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Soprano release preview 14th May 2020

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

This release includes the following:

  • Inter-Library Loans
    • Ill notes displaying on the Confirm Fulfilment page
  • ILL fix
  • Serials
    • Disabling the ability to create non-standard patterns
    • Generate issues – invalid values
  • Circulation
    • Indicator of progress when saving edits to a borrower’s contact details
  • General changes
    • Class number linked to a bibliographic record
    • LDS changes

Inter-Library Loans

ILL notes displaying on the Confirm fulfilment page

The ILL notes, showing that the terms have been accepted, will now show on the Verify Interloan – Confirm Fulfilment page.

ILL fix

Confirm fulfilment options – When verifying an ILL request, the system will now only show the BLDSS Web options when the supplier is linked to the BLDSS Web delivery method.

Serials

Disabling the ability to create non-standard patterns

At the moment the system does not support the generation of issues for non-standard patterns so the ability to create a non-standard pattern has been disabled.

Generate issues – invalid values

When preparing to generate a new set of issues clicking on the GENERATE ISSUES button displays the prediction default fields. If an invalid value is entered in one of these fields, the system will now retain the values entered when it shows the error. The only exception to this is if a field has been blanked out. In this situation the system will redisplay the default value, so you will need to remove the contents of the field in this case.

Circulation

Indicator of progress when saving edits to a borrower’s contact details

We’ve introduced a progress indicator to show that the system is saving the edits made to a borrower’s contact details.

General changes

Class number linked to a bibliographic record

If a bibliographic record has a main class number assigned to it, this now displays when you view the work in Resources. Please note this requires LDS 2.9.8.

LDS version

The text related to the LDS that displays at the bottom of the screen now says ‘LDS version’. If a particular LDS version is needed for the functionality in a Soprano release, the release notice will show this.

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 is expected to be released to the live service on Thursday 21st May 2020.

If you need an LDS upgrade

Your current LDS version number is displayed in the footer of Soprano pages. If you require an upgrade to LDS 2.9.8 mentioned for the above features, please raise a support case through the customer support portal.

Comments and contact

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please get in touch. You can comment here on the Soprano blog or contact our support team directly.  To suggest and discuss additional features please visit the Soprano Ideas Forum.

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