PrairieCat News

ALERT: Encore Update V5.2 - Production Environment - March 3

Action: Informational

Encore V5.2 Update (Production Environment) – Wed. March 3, 2021 (early morning hours)

PrairieCat has coordinated with Innovative to perform an update to the Encore software version (V5.2) in our Production environment in the early morning hours of Wed. March 3, 2021

NEWS: PrairieCat Member Update Agenda - March 11

Action: Informational (Register for Member Update)

Join us for a PrairieCat Member Update on Mar 11, 2021 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM via Zoom Webinar. Hear the latest from PrairieCat staff and your colleagues from across the consortium. This update will include a Member Panel on Programming in 2021.

Register in advance via Zoom (also listed in L2):

NEWS: Updated Patron Code 4 Listing

Action: Informational

Please note the Patron Code 4 listing has been updated as well as all corresponding lists and documents. This is the code used for identifying home libraries of reciprocal borrowing patrons as well as sub categories for PrairieCat patrons. The updated lists are posted on the PrairieCat website under Training & Resources > Codes. 

Patron Types and Patron Codes:

ALERT: Sierra Update Scheduled on Feb 17 - Action Required / ALL CLEAR

Action: Action Required

Sierra V5.2 Update (Production Environment) – All Clear

The update to Sierra v5.2 was successful this morning. Staff have been testing access and functionality and everything appears to be working. If you are having any issues, please open a helpdesk ticket.

NEWS: PC MARC & MARC-trainees will meet Thursday, February 11th, 2021 @ 11:15am

ACTION: Informational/Register

The PC MARC & MARC-trainees will meet Thursday, February 11th, 2021 @ 11:15am-1pm 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

When: Feb 11, 2021 11:00 AM

NEWS: PC Technical Services Committee meeting Feb 11, 2021 09:30 AM

ACTION: Informational/Register

The PC Technical Services Committee will meet Thursday, Feb 11, 2021 09:30 AM via Zoom.

The meetings are open meetings, so anyone is welcome to attend, but voting is limted to the 11 committee members.

ALERT: Decision Center upgrade January 14, 2021


Update on 1/14/2021

Our Decision Center upgrade was successful! No errors occurred during the process

Upgrade notes:

Features in Decision Center 1.2 ServicePack 10

NEWS: Holiday Closings

PrairieCat will be closed on the following days for the Christmas and New Year holidays. There will be no on-call support on those days. Only emergency (full system outages) issues should be called in to the on-call phone support on those days.

CRITICAL: Sierra Slowness - Resolved

ACTION: Informational

Updat 9:00 AM on 12/8/2020:  Innovative have installed some new security measures to mitigate the slowdown on the server. They believe that it should be fixed. If you are continuing to have slowdown issues with Sierra, please submit a help desk ticket.

Update 4:00 PM on 12/7/2020:   PrairieCat has received new reports of slow system response time and Innovative is seeing increasing server load on our production machine. Innovative is investigating.

NEWS: FY20 Return on Investment Docs Available

Action: Informational

PrairieCat created a Return on Investment document to highlight the progress the organization made in FY20 ending in June 2020 and some of the ways your library benefited from membership in PrairieCat. This is an “at a glance” document that should be easy to share with your library’s board and stakeholders to emphasize the benefits of PrairieCat.