Tip #114: Cataloging issues since the 2.1 upgrade

Here is a list of issues you may be encountering since the upgrade to 2.1, with some workaround suggestions and solutions.

You may have noticed that in some cases you can’t save changes to the fixed fields. This is due to a new “feature” that requires that all possible spaces in the fixed fields be filled. So any fields that allow multiple characters, such as ill. and cont. require you to fill in the extra spaces by typing spaces with the space bar.

People have encountered problems with the batch loader. It seems that there are problems with the import queue. If you check the “Import Non-Matching Records” box, your records will be loaded directly to the catalog. This is a workaround until the import queue problems are resolved.

You may have found that the search filters based on fixed fields are not working. If you limit your search with these, it will just stall out and deliver no results. In the meantime, you can still limit based on shelving location. We’ll let you know when this is fixed.

You may encounter some records that cannot be edited which give a long system error that cannot be closed. If you have a Windows computer, you should be able to use control+alt+delete to close Evergreen. We’ll keep you updated on this issue as well.

The Z39.50 screen now displays images. You can click on the tiny arrow or drag those closed if you prefer more display area for your record. You need to do this every time you start a new session. Be aware that if you unclick the “Marc Editor” box on this screen, your records will import, but they will not open in a new tab.

Please let the Cataloging Committee know if you encounter other problems.
Originally published on December 16, 2011.

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