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January 31 2022 Miss Honey noticed that a lot of the older title records in her Alexandria are a bit sparse. She decided to use Title Assistant to update the title records to a more complete MARC record, and you can too! Alex S Items Title Assistant.png Updating Existing Title Records To update an existing title record, navigate to Items in Alexandria. Make sure the top corner control strip is on Title. Then, click the Find icon Screen Shot 2022-01-19 at 2.16.56 PM.…
January 24 2022 It is almost inventory season, and Miss Honey wants to unify all the call numbers in the library to the same format. She knows that she can use utilities to modify the call number prefix, but how can she update the entire call number, or other title record information in one go? Enter: exports and imports! Alex S Export Export_Items_Copy_Based .png For our example, we will use call numbers, but you can use this same method to update other title record information.…
January 18 2022 Miss Honey's library got twenty new Google Chromebooks to benefit students and teachers. It’s easy to use Chromebooks in your library with Alexandria. You can use them as stations in your library, or set them up as regular circulating items for your teachers, your patrons, or both. Let's review how you can use Alexandria to properly catalog these, along with other equipment items like projectors.  istockphoto-1254724408-612x612.…
January 10 2022 Did you get new books for the new year? Adding records to Alexandria is probably something you're pretty familiar with. But do you know all the great resources we have in our support center to help make importing a breeze?  Alex S Imports.png First, let's review best practices for running imports.  We recommend that you schedule imports when Alexandria is not busy, because large imports can slow down your system. This also makes it easier to track down any problems later on,…
Top 5 tips of 2021!
January 3 2022 The new year is the perfect time to set goals and look ahead to the future, but it's also a great time to reflect on the previous year–that's why we've decided to share our top 5 most popular tips from last year!  Alex KBI Knowledge.png 1. Helpful reports—Have you given them a try? Alex KBI Statistics.png 2. Advanced report selections—Policies Group 7.png 3. The Magic X Group 12.png 4. What do you think?—Reviews 001-notes.png 5. Overdue Items Notices?…
December 13 2021 We know it is almost time to close up for winter break, but can we get your feedback before you go? Take the quick survey (1 minute) below to give us input on what you want to see for tips in 2022.  Alex S 2021 Totw Survey.jpeg As always, we appreciate your time and feedback. Even during winter break our 24/7 Customer Support is here to answer your questions about Alexandria. There are several ways you can reach them: 1-800-347-4942 support@goalexandria.…
December 6 2021 Ho ho hold on–winter break is coming too fast! Don't worry, we have compiled some great tips to help you get your library in order before the holidays. Alex S Reports Coming_Due_Items_Notice Notice_Text_Example.png Winter (break) is coming! Are your period due dates set? Period due dates are fixed due dates that require items to be returned to the library, regardless of the loan period or any other circumstances. Make sure yours is set! Fee, Fine, Foe, Um?…
November 29 2021 "Miss Honey, I got an email that I have some overdue books, but I can't find them! I don't even remember what they look like..." Does this sound familiar? Well, Miss Honey decided to update her Overdue Items Notice report to include cover art, and you should too! Including the cover art with your Overdue Items Notices can help students and parents/guardians find the items easier, which means getting items returned and back on the shelves sooner.…
November 22 2021 Miss Honey's library is always busy, and sometimes keeping up with everything seems impossible. Luckily, Miss Honey has set up automatic email notices for holds, reservations, overdue items, and charges. So while Alexandria is taking care of sending notices out, she can focus on the immediate needs of her patrons. Alex S Preferences Circulation_Settings Automatic_Email_Notifications.png Are you ready to switch to automatic emails?  First,…
November 15 2021 Miss Honey was about to print spine labels for some new books when her fellow librarian stopped her. "Wait! Why don't you use the Copy Labels Variable instead? You can customize them much more than the traditional copy label reports!" Miss Honey liked the new controls so much she printed new spine labels for all her large print books with–you guessed it!–a larger font. Have you tried the Copy Labels Variable reports? Alex S Reports Copy Labels Variable.…


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