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Sub-Version changes when internal structures have been modified
Release-Version changes when the client-server communication protocol has been modified
Build-Number changes for every release (internal or public)
Not all 'builds' are publically released
8.8i [852]
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Barcodes
Systems using AUTOZERO option not working
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Resources
Add "Add Tag" and "Add Subject" to Range Selection options
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Reports & Server
Added support to enmable a new report "Resources - Holdings by Lexile Range"
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Reports
Modified Report field value lists to display actually used entries rather than the complete list
For User Managed Lists, there could be "used" entries that were not in the "full" list
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Circulation
Handling of group "Max Loan Limit" not correct



8.8h [848]
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Server
Modified startup so that clients are able to connect more quickly after server restart



8.8g [843]
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Website
Right-click was disabled - now active (ie allows Printing, etc)
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Setup
The setup utility was including an older version of the "loader"
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Patrons
Patron Import - mappings - was not accepting multiple field mappings to a single BT field
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Loader
Modified to gain a significant speed improvement when converting from BTv7 datasets
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Circulation
Reported that the number of Loans was not being limited.
Found that this was the case if any of the resources on loan were marked as being in a container.
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Resources
Updated SCIS retrieval to improve handling via additional Proxy systems



8.8g [843]
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BiblioTECH now supports the generation and display of "QRcodes"
The librarian can select from 'Detailed', 'URL only' or to disable their display.
Modules affected : Server, SysUtils, ResMgr, Search and WebSearch



8.8f [842]


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Server
When checking for a reservation request where there were multiple reservations AND one copy was being 'held', it would report the incorrect patron as having the resource on reserve



8.8f [841]
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Server
During start up, ensures that every record has a "creation" timestamp (if not, it is set to midnight at start of 1 Jan 2000)
This could arise if data from another library system had been imported in BiblioTECH v7



8.8f [840]
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Server
When looking up patrons by "group" AND the group name consisted of simple text (eg PA), people whose name started with that text (ie. Paul ...) were also being returned
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Server
SCIS Cover Image downloads not working with certain proxy systems, updated authentication options
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Server
Improved handling of multiple concurrent Circulation requests
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Circulation
When using the "Select Patron by Photograph", the panel could appaer small on some monitors.
It is now scaled to suit the screen dimensions.
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Circulation
During startup, now only synchronises 'data' BAK files to the 'local' cache
Previously was synchronising all files in the server's 'backup' folder
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Patrons
When using 'range selection' to reassign patrons to a group, a space was not being inserted prior to the group name in the 'searchable' field.
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Resources
If the "main" library had been renamed, when adding/editing a record, it was not displayed in the Library drop-down list
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Resources
"Range Select --> Move to Library" was not setting location field to same as library if the resource was 'in'
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Resources
Container - Export was not including the Container Title
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Search
Checked searching by Subject and Tag



8.8e [837]
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Circulation
When backup completed, was not asking if a copy should be saved elsewhere
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Client
Improved client startup "update" procedures to optimise performance and network utilisation
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Server
Included check for duplicate subject & tags during housekeeping (ie "case" variations of sane text)
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Resources
Container 'Export to File' minor formatting changes
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Resources
Subject & Tag Updater revamped



8.8e [836]
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Server
Improved handling of SCIS cover images
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Resources
Improved handling of Cover Images
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Search
"Detail Page" - dates not displaying correctly
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All Clients
"Modules" menu was hesitating before dropping down
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Server
"HOLD" requests not being finalised (from client it appeared to complete OK)
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Server
Updated SCIS z39.50 queries so they do specific "ISBN-Word-NoTruncation" searches
(Previously 'keyword' searching which could result in multiple results)



8.8d [835]


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Reports
Problem when processing 'date range' reports
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Server
Updated handling of BiblioTECH 'messaging system'



8.8d [834]
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Search
When saving Search results to a TXT file, only the first few columns were being exported
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Reports
All reports reviewed with the aim of improving performance and standardising structure
Updated 'history' based reports to be Date-Range based



8.8c [833]


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Resources
Moved SCIS Cover Image retrieval from client to server
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Server
Add menu option "File - Check SCIS for Cover Image for Resources with an ISBN but no image"
This fires a request to the server which performs the request as a background task
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WebSearch
Detail page not displaying all fields selected to be shown
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Resources
Add new menu option "Adjust which fields have drop downs"  (cannot disable 'title' drop-down)



8.8c [832]


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All
Licence Keys with an expiry after mid-April 2017 will not decode correctly.



8.8c [831]
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Server
If a Resource was on loan and its 'library' was changed – the location was reset
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Server
Search results not reflecting updated Subject or Tag entries
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Server
Added "price" to the available fields in "Overdue Email" message content



8.8b [830]

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Clients
Changed application icon for each client module
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Circulation
Modified Reservations Manager to improve performance at initial startup
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Clients
Updated handling of "cover" & "photo" image files to improve performance
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Server
Added function to have the server check SCIS for a cover image for resources with an ISBN but not having an image
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Patrons & Circulation
Updated photo handling to improve performance
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Resources
Added File menu option to request a SCIS Cover Image check



8.8b [829]
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Server
All server operations reviewed to optimise memory usage and to maximise performance
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Server
Backup & Restore operations given priority over other server tasks
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Web Engine
Updated start-up procedure to allow time for the Communications engine to fully start
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Web Engine
Installer now defaults WebEngine service to "Delayed Start" on systems that allow that option



8.8b [826]
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Server
Improvement to the performance of server responses to "search" requests
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Patrons
Following a Patron Import, the system was not immediately reindexing the updated patron records
(these were being updated during over-night housekeeping)
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Resources
When exiting the Spine Label print function, you could get a fault which re-occurred every second
(caused by an internal timer which could trigger during the panel shutdown)



8.8a [825]
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Server
Improvements to the performance of server operations
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Sys Utils
Added a new page which allows the client to display & save log files.
In particular, it allows the client to view the server's log file (previously not accessible from a client computer)



8.8a [824]
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Installers
The installers were not processing "service" instructions correctly.
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SpineLabel
The SpineLabel system was starting on the incorrect label



8.8a [823]


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Server
At a small number of sites and under specific circumstances, the server "re-index" background task would not complete before the next task was triggered. This resulted in the server appearing overly busy and a 'memory leak' which could result in the server stopping unexpectedly after running for several hours.



8.8a [822]
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When loading a resource record, the Accession number was being cleared, resulting in a new record being created (rather than replacing the 'old' entry) when subsequently saved {NB. the problem was only introduced in [821]}



8.8a [821]


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Sys Utils
Updated the Backup page to include the Date that a backup was generated
(previously just displayed the name of the backups)
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Patrons
When Deleting a Patron, a log message was being displayed instead of being written to the log file



8.8a [820]
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All
Changed internal structures to allow for unlimited number of Subjects/Tags per resource
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All
After a Restore, the server will now perform a full restart - forces processing of all housekeeping tasks
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Resources
Incorporated sub-modules into Resource Manager
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Patrons
Incorporated sub-modules into Patron Manager
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Reports
Updated affected reports to reflect subject/tag changes
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Resources &
Circulation
Updated "KeyDelay" sub-system and added an Option menu item to allow user customisation
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All
Updated "Lookup List" handling - after a data change, the lists are immediately updated (ie. no delay in lookup results)
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Patron Import
Modified so that invalid mappings are rmoved and if no valid mappings, the system will not let you proceed
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Server Installer
Updated ...
- now requires "admin" access
- modified 'service' installation handling
- incorporates a check for previous version and alerts user based on that version
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