Polaris Cataloging User Group - October 17, 2019

Oct 17 2019 | 10 - 11am

October 17, 2019 – PKS Cataloging Meeting

Cataloging Training – everyone signed up? Still limited space in each session which run 1.5 days

  • 2 sessions in Bismarck – Oct 29 until noon on Oct 30; Oct 30 afternoon – Oct 31
  • 2 sessions in Grand Forks - November 5 until noon on Nov 6; Nov 6 afternoon – Nov 7

948 tags – Al will delete during extract process – noted that the $z addition looks better but will require some additional cleanup after go-live to reduce duplicated info (such as North Dakota author, etc.)

Authorities checking – how are things looking after demo last month?

  • Kristen – NDSL (and anyone else available to test) to check authority updating and report back.
  • Depending on results the next step would be to try a batch update. If that works well, we can gradually work our way through the database updating chunks of records at a time. We should also find out more during the Cataloging Training.

Data checking – how are things looking? We still have reports of issues with data merging. Thank you to those that have reported. Polaris staff is investigating -- we will update you as soon as we receive information.

Diacritics --- feedback after second load: things are looking better. Review of previously reported items show improvement. Jessica – NDSL - will further review Icelandic Collection items to make sure things are displaying properly there. If anyone finds further issues, please put in a help ticket so we can check it out.

PAC customization -- Question was asked about the formats and material types in the PAC. PAC User Group will be discussing options and presentation for the ODIN SEARCH page. Watch for upcoming meeting notices!

Stat classes --- Stacey sent out information to main distribution list. Responses were favorable. Megan and Ginny are working on implementing the changes needed. They are starting with NDSL cataloged libraries and will expand to those that responded to email.

Data cleanup – Another round of reports for data cleanup similar to what was sent earlier in the year will be coming out soon. Review any items listed for your library. If you have questions, make sure you ask.

November 24th – signoff for data review …. When will access to test system be suspended? Question has been sent to Polaris Staff and will let you know when we receive an answer.

Meetings -- We will continue to meet weekly if we have items to discuss. Make sure you send in your agenda items by Wednesday noon so I have a little lead time to add or maybe even track down an answer for you.