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Sierra Customer Survey follow up

The IUG Steering Committee members regularly communicate with key Innovative staff regarding concerns and questions we hear from the IUG community, and a recent topic of discussion on Innovative's Sierra listserv was the customer survey sent to a sam...
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Envisionware 24-hour Library

Does anyone on Sierra have a 24-hour library from Envisionware installed? We are getting one the week after next and I have a couple of workflow questions I'm hoping to get answered ahead of time. Thanks! Renee reneeb@thelibrary.org...
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IUG 2019: Preliminary program draft

Hello, The preliminary program draft for the conference is now available at the IUG website (login required). Please note this is an early draft. We are still in the process to include Innovative’s presentations to the overall program as well a...
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Job Opening: Head of Electronic Resources & Serials, Santa Clara University, CA

Join the Library leadership team at Santa Clara University in a key position managing electronic resources and serials at an award-winning, comprehensive Jesuit university located in California’s vibrant Silicon Valley. Reporting to the Associate Uni...
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Job opening: Director of Ames Public Library

Ames Public Library is in the process of searching for a new director. Our current director will be retiring in February. APL is a center of the Ames community with diverse and innovative programming, collections, and services. We’re eager to connect...
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Remote access on new hosted servers?

My library yesterday was migrated to the new hosted server environment that Innovative has put in place. The owners of these servers have much more stringent security measures and it is impossible to access Millennium unless your IP address has been...
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Bibliotheca (3M) digitizing pad and Sierra -- is anybody getting it to work?

Our library has been having the same basic problem with the digitizing pads from 3M -- Now Bibliotheca -- from when we started with Millennium over a dozen years ago until now when we are running Sierra. The problem is that the pad reads the barco...
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New on Idea Lab

Happy (belated) New Year from the Idea Lab team. Here are just a few of the great Sierra Ideas submitted recently to kick off 2019: Add "permanent location" item field and functionality Bib api endpoints for creating and updating bibli...
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Mobile Hotspots for Circulation - Legal-ish Qs

Happy 2019, Apologies cross-posting this (going to several lists). I am following up with folks who provided me info on circulating mobile hotspots. We received a grant (hooray!) and are going to roll out 20 Kajeet SmartSpot 900 hotspots in tim...
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Item message box

A couple of weeks ago when scanning items in they started having messages with a lot more information then ususal. For instance an item might normally say that an item was in transit from location A to location B. Now it would say that AND list the...
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Custom Patron Self registration forms and template

I cannot get a custom scoped patron reg form to work. Each of my libraries want their own logo at the top of the form, their own template in order to populate the form with defaults, and their own confirmation page, to offer newly registered patrons...
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Results of the IUG 2018-2019 Steering Committee Elections

I have news everyone! As the Chair of the IUG 2018-2019 Nominations Committee, it is my pleasure to announce the new IUG Steering Committee members for the 2019-2020 year: Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Rhonda Glazier, Kraemer Family Library, Universi...
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Insert Field pops up out of view

This is a silly question, but it is driving me absolutely crazy. We always add a 999 note at the bottom so our cataloger can easily see who added or modified a record and when. Ever since we migrated to Sierra, when we try to Insert a Field into ...
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Creative Paging Slips

I'm hoping someone will have a brilliant idea I can use -- or at least spark a brilliant idea. If you have any suggestions, please don't hesitate to share, even if you know it's not a perfect solution. We're a 12-location public library and we are...
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Automatic Renewals and regular renewals

Our system is going to be turning on automatic renewals after our upgrade in January. Looking around through the manual I see that in the loan rule tables there is a max number of renewals and a max number of autorenwals. So my question is if both ...
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Overlooked Idea Lab Submissions

Since the recent upgrade to the Idea Lab the level of activity on the site has seen a sharp increase. In the past month alone 49 new ideas have been submitted (bringing the total to 429!). Given that number it's no surprise that some great ideas ma...
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Steering Committee Election (7 days remaining to vote!)

To all members of IUG, Last week the ballot for the IUG Steering Committee elections for 2018-2019 was sent to all site contacts. The candidates are all listed here: http://innovativeusers.org/index.php/about/iug-2019-candidate-nominations.html Ple...
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Printing spine labels with Zebra GX430t printer

We have just acquired a Zebra GX430t printer for printing spine labels. The printer will successfully print a label but it also prints about 6 blank labels each time. Has anyone had this problem and found a solution to it? catherine.spozio@bos.f...
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Idea lab: Sierra "Undo" Challenge Winner and Honorable Mentions

Thanks to everyone who participated in the "Undo Options for Sierra" (https://idealab.iii.com/undooptionsforsierra/Page/Home) mini-challenge In Idea Lab earlier this fall. In just a week or two, we had 25 ideas submitted, garnering 600+ vot...
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Registration is open and IUG 2019 is gonna be HOT!

(But it's a dry heat.) I'm pleased to announce that registration for IUG 2019 is now open. The conference will take place May 5-8, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. Our bargain-priced early bird registration rate is only available until March 15 so don't ...


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