Online Tutorials

These tutorials are available for customers who want to learn more about a particular product or feature. Designed for both novice and experienced users, the tutorials can quickly introduce you to a product or help you learn it better.

Product and feature tutorials complement onsite training and product documentation. Use them as pre-training introductions or as post-training reinforcements. Innovative updates and introduces new tutorials, so check for new information on this page.

For accessing the tutorials, we recommend a minimum Web browser of Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Netscape 7.2 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 1.0 or higher, or any other Web browser compatible with these browsers.

Basic Millennium

Understanding the core components of the Millennium environment and how this environment works is essential to the successful use of the Millennium modules. Skills introduced in this tutorial will become the basis for usage of all Millennium modules. This tutorial starts with logging in and then follows the steps used in most applications in the order in which they would normally be encountered. The tutorial will work through step-by-step instructions, examples, tips, and includes annotated illustrations from selected Millennium modules.


CASE

This tutorial is essential to understanding and using the CASE product in conjunction with the Millennium system. CASE is used to download coverage data from the Innovative CASE product. Although this topic is normally covered during training for Electronic Resources Management Module, this tutorial will provide a reference tool when questions may arise about usage and functionality of the CASE product.


Course Reserves

Understanding Millennium Course Reserves is the key to smooth operation of the module. This tutorial is intended as a guide for setting up new course records in your Millennium system, and as a reference tool for later questions. It covers such topics as creating and modifying course records, checking items in and out of reserve status and possible workflow ideas.



Millennium Circulation Basic Functions

Understanding the basic components of the Millennium circulation environment and how each function works is important in order to efficiently use Millennium Circulation. Because there are often multiple optional methods to perform various functions, this tutorial will introduce the trainee to an assortment of techniques. The library staff will then have the tools to decide which method is the most efficient for the particular operational style of the library.


Millennium Login Manager

Understanding and customizing the Login Manager (Manager-controlled options, Preferences and Settings) for the logins on the Millennium server is essential in order to optimizing the use of all Millennium modules for the library's particular needs, policies, and practices. This tutorial is designed to be used as a guide for setting up new logins, and as a reference for later questions which may arise regarding this topic. The tutorial discusses Manager-controlled options, Preferences and Settings as they are used in all Millennium module applications.


Millennium Record Editor Basics

This tutorial is recommended as a starting point for understanding the basic functions and techniques of editing records throughout all Millennium modules.

It is recommended that this tutorial be used at the start of a new implementation process. It will provide basic explanations of the concept of editing Millennium records of all types. This tutorial will also be useful to introduce new library staff members to some of the basic functions and editing procedures of all record types.


Millennium Media Management

Innovative's Millennium Media Management module enables the library to locally store its entire digital collection (archival material, photographs, newspaper clippings, electronic articles, audio files, movie files, animations, etc.). With Media Management, the library can attach digital media sets to bibliographic records to make these media sets available to patrons in their WebPAC or through Encore. Full integration with the library's main bibliographic database or with a separate reference database allows the media resources to be indexed for easy retrieval.


Millennium Serials

This tutorial introduces the management of serials using the Millennium Serials module and the Serials Check-in mode. Millennium Serials is used to maintain the library's holdings for all types of serials, including periodicals, journals, newspapers, government documents, and monographic series. Media other than paper (for example: microfilm or electronic) and all frequencies of publication of periodicals (regular, normalized irregular, and irregular) are configurable within the Millennium Serials module.


Millennium System Upgrade

If you are new to the self-upgrade process, or would like a refresher, this tutorial provides an overview of Innovative's software release program and the phases of a self-upgrade. It highlights planning resources, upgrade instructions and post-upgrade resources available on CSDirect. Users will also see a demonstration of a typical self-upgrade.


Pathfinder Pro NEW

Understanding Pathfinder Pro is the key to providing good contextual linking within the web catalog and Millennium. This tutorial is intended as a guide for setting up new resources along with all the associated parameters, as well as a reference tool for later questions. It covers such topics as creating and modifying resources, categories and data tests, defining the display, and generating statistics.


Teleforms

Understanding and customizing your Teleforms machine is key for the machine to operate smoothly. This tutorial is intended as a guide for setting up new Teleforms machines, and as a reference tool for later questions. It covers such topics as configuring options, recording messages, and customizing the system to make calls at the times you choose.


Teleforms D

Understanding and customizing your Teleforms machine is key for the machine to operate smoothly. This tutorial is intended as a guide for setting up new Teleforms machines, and as a reference tool for later questions. It covers such topics as configuring options, recording messages, and customizing the system to make calls at the times you choose.


Web Access Management

Understanding how Web Access Management works is key to having the product work smoothly. This tutorial is intended as a guide for new customers in setting up a new WAM product and as a reference tool for existing customers for later questions. It covers such topics as creating/editing the Forward Table, gathering statistics and how WAM works.


WebBridge LR NEW

WebBridge LR is a link resolver solution that allows patrons to link to appropriate electronic resources from external reference resources. In most cases, the library wants to link the patron from a citation to the full text of an article. Each resource is offered only if specific criteria are met based on elements from the citation and OpenURL. These related resources can be categorized under library-defined services such as full-text availability, general reference resources, encyclopedias and holdings at nearby libraries.


WebPAC

This tutorial introduces the management of WebPAC Pro using the Millennium Administration module and, specifically, the Web Master and the Web Options modes. Whether the library plans to make just a few, or many changes to the WebPAC, this tutorial can assist by providing an overview, helpful references, and step-by-step instructions for performing common management tasks. The tutorial concentrates on the primary elements of WebPAC management: Presentation, Content and Functionality.


Downloading Tutorials

You may download these tutorials to a local server as a ZIP file for the use of staff, without having to allow them full access to CSDirect. Access to the local server must be limited to staff at your institution.

After the file has been downloaded and unzipped into a local directory you will see a list of individual html pages. Double click to open a page called index.html to launch the tutorial.

Please note that internal links to the Innovative Guide & Reference will result in a "page cannot be found" error message since the tutorial uses a relative addressing system. However, the link reference contains the IGR page number, which can be searched in your local copy of the IGR.

Please see individual tutorials for download instructions.

Last updated: Friday, February 04, 2011

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