OWWLUG Meeting, Friday, December 4, 2020

Remote via GoToMeeting

Self-Registration / Pending Patrons

Registration policy update

Renewing cards for online patrons who haven't come in yet

  • Please do feel comfortable renewing these cards

Purple and Yellow Out-of-System Cards

  • Being replaced!
  • Not 100% necessary if patron is strongly attached to existing card
  • Email owwl2go@pls-net.org if patron has existing holds on their OverDrive account
  • Provides more accurate OverDrive statistics

How to replace a barcode

"Claims" functions

Circ Modifiers / Holdings Templates

  • Holdings templates are used for adding future items (don't affect any past items added using the template)
  • Make sure circ modifier isn't blank!
  • How to replace holdings templates

Bad Stat Cats Report

  • OWWL Docs
  • What to look for
  • Handling uncataloged items
  • Blank circ modifier

NOVELNY Databases

Reports reminder -- check transit list and holds shelf list

Expert Search with a searching expert!

Example: https://evergreen.owwl.org/eg/staff/cat/catalog/record/466801

New staff catalog (coming Spring 2021)


  • How are things going?
  • What do you want to know about other libraries' services?
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