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Sierra Training



MCFLS will upgrade from Sierra 4.2 to 5.0 after hours on Wednesday February 5, 2020. in Q1 of 2020.  MCFLS will have a list of new features posted on this page by February 1, 2020.  Release notes and known issues documents from Innovative are linked below as well as a brief presentation by another III library on the 5.0 features.  Innovative has shared this two minute video for Sierra 5.0. ​


  • Staff may use THIS LINK to view a complete list of Sierra 4.2 features and bugs.

  • MCLFS Running list of Known Issues and Bugs it is watching
  • The following appear to be fixed with this Sierra upgrade:
    • Occasionally the cancel of one hold by staff in Sierra leads to multiple holds being cancelled
    • Multiple window setting causes new dialog boxes to get lost and open behind the main application window instead of displaying to the front
    • When there is a long holds list for bib level holds you sort by one column header such as patron name, the hold order is no longer preserved.  (Search/Holds mode)
  • Staff working with collection agency are asked to make sure this function is working properly.