IUG FORUM

Stay always connected!

Featured Posts

Senior Member

Welcome to the IUG Forum

The IUG provides a forum where you can discuss things related to Innovative software as well as sharing tips and tricks, files, etc. The forum took the place of the IUG listserv, and it offers the best of both worlds: You can subscribe to the forum b...
Senior Member

Idea Lab: A new challenge begins next week

Hello Sierra users, We're posting the following announcement on behalf of Innovative: The Innovative Product Team invites you to participate in our July/August Idea Lab challenge: I Want To Do It Myself! Library patrons like to do things fo...
Junior Member

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...
Senior Member

Idea Lab: Expiring Ideas

Hello Sierra users, This Thursday we will be presenting a webinar on the Idea Lab as part of Innovative's ongoing series and there is still time to register: The Idea Lab: How You Can Guide Innovative’s Future Innovative Webinar July 9, 202...
New Member

Is it possible to transfer Holds in batch or automated way?

Dear colleagues, We are considering to make items in our Lucky Day bib records (which were previously suppressed) available for checkout to help alleviate the demand. Is there a way we can transfer the existing Holds on non-Lucky Day records for ...
New Member

IUG 2020 Virtual Presentations: The Unofficial Guide to Sierra's SQL Views - Presented by Jeremy Goldstein

Many of you will be familiar with Jeremy Goldstein as one of the SQL superheroes that comes to the aid of those of us struggling to navigate the Sierra database. We are pleased to share Jeremy's virtual presentation exploring the Sierra SQL tables - ...
Senior Member

New Webinar: The Idea Lab: How You Can Guide Innovative's Future

Innovative Webinar July 9, 2020 10 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m. EDT Want to be more involved in the IUG enhancements process? Learn how you and your colleagues can contribute enhancement ideas, support and discuss the ideas of others, and set priorities fo...
Senior Member

Idea Lab: Expiring Ideas

Hello Sierra users, All we have for you this week is the latest list of soon to expire ideas, but be on the lookout for announcements regarding the next timed challenges and a quick hits webinar on the Idea Lab in the VERY near future. Please t...
Junior Member

Anyone Using Gale Engage?

I noticed the e-review in the May 2020 LJ about Gale Engage - https://www.libraryjournal.com/?detailStory=all-in-one-digital-databases-featuring-accessscience-gale-engage, which is stated as being compatible with Sierra. Is anyone using this? VS o...
Senior Member

Idea Lab: Announcing the 2020-21 Idea lab Team

Hello Sierra users, I am very pleased to announce the members of the 2020-21 Idea Lab Team. These are the IUG community members who will be serving as moderators and reviewers for the upcoming challenges this year, so expect to see their names of...
New Member

Webpac and 856 display HELP!

Please see attached. In the 856 field we use |z to be the text of the link. However sometimes it can be long and I'd rather not have the whole thing we the link. I was hoping I could somehow put some of the text in another subfield that would show bu...
Senior Member

Looking for a few good people: 2021 Program Committee!

Hello! Even as we start to poke our heads out to see if the world is ready to start moving again, we librarians need to be thinking even FURTHER ahead to IUG 2021! Usually the announcement that the Program Committtee is recruiting start at the ...
Senior Member

New to not-new script?

I would like to have a thing that changes the item location from one code to another just by scanning a barcode. We would set up the mapping of location codes (e.g. "new mysteries" -> "mysteries". Do you know if anyone has creat...
Junior Member

IUG Statement in support of Social Justice

Members of the IUG Steering Committee have been watching the response to the terrible injustice done in Minneapolis, a city that the IUG community knows well. We are concerned about the many inequalities and the violence happening against Black peop...
New Member

Label Printer Recommendations

We're planning to purchase a new label printer and have been looking at the Zebra ZD630. We use Sierra and Windows 10. Is there anyone using one who would be willing to share feedback or does anyone have an alternative label printer that they recom...
Junior Member

Frozen Holds w/5.1

Hi all, Normally we run a list (approx. quarterly) where we find old frozen holds, older than 255 days. Then we cancel the holds, send a notice that it's expired, here's a link if you want to place a hold again. With Sierra 5.1, there...
Junior Member

Re-Opening & Staff Feedback

Hi all, This isn’t really III/Sierra-related, but your responses are always helpful. We are fleshing out our plans for a phased reopening (we’re currently curbside and also taking returns), specifically when/how we allow patrons into ...
Senior Member

One week left to join the Idea Lab team

Hello Sierra users, Only a week remains to get in your application to join the Idea Lab team for the 2020-2022 term and we are still in need of a few more recruits to help staff both the always open space and future timed challenges (more on that ...
Junior Member

Emailing transit slips

P {margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;} Hi All, This may seem like a daft question but is there any way I can make a transit slip print to email rather than hard copy? I want the library to which the item is being returned to get an emai...
Senior Member

Winners Announced in Sierra Crisis Management Challenge

Reposting from the III blog: Hello Innovative Users! Pairwise has concluded for the Sierra Crisis Management challenge and we have winners! Designed to focus specifically on policy and schedule changes brought on by safety concerns around th...
New Member

Apache module selection and configuration for using ADFS for SSO (WebPAC)

Hello everyone, We are set to go live with Sierra on July 1 (migrating from Voyager) and finally secured some time with our school's IT team today to discuss integrating ADFS for SSO to WebPAC. Does anyone have prior experience selecting and co...


There are no discussions available here currently