PrairieCat News

NEWS: PC MARC & MARC-trainees will meet Oct 14, 2021 11:00 AM

ACTION: Informational

The PC MARC & MARC-trainees will meet Oct 14, 2021 11:00 AM via Zoom after the PC Tech Committee meeting, following a short break.

The MARC/MARC trainee Catalogers meeting addresses cataloging topics and issues to ensure integrity of the database. The meetings are open meetings, so anyone is welcome to attend, but only the MARC/MARC trainee Catalogers vote. Meeting minutes will be shared with the Technical Services user community shortly after each meeting

Register in advance for this meeting. 

NEWS: PC Technical Services Committee meeting Oct 14, 2021 09:30 AM

ACTION: Informational

The PC Technical Services Committee will meet Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 09:30 AM- 11:00 AM via Zoom.

Register in advance for this meeting:

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

Agenda and packet are available on the PC support site.

NEWS: Message from RAILS - Participate in a Town Hall

Action: Informational / Register for RAILS Town Hall

Participate in a Town Hall to Help Shape the Future Direction of RAILS

NEWS: Sierra Training Server - Maintenance Complete

Action: Informational

The scheduled maintenance on the Sierra Training Server is now complete (9/24/2021). 

NEWS: Illinois Libraries Present

Action: Informational

Have you heard of the joint programming efforts libraries have taken on during the past year and half? These collaborations allow libraries to provide high-profile and high-quality programming they may not have been able to afford otherwise. See the message below from the Illinois Libraries Present (formerly Joint Programming Group) for details:

NEWS: Resource Sharing Summit - Oct 21

Action: Informational / Register for Summit

The PrairieCat Resource Sharing Summit is back - and you won't want to miss it!  On the agenda is PrairieCat Plus! Join us to co-create this possible new PrairieCat membership level that could provide new and enhanced tools for increased patron engagement. We'll discuss our collective interests and needs, learn about options and tools for PrairieCat Plus, and develop a possible management structure.

NEWS: Sierra Training Server Unavailable

Action: Informational

The Sierra Training Server will be unavailable starting 9/8/2021 due to scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

NEWS: PUG Days Virtual - Don't Miss Out!

Action: Informational / Register for Sessions

Don’t miss out – sessions kick off on September 14!!

What’s one of the benefits of being a PrairieCat member? Access to a free virtual conference with programs presented by your fellow library colleagues in the state as well as library professionals from across the nation.

PrairieCat Closed for Thanksgiving

PrairieCat staff will be off on Thursday and Friday (Nov. 25 & 26) 2021 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

PrairieCat will not have any support coverage on this days. For standard support issues please place a Help Desk ticket and your issue will be addressed on the next working day.

All RAILS service centers are closed on Thursday, November 25, for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

Happy Thanksgiving!

UPDATE: Decision Center Upgrade Complete

Action: Informational

Innovative successfully updated our Decision Center platform last night (31 August 2021). You can resume using Decision Center today.

Release notes for this update/service patch are attached.