PrairieCat News

TRAINING: Sierra Cataloging Item Entry Class, Tues., Sept. 24 at RAILS Bolingbrook

ACTION: Informational

Calling all Union Listing, Basic Online and Fully Participating PrairieCat agencies in the RAILS Bolingbrook area

There will be a Sierra Cataloging Item Entry class taught Tuesday, September 24, 9:00 am – Noon at the RAILS Bolingbrook Service Center.

This class has a prerequisite: completion of the Sierra Essentials class.

TRAINING: Did You Know? - August 2019 - Pink Condition Slips

Dealing with damaged materials can be very problematic, even more so when another library’s materials are involved. Who is responsible for that severely chewed puppy training book? Are those stains new or old? Is the binding falling apart because of age or misuse? This month's Did You Know? gives you the rundown of the damaged materials process.

NEWS: Picklists/Paging lists for Schools

ACTION: Informational

Traditionally/historically, Paging Lists for schools are turn ON the Tuesday after Labor Day and are turned OFF before Memorial Day (early-mid May so resources can cycle back to the schools before they close).

School librarians can request that their Paging List be turned on/off SOONER – In May couple schools stay in session later, and choose to NOT be turned off early in May. If they want the List turn on earlier (as a couple have), PrairieCat staff need to be notified.

TRAINING: Sierra Cataloging Item Entry Class, Thurs., August 29 at RAILS Rockford

ACTION: Informational

 

Calling all Union Listing, Basic Online and Fully Participating PrairieCat agencies in the RAILS Rockford area

There will be a Sierra Cataloging Item Entry class taught Thursday, August 29, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM at the RAILS Rockford Service Center.

This class has a prerequisite: completion of the Sierra Essentials class.

NEWS: Mobile App Demo Recordings Available

The User Experience Committee is currently reviewing RFP responses for a mobile app. This is an opt-in service for PrairieCat, and the cost will be spread over those that wish to participate. Be sure to check out the previously recorded online demonstrations from the vendors who have responded. 

TRAINING: Sierra Create Lists class is scheduled for Wednesday, September 4, 9:00 a.m. – Noon at the RAILS Bolingbrook Service Center.

ACTION: Informational

All PrairieCat fully participating agencies … we are offering a Sierra Create Lists class on Wednesday, September 4, 9:00 a.m. – Noon at the RAILS Bolingbrook Service Center.

This class has a prerequisite: completion of the Sierra Essentials class.

TRAINING: Basic Serials class scheduled for Friday, August 23, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

TRAINING:  Basic Serials class scheduled for Friday, August 23, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)     

ACTION: Informational

Registration is now available for this class in L2 at:

https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=29831

Who should attend:  Fully Participating or Basic Online library staff

Note:  only Fully Participating or Basic Online PrairieCat members are eligible to use this functionality

NEWS: Record cleanup reminder

ACTION: Informational

A friendly reminder, to report problems/issues:

For time sensitive issues (i.e., wrong location code in item record), You may open a HelpDesk ticket (https://support.prairiecat.info/otrs/customer.pl)

NEWS: Talcott Delivery Code Change (TRLY to TFLY)

ACTION: Informational

Effective Wednesday, August 7, Talcott Free Library District’s delivery code has changed from TRLY to TFLY. Some changes may take effect today (Tuesday, August 6). If you have a printed code list, you will need to update that list.

News: PC Technical Services Committee Thursday, August 8th, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

ACTION: Informational

The PC Technical Services Committee will meet Thursday, August 8th, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM via Zoom.

The meetings are open meetings, so anyone is welcome to attend, but only the 11 members vote.

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