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Welcome to Sierra News!

Sierra has a maintenance pack available, LX Starter is gaining widespread adoption, and upcoming training sessions can help you get the most out of Sierra.
Sierra 6.0.0_7 is available!

Fixes available now for Sierra 6.0

You have likely already received an email about the new maintenance release for Sierra 6.0 that includes fixes requested by libraries.

Some key problems that have been fixed are:

  • Automatic Collection Agency reports for settings with automatic reports disabled
  • Empty Collection Agency reports not transferred via S3
  • Headings incorrectly reported as blind if |a contains a period
  • Automatic Authority Control Processing duplicates |0 that ends in period (.)
  • SAML: WAM too many redirects error
  • Scheduler fails to output MARC records to Ex Libris using MFT key
  • Bib records with square brackets or colon 245, 260, or 264 cannot be deleted
For a full list of detailed changes, please see Resolved Issues in Sierra 6.0.

You can receive Sierra 6.0.0_7 by the standard upgrade processes, either by self-upgrading your locally administered system, or by requesting an upgrade for hosted systems through our Sierra upgrade service commitment on the Supportal.
Have ideas to improve Sierra? Tell us!

We ensure Sierra works for libraries by adding your ideas to our product roadmaps!
Idea Exchange is where you can submit ideas for discussion and voting by the larger Innovative user community. The most popular ideas are then considered for inclusion in Sierra and other Innovative products.
Read more: Our latest blog post shares how you can contribute to Sierra with Idea Exchange.

Note that you don’t have to be an IUG member to be part of Idea Exchange; just working at an Innovative library qualifies you to submit, comment on, and vote on ideas at

See what's coming next for Sierra
Check out what is planned for the next Sierra release on the Sierra Productboard!

Level up your skills

Upcoming Sierra Training Workshops 

Upcoming paid training

October 31 – Managing Sierra Technical Services – 3 days

November 7 – Sierra Create Lists – 2 days

November 10 – Sierra Scripting Workshop

  1. November 10, Day 1 – Sierra Python Scripting Workshop
  2. November 14, Day 2 – Sierra SQL Refresher
  3. November 15, Day 3 – Sierra Scripting for SQL Workshop
  4. November 16, Day 4 Introduction to Sierra RESTful APIs
  5. November 17, Day 5 Sierra Scripting for APIs

December 5 – Sierra System Coordinator Basics with ASAA – 3 days

December 13 – Sierra Reports and Statistics for System Coordinators

See more:

LX Starter — The no-cost email notice tool now used by 100+ libraries

If you’re not yet using LX Starter, the email notice design and management tool that is available for no additional charge to Sierra libraries, you should have a look!

Some features include: 

  • Professionally designed email templates that are easy to use, with drag-and-drop editing
  • Free Syndetics cover art, so that notices can include book-jacket images for a visual representation of the resources being referenced (Syndetics Unbound is included with LX Starter at no additional cost!)
  • Engagement metrics so you can see how patrons are interacting with email notices
Plus, LX Starter is now available to libraries outside of North America!

Learn more: Over 100 libraries now live on LX Starter

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Read more about our custom options here!

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