EDI Invoicing with Yankee Book Peddler is now available.
Yankee is able to provide electronic invoicing for both libraries that use the GOBI product and libraries that do EDI ordering.
The match point for libraries that use the GOBI product is the vendor reference number in the vendor Tab3 of the order record.
The match point for libraries that use EDI ordering is the Aleph order number.
Minneapolis Community & Technical College is already using the EDI Invoicing with Yankee. MCT reports “It is working smoothly and makes the invoice process very efficient. (The efficiency CANNOT be stressed enough!).”
Along with the EDI Invoicing process, libraries are also able to use the bulk arrival feature in Aleph to arrive all of the orders on the invoice. Documentation and training will be provided by PALS for libraries that wish to use the EDI Invoicing and bulk arrival features.
On Sunday, January 22, Aleph Service Pack 3632 was installed on the MnPALS Aleph production server. There are new Windows client executables and it is important to run version check to download them to your client workstation! The notes for the fixes can be viewed at: http://tables.dev20.mnpals.net/u20_1/service_packs/sp_summary.3557-3632
Changes have been made to the priv-02 service form.
The priv-02 is a custom service found under Services in Acquisitions/Serials. This service retrieves an EDI message file from a vendor and puts it in the proper directory in Aleph for processing.
Typically this service has been used by libraries using the EBSCO EDI Invoice process.
We are adding the capability for libraries to do EDI Invoicing with Yankee Book Peddler and Baker & Taylor (Baker & Taylor has not yet been tested). The priv-02 form has been modified to reflect these additional vendors.
You are invited to join a Q & A session on Aleph Course Reserves on Wednesday, January 18 at 1:30 p.m.
We’ll cover how to clean up the past semester’s course reserves records and answer general questions on course reserves functionality.
Click here to join the meeting and dial 507-389-1014 for audio. In preparation for the first part of this web session, please view the document "Course Reserves Clean-Up" on the Aleph Documentation: Course Reserves page under PALS Created Training Materials.
Hope to see you there!
Over the Thanksgiving break we completed our annual re-indexing of the Aleph database. There are several ways that re-indexing improves the quality of the MnPALS catalog.
The Aleph production server will be down for a 12 hour window sometime between Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 24) and Sunday, November 27 to update indexing tables. We won't know the exact time until the re-indexing on the Aleph development server is complete. We will post a message to the MnPALS-Announce list before taking the system down and again when the system is back up. During this time searches of the library catalog will be available but all other Aleph functionality will be unavailable.