Setting preferences in Voyager

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Use the settings below to customize Voyager when getting started for the first time, or setting up Voyager on a new computer. These settings are based on the Voyager 9.1 interface, and are current as of June 2016.

Acquisitions module

(Instructions to come)

Cataloging module

These instructions cover settings for all users of the Cataloging module, not just catalolgers, except where indicted.

Catalogers only: Before getting started, navigate to Cataloging (I:)/Connexion/LocalSaveFiles, and create a folder named with your initials, e.g. I:/Connexion/LocalSaveFiles/ABC, if you have not already done so. This is the folder where your import and export files will be stored by Connexion and Voyager (see Folders/Files heading below). Once you have a local save folder, go to Options > Preferences in the relevant Voyager module.

Everyone: From the top menu bar, select Options > Preferences and set the following options:

General tab

  • If you mostly work with Open stacks books
    • Holding/item default location: DeckB-Open stacks
    • Call number hierarchies: Modern-LC
    • Bibliographic import/replace profile: Modern or Replace on 035 match
    • Authority import/replace profile: LCNAF
  • If you mostly work with Vault materials
    • Holding/item default location: DeckC-Vault (or other vault, if appropriate)
    • Call number hierarchies: Rare-Acc
    • Bibliographic import/replace profile: Replace on 035 match
    • Authority import/replace profile: LCNAF
  • Check boxes for "Delete records from work/import files..." if preferred
  • Check box for "Add a subfield 'a' to a new field" if preferred (this will depend on what type of editing you do most frequently in Voyager)


Validation tab

  • Cataloging formats: MARC21
  • Non-catalogers only:' check-mark these boxes:
    • Bypass MARC Validation
    • Bypass MARC21 Character set validation
    • Bypass Authority Control validation
    • Bypass ISBN validation
    • Bypass ISSN validation
  • Catalogers only: check-mark these boxes:
    • Bypass Authority Control validation (or not? Need to discuss)
    • Bypass ISBN validation
    • Bypass ISSN validation


Workflow tab Check-mark the following (optional where indicated):

  • (optional) Retain last search
  • Automatic truncation for non keyword searches
  • Display record directly if search results in only one title
  • Check for Duplicate Item Barcodes
  • (optional) Suppress confirmation message upon successul save
  • Update permanent location of attached items when MFHD is saved to the database
  • Update item type of attached items when MFHD is saved to the database...


Item defaults tab

  • Select a default Item Type according to what material you work with most frequently (or leave blank if this varies).


Folders/files tab Acquisitions and Cataloging staff only:

  • In Templates section, click the box marked with an ellipsis to open the Select Template dialog
    • Navigate to C:\Program Files\Voyager\Catalog\Template (it may open straight to the Catalog folder)
    • Select the matching templates (.tem files) for Bib, Hldg, and Auth respectively
  • In Work Files section, click the ellipsis box to open the Select Work File dialog
    • Catalogers:  ??
    • Acquisitions: ??


Mapping tab

  • Local Import: MARC21 MARC-8 (non-Unicode)


Colors/Fonts tab Set according to personal preference, as long as "Font" choice is a Unicode font (e.g., Lucida Sans Unicode).

  • Font sizes from 8 to 72 can be typed directly into the Font Size box, or you can pick from the limited drop-down menu
    • CAUTION: the font size and bold/not-bold affects what you see on the screen and what prints out, so if you pick a huge font size, then print a record, it will take up a kazillion sheets of paper.

Circulation module

(Information to come)

See also