Weekly Update — October 18, 2016

Cataloging Restrictions for Authority Control Implementation

During the Authority Control implementation project, catalogers will have some limitations on their work. In order to allow everyone as much time as possible to prepare, we have chosen to implement Authority Control in December 2016. Beginning the first full week in December, catalogers should not update or merge existing MARC records. New records may be imported as needed; holdings may be added and edited. If you are planning a weed, please try to complete it prior to December 2 so that we aren’t shipping and bringing in unneeded records post processing.

The vendor has estimated that the process will take up to the end of the year; we are committed to making it happen as quickly as possible while ensuring accuracy. Please watch the newsletter and listservs for updates on the timeline.

2016 Regional Roundtables

We’re off to Seymour and Mooresville this week! Registration is still open for the Southwest meeting. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!

Register now: Southwest: October 28, 2016, 10am-Noon, CDT; Spencer County Public Library, Rockport, IN

Maintenance Notices

The next Evergreen software upgrade has been scheduled for December 31, 2016-January 1, 2017. All library access to the database will be suspended during that window.

Barcode Pool

The dates have been set for the next Barcode and Library Card pool. Please mark your calendars to get your purchase in November 14-18, 2016.

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

December 6
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
December 8
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Local Administration, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)