Migration Update: March 30, 2018

March 30, 2018 March came in like a lion and is going out...like a lion. Over the course of the month, library staff have submitted over 600 questions and issues to CCS. It is amazing to see the level of engagement that all of you have shown over the past several months. This month was a big one for deadlines: the last day to submit PAC changes was March 9 and the last day to submit data testing issues was March 15. CCS is working through the issues we've received, prioritizing those that came in prior to those deadlines. Some issues may need to be resolved after go live, and if yours is one, we'll note it in your ticket. In This Issue Stop on Workstation and User Changes Go Live Prep Notice

Understanding Collections

What is Collections? Some libraries send patrons to a collection agency when they owe over a certain amount on their account. The collection agency assists these libraries in collecting materials, fines, and fees. Patrons who are sent to collections have a block placed on their library account, and must remit payment before the block is removed. Most CCS libraries who send patrons to collections use Unique Management. CCS and Polaris staff will be working closely with Unique Management to migrate collection services from Symphony to Polaris. Go Live Schedule for Collections April 2: The last collection submissions and update files from Symphony will be sent to Unique Management. April 16: U

Midweek Migration Update: March 27, 2018

In this issue: new documentation and a Symphony data issue. Read the whole update. Dates and Deadlines March 30 Merchant account info/Comprise setup docs due April 4 ​4th Migration Webinar April 5 ​Last day to make add or change settings on Polaris test, including PAC April 6 ​Patron Address Cleanup completed by 9:00 PM

Migration Update: March 23, 2018

In This Issue Data Load Exceptions Shelf Location Scoping Documentation Updates Workflow Consultation Wrap-up Two-Minute Tutorials​ Dates & Deadlines March 9 Last day to submit PAC changes to CCS (extended) March 15 Last day to submit data testing issues Submit planned changes to acquisitions practices March 30 ​Submit completed Comprise/merchant account paperwork April 5 Last day to make add or change settings on Polaris test, including PAC April 6 Patron Address Cleanup completed by 9:00 PM Continue Reading

Limits on Emailing Enterprise Lists

Library staff have reporting issues emailing large Enterprise My Lists. CCS has been in touch with SirsiDynix support, and have learned that each web browser has a limit on how many titles can exist in an emailed list. The limits appear to be around 154 titles in Firefox was 154 or 140 in Chrome. If you include eRC items in the list, it would be even fewer because those IDs are longer. The limit is based on the browser, and not something that CCS or SirsiDynix can modify. When you send an email of your lists through Enterprise, Enterprise generates a list of all the document IDs for titles on the list. Web browsers have a limit on how long the string containing that list can be. It isn't lim

Migration Update: March 16, 2018

In This Issue Upgrade to 6.0 Tonight Preparing for Offline New Documentation Posted Data and Configuration Updates Two-Minute Tutorials​ Dates & Deadlines March 9 Last day to submit PAC changes to CCS (extended) March 15 Last day to submit data testing issues Submit planned changes to acquisitions practices April 5 Last day to make add or change settings on Polaris test, including PAC April 6 Patron Address Cleanup completed by 9:00 PM Continue Reading

Upgrade to 6.0

CCS will be upgrading to 6.0 tonight, March 16. While we still don't have a start or end time from Innovative, they will be performing the upgrade as soon as possible, after 5:00 PM. Under normal, non-migration circumstances, CCS will always schedule an upgrade to the test server in advance of a planned upgrade to the production server. New Features The following features are excerpted from the What’s New in 6.0 document, which includes more details, screenshots, and additional features. Please keep in mind that features will need to be configured, and you may not see each of the following immediately upon the upgrade. CCS will notify libraries of configuration changes through the Migration

Migration Update: March 9, 2018

The table of contents is deceiving this week. This week's update contains several important updates, grouped into documentation and data & configuration. With so many updates expected over the next several weeks, CCS will send an additional update on Tuesdays. Expect the Tuesday email to be shorter and highlight recent portal additions. In This Issue SQL Basics Training Sessions New Documentation Posted Data and Configuration Updates Two-Minute Tutorials​ Dates & Deadlines March 9 Last day to submit PAC changes to CCS (extended) March 15 Last day to submit data testing issues Submit planned changes to acquisitions practices April 5 Last day to make add or change settings on Polaris test, inc

Migration Update: March 2, 2018

It's been another busy week for CCS! Between meetings, training, and library visits, we're excited to see so many of you in the weeks leading up to go live. We are continuing to work through data issues, PAC customization requests, remaining configuration projects, and your support questions. It's amazing to see how many library staff are engaged in this process. We appreciate all of your insightful questions and suggestions. In This Issue Hold Status Updates Documentation Posted PAC Customization Upcoming Training Opportunities Permissions Testing Patron Communication February 28 Webinar Recording Available Two-Minute Tutorials​ Dates & Deadlines March 9 Last day to submit PAC changes to

February 28 Webinar

Thank you to everyone who participated in the February 28 webinar, and for your thoughtful questions. The webinar recording and slides are below. Our next webinar is Wednesday, April 4 at 1:30 PM. RSVP, and we'll email you a reminder and connection information. Download the slides