Withdrawal of Lincoln City Libraries from Membership in Pioneer Consortium

This is to certify that Lincoln City Libraries is no longer a member of the Pioneer Consortium.  PTFS worked with this library to ensure a successful migration back to SirsiDynix, and we wish them the very best.  PTFS plans to fully delete any Lincoln City Library data early next week at which time their records will no longer be in our system.

As Pioneer moves forward, members are encouraged to contact the Cataloging/Technical Committee via the form on the front page of nepioneer.com.  Stay tuned for more “Futures” information posted on this blog.

Steve Fosselman, Pioneer Business Agent

Notice of Withdrawal Submitted by Lincoln City Libraries

This is to certify to the membership of the Pioneer Consortium that today president Laureen Riedesel received from Lincoln City Libraries a notice of withdrawal, with April 30, 2015 as Lincoln City Libraries’ last day of membership, in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.12 of the Pioneer Consortium Joint Entity Agreement.  — Steve Fosselman, Pioneer Consortium Business Agent

Pioneer’s Progress 6/8/2011

PTFS has now migrated Lincoln, Grand Island, St Paul and Holdrege.  Since the last report, PTFS has made significant improvements in response time for staff module checkin, checkout and holds lookups.  There are other issues requiring resolution prior to Pioneer’s Acceptance Sign-off.  In the meantime, now is a good time to firm up work with new members of the Pioneer Consortium (who have executed their Joint Entity Agreements and paid their orientation fees) to determine a schedule for their migration and go-live with our Koha open source union catalog. 

— Steve Fosselman, Membership Committee

Quick Progress Note

Here’s a quick summary to date with things continually changing for us –

PTFS got Lincoln and Grand Island live quickly and while we are working out a few issues with our data, for the most part everything is intact. We’ve got most of our SIP2 and other 3rd party applications up and running and have plans in motion to resolve the remaining issues there. Due to the enormity of its data and issues with Lincoln’s Internet connectivity, Lincoln is seeing some lags in response time for staff module checkin, checkout and holds lookups but is working with PTFS on several solutions. Grand Island’s staff circ functions are responding more quickly but the changes for Lincoln will benefit all libraries. The public is responding very favorably to the OPAC in both locations. In the meantime, St Paul Public Library has just gone live and so it is too early to tell how things are working for them, and Holdrege will go live in early June. — Steve Fosselman, Membership Committee