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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...
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Idea Lab: Expiring Ideas

Hello Sierra users, The Comeback Challenge has now ended, so on behalf of the Idea Lab Team I wish to extend a big thank you to everyone who helped to make this challenge a success. We saw strong voting during the Pairwise phase with about 35 use...
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IUG 2021 UPDATE

The IUG conference will be held virtually from March 22, 2021 – March 25, 2021. Everyone on the IUG Steering Committee is excited about the IUG 2021 conference. Not only is it shaping up to be a great conference, it will also be the first all virtual...
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Default pick-up location for holds

Short version: when we attempt to place a hold from the Sierra desktop app, specifically the Check-out (Circulation Desk) function, the "pickup location" option in "Place an Item-Level Hold" does not allow us to choose any other l...
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IUG Steering Committee Nominations 2021 – 2022 | Open through Dec. 18th

As the Past Chair of the Innovative Users Group this year, it is my great privilege to be involved in the recruitment of IUG's next members to join the Steering Committee. The Innovative Users Group was founded in 1991 as an international organiz...
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Need help with SQL query

Hello IUG, Given an ISBN number I would like to find the bib records in my system that match that value in their 020 fields. The following search works but takes 20 seconds or more to return a value: SELECT varField.record_id FROM sierra_v...
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Saving changes in the Admin Corner?

I need to update our MARC validity tables so that a specific field doesn't appear in red font to my catalogers. I can navigate to the validity table, edit it as I need to, but what I can't figure out how to do is save my changes. Would anyone know ...
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Position Opening: Head of Library Systems and Metadata, Tarlton Law Library

The Tarlton Law Library at the University of Texas School of Law is seeking applicants for a Head of Library Systems and Metadata position. Purpose of position: This position will be part of the library's technical services staff and will adminis...
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Job posting - Systems and Cataloging Manager

Jenkins Law Library is looking for a new Systems and Cataloging Manager. Previous experience with the administrative functions of an ILS (preferably III's Sierra) is required, but law library experience is not. This position is responsible for all of...
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Idea Lab: Pairwise and Expiring Ideas

Hello Sierra users, One week remains to participate in Pairwise voting for the Comeback Challenge. So if you're not entirely exhausted from voting this past week there are 190 pairs of ideas waiting for your input. You will be presented with th...
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Call for IUG 2021 Program Submissions

Greeting IUG Citizens! Planning is getting underway for IUG 2021 and we need program ideas! The submissions process is now open! Your long awaited dream of being part of a virtual conference is one step closer! https://www.xcdsystem.com/iug/a...
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Create Lists: Breaking a big list into smaller lists?

Greetings, everyone! I have a question about Create Lists: my acquisitions librarian is attempting to determine how many ebooks we have in total, but none of our list slots are big enough to accommodate the enormous amount of ebooks that we have. I...
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Deleting paid bibs w/o items

Hi, I am looking at an IUG archive from 2017 in regards to deleting bib records without items attached, and order records without items attached. However all of my bibs are PAID. Is my only option to suppress the items or is there a way to delet...
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Loan Rule Q - Hourly and Overnight - Help

I'm reposting my plea for help with hourly loans, since I didn't get any responses yet. I've been able to do some testing and here is where I'm stuck... (1) I set my loan rule to use the code K, which is hours, rounded to the nearest ...
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Idea Lab: Pairwise voting starts today

Hello Sierra users, The Pairwise phase of the Comeback Challenge is under way and in need of your votes. There are 190 total pairs this time. Do not feel that you need to vote on them all (though it is certainly appreciated if you choose to do so...
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Bibs with no records attached

Hi Collective-Wisdom, I am wanting to run a list (or a sequence of lists as needed) to find all of the bibliographic records with no other records attached, what I call 'floating records'. I think my system might have a number of these but I'm havi...
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Open Athens Set UP with Sierra API?

Question to any library using the Open Athens API with Sierra - What are you using as your authentication fields. With WAM we have used Last Name and Barcode or Student ID#. Since Sierra stores PATRN NAME as Last Name, First Name, I don't know if O...
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Clients Not Connecting After Millennium Migration to Hosted

We just migrated Millennium to Innovative's hosted service yesterday. We are going into the second day, and we still can't get the clients to connect to the server and open. I've tried different ports, 2000 and 2002, and III has confirmed that all of...
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External placement of logout button possible?

Is there code behind the logout widget we use in toplogo_loggedin.html that can be used in other resources? Or is there another way to insert the Sierra logout button into the header we use in LibGuides? Is it possible? We're new to LibGuides, and...
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is there an API that allows me to load bib and and item records?

Hi IUG, At our library we use the Acquisitions to create order records. When it's time to load our vendor bib records and item records we use traditional load tables. Is there an alternative method available -- perhaps through APIs -- to locate ou...
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III's New Mobile App?

Anyone using/testing/considering III's new mobile app? I just stumbled across the press release. I am guessing this is an additional cost, like MyLibrary! is/was (which we paid for and use/promote heavily)? alison.pruntel@fauquiercounty.gov...


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