What's New in WALS

Note Signoff

Hi guys,

Remember that to help keep track of who added what note to a patron's account, sign the note using the format "LibraryCode, FirstName LastInitial Date".

Library code is the two-letter abbreviation commonly used to indicate library, especially in reports (ie, BE=Berlin, KI=Kingston, PI=Pine River, WN=Winneconne). 

The first name and last initial, combined with the library, helps narrow down who created the note, in case there are questions as to if the note still should apply, or who to contact for more details.

Snipping Tool Tip

Anytime you see an error message, we recommend you take a screenshot to show us, so that we can see the exact error and the context. 

An easy way to take a screenshot is to use the Snipping Tool that comes as part of Windows. We've talked about the Snipping tool before, showing how it can take a screenshot of part of a screen or an entire window, and offers pens to circle relevant parts of the screenshot

Reminder: Adding Magazine Issues

Hi guys,

Just as a reminder, if you're adding a magazine issue, do remember to fill in all ItemCats for the item; they're all important, as blanks or incorrect values for ItemCats can be seen both on monthly stat reports, and in the catalog's filters.

ItemCat1 is for the broad type of material. Monthly stats rely on ICat1 to tell you generally what's circulating at your library.

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