[minervacirc] MinervaCirc Digest, Vol 56, Issue 1

Elizabeth Phillips ephillips at wccc.me.edu
Tue Aug 5 13:05:54 EDT 2014


I completed the Survey Monkey form but I have a question. I am the new library director at WCCC. At the moment I login to tcwcirc  and then enter my initials ephillips to login to Minerva.  Once we move to Sierra, I would like to be able to view circulation statistics and generate reports etc.  Will I be able to access such information with the login?

Thank you. 

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Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2014 16:55:42 -0400
From: Alisia Revitt <alisia.revitt at maineinfonet.org>
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Hello, Minervians.

We are beginning to set up the new Minerva Sierra system with custom information. One of the most important things we need to do is to convert everyone's old Minerva Login and Initials combo into a single Sierra Username.  To this end, we need to know information about EVERY ONE of the initials sets that are used in Millennium at each library.  We've created a 9-question form to get the info that will literally only take you a minute to complete.

Username Form Link:

Since this is a time consuming process for us and there are over 800 initials and logins in the Minerva system, we need to get this done promptly.  Please organize and spread the word to everyone at your library to have the form filled in by the end of the day this Friday, August 8th.

Background and explanation:

In Millennium, you have two steps signing in.

First, you enter your login. This tells the system what functions you see, and has preferences and options like the look and feel, your location, printers, macros, templates, and more. All those things that you can't change without everyone else who uses the login saying "Why is the screen a different color now?".

Second, you enter your initials. These tell the system what you, specifically, are allowed to do. There may be some things that you can see because of your login, but are greyed out because you don't have the permission.

However, in Sierra, you will have just one username to sign in that gives all of this information. We (at InfoNet central) are creating this username from your Millennium initials, so it has all of your permissions. Then, we have to identify which login's preferences and settings to add to your username so it is right for you. By combining your initials + your login, we get your username. We are doing this both for the name-based initials and the more generic circ desk style initials.

Unfortunately, we don't actually know which logins are used with which initials, so we need you to tell us with the following survey.  Please also make sure that someone fills in the form for generic initials--like a circ desk.

I don't mind if you consolidate the work so that one person enters the info for each person or if you get the word out for everyone at the library to take a moment and fill in the survey.  So long as it gets done.  Initials that have not been submitted to the form will be left un-edited and will not work when we move to Sierra.  You can imagine that we will be busy on the day after migration, so fixing individual users' initials will not be our highest priority.

Coming up: watch for another email in the next few days about installing Sierra on your computers.

Progress report: We successfully migrated URSUS to Sierra last Wednesday.
No crises and only a few wrinkles.  Now we're getting a feel for how it runs day to day and the subtle differences.

Thanks for your help,

 Alisia Revitt  |  Library Systems Manager  |  Maine InfoNet  | alisia.revitt at maineinfonet.org
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