Macro Express at the UF Smathers Libraries

Communication Area for Macro Express Unit Developers

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

> activity_michael (suite enhancement)

date: 20050727
unit: monographs
user: the unit
nature: new macro development
time in: ongoing
time out: n/a
status: refining
notes: a group of small macros for extracting the system number, isbn, author, title and imprint and pasting them into the current cursor location, such as a form letter or a web order form; currently each requiring separate activation

Friday, July 22, 2005

> Update copycat macros

Doug Smith and I collaborated to create a macro that inserts a TKR for the ETD material. It also moves the 502 field.

Monday, July 18, 2005

> activity_michael

date: 20050718
unit: monographs
user: suzanne
nature: basic training per michele
time in: 15:00
time out: 16:00
status: completed
notes: orientation around the IDE; distinction between .mex files and macros; creation of a simple text-typing macro; only elaine and charles remain uninitiated . . .

> UMI4000 macro

Updated the public note on the UMI link.
The macro should be ready to start again.


Saturday, July 16, 2005

> activity_michael

date: 20050716
unit: paying
user: verna
nature: verna voucher macro
time: 90' plus
status: developing
notes: getting close to the point where jack and verna would have to test the macro and modify to their tastes; this is only the portion after the people soft query has already been run; navigating the web portion a separate module (if desired at all)

> Macro Training

Trying to coordinate with Betsy, Michele, Elaine, Charles, Suzanne for their initial training sessions (individual or small groups as is convenient).

Friday, July 15, 2005

> Macros Being Developed currently

1. I am putting the finishing touches on the macro I have created to aid staff when cleaning up the item files for sorting in Aleph

2. As soon as everyone agrees on the wording I'll be adding  some text to the 856 fields created in the UMI macro.

> Macro Training

I will be training Gerald Langford, a macro unit developer in Cataloging and
I'll update this post when the time has been set up

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

> activity_michael

date: 20050705
unit: paying
user: jack
nature: jack's macro orientation session per michele
time in: 14:00
time out: 15:00
status: completed
notes: reviewed the basics; showed him importing/exporting; we talked general problems and tips; we conceptualized about his unit's workflow and agreed to meet again