OWWLUG Meeting, Friday, December 9, 2011


  • 2012 Meeting dates
    • 2/24, 4/27, 6/29, 8/31, 10/26, 12/21
  • 2012 Snack sign up

New in the catalog: Patron Reviews

Demonstration of the ChiliFresh reviews service

  • pdf Draft Catalog Reviews Flier
  • Lindsay gave a demo of the coming-soon ChiliFresh review functions being added to the OWWL catalog.
    • Each title (excluding electronic materials) will be reviewable
    • Reviews in English or Spanish will be posted
    • Reviews are sortable
    • Libraries can create reviewer accounts that can be used by readers advisory groups, summer reading groups, etc.
    • Reviews are moderated
    • User logins are separate from OPAC logins
    • A "soft" roll-out is expected by the end of December. Lindsay is creating an informational flier to alert users.

Legacy Bills Browser


  • Legacy bills are searchable by Patron name or barcode and Item title (this is new)
  • Go to the Pioneer home page and click on About Us, then click on Staff Login and enter your login
  • Individual bills of $5.00 or more are included in this database. This is not a cumulative amount of bills a patron may have. Those items will just appear on their account as Legacy bills without further available information.

Holdings update: Bad Stat Cat report clean up project (Ellen Reynolds)

  • Ellen discussed the necessity of cleaning up the bad/unset Statistical Categories in Item Attributes and demonstrated how to fix them.
    • If not cleaned up, these may negatively impact a library's annual report statistics
    • Most attending libraries agreed to take care of their items -- Kathryn will send lists


  • Questions brought up that need investigation:
    • Can library staff access patron login information for Chilifresh?
    • New version of Evergreen will be coming shortly
      • One of the new features is the Wish List.
        • Related to holds, not exactly sure how it works
      • Adding items to bookbags: will this be more direct or user friendly?
    • WIL hold limit on magazines. Is there a copy level hold limit?
    • Will patrons blocked or expired accounts ever be blocked from accessing WiFi?
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