Polaris System Upgrade July 4

Hello everyone,

This Monday, July 4, we are going to perform a pretty major upgrade to the Polaris server environment.  I know this is short notice, and we didn’t think that Monday was going to work out, but the stars, planets, and other space aliens aligned and we are taking advantage of all the libraries being closed to minimize the inconvenience to you.  

ATTN: Schools Resuming Session

Over the summer, we have made a number of changes to the Polaris system to address printing problems. 

One of those changes requires that each computer has the latest version of the Screwdrivers application installed. 

For any school library that is unable to print from Polaris (but was able to do so before the end of the previous school year), please do the following:

Protocol for establishing SHARE policies and best practices

While each of the SHARE committees have been following an unwritten practice since the merger committee started their work several years ago, the Finance and Policy committee, as approved by the SHARE Executive Council at their meeting on June 24, 2015, is recommending that the following steps be established as the procedure for establishing policies for SHARE.

Printing issues 04/23/15

Printing issues with new version of Screwdriver.

On April 22 there was a server side upgrade of the Screwdrivers software.  If you find that you do not having printer issues after this upgrade, please update your computer to the latest version of the Screwdrivers client.

If you have a 32-bit version of Windows install:
Screwdrivers for Windows 32-bit

If you have a 64-bit version of Windows install:
Screwdrivers for Windows 64-bit

July 15, 2014 -- Cataloging

Please check your shelves for 20th century journey memoir of a life and the times by William L. Shirer.  

Control #151816 and control #2331531

These records are multi-part records so this is an instance when volume information is required.  If your item record does not currently have volume information, please add your information into the volume field. 

Cheri Schuler-Faust, Cataloger


July 1,2014 -- Cataloging

Transformers : Beginnings produced by Joshua Foster --  control number 1341532.  This is NOT Transformers (Motion Picture : 2007).  In one of the legacy databases, someone had changed the bibliographic record to match the item in hand -- with no regard to what the OCLC record actually was for.  Bibliographic record now matches what is in OCLC.

Check your holdings on this bibliographic record, and if your item does not match, please move to an appropriate bib record for the item you have.  If you need help matching, please ask.

Joan Bauer