Highlights from the first year of our Thursday Tips series.
Do you need a new shelf? - Your KLAS database is set up with one or more "shelves" so you can record where your books and other items are stored. This post shares a couple reasons why you might consider adding a new Shelf to your set-up.
Invalid Language Fix - Do you have odd language entries in your catalog? This post can explain how they get there, how to check for them, and how to fix them.
Book Search series - The Book Search is a powerful tool with a ton of options! Check this series for downloadable quick-tips to help you get the most out of your searches.
- Book Search, Part I: Search Indexes
- Book Search, Part II: Search Limits
- Book Search, Part III: Sorting Options
- Book Search, Part IV: Save
Patron Merge - The Merge Patron tool will help you copy information between these records and get all of the patron's info in one place. Learn how it works and download a quick-tip with step-by-step instructions.
Reserves and NSCutoff - Do reserves obey the NSCutoff (nightly service cut-off)? It depends on your library! Read up on the pros and cons of each approach, and better understand how reserves work for your organization.
Serve Codes - How well do you understand your Patron Profile Serve Codes? NA, OL, TA... it can sound like alphabet soup, but it actually follows a standard formula! Learn the ins and outs on this post.
How to Copy Subscribers from one Serial to Another - Download this QuickTip for instructions and a screenshot. This method will work anytime a serial is being replaced by or even just supplemented with a similar title.
Browse Page (pre-defined searches) - Anything that you can search for in the catalog can be listed on the Browse page as a pre-defined search, and while the Recent and Popular titles are a good start, there are a lot more options!
Moving / Sorting Columns - Did you know that you can rearrange most of the browse tables displayed in KLAS? Find out how and download a quick-tip with more detailed instructions.
Summer Reading Queries - Download a HowTo document that will help you build queries for your Summer Reading program, or any other outreach opportunity!
Query and Search Operators - Do you know what all of the query and Search Operators in KLAS mean? Here's a cheatsheet!
Saving Queries - Do you use any queries over and over? Save yourself time and headache by saving the query--a downloadable quick-tip will show you how.
Administrators: How and Why to use Security Groups - This is a powerful option that many admins don't know much about, so read up here and get ahead of the curve.
Training: How do you do it and how can we help? Sound off here to help steer the future of Keystone training!
BARD Load Errors - Don't suffer in silence! When you start looking through your BARD load errors, it's easy to get overwhelmed. But I have good news: there are really only four kinds of errors, and they're all easy to fix. Find out how in this post.
IRCs and IMCs
WebOrder Help Page - Each year, you need to create the record for the new fiscal year / school year using Period Maintenance. Read up on the details here.
RA / Reader Advisor
Quick Preferences - Find out how to add preferences for your patrons more quickly and easily, and download a quick-tip with detailed instructions.