Re: [IUG] What do you want from Sierra?
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My pet peeves in the current system are:
Load profiling, the byzantine and incomprehensible commands that go into
load tables, and the archaic editor;
SCAT tables, and the utterly unfriendly editor for them;
The commonplace queries we CANNOT do in the current Create Lists
functionality, like checking for bib records with a certain number of item
The blunt-force headings reports that give not very useful results, or
useful results mixed in with a lot of less-than-useful ones.
I expect most of these functions will be vastly improved just by the switch
to a true relational database. Of course, that isn't guaranteed, so I'm
putting in my two cents worth here. The ability to create our own queries
and reports based on useful and customizable criteria is the biggest request
I have, so access to the database schema and tables is essential.
Thanks for starting this thread!
> From: innopac-bounces at innovativeusers dot org [mailto:
> > innopac-bounces at innovativeusers dot org] On Behalf Of Chittenden, Lloyd
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 6:47 PM
> > To: IUG INNOPAC List
> > Subject: [IUG] What do you want from Sierra?
> > So, Innovative is developing a new ILS called Sierra. I'd like to start
> > discussion here about what we as Innovative customers would like to see
> > this new system. It's not clear how far along they are in development,
> > it seems like we should make some input into what we want from this new
> > system as early in the process as possible. This could be an opportunity
> > address fundamental issues that can only be solved when you are designing
> > system from the ground up.
> > Let's tell III our thoughts on these questions:
> > What are the weaknesses of the current system that you would like to see
> > improved in Sierra?
> > How would you suggest improvement?
> > What are the strengths that you want to be sure are preserved in the new
> > system?
> > Lloyd Chittenden
> > Librarian and Assistant Professor
> > John F. Reed Library #105
> > Technical Services Department
> > Fort Lewis College
> > 1000 Rim Drive
> > Durango, CO 81301
> > 970/247-7266
> > chittenden_l at fortlewis dot edu
Tami Morse McGill
University of Wyoming Libraries
tmorsemc at uwyo dot edu
tmmlibrarian at gmail dot com
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