MCFLS is preparing to do an Encore upgrade (from 4.7.1 to 5.1) in March 2020. Release notes and known issues documents from Innovative Interfaces are linked at the bottom of this page. MCFLS maintains a running list of bugs and issues for Encore and Sierra here.
Issues to be fixed with this upgrade
Fixes a problem where the library Pass-through search form was taking users to the Encore home page instead of search results page.
Encore login sessions not timing out as expected in certain cases
A user logs in to Encore with a valid patron account. Then, at some point, while the session is still active, the user leaves Encore and navigates to another site in the same browser tab. They eventually return to Encore in the same browser tab, well after the configured session timeout period has elapsed. Upon returning to Encore in the same browser tab, the login session from earlier is still active. This is not expected behavior.
Request button displays in Encore incorrectly while not displaying (correctly) in the Classic Catalog.
Despite having request rules set up for a specific location in Sierra to isolate that certain items should not be requestable, at random times, the Request button will still display in Encore but will correct work in the classic catalog.
Indexing Issues with hyphenated keywords
When a title contains a hyphen it is indexed only with the hyphen character. Searching for the non-hyphenated version of the title does not return the expected hyphenated title.
BiblioCore (from BiblioCommons)
IFLS has been live with BiblioCommons (and Sierra) since 2019. Their discovery catalog continues to be called MORE.
Northern Waters Library System online demo (October 2019 | 1:22:10)
CARL-Connect Discovery (from The Library Corporation or TLC)
Previously known as LS2 PAC, this discovery platform is the public catalog portion of the TLS ILS system. The staff portion is CARL-X.
August 17, 2020 OWLSnet went live with TLC Carl-X and CARL-Connect. Check out their InfoSoup implementation here. Then take the brief online evaulation and tell MCFLS what you thought?
TLC CARL-Connecxt information
TLC CARL-X Information
Pika (forked version of VuFind. Marmot Library Network performs two implementations annually)
About Pika Discovery
Pika works with these integrated library systems: Innovative's Sierra, SirsiDynix Symphony or Horizon, The Library Corporation's CARL-X, Koha
MCFLS' Pika demo from Marmot 11/2019
Pika documentation helps staff understand its scope
Libraries with Pika and Sierra: Arlington Public Library (VA) | Addison Public Library (IL) | Wake County Public Library (NC)
The Northern Waters Library System (NWLS) will go live with Pika in 2021. NWLS uses Sierra.
Quote from September 2019 (One Time Implementation $27,825, Annual $40,845 includes hosting and other fees)