I-Share Voyager

How to: Backdate a discharge transaction

When you backdate a discharge, Voyager uses the backdated date as the discharge date for the transaction, affecting the accrual of fines/fees.

Unique Title Counts FY 2016, Updated for I-Share Membership Changes

In July 2016, three libraries joined I-Share: Black Hawk College, Meadville-Lombard Theological School, and South Suburban College. Also, Kendall College exited I-Share. The effects of these changes were seen in the I-Share union catalog after the annual Unique Titles report was generated on July 1, 2016. As a result, some libraries unique titles counts may have changed as well. This updated report presents the outcomes of all four membership changes.

Choosing which ILL Policy governs Lost/Damaged Fines/Fees

created 8/16/2016

Question: My I-Share library loaned an item through Interlibrary Loan and it was damaged (or lost and not returned).

Answer: The method of lending determines what to do next with lost or damaged items.

First, determine whether the lost or damaged item was loaned as the result of an I-Share request for an individual patron, an I-Share request for an ILLINET library borrowing through I-Share, or as the result of a library-to-library ILL transaction (like through OCLC or other ILL system)?

Cataloging Maintenance Priority OC6: OCLC Record Number Formatting

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OCLC numbers are the foundation of bibliographic matching and de-duplication. Non-Standard formatting of the OCLC number issues may contribute to discards or false overlays in the I-Share union catalog. Fixing formatting issues can have a large effect for a relatively small amount of one time labor.

Features of the Custom CARLI Reports 2016 File

Those who use Microsoft Access to run reports on data in the Voyager system will be familiar with the reports.mdb file. This is the file that you link to your Voyager database, after which it gives you easy access to the data in your database. CARLI maintains a custom version of this file that has many improvements over the default “reports.mdb” file that is automatically downloaded into the C:\Voyager\Reports folder.

Borrowing and Lending Comparison FY 2016

Lending [Outgoing] and Borrowing [Incoming] totals in one view for easy comparison.

UB Stat 2: Incoming ILL FY 2016

Incoming ILL represents items borrowed by your patrons from other I-Share libraries. An On-site borrowing transaction is one in which your patron visits the other library and completes the circulation transaction there. A Remote borrowing transaction is one in which your patron requests an item, the item is sent to your library, and is charged at your library.

UB Stat 1: Outgoing ILL FY 2016

Outgoing ILL represents items loaned by your library to each I-Share library and the ILLINET libraries. An On-site lending transaction is one in which the patron of the other library walks in to your library to complete the circulation transaction. A remote lending transaction is one in which the patron from the other library requests the item, the item is sent to their desired pickup location, and is charged there.

Unique Title Counts FY 2016

The Unique Titles column represents the number of titles in your library held by no other I-Share library.
*Uniqueness is determined counting bibliographic records visible in the I-Share union catalog having only one library's holding attached.
Records in the union catalog are de-duplicated according to duplicate detection rules and record quality hierarchies.

Library Record Counts FY 2016

The Bib column represents the number of bibliographic records in your library’s database. The Bibs w/o MFHDs column is a subset of that count and represents bibliographic records without associated MFHDs or holdings. The MFHD column represents the number of MFHD (MARC Format for Holdings Data) records in your library’s database. The MFHDs w/o items column is a subset of that count and represents MFHDs without associated item records. These could feasibly represent serial holdings that do not have barcoded items attached.

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