PrairieCat News

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.

TRAINING: Sierra Cataloging Item Entry Class | Mon., Aug 12 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 Monday, August 12 9:00AM – 12:00PM at the RAILS Bolingbrook Service Center.

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

TRAINING: Cataloging Item Entry Class added at North Suburban Library District, Loves Park, Thursday, July 25, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

ACTION:  Informational

Not too late!  A few seats are stiill available! 

A Cataloging Item Entry class has been schedule for Thursday, July 25, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:30 PM) at North Suburban Library District, Loves Park.  Registration is now available for this class in L2 at:  https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=29462 [1]

You must be signed in to view/register class.

Who should attend:  Fully Participating, Basic Online & Union List library staff

TRAINING: Did You Know?, July 2019 Syndetics Bookmarks and Flyers

Did you know? PrairieCat contracts with Syndetics, Inc. to supply enriched content for our OPAC. This includes series information, readalike suggestions, and author information that displays beneath the item’s details.

CRITICAL: Sierra server down UPDATE Sierra back up

ACTION:  Immediate Action Required 

We've got the all-clear from Innovative.  We've done some internal testing and all is good.  Please report if you are still experincing issues.

NEWS: PrairieCat Mobile App Demos

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. Save the date for two upcoming online demonstrations from the vendors who have responded. 

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