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New IUG website -- no foolin'!

Happy April 1! No, it's not fake news. We really do have a new website! Same URL: innovativeusers.org Yes, we still need to make a few tweaks to function and content. Yes, there will be a few technical problems. But that's ok, that's how websit...
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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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IUG 2019 Early bird registration deadline extended through March 26

I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by. --Douglas Adams If you like that whooshing noise, you'll have to wait a few more days. To help out those of you who have been on spring break, swamped with work, or just genera...
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IUG Hackathon 2019

I will attend IUG this year, and am interested in participating in the hackathon. This would be my first time participating and I don't have a team; will there be an opportunity to create or join a team at the event? I have moderate experience with P...
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order details in Sierra summary display (search/holds & catalog functions)

Hello, I understand that Libraries cannot customize the description and summary metadata that appears in the search/holds & catalogue function search results (the non-compact browse views). That said, can anyone share how they manage the Or...
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4 Reference Librarians Positions Available at Prairie View A&M University

The John B. Coleman Library has 4 Librarian Positions available. Click on the link below for more information. (a) Librarian I Reference and Instruction (3 positions) Positions are open from 3/6/2019 and will close on 3/27/2019 https://tamus.wd1...
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Law Libraries working with APIs?

Hello! Is there anyone from a law library who will be attending the AALL annual meeting in DC this summer (or who lives/works in the DC area) who would be interested in presenting on a panel about APIs? I am coordinating a deep dive session on API...
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Executive Director Search - Deadline Extended

The Minuteman Library Network, in Natick, Massachusetts, is seeking an Executive Director due to an upcoming retirement. This is a rare opportunity to lead an innovative, collaborative, future facing, membership-driven library network in the Metrowes...
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Idea lab Challenges coming soon!

The IUG Enhancements and Innovative Products Teams are pleased to announce two timed challenges launching next week! The Polaris Potluck Challenge and the Sierra Public Services Smorgasbord Challenge will run concurrently from March 13 – 27. Each...
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New Idea Lab Challenges - next week!

The IUG Enhancements and Innovative Products Teams are pleased to announce two timed challenges launching next week! The Polaris Potluck Challenge and the Sierra Public Services Smorgasbord Challenge will run concurrently from March 13 – 27. E...
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IUG 2019 Beacon Award Nominations due tomorrow!

Hi All, The IUG 2019 Beacon Award nomination closing date of March 8 is tomorrow! 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 adv...
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Programming a barcode scanner

We purchased a couple refurbished barcode scanners - Symbol LS4278. I have a manual, but I don't know which codes to use to program it for Sierra. Does anyone have any advice? I can't find any documentation on the Innovative portal site. Thanks f...
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Making variable length fields in a bib record in the webpac display an image

Hi All, I have some bib records in our webpac for which I want to make an image display in bib_display. I can’t use global options like BIBIMAGE, etc because it’s only a selection of records involved. I don’t want to use Pathfinder b...
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Birds of Feather Session Reminder

Hi, Don't forget 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 like-minded people and draw on the expertise of your colleagues from around the worl...
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Spine label template using spaces in call number to identify elements

Hi All, We have tricky (crazy) call numbers for scores for percussion e.g. PB 17C FIN TRI.1, to print as PB 17C FIN TRI.1 I wondered if we could use Java expressions to identify chunks of data according to the position a...
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firewall: anyone using Sophos and OpenStack Rocky?

Hi, I know problems with some firewalls. Anyone using OpenStack Rocky and Sophos with Sierra? Is that ok? Thanks Kalju Kask --- kask@ut.ee kask@ut.ee...
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Birds of Feather, IUG 2019

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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Keynote, pre-conferences, and deadlines, oh my!

It's March. Let's just let that sink in a little bit. Do you know what happens in March (besides a sense panic that the year is passing way too quickly and you'll never get caught up... maybe that's just me)? Early bird registration deadline. I...
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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Electronic Resources Librarian, University Libraries, The University of Toledo

We invite you to apply for the following faculty position at an Innovative library: Electronic Resources Librarian University of Toledo, Ohio Why The University of Toledo? As the successful candidate, you will be joining the third largest ...
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Hosting contract

We are going to move our Sierra and Encore servers to III's hosting, and we have received the contract documents to sign. Is there anything that we might want to change or add to these? pshirley@cuyahogafallslibrary.org...
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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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Bad Request - databases through the WAM Proxy

Hi! It shows us this Issue while we are browsing databases through the WAM Proxy, it has happened to you?, How did you solve it?: “Bad Request Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand. Size of a request header field e...


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