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Create Lists/Review Files – uploading barcodes with JSON

It’s now possible to create a review file from a JSON query. Sounds difficult? Fortunately, someone has written a basic query for us, you just need to replace the barcodes in this template query with your own list. {“queries”:[{“target”:{“record”:{“type”: “item”},”field”: … Continue reading

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Create lists/review files – Import records

Create lists has a new feature that allows you to create a review file by importing a file of record numbers. By ‘record number’ this means the Sierra unique record number – the ‘p number’ (patrons), ‘b number’ (bibliographic) etc. … Continue reading

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Sierra upgrade 10/11th April

We’re upgrading Sierra next week. Below are some of the feature and fixes you’ll find after the upgrade. Allow staff to page when placing item-level holds on locally available items in the SDA Web Management Reports no longer require Java … Continue reading

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Create lists/Review file – getting started

To get started, go to the Create Lists function in Sierra 2. Choose an empty review file. These are easy to identify. The Name, Type, Login and Created [date/time] fields will all be blank, the Status is “empty” and the … Continue reading

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Online Resource button

The Online Resource button is a nice feature in Reading Lists Online that allows a student to see at a glance which resources are available online and gives one click access to the resource from the list: Sounds simple but … Continue reading

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Create Lists/Review Files – enhanced version

Did you notice that since our last Sierra upgrade there are some new features available within Create Lists? One of these is the ‘Enhanced’ option. This is a more intuitive way to build your search than the current (‘Classic’) version … Continue reading

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Create Lists/Review Files – Quick Tips – Show Info

When you’ve run a review file and the results aren’t what you expected, use the ‘Show Info’ button to quickly review your search strategy. Suppose I want to find items that have status MISSING or LOST at the Law libraries. … Continue reading

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