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ROSS wrap up August 25, 2006

Posted by Mia in Circulation.
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The wayfaring email addresses that arrived in the now-infamous ROSS file have been finally reduced to a remaining handful (91, actually) that could not be machine manipulated, and those had to be handled individually. Staff put that bit together (I have to say) in what seemed to be record time!!Great response rate from the people who were contacted and returned a reply. Kudos!

There are a number of records that slipped through all the nets set up to catch them, and those will be dealt with if/when they present a problem.

Some great unexpected learning experiences came out of this one, too.

But we have closure.


Order and checkin record ticklers August 23, 2006

Posted by Mia in Collections.
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Configurations have been done to set up email ticklers for order and checkin records.

Having ticklers in these records is another new feature of this release. Collections will be conducting test drives to see how this feature works.

Suppressing bibs when order is cancelled August 23, 2006

Posted by Mia in Collections.
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With this release, we’ve enabled a new option to suppress the bib when an order gets cancelled.

Staff will be prompted now to do this at the order cancellation stage, rather than having to remember to go in to suppress the record.

A new bcode3 with a value of “c” (for cancelled) has been created for this purpose.

Consider us upgraded August 23, 2006

Posted by Mia in Circulation, CLUES/WebPAC, Collections, ERM Module.
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The upgrade wasn’t totally uneventful, but overall, all’s well that ends well.  Nothing really unnerving, just a few unexpected things.  That’s when collective human logic, experience and all that marine-style training start kicking in.

Now we get a few more notches in our belts!

The next time the tape drive doesn’t seem to be working properly during the middle of a software upgrade “recovery tape backup” procedure, we’ll all be yawning and saying ‘oh yeah, seen that one before…’

Upgrade looks like a go August 22, 2006

Posted by Mia in CLUES/WebPAC.
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We are gearing up to do the system upgrade tonight at 5 p.m.

While things are chugging along, I’ll be boning up on WAM tables.