[minervacirc] FW: Unscoped Login Issue

Bethany Wulleman BWulleman at lewistonmaine.gov
Fri Jan 30 10:51:46 EST 2015

Hi – I am posting this here as it may apply to your circ departments.  My cataloger forwarded it to me as we do have several circ & ILL staff that have unscoped logins.

Beth Wulleman  Lending Services Supervisor
Lewiston Public Library 200 Lisbon St.     Lewiston, ME  04240     Voice: 207.513.3134 www.LPLonline.org<http://www.lplonline.org/>

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From: Karen Jones
Sent: Friday, January 30, 2015 10:43 AM
To: Bethany Wulleman
Subject: FW: Unscoped Login Issue


From: Lynn Uhlman [mailto:lynn.uhlman at maineinfonet.org]
Sent: Friday, January 30, 2015 9:32 AM
To: Deb Buker; pturner at msln.net<mailto:pturner at msln.net>; Valerie Frechette; Carol Lord; Debbie Lozito; Ellen Conway; Anne Russell; Diane Hanscom; Karen Jones; smrowka at mcarthur.lib.me.us<mailto:smrowka at mcarthur.lib.me.us>; Jim Roy; Katherine Morgan; tcorbett at scarboroughlibrary.org<mailto:tcorbett at scarboroughlibrary.org>; Carin Dunay; Tomaras,Deborah; Ulla Messerschmidt; sstout at unity.edu<mailto:sstout at unity.edu>; Ann Mosey
Cc: Nelson Eubanks; Alisia Revitt
Subject: Unscoped Login Issue

Good Morning, Everyone,

I am contacting you regarding Sierra and unscoped logins that has recently come to my attention. It seems that when ILL checkins are processed using an unscoped login, the system fulfills the hold, but places it on the holdshelf. Library staff have been struggling to figure out where the items are and dealing with perturbed patrons.

This did not occur when we were in Millennium, because the first login specified which library you were working from. In Sierra, now that we no longer have that safeguard, the system needs to use the scope in order to process those holds successfully.

Please do not checkin ILL materials using your unscoped logins, but rather through the scoped login that the circ desk uses. Thank you for your attention to this issue as it has been causing a widespread problem for patrons and library staff.


Lynn A. Uhlman
Systems Training and Support Librarian

Maine InfoNet
5784 York Village, Suite 58
Orono, Maine 04469-5784
(207)581-3095 (fax)
Email: lynn.uhlman at maineinfonet.org<mailto:mail+to:lynn.uhlman at maineinfonet.org>
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