March 31, 2014 -- Serials

Diabetic cooking (1526-0291) has changed from a bimonthly to a quarterly publication.  I created a new Publication Pattern Template starting with vol. 7, no. 1 Spring 2014.
 
To use the updated pattern, go to your Serial Holdings Record, right click on the current publication pattern and choose ‘Close Pattern.’ Save the SHR. Link to Check In and delete all the Expected issues for 2014. Then go back to your Serial Holdings Record and create a new publication pattern using the template for ‘Diabetic cooking (1526-0291) - IHLS - USE BEGINNING WITH SPRING 2014.
 

Growing Resource Sharing in IHLS Grant Announcement

The secret we’ve been keeping is now public knowledge, and we can tell you what it is! IHLS staff have been working on a grant—commonly known as the Dream Grant among SHARE staff—for the last couple of months. We were quite pleased to be able to announce at last night’s IHLS board meeting that we are about to receive $996,242.00 in grant funds from Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and the Illinois State Library, for the purpose of Growing Resource Sharing in IHLS through Growing SHARE Membership.

March 20, 2014 -- Serials

Simply Gluten Free Magazine (2326-7925) made a slight change to its numbering.  I created a new Publication Pattern Template starting with Issue #8 January/February 2014.
To use the updated pattern, go to your Serial Holdings Record, right click on the current publication pattern and choose ‘Close Pattern.’ Save the SHR. Link to Check In and delete all the Expected issues for 2014. Then go back to your Serial Holdings Record and create a new publication pattern using the template for ‘Simply gluten free (2326-7925) - IHLS - USE BEGINNING JANUARY 2014.’

March 20, 2014 -- Cataloging

If you have an item attached to Polaris bib control number 3148318 please make sure you have “Tracking and Reading Sign” published by Castle Books in 2013.  If you have the same title published by Skyhorse Publishing Co. in 2010, your item record should be attached to Polaris bib control #3176755.
Shelley Stone, Cataloging Supervisor

March 20, 2014 -- Cataloging

The walking dead compendium one by Robert Kirkman.

 

If your item has a date of 2009 you should be on Polaris control #1414454, OCLC #298780157

 

If your item has a date of 2013 you should be on Polaris control #3124126, OCLC #830134963

 

March 12, 2014 -- Serials

Make magazine (1556-2336) made a change to its Publication Pattern this year. I created a new Publication Pattern Template starting with vol. 37 February/March 2014.
 
To use the updated pattern, go to your Serial Holdings Record, right click on the current publication pattern and choose ‘Close Pattern.’ Save the SHR. Link to Check In and delete all the Expected issues for 2014. Then go back to your Serial Holdings Record and create a new publication pattern using the template for ‘Make (1556-2336) - IHLS - USE BEGINNING WITH FEBRUARY 2014.’
 

March 5, 2014 -- Error Message in Polaris about 500+ Labels when doing SERIALS

If you receive an error message concerning 500+ labels either when barcoding items or adding serials: 

 

1.  From the Main Polaris Tool Bar, click on UTILITIES -- LABEL MANAGER.

 

2.  Once in Label Manager, click on FILE -- CLEAR.  This will clear the general labels waiting to be printed.  

 

    To delete the SERIAL SHEETS waiting to print, first click on LABEL -- SERIAL SHEETS.  Then click on FILE--CLEAR.

 

3.  Send a HELP Desk ticket for Cataloging, asking to turn off the automatically generated labels.

 

March 5, 2014 Texting Issues

If you are still having text notice problems, either receiving multiples or none at all, please email Traci with a couple of examples.
*Note: Patrons will receive a text for each item they have on hold (which does result in multiple texts.)

March 3, 2014 -- Cataloging

Recently two SHARE records for Random House Large Print items have been modified and/or merged so that the pagination was no longer a match for the current valid OCLC records.
For both of these items (below) there are two OCLC records that match in all areas except for the pagination.
An ISBN search (97803853631980) in OCLC will bring up these records:
·         OCLC #855581160 The chase / ǂc Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg. 384 p. (large print) ; ǂc 24 cm

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