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TRAINING: Did You Know, November 2018 - Using the Hold Note Field

This month's Did You Know highlights the optional Hold Note field in hold records.  If you've never used a Hold Note, check out the document for some tips! 

Bib Material Type code listing updated

An updated listing of the Material Type codes used in bibliographic records to determine what format facet will display in Sierra and Encore (the OPAC), has been uploaded to the Support Site. The listing can be found under Resources > Code Lists. The updated listing includes the newly approved Boardbook, Braille and Combo Blu-Ray/DVD values.

Location code listing updated

An updated listing of Location codes in Sierra is now availalbe on the Support Site under Resources > Code Lists. This list replaces the 2014 version which was previously on the site.

NEWS: 2019 weekly magazines

ACTION:  Informational


The 2019 weekly magazines have been created.  See below for list.  List can be found by searching by OCLC no. “2019”.   If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact us.

Aviation week and space technology (2019) b24169237 

The Antique trader 2019           b24169249 

Business week 2019                b24169250 

The Christian century 2019        b24169262 

The Christian Science monitor 2019   b24169274 

Coin world 2019                   b24169286 

Entertainment weekly 2019         b24169298 

Newsweek 2019                     b24169304 

The New Yorker 2019               b24169316 

The New York times book review 2019   b24169328 

OK! 2019                          b2416933x 

People 2019                       b24169341 

Publishers weekly 2019            b24169353 

Science news 2019                 b24169365 

Sports illustrated 2019           b24169377 

Time 2019                         b24169389 

Us weekly 2019                    b24169390 


Draft copy of October 28, 2018 PC Ciculation Committee Minutes

The draft copy of the October 28, 2018 PC Circulation Committee Minutes have been posted to the Support Site.  They can be found on the Site under Meeting Documents and then scroll down to Circulation Committee.

Draft copy of October 18, 2018 PC Technical Services Committee Minutes

The draft copy of the October 18, 2018 PrairieCat Technical Services Commiittee Minutes have been posted to the PC Support Site.  They can be found on the Site under Meeting Documents and then scrolling down to PC Technical Services Committee.

TRAINING: Did You Know? - October 2018 - Book Club Holds

The Training Committee has changed the name of our monthly tip document from Tip of the Month to Did You Know?  This month's Did You Know covers best practices for placing Book Club Holds.  Several Training Committee members have tested and feel it is better NOT to use the feature in Sierra that allows you to place up to 99 holds simultaneously on a title. Rather, the agreed best practice is to place individual holds for book club participants or on a book club patron record. Their testing has shown that the holds are more likely to be filled separately and more efficiently when placing individual holds.  Read about that and more tips in this month's Did You Know!