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    • MontanaLibrary2Go - Kindles and e-readers

      How to use Libby with a Kindle Fire At the time of this article Amazon has not included the Libby App in the Amazon App Store. There are two alternate ways to access Libby content with a Kindle Fire. 1. The simplest way to access Libby content on a ...
    • ASPeN - Federation Reporting

      This article will explain how to enter your federation expenses.  Log into ASPeN Find and click on REPORT Federation Expenses  This should be located on your login page below the block of basic user information: The view of this may include less, or ...
    • Enterprise - Online User Registration

      Online User Registration (OUR) Libraries can choose to enable the Online User Registration (OUR) form on their Enterprise page. A link will be placed in the  'log in' box accessed from the right content container of your home page and on the main ...
    • Cataloging - Printing Spine Labels in Batch

      About This article covers how to print spine labels in batch using Workflows Reports. The report allows you to print in batch either by scanning specific barcodes or by specifying the date or date range items were added to the catalog. To print spine ...
    • Circulation - Removing Inactive Patron IDs

      About This article covers setting up and using the Card # Manager wizard in WorkFlows to remove inactive patron ids. Properties Basics Properties are workstation specific. To adjust properties: 1. Close the wizard that you want to adjust if it's ...
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    • Standard Cataloging Procedures - MARC Tag Cheat Sheet

      Standard Cataloging Procedures The Standard Cataloging Procedures (SCP) articles and video tutorials are meant to be a guide for cataloging practices in the Montana Shared Catalog library consortium. For more explanation of the topics covered herein, ...
    • BCA - Overview

      About This article and video tutorial (below) provide an overview of BLUEcloud Analytics (BCA), including basic concepts, terminology and report organization and information. What is BCA? BCA is a reporting tool for MSC libraries to run on-demand ...
    • Enterprise - Searching Guide

      Simple Search Enterprise, the Montana Shared Catalog’s current online public access catalog (OPAC), offers intuitive searching that accommodates a variety of skill levels. In most cases, library patrons will elect to use a simple search with no ...
    • Enterprise - Online Bill Payment

      Overview Enterprise now offers functionality that will allow for integration with PayPal so that patrons can pay their bills online using a credit card. Roles, responsibilities and configuration options are outlined below. Roles & Responsibilities ...
    • COVID-19: Reopening and Reentry for Libraries

      About This Guide: Last Updated on 4/13/21 As the situation around COVID-19 continues to change, it's important for us to look towards the eventual reopening and reinstatement of library services, and making sure that we do this in a way that protects ...