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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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Create Lists/Review Files – Exporting records 2

In the previous post we looked at selecting data to export. This post will show you how to import the data into Excel. Save and Export The bottom half of the Export screen asks a number of questions about how … Continue reading

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