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Soprano release preview 22nd September 2020

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

This release includes the following:

  • Acquisitions fix
    • Create order – alert to fund not being selected
  •  Cataloguing
    • Display of the 007 drop down lists in View MARC
  •  Circulation
    • Adding lots of copies quickly
    • Item type added to the Download reservations list
  • Circulation fix
    • Items in stock rotation transiting to home site
    • Download reservations list – borrower type
  • General fix
    • Incorrect username or password fix

Acquisitions fix

Create order – alert to fund not being selected – When creating an order an alert is now displayed if a fund is not selected.

Cataloguing

Display of the 007 drop down lists in View MARC

The display of the drop down lists on the 007 field in View MARC has been improved.

Circulation

Adding lots of copies quickly

A new feature has been added to allow the quick creation of lots of copies with similar attributes. The user needs the following enablements to see the Add/Edit items button.

  • Cataloguing
  • Cataloguing> Edit item
  • Circulation> Circulate item> Edit Circulate item

Click on the Add/Edit items button to access the functionality.

Choose the values to be added to the new copy, enter the barcode and choose Add.

The values are retained so that further barcodes can be scanned to enable multiple copies with the same or similar attributes to be added quickly.

Note: If the user only has the following enablements then the existing functionality for adding a single item will be available:

  • Cataloguing
  • Cataloguing> Edit item

Item type added to the Download reservations list

The item type has been added to the Download reservations list.

Circulation fix

Items in stock rotation transiting to home site – Items that are attached to a stock rotation plan can now be transited to their home site when stock rotation is not due.

Download reservations list – borrower type – The Borrower Type field is now populated correctly.

General fix

Incorrect username or password fix – If a username or password is entered incorrectly, Soprano now shows the message indicating this rather than going offline.

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 Tuesday 6th October 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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