Tips and Tricks

Voyager Reports Mini-Webinar for January

Beginning in January 2017, CARLI staff will offer a brief, monthly, mini-webinar to share tips, tricks, and techniques on generating reports from Voyager. Each webinar will provide an opportunity for questions and answers on Voyager reporting tools, such as Access and Web Reports, and on topics of broad interest, such as techniques for gathering circulation statistics or developing reports for responding to ACRL and IPEDS surveys. We’ll have information for you, and we hope you will have ideas for us as well.

Access Backbone Queries

Each functional area in Voyager relies on a core set of tables to express most of the data for that area. Each core set may be thought of as a backbone for queries, as the arrangement in the query design view will usually involve inner joins between each table from left to right. Backbone queries are highly reusable, and may help library staff construct new queries quickly by providing a framework for the criteria they want to add.

Notes about backbone queries:

Spring 2016 Public Services Open House

March 3, 2016

9:30am to 3:30pm at College of DuPage and Wheaton College


Coffee and welcome

Media Scheduler Demo

Media Scheduler Admin set-up questions — Colin Koteles, College of DuPage

Library Tour

Lunch at COD

Travel to Wheaton

SFX and Integration with Other Products

The SFX OpenURL software created by ExLibris allows users the ability to search and link to article level information. SFX administrators can integrate SFX with other library technology systems and services such as: EZproxy, WorldCat, ILLiad, Crossref, BrowZine, Google Scholar, PubMed, ProQuest 360 Core and EBSCO Discovery Service. The following documents are intended to provide SFX administrators with an overview of these systems and the advantages and disadvantages to their SFX integration.

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Productivity Tools List

The 2015-2016 CARLI Public Services Committee’s presents our Productivity Tools List of software and productivity apps that may be useful for CARLI libraries. Some of the tools have been highlighted this year in our three onsite Open Houses, other tools have been suggested by the committee’s members or by Open House participants. Our goal is to provide experience-based information rather than formal reviews.

SFX Open Conference call

Open conference call for SFX administrators. Topics TBA.


Join by phone

+1 217 332 6338 (Site1-Dialin-region)                            English (United States)

+1 312 994 8410 (Site1-Dialin-region)                            English (United States)  

+1 888 983 3631 (Site1-Dialin-region)                            English (United States)  

Find a local number


SFX KB Update Review Procedure, Illustrated

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Access text reports
Access Text reports via the SFX KB admin.


Access text reports
Select revision, type of change, and group table. Submit.


Created Content Committee Podcasts

Keep up to date with new trends in digitization and digital content with the CARLI Created Content Committee podcast. Podcasts are a convenient way to stay current since you can listen on your commute, at home, or at your desk! Episodes will come out frequently during the academic year. All postcasts are listed here, but you can also visit the Created Content Committee iTunes U site and subscribe to the podcasts directly from there.

Instruction: April Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Overwhelmed by the two drafts of the new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education that will update the current standards from 2000? >Read on to find a quick list of links to discover what other librarians are saying on the subject and join in on the discussion.

Introduction to Voyager Access Reporting

This video series was created by CARLI staff member Cathy Salika (retired) in February of 2014.