SCLS and the Madison catalogers are currently doing an authority control update project that will update all of the existing OCLC bibliographic records in our database with up-to-date author, subject, genre, and uniform title (series) headings. During this time, Madison cataloging staff cannot overlay or edit existing OCLC bibliographic records.
What this means for you right now
Starting next Friday, October 23, if you submit changes to Madison on the following ILS Work Request forms:
those changes will be held by Madison until the next week or following week. The changes will be done after the project is completed the next week. Unfortunately, we don't have an exact end date at this time, but it should by the end of the next week.
During this time, you can continue to:
Create BSEs and link items
"Send to catalog" from GetIt for both bib records and item records
Create, edit, withdraw, and delete item records for items owned by your library
Create LOCAL, PERM, or GEN records
What this means for you during the next week
Around October 28 or 29, there may be a day (or possibly two days) where we will ask you to refrain from creating BSEs and using "Send to Catalog" from GetIt to create new bib records while the updated bibliographic records are loaded into Bibliovation by LibLime. We will send an email out about this as soon as we have solid information. Unfortunately, we don't know exactly how long it will take for all of the updates to be made to the bib records and how long it will take LibLime to load the changed bibs back into Bibliovation.
Lucas Schneider of Madison Public Library has created a video explaining how to use the U.S. Census Bureau's 'new' search tool, TigerWeb, to locate the correct municipality for a patron's legal place of residence. TigerWeb is the replacement search tool for American Factfinder, which was discontinued earlier this spring
The information about selecting municipal divisions for Middleton, Sun Prairie and Verona has also been updated. Lucas has provided spreadsheets to use to help determine the voting district within those cities.