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Automating searches to find course reserve materials?

At the beginning of each semester, we get a list of required texts from the bookstore. Currently, the circulation staff manually searches each title to see if we own it so it can be put on course reserve. I have been asked to automate a comparison of...
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Local hold fulfillment for 1 bib. only. Is it possible?

We do not have our Sierra instance set for local holds fulfillment as we are a system that shares one budget and considers materials as "one collection." However, we have a new venture this summer that makes the most sense if I set it up f...
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Changing Summary View in Sierra Circulation

Hello, I have a Circulation staff member that would like to change the default of the summary view she is seeing and I can not figure out how to change it. When she searches in Circulation Search/Holds function, her summary view is defaulting to &qu...
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stats of checkouts from holds

Hi all, Is it possible to find out if a circulation (checkout) has come from a filled hold? I don't see anything obvious in the circ_trans table. We want to try and find out how many circs come from holds for a specific portion of our patrons. ...
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Formatting for Notices going by email

Hello, The majority of our notices are sent using the system notices with the parameters set in Options in telnet (with number of lines and character positions). These parameters were set when a lot of notices were printed and they print very nicel...
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Counting pieces of kits...

Hello IUGers, We are a Sierra site and we'd like to do some school outreach. We want to drop bins of juvenile materials off to classes once a month. We would then circulate the bin to the next class. We do not have RFID so we are a bit concerned ...
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Hold Slips not printing

We have two computers on which hold slips are not printing. There are many other computers using the same Sierra login for which hold slips print fine which makes it seem as though there is nothing wrong with the application or login. We have tried g...
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Patrons with excess money owed: Block checkouts but allow renewals?

Is it possible to allow patrons to renew items through the webpac and Encore if they are blocked because they owe too much money? The manual says the patron blocks table blocks patrons from all actions or certain types of actions, but I don't see ...
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Circ stats for e-reserves in Sierra

Hello, Until this past summer we used the media manager function for electronic reserves. As they were not checked out, but accessed through a link or PDF in the media manager, I am not sure how to get a circ stat. Is there a way for me to get a usa...
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Course Reserves Streaming Audio

I have been working with Course Reserves for a few years now and can process most reserve requests. I have been asked to put audio files on reserve but I have not figured out the process or if there is a process. I was wondering if anyone on here ...
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Validate Patron Mailing Addresses

I'm cleaning up our patron database of about 10,000 patrons. I can get the addresses out easily enough with Create Lists or Sierra DNA and I know I will end up fixing most of the addresses the old fashioned way, one at a time. My question is, if I ha...
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inaccurate clear holdshelf report

We don't have a problem with items "falling off" the holdshelf--they stay on too long. When running the clear holdshelf report, there is sometimes a title that we cannot find on the physical shelf. It will be marked as onhold for a specif...
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ILL Request Confirmation Notice

Hi all, We are looking for a way to send an email confirmation upon submission of an ILL request. It has become common to expect an "order confirmation" via email in so many other venues, and it would be nice to extend this courtesy to ...
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Linked Patron policies

I am interested in what policies you have (particularly if you are in a consortium) regarding management of the linked patron feature in Sierra/Millennium circulation. If you would be willing to share yours with me, I would appreciate it. And do you...
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Fines and Fees with Self-check

Our library uses Comprise Technologies' Smart Terminals with 3M self-check machines to process fines and fees payments.. We are currently in the middle of revising our credit card refund procedures and wonder if any library has an established proced...
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Loan rule determined by login

We are considering changing loan rules from owning location to circulating location. I have a few questions for those of you who operate this way. How is your loan rule determiner table constructed? We rely mostly on item location and itype and fr...
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Extra item checked out

Has anyone heard of anything like this? I've submitted a help desk ticket, but I'm not sure that it's the Sierra software that's at fault. In the Sierra desktop client, while we were checking out three items to a patron, a fourth item was somehow ...
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