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Soprano release preview 5th August 2020

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

This release includes the following:

  • Acquisitions
    • Default data when creating an order
  • Cataloguing
    • Adding and editing the 007 field
  • Circulation
    • Download the Pick Reservations list
    • Allowing volunteers to satisfy reservations and transit items for reservations
  • Circulation fixes
    • Manage Areas, Sequences now accessible
    • List of products in the till now accessible

Acquisitions

Default data when creating an order

When creating an order, the Site and Default Item Type fields will now default to None selected. If any mandatory field is not filled in when Create is clicked, the system will direct the user to make a selection.

Cataloguing

Adding and editing the 007 field

When an 007 field is present in a MARC record all the data elements will be displayed now. Category of material can be altered, which results in all the subsequent data elements being replaced with those appropriate to the new category. When an 007 field is added, it will display the Category of material set to Map. This can be altered as required.

Circulation

Download the Pick Reservation list

On Pick reserved items and Pick reserved items in area, Download list allows you to download a .csv version of the pick list. Take care when opening the file as Excel will automatically remove leading zeros. Note: where normal reservations are in operation, if there are multiple reservations on the title the list will show you one entry for each copy reserved for each reserver.

Example downloaded list for normal reservations:

Allowing volunteers to satisfy reservations and transit items for reservations

The system now allows users with the following enablements to satisfy and transit reservations in Process reservations or rotations, but not click through to the borrower’s details:

  • Circulation> Borrower=No
  • Circulation> Reservation> Satisfy=Yes
  • Circulation> Reservation> Intransit within Reservation=Yes

If the enablements are set as follows, then the user cannot access Process reservations or rotations:

  • Circulation> Borrower=No
  • Circulation> Reservation> Satisfy=No
  • Circulation> Reservation> Intransit within Reservation=No

Circulation fixes

Manage Areas, Sequences now accessible – It is now possible to access the full list of sequences when adding or editing areas.

List of products in the till now accessible – It is now possible to access the full list of products when the till is open.

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 Wednesday 12th August 2020.

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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