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Experiencing Major Remote Access Volatility Since Move To Hosted

Would appreciate some help or input on if anyone has heard of a similar issue or been through it themselves. We moved from hosting our server here on campus to a migration in the cloud with a III Hosted setup in Mid-December. The migration went s...
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New On Idea Lab

A lot has happened in the Always Open Space since the Polaris and Sierra idea were broken out into their own communities. Quite a few ideas have had successful product reviews, including two that are now targeted for Sierra 4.3: Add price field f...
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Z39.50

Dear all We have a shared library with the local public library service and another college. We use the public library library management system Civica's 'Spydus' I have been told that the college connects to spydus and imports their own book h...
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Exporting records to another system

Hi Everyone, I am looking into automating exporting records from Sierra to another system (Summon, VuFind, etc). Currently, I manually export our updates to Summon once a week using create lists & data exchange. We are looking into using the b...
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Linux OS & WAM Proxy access

Hi, Does anyone know of a reason why a student running a linux operating system on their laptop wouldn't be able to access a database through the WAM proxy? Thanks Susan sbarber@cnu.edu...
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IUG 2019 Birds of Feather Sessions

Hello, Very excited for the IUG 2019 conference at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix in Phoenix Arizona. It is time to submit Birds of a Feather (BOF) sessions for IUG 2019. Birds of a Feather sessions are a way to carve out a time to get together with...
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Latest version of Sierra in escrow

For years we have held an escrow account where III deposits the most updated version of Sierra, as a sort of contingency plan if III abruptly went out of business. Are others doing this, and if so I'm wondering if IUG would consider doing this on beh...
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OpenAthens and SSO

Hi All, I know there have been questions about using OpenAthens and SSO before (mostly unanswered) but if anyone is using these together I would love to hear how it is going. Thanks so much, Bruce bme@unimelb.edu.au...
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Two Sierra Windows

To those who upgraded to Sierra 4.2: How did you decide whether to allow staff to benefit from the new feature: two Sierra Web windows support? Was there any memory leak/slowness resulted from using saidshafik@hotmail.com...
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Print Templates printed to Gmail spacing discrepancy

Hello All, I am looking for some advice with print templates that are printed to a gmail email address. When we do this the fields seem to double space themselves causing a bit of unnecessary white space. However if we instead print directly from Si...
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update patron borrowing history

Hi, I'm wondering if there is a way to use rapid update or the patron API to update the patron's reading history on/off preference. It doesn't seem to be an option with either method but I thought I would double-check. Thanks. Chad chad.be...
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Hosting and SIP2 encryption

We're probably going to move our Sierra system to Innovative's hosting this year and I'm concerned about encrypting SIP2 traffic from our Bibliotheca self-checks to the server. Innovative offers a VPN to hosted servers but the cost to set it up is ve...
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Sierra Freeze on Link Patron

We receive calls from many of our libraries telling that Sierra freezes once staff clicks on patron link. Have you faced such an issue? saidshafik@hotmail.com...
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Where is the -el flag

In Data Exchange in Sierra I am trying to download a file from a vendor that has one record in it. After I try to preprocess the record I get the following Output Messages: NUMBER OF INPUT RECORDS - 0 NUMBER OF ERRORS - 1 (use -el flag to ...
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Job Opportunity - Coordinator of Automation

After working in libraries for 44 years, I will be retiring in May. It has been my privilege and my pleasure to serve the Polaris Community on the PUG and IUG Steering Committees, working with enhancements, and on the PIAC committee since its incept...
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IUG Beacon Award Nominations sought

Hi everyone, Each year at IUG the Beacon Award is given to honor an IUG member who shows exceptional service to the IUG community through presentations, collaborations, sage advice to others and selfless dedication to libraries as a whole. Do y...
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Does your regional group or consortium offer an IUG conference scholarship?

If you are part of a regional IUG or a consortium or some other group that offers any kind of scholarship to the annual IUG conference, would you be willing to contact me? I have a few questions I'd like to ask. Thank you in advance! Renee Brumet...
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Idea Lab: Sierra Ideas expiring soon

We've just completed the split of the Idea Lab Always Open Challenge into separate areas: one for Sierra and one for Polaris. This should help you find the ideas most important to your library. However "Always Open" doesn't mean that ...
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Polar Vortex blues? Time to register for IUG 2019 in warm and sunny Phoenix!

I hope you all are staying safe and warm this week as many of you struggle with the frigid temperatures! Maybe it will help to start thinking about visiting Phoenix in early May, when it averages around 90 degrees. Don't just think about it, thoug...
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Haunted printer? (cross-posted on Sierra listserv)

This problem is an isolated one and not sure where to start our network people or III. We have a specific staff computer/computer location (happened when it was Win 7 and now Win 10) that will randomly print receipts (date due slips specifically)...


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