Launching the Search for I-Share Next

CARLI is beginning the first phase of the lengthy formal process of selecting and implementing the system that will ultimately replace Voyager as the software platform for I-Share. We do not plan to rename I-Share, but for clarity while we are still running Voyager and planning for its replacement, we will be using the phrase “I-Share Next” to refer to our future system.

CARLI Seeking Proposals for FY2014 Research Subsidy Program

CARLI is seeking proposals for the FY2014 Research Subsidy Program. Funded by the CARLI Board of Directors, the research awards will support research projects in Governing member libraries. Projects should have the potential to impact libraries and the library profession positively, have the potential to provide a useful addition to the existing literature, and be of interest or use to CARLI libraries. Total funding for FY2014 is $25,000.

SSL Certificate Expiration - Update

As of 10:00 pm on Tuesday, January 21, the SSL Certificate has been renewed and users should no longer see an "expired certificate" warning when accessing online catalogs.

I-Share Systems Committee Minutes 01-10-2014

Conference Call

Members attending:

Kirk Hess (UIU),  James LeFager (DPU), TJ Lusher (NIU), Rong Li (ISU), Heather Parisi (DOM), Karl Pettitt (NIU)

Members Absent:

Colin Koteles (COD), April Levy (COL), Edith List (PRC)

Staff attending:

Cathy Salika, Ted Schwitzner, Paige Weston

I-Share Systems Committee Minutes 11-18-2013

Conference Call

Members attending:

Colin Koteles (COD), April Levy (COL), TJ Lusher (NIU), Rong Li (ISU) , Heather Parisi (DOM), Karl Pettitt (NIU), Edith List (PRC)

Members Absent:

Kirk Hess (UIU), James LeFager (DPU)

Staff attending:

Cathy Salika, Paige Weston

Editing the Acqbib.cfg File for I-Share Libraries to Include “Suppress from UC” Coding

The Suppress from UC option allows for records to be visible in a local library OPAC, but the bibs are not added to the I-Share Universal Catalog (UC). This is accomplished by coding the 049 field in the bibliographic record with $u nouc. For complete information on the Suppress from UC option, see the Suppressing Bibliographic Records from the I-Share Universal Catalog using the “Suppress from UC Function” document.

“Bound Withs” in Voyager

  • A single Item Record in Voyager can be linked to multiple Bibliographic Records. This process actually links the MFHD that the Item is on to multiple bibs, since Items are connected to MFHDs and not directly to bibs. 
  • The multiple linking of any one Item attached to a MFHD automatically links the whole MFHD, and therefore any other Items attached to that MFHD, to ALL linked Bibliographic records. 

MARC Fields from BIB_TEXT

RECORD_STATUS Leader bytes 5 CODEN 030 a
BIB_FORMAT Leader bytes 6-7 NETWORK_NUMBER 035 a
DESCRIP_FORM Leader bytes 18 GPONUM 074 a
FIELD_008 008 AUTHOR 100 abcdkq
110 abcdgkn
111 acdegkn (but not 130)

I-Share Systems Committee Minutes 9-16-13

Conference Call

Members attending:

Colin Koteles (COD), April Levy (COL), TJ Lusher (NIU), , Rong Li (ISU) , Heather Parisi (DOM), Kirk Hess (UIU), James LeFager (DPU), Karl Pettitt (NIU), Edith List (PRC)

Staff attending:

Cathy Salika, Paige Weston, Ted Schwitzner

I-Share Voyager offline October 2, 2013, midnight-6am

The CARLI Voyager system, I-Share, will be taken offline for all libraries from midnight until 6am Wednesday, October 2, to apply an emergency fix to a database index. During the outage VuFind will be available for searching the local and union catalogs, but VuFind will not be able to display item status information, nor will it support access to patron account records or the placing of requests.

Blocked Patrons Monthly Report

About this Report

  • The blocked patrons report lists all current patrons who have exceeded CARLI's standard Universal Borrowing (UB) policy thresholds.
    • These patrons are blocked from UB privileges.
  • CARLI generates the blocked patrons report on a monthly basis and places it into the library's FTP account with the filename [blocked_patrons_xxx_yymm.txt].

I-Share Systems Committee Minutes, August 30, 2013

Location: CARLI Office, Training Room, Champaign, Illinois

Members attending: Colin Koteles (COD), TJ Lusher (NIU), Heather Parisi (DOM), Kirk Hess (UIU), James LeFager (DPU), Edith List (PRC), Karl Pettitt (NIU)

Members absent: April Levy (COL), Rong Li (ISU)

Staff attending: Cathy Salika, Paige Weston, Susan Singleton, Brandon Gant, Ted Schwitzner

Safe Bibliographic Record Replacement Routines


From time to time, the bibliographic record in a local I-Share database needs to be replaced with updated content, including the addition of, change to, or removal of the number stored in the bib record’s 035 $a. This field most commonly contains the OCLC control number, but in the Voyager environment, other data can be stored in the 035 $a.

VuFind Problems on Monday 9/9/2013

Yesterday between 12:06pm and 12:40pmVuFind received many thousand requests for the same search from the same IP address.

I-Share Systems Committee Conference Call

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I-Share Systems Committee Conference Call

Join by Phone
+1 217 332 6338
+1 312 994 8410
+1 888 983 3631

Conference ID: 4202594

No PIN required.