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Archive for May, 2018

Soprano release 22nd May 2018

We’re pleased to announce that the version of Soprano that was in preview recently has been released to the live service this morning.

This release includes:

  • General
    • Specify collections for search in Soprano
  • Circulation
    • Circulation fixes

Details of the inclusions are given in the release notice.

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please get in touch. You can comment here on the Soprano blog, on the Soprano forum and Soprano Ideas or contact your Account Manager or the Soprano team directly.

Soprano release preview 15th May 2018

We’re pleased to announce that the next release of Soprano is now available for preview.

This release includes:

  • General
    • Specify collections for search in Soprano
  • Circulation
    • Circulation fixes

General

Specify collections for search in Soprano

Now it is possible to specify collections to define the scope of the bibliographic data that is searched by Soprano.

Please raise a support case if you wish to specify collections for searching bibliographic data in Soprano.

 

Circulation

Circulation fixes

Scan not on loan items in Return items

When an item which is not on loan is scanned in ‘Return Items’, Soprano displays appropriate actions for the item.
e.g.

  1. If the item is in transit to its home site, item will be taken out of transit.
  2. If the item is in transit to satisfy a reservation, item will be taken out of transit and ‘Process Reservation’ button is displayed under Actions. 
  3. If an item which is not on loan is scanned in at site other than its home site, provided Auto transit is set to True the item will be put into transit to its home site.
  4. If an item has come off the reservation shelf it may belong elsewhere, you can scan the items in Return items to check for other reservations or if the item has to go back home.

Scan not on loan items in offline mode

When an item which is not on loan is scanned in during offline mode, Soprano treats it as a non-failure when synchronising after the connection is restored, and simply resumes the next transaction in queue.
Similarly, if an in-transit item is scanned in at its home site during offline mode, item is taken out of transit provided Auto transit is set.

 

Release Procedure

To preview this release

You can preview this release by inserting ‘-demo’ into your tenancy URL after the word ‘soprano’: soprano-demo.capita-libraries.co.uk/{your tenancy name}. Please remember that it accesses your live data.

Release to the live service

This version of Soprano will be released to the live service on Tuesday 22nd May 2018.

Comments and contact

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please get in touch. You can comment here on the blog, in the Soprano Forum, or contact your Account Manager. To suggest and discuss additional features there is the Soprano Ideas Forum.

Soprano release 8th May 2018

We’re pleased to announce that the version of Soprano that was in preview recently has been released to the live service this morning.

This release includes:

  • Inter-Library Loans
    • Delivery Options for BLDSS requests
  •  Purchasing
    • More information in Receipt Item
  • Circulation
    • Circulation fixes

Details of the inclusions are given in the release notice.

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please get in touch. You can comment here on the Soprano blog, on the Soprano forum and Soprano Ideas or contact your Account Manager or the Soprano team directly.

 

 

Soprano release preview 1st May 2018

We’re pleased to announce that the next release of Soprano is now available for preview.

This release includes:

  • Inter-Library Loans
    • Delivery Options for BLDSS requests
  •  Purchasing
    • More information in Receipt Item
  • Circulation
    • Circulation fixes

 

Inter-Library Loans

Delivery options for BLDSS requests

When verifying a pending request where the supplier is the British Library Document Supply Service (BLDSS) configured with request method BLDSS Web, Soprano now allows you to specify three delivery options: Format, Speed and Quality.

 

Purchasing

More information in Receipt Item

When you receipt an item that was on order, the information displayed now includes Shelfmark and Item Type.

 

Circulation

Circulation fixes

Borrower lookup in Issue Items.  We’ve fixed problems with looking up borrowers in Issue Items by Institution ID, Date of Birth and Postcode, and in cases where there are multiple matches.

 

Return an item that has a message.  Soprano no longer requires you to have permission to set a manual return date in order to return an item from loan when it has a message.

Don’t pay a charge twice on double click.  When paying a charge against a borrower, if you keep clicking the Pay button Soprano will now register the payment only once.

Borrower contact publicity preference.  Under Borrower > Contact Details, in the Contact Preferences section, the check box formerly labelled as relating to marketing messages is now labelled: would like library publicity messages.

Count of reservations on an item.  The alert that displays on the item detail page when the item is reserved now shows the correct number of reservations even when it is greater than 10.

 

Release Procedure

 To preview this release

You can preview this release by inserting ‘-demo’ into your tenancy URL after the word ‘soprano’: soprano-demo.capita-libraries.co.uk/{your tenancy name}. Please remember that it accesses your live data.

Release to the live service

This version of Soprano will be released to the live service on Tuesday 8th May 2018.

Comments and contact

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please get in touch. You can comment here on the blog, in the Soprano Forum, or contact your Account Manager. To suggest and discuss additional features there is the Soprano Ideas Forum.