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Soprano release 1st April 2021

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

This release includes the following:

  • Circulation fix
    • Unblocking when paying a fine
  • General
    • Text changes

The details are described in this release notice.

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.

Soprano release to preview 25th March 2021

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

This release includes the following:

  • Circulation fix
    • Unblocking when paying a fine
  • General
    • Text changes

Circulation fix

Unblocking when paying a fine

A borrower can be blocked because they owe more than the specified amount of fine. When a borrower has the fine paid via the till, if the fine is reduced to equal or below the blocking value then the blocking message will now be removed. Please note this fix requires LDS 2.9.18.

General

Text changes

The word Capita has been updated to ESS in some places in the interface.

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 1st April 2021.

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 2.9.18 mentioned for the above fix, 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.

Soprano release 23rd March 2021

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

This release includes the following:

  • Acquisitions fix
    • Editing order notes
  • Circulation fix
    • Edition statement in the Pick reserved items list

The details are described in this release notice.

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.

Soprano release to preview 16th March 2021

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

This release includes the following:

  • Acquisitions fix
    • Editing order notes
  • Circulation fix
    • Edition statement in the Pick reserved items list

Acquisitions fix

Editing order notes

Order notes can now be edited when the order is at state Complete and the format field is populated. Note the format field is not visible in Soprano. Please note this fix requires LDS 2.9.17.

Circulation fix

Edition statement in the Pick reserved items list

The Edition statement will now appear in Pick reserved items, where present, if there are more than 20 items on the list.

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 23rd March 2021.

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 2.9.17 mentioned for the above fix, 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.

Soprano release 11th March 2021

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

This release includes the following:

  • Acquisitions
    • Performance when changing the bibliographic record linked to an order
  • Cataloguing fix
    • Search Base using Cat. Auto Search Order
  • Circulation fixes
    • Issuing reserved items to fixed due dates
    • Transit message in Return

The details are described in this release notice.

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.

Soprano release preview 4th March 2021

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

This release includes the following:

  • Acquisitions
    • Performance when changing the bib record linked to an order
  • Cataloguing fix
    • Search Base using Cat. Auto Search Order
  • Circulation fixes
    • Issuing reserved items to fixed due dates
    • Transit message in return

Acquisitions

Performance when changing the bib record linked to an order.

Some changes have been made to speed up searching Base when looking for a bibliographic record to update an order. Please note this feature requires LDS 2.9.16.

Cataloguing fix

Search Base using Cat. Auto Search Order – In Search Base the system will now only search the databases specified in Configure Alto> Parameter Management> Rules> Bibliographic Search Order> Cat. Auto Search Order. If no databases are specified, then the system will search all the Base databases. Please note this fix requires LDS 2.9.14.

Circulation fixes

Issuing reserved items to a specific date – If a specific due date is set in the parameters for reserved items, the system will now display the confirm button allowing the item to be issued to that date. Please note this fix requires LDS 2.9.16.

Transit message in return – Now as an item is returned the system will show the spinner to help gather responses from the LDS. You will be able to navigate away if need be, via the menu.

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 11th March 2021.

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 2.9.16 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.

Soprano release 17th February 2021

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

This release includes the following:

  • Acquisitions
    • Changing the bibliographic record linked to an order

The details are described in this release notice.

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.

Soprano release preview 10th February 2021

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

This release includes the following:

  • Acquisitions
    • Changing the bibliographic record linked to an order

Acquisitions

It is now possible to replace the bibliographic record linked to an order and its items.

Now when you search for a standard identifier Soprano will search locally for the record and show you any matches. You can Select a record from the results to change the bibliographic record linked to the order and items. Note: The search does take a few seconds. We plan to improve this in a future release.

If none are found locally it will go on to search the Base databases in the order specified in SetConfig> Parameter Management> Rules> Bibliographic Search order> Acq. Auto search order. The search does take a few seconds. We plan to improve this in a future release.

When you Import a record, Soprano will load the record into the database and change the bibliographic record linked to the order and items. Please note this feature requires LDS 2.9.14.

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 17th February 2021.

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 the latest release of the LDS, 2.9.15 (which includes 2.9.14 mentioned above), 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.

Soprano release 21st January 2021

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

This release includes the following:

  • General fix
    • Soprano offline – recovered issue transactions removed from the queue
  • ILL fix
    • Renewing an ILL request

The details are described in this release notice

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.

Soprano release preview 14th January 2021

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

This release includes the following:

  • General fix
    • Soprano offline – recovered issue transactions removed from the queue
  • ILL fix
    • Renewing an ILL request

General fix

Soprano offline – recovered issue transactions removed from the queue – Now when an offline issue transaction is recovered, it will be removed from the queue of transactions. Please note this fix requires LDS 2.9.15

ILL fix

Renewing an ILL request – It is now possible to request a renew for an ILL request and enter a new supplier due date even if the collect by date is in the past. Please note this fix requires LDS 2.9.14

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 January 2021.

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 2.9.15 mentioned for the above fixes, 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.