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Museum Passes at Libraries

As a SAILS library card holder you can use any of the passes from any library unless indicated otherwise. You must pick up and return your pass to the same library. Make sure you have your library card with you when picking up passes from other libraries.
  • Passes marked in red are for residents only
  • Pass policies are determined by local library
  • “X” indicates that the library has the pass - please contact the library to reserve
  • “O” indicates that you may reserve the pass online; - please click on the “o” to reserve
View spreadsheet in a new window PDF version of the chart for printing

Museum Passes

Through the generosity of many charitable organizations, friends' associations, civic groups, businesses and individuals, most libraries in the SAILS network offer reduced-price or free admission to area museums. Each library uses their own set of rules, so please visit their web site or call the library for further information. List of passes for all SAILS member libraries. Please note this is for informational purposes and should be verified with the library. The following libraries are using an online reservation system that allows library card holders to reserve passes through a web site.

Itemcat3 updates

SAILS will have completed the itemcat3 updates to the database by October 3,2016. This means that starting next Monday when you add items to the database you must be sure to enter an itemcat1 (used for circulation) itemcat2 (used to define audience for the item) and itemcat3 (broad categories for reporting.) We are not going to be doing any verification that these values are being added so if there is a problem next July with reports we won't be aware. This is also something you can't run reports for in Directors Station - it doesn't know about the itemcategory 3. If you are unsure of what categories to use here are the definitions as set up by the MBLC: Name - Description AUDIO - Compact discs, cassettes etc., Playaways for books, etc. BOOKS -BOOKS DAUDIO -Downloadable audio (audiobooks, music) DVIDEO -Downloadable video E-BOOKS -E-books ELECTRONIC - Materials in electronic format (including CD-ROM and video games) MICROFORMS - Materials in microforms (fiche rolls, etc.) MISC - Miscellaneous (ebook readers, museum passes, equipment, puppets, kits, board games, art, etc.) PERIODICAL - Print periodicals, newspapers and other print serials (including scholarly or scientific journals) VIDEO - DVDs/Blu-ray discs/VHS, Playaway View, etc.

Cataloging Desktop

General cataloging 

» Error reporting form
» Duplicate Titles Form
» Property settings - workflows
» Cataloging manual - workflows
» Reports & printing procedures
» Getting started guide - includes workflows terminology, toolbar management, etc.
» Intro to Workflows - best place to go, if you're just learning how to use the client.

Data Entry Guidelines
Which format do I choose? print this
MARC-00 Format - use to create request records
SERIAL-00 Format - use to create magazine records
MUSEUMPASS Format- use to create museum pass records
EQUIP Format - use to create equipment records (for items such as ebook readers, video game consoles, Kill a Watt electricity usage monitor, laptops, digital cameras, etc.)

» Subfield Z - processing items with multiple volumes or parts

Creating Request Records:
» Audiobook request records
» Book request records
» CDROM request records
» DVD and Blu-ray request records
» Game and Puzzle request records
» Graphic Novels - attaching & creating requests
» Kit request records
» Museum Pass request records
» Music CD request records
» Playaway request records
» Toy and Puppet request records
» Video Game request records
» VOX Books request records
» Wonderbooks request records 
» Equipment records 
» Creating a brief title - ILL

Attaching to existing records
» Books - attaching to records with ACQs
» DVD and Blu-rays
» Music, Audiobooks & Playaways
» Video games & CD-ROMs

Circulation Sets

» Creating Circulation Set Records
» Creating and Managing Circulation Sets
» Circulation Sets FAQ


» Serials properties
» Serials manual 

Training requirements

New staff members who are going to be doing any type of bibliographic data entry are required to attend the SAILS data entry training. See the network calendar for training opportunities.
Approved on 04/2002

Basic Workflows Training is available online through Mentor from SirsiDynix. Contact catsupport@sailsinc.org for a login.

Policy for editing MARC records

  1. No changes are to be made to full OCLC MARC records and full records created by SAILS
    without approval from SAILS. Any corrections that need to be made should be sent to SAILS
    using the Bibliographic Error Report Form.
  2. Subject headings are not to be created under any circumstances. They are not to be added to any record without SAILS approval.
  3. Series are not to be created. You should contact SAILS if you need a series created in the
    authority file. You may choose a series from the authority file but you may never create one.
  4. Libraries are allowed to correct typos and add missing information to Cataloging Request records that are in the MARC-OO format. They are not allowed to change titles, change pages, or add subject headings.
    Once these records have been added to the database they belong to everyone. Uniform
    procedures must be followed.

Edited 08/2002


» property settings - workflows
» acquisitions manual - workflows


» Using 9xx with Acquisitions
» Using 9xx without Acquisitions
» ipage and workflows user guide from Ingram


» Connect to WebDewey
Authorization: 100-291-581
Password: sea1
» Manual

Customizing documentation

If you would like to customize the documents on this site for your library, please contact catsupport@sailsinc.org and we will email you the Word document version. Please specify which manuals you would like to receive.

Value of Service

If you had to purchase materials borrowed through the network last year, it would cost $44,109,567 in a retail store. This includes print books, audio books, videos & DVDs, and downloadable books.

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This worksheet has been adapted from the Massachusetts Library Association. How the values were calculated.



Articles Online

All databases are funded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System

Massachusetts Library Directory - Search virtual resources
List of databases with full-text magazine, scholarly journals and e-reference books covering all subjects, as well as The New York Times.
Boston Globe - full text