Voyager Reporting

Network Firmware Upgrades this Sunday, Jan 15

This Sunday, January 15 starting at 6:30AM, campus networking staff will be upgrading the firmware on a large number of network devices. This includes the devices in our Production Data Center. Since we have redundant routers and switches, I am not expecting any downtime during this work but I wanted to make you aware of it just in case.

Brandon Gant
CARLI

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.

Frequently Asked Questions on Oracle 10g, ODBC, and CARLI Reports Installation

CARLI staff have encountered a number of common issues relating to the installation of Oracle ODBC clients and linking the CARLI Reports database files. If you do not find your issue listed here, please contact CARLI support.

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Voyager Reports Mini-Webinar

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:

UIUC Firewall Maintenance

The UIUC Campus Firewalls will be upgraded which could cause network outages for anyone off-campus connecting to CARLI services.

Network staff have indicated that the outages should be brief during this window.

Brandon Gant
CARLI

Voyager Web Reports

Voyager Web Reports: https://web-reports.carli.illinois.edu/

Voyager Web Reports is a web-based reporting tool designed by CARLI IT staff to provide an easy way for I-Share library staff to run reports against their Voyager databases without the need to install the Oracle/ODBC client and Microsoft Access. A CARLI Voyager Oracle Account and a web browser are the only requirements to use Voyager Web Reports.

Voyager and VuFind Problems this Afternoon (Sept 14th)

I apologize for the Voyager and VuFind outage this afternoon. I was doing prep work for this Sunday morning and made one change too many. The servers did not go offline but they were unable to talk across the network to the Oracle databases.

The prep work has been removed and no further changes will be made until the servers are powered down this Sunday morning.

Brandon Gant
CARLI

Latest Update to CARLI_Reports Access Database Released

Please share this information with library staff that run Access Reports.

Collection Stat 9 and Unique Title Lists

About Collection Stat 9

As part of the annual statistical package, CARLI staff prepare Collection Stat 9, which identifies the count of each library’s unique titles from the I-Share union catalog. Uniqueness is determined simply by the count of the number of holdings on each bib record in the union catalog; if a record has only one holding listed, then that record is unique for the library with that holding.

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