

Action: Informational / Register for Sessions

PrairieCat is seeking member input on our next strategic plan. All staff from PrairieCat member libraries are invited to participate in the upcoming PrairieCat Strategic Planning: Listening Sessions. We value your feedback on how you think we've done achieving the goals of the current strategic plan, what ideas you have for the future to help us achieve these goals, and what should be our priorities over the next three years.

ALERT: SYSTEM AVAILABLE: Sierra Update to V5.1 has completed

ALERT: SYSTEM AVAILABLE: Sierra Update to V5.1 has completed

The update of the Sierra production software to version 5.1 has completed.

You may launch the Sierra application at your locations at your convenience. The update will download new java files to the client so the initial launch of the Sierra software may take a bit longer than usual.

If you utilized the off-line client during the time we were down - please contact Ed Zanelli to coordinate processing of your off-line file(s).

ALERT: SYSTEM DOWN: Sierra Update to V5.1 is still in progress

ALERT: SYSTEM DOWN: Sierra Update to V5.1 is still in progress

PrairieCat staff apologizes that III (Innovative Interfaces Inc.) is still in the process of updating the Sierra production software to version 5.1.

The software update began around 3:00 a.m. Central Time. As usual our primary goal was to have the update completed prior to your library opening today.

 

We are in communication with III and the update is still proceeding and they are doing all they can to expedite this process in any way that they can.

NEWS: Last Round of PUG Sessions

As we wrap up the last round of webinars for PUG Days 2020, we hope you can join us!! Registration links and full program descriptions are on the PrairieCat website on the PUG Days page. Select the webinar under Upcoming Sessions to view the details: https://support.prairiecat.info/conference.

Thu, Sep 17 at 10:00 AM   |   PrairieCat Mobile App (30 min)

Thu, Sep 17 at 2:00 PM   |   Graphic Design beyond Publisher

ALERT: Sierra Update to V5.1 on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

PrairieCat will have III (Innovative Interfaces Inc.) upgrade the Sierra production software to version 5.1 on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

This is an upgrade where the system will be down while the software is updated. We have asked Innovative to begin the server upgrade at 4:00 a.m. Central Time.

We will send out an ‘all clear’ communication that the upgrade has been successfully completed once we receive notification of completion from III.

NEWS: Biblioboard Recovering the Classics ebook collection

In 2018 PrairieCat loaded the Biblioboard Recovering the Classics ebook collection into the database. These titles came to PrairieCat via a program RAILS was working on at the time to test out geo-locatable materials in Illinois libraries. When the records were loaded an item record* for each circulating library (Fully Participating and Basic Online) was created in the process.

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