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8.8j [869] Released 03/11/2017
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Resources
Rewrote cover image subsystem to convert all ISBNs to 13-digit .JPG variants before saving
8.8j [868] Released 01/11/2017
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Resources
MARC import - now supports 520u & 856t fields
8.8j [866] Released 24/10/2017
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Search
Ratings column to results page
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Server
When retrieving a date & time value, the DB entry was being rounded, resulting in the display of similar date/time entries as the same value
Note: the actual data was not affected, only the displayed values
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Resources
"Mark by Subject & Tag"
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Resources
Debug text showing on caption bar
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Resources
Saving of "Tag" data
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Resources
Navigation buttons (top-right) showing incorrect 'hint' text
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Resources
File - Import - SCIS ZIP files (imports both catalogue records and images)
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Resources
You can now "Select all MARKED records" within the Actions menu
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Resources
Due to a change in Windows, some systems could not print to a Brother QL-570 label printer
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Circulation
Ability to select which library is being checked during Stocktake
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Circulation
Enable/disable "Auto-Return" of resources
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Circulation
After a timeout and entry of a valid password, the timeout gauge was not showing
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Patrons
Import Utilities' TAB text not being displayed
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Reports
Several non-existent report categories removed
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All
QR Codes now display consistently throughout Resources, Utilities, and Search
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All
To improve performance with large datasets the loader currently progressively slows down as the database gets larger
8.8i [852]
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Resources
Add "Add Tag" and "Add Subject" to Range Selection options
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Reports
Added support to enable 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
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Barcodes
Systems using AUTOZERO option not working
8.8h [848]
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Server
Modified start-up so that clients are able to connect more quickly after server restart
8.8g [843]
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All
- BiblioTECH now supports the generation and display of QR Codes
- The librarian can select from 'Detailed', 'URL only' or to disable their display
- Modules affected: Server, SysUtils, ResMgr, Search and WebSearch
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Resources
Updated SCIS retrieval to improve handling via additional Proxy systems
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Web Search
Right-click was disabled - now active (i.e. allows Printing, etc)
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Server Installer
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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All
Loader modified to gain a significant speed improvement when converting from BTv7 datasets
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Circulation
Handling of group "Max Loan Limit" not correct
8.8f [842] – Internal Build
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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 (e.g. PA), people whose name started with that text (i.e. 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 appear small on some monitors.
It is now scaled to suit the screen dimensions.
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Circulation
- During start-up, 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 start-up "update" procedures to optimise performance and network utilisation
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Server
Included check for duplicate subject & tags during housekeeping (i.e. "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
"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] – Internal Build
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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] – Internal Build
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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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Web Search
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] – Internal Build
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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] – Internal Build
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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 start-up
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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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System Utilities
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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Spine Labels
The SpineLabel system was starting on the incorrect label
8.8a [823] – Internal Build
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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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All
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] – Internal Build
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System Utilities
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 removed 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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