Public catalog upgrade overnight

SirsiDynix is upgrading Enterprise, our public catalog, overnight (Friday 1 a.m. – 2 a.m.)

After the upgrade, we should be able to quickly add RBdigital magazines, which will then be available directly through Enterprise. I’ve not seen this in action yet, but it sounds very useful.

I don’t like to do upgrades on a Friday but as someone said to me recently: “Everyday is Friday now.”

Ohio Historic Inventory updated and integrated with public catalog

Brad Spurlock and staff at Hamilton have added all of the .PDFs for Butler County from the Ohio Historic Inventory to the public catalog. There are almost 2500 properties on file. If you haven’t seen these before, I encourage you to review them. You need to be aware of these when a patron is searching for the history of a home. You can search addresses or names of residents, e.g.:

Clicking the link will download a .PDF file.

The former home for these files, http://lanepl.org/ohioweb, is now deprecated.

Public catalog test – new tabs for digital

We are working on a test profile of the catalog that segments print, digital and digital music. You can see it here. Your feedback is welcome.
[Postscript: reaction to this has been very positive and the main question is “when?” It is still in development but my expectation is to have it live no later than August 31. -CK]

We are pursuing this in order to join Freegal Music records with Hoopla records in the Digital Music tab, which will give us coverage of all major music labels. We have yet to add Freegal records, so you will not see them yet. It will also allow patrons who are interested only in e-audiobooks and ebooks to limit more easily.

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