During the week of August 10, 2015 the RAILS IT Department upgraded the phone system used by the PrairieCat Support staff. A number of new features were added to the system that we are sure you will find useful and helpful.
The Elizabeth Township Library (ELLY) will be closed from Monday, August 10 to September 1 for building renovations. ETL will not be filling holds during this time as their collection will be inaccessible.
Library Director Deborah Wunsch and her staff appreciate everyone’s patience while they are closed. Items being returned to ELLY will be held at the RAILS Rockford Service Center until delivery to the library resumes.
This month's Tip of the Month from the Training Committee provides a quick handout on how to use the High Demand Holds function in Sierra to see which titles your patrons are requesting that you might want to consider purchasing for your library. Please share with staff!
Great news -- SWAN’s (System Wide Automated Network) migration to a new ILS is complete!
Now that the dust has settled PrairieCat libraries can resume placing ILL requests in SWAN. A link to SWANs new Enterprise catalog along with a training document for how to go about placing holds in Enterprise can be found on SWAN page of the SHARE Illinois website.
Thank you for your assistance with last month’s survey of LLSAP member cataloging practices and needs. An amazing 277 responses were received!
RAILS is working to improve and expand cataloging services provided by your consortium in FY2016 and beyond. Your responses will help us better understand your library’s current cataloging practices in order to identify potential professional development opportunities and additional cataloging services.
This month's Tip of the Month from the Training Committee provides a review of what volumes are in PrairieCat, and why it is so important that all members link to volumes properly for holds to function correctly and for holdings to display correctly in Encore. Please share with staff!