Description: Although we already have serials records in our catalog, we are transitioning to a new Serials module in Sierra for a more comprehensive, linked workflow. MHLS catalogers will be cleaning up existing records and moving them into the new structure. Training for member library staff will be provided online using our existing records, beginning in October. Our goal is to transition all current Serials titles into the new Serials environment before the end of the year and begin the new year under the new record type. 

Key Features: 

  • A precise listing of which issues your library owns -including indicating any gaps or missing issues
  • Allows patrons to place holds on specific issues
  • Easy checkin of issues for staff, immediately updating the library’s holdings

Impact: The serials product will expedite receiving serials each month and also provide patrons the ability to see local copies shelf status in the Encore Catalog.