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Soprano release preview 23rd July 2020

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

This release includes the following:

  • Cataloguing
    • Updating the class number linked to a work and its items
  • Circulation fixes
  • ILL fix
  • Serials fix


Updating the class number linked to a work and its items

When viewing a bibliographic record it is now possible to alter the class number of the work and the class number of the associated items. Please note this requires LDS 2.9.10

You need to have the enablement: Edit work (under Cataloguing> Work) set to Yes to see the pencil.

Click on the pencil to change or add a class number to the work and to see the options. The options to update the items only appear once a class number is present on the work.

Make the required change to the class number and then set the option for updating the attached items. In the example above choosing to update ‘Only those with old class number’ would update all the copies except the one at Edgley.

Circulation fixes

Display of the item type and borrower type fields in Firefox – When an item record is edited in Soprano using the Firefox browser, the Sequence field now displays correctly. Similarly when a borrower record is displayed in Firefox, the borrower type field now displays correctly.

Creating orders – date ordered populated with the correct value – When an order is created within Soprano, the date ordered will now be populated with the correct default date so that orders for print suppliers can be generated. Please note this requires LDS 2.9.10

ILL fix

Now, when a loanable ILL request is receipted, the home site of the ILL item is set to the location.

Serials fix

It is now possible to display an open order which has a subscription start date but not a subscription end date.

Release Procedure

To preview this release

You can preview this release by inserting ‘-demo’ into your tenancy URL after the word ‘soprano’:{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 30th July 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 2.9.10 mentioned for the above feature, 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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