System Utilities is used to manage all ‘Global’ settings and to perform system functions.
Each BiblioTECH backup contains all of the data and configuration settings required to re-establish a BiblioTECH system if necessary. A backup can be run while the system is operating. Backup files are created and named based on the date, with two backup files being created simultaneously – day and month. This means every site has both a daily and monthly archive created every time a backup is run. There are two backup options:
Automatic Backup – performed daily by the BiblioTECH server (time can be adjusted).
Manual Backup – performed as requested by the Librarian.
BiblioTECH supports multiple 'Libraries'. In addition to the five 'system' libraries, a Librarian can define additional libraries to the system to reflect where they store their local resources. The five 'system' libraries are:
'Main' – which can be renamed.
'Lost' – a holder for resources marked as missing.
'Virtual' – a holder for non-physical resources (e.g. web URL links).
'Ordered' – a holder for resources which have been ordered and are awaiting delivery.
'Workroom' – a holder for resources which have been withdrawn from Circulation (e.g. damaged, being repaired).
A Librarian can also add additional libraries as required.
BiblioTECH supports a wide variety of barcode formats and it supports the use of multiple barcode formats in the same system (as long as there are no duplicates). BiblioTECH also incorporates a facility that can print barcodes for use with Patrons and Resources.
'Client Installation' sets can be created to allow easy installation on additional computers. BiblioTECH licensing is on a per site basis, therefore, you can install additional Clients as required.