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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 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 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 preview 10th November 2020

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

This release includes the following:

  • Cataloguing
    • Searching Base to enable overwriting of a local bibliographic record
  • Cataloguing fix
    • Display of fields in View MARC
  • Circulation
    • Bulk edit of copies linked to a bibliographic record

Cataloguing

Searching Base to enable overwriting of a local bibliographic record

A new feature has been introduced in Resources to enable a local record to be overwritten with a bibliographic record from Base. It can also be used to import a bibliographic record if no local records are found by the search.

You need the following enablement to switch on the Search Base feature:

  • Search external databases

You need this enablement to import and overwrite records:

  • Import from external databases

Navigate to the Resources page, and choose the Search Base tab.

Enter your search terms to perform a keyword search against the local catalogue and an ‘Any – keyword complete’ search against Base. ‘Any – keyword complete’ searches take each word entered and search for the presence of each word anywhere in the record. In this iteration of the software the system searches the databases specified in Configure Alto> Parameter Management> Rules> Bibliographic Search Order> Cat. Auto Search Order initially and then automatically goes on to search the other Base databases. This can mean that some searches take longer to complete – we plan to make improvements in a future release. It does not search any external databases at the moment. The results from Base are displayed in the order in which the databases are searched and the first 20 results are returned. Click on an entry in the top part of the screen to see the MARC record below.

If results have been returned from both Base and the local catalogue and a bibliographic record on both sides of the screen has been selected, the Overwrite local record button will use the selected Base record to overwrite the local bibliographic record. Items and serial holdings are unaltered but are linked to the new work description. Any 856 fields and local fields that contain your MARC Organisation Code in the existing record are retained.

If results are returned from Base only, when a bibliographic record is selected, the Import button will load it into the local database.

Cataloguing fix

Display of fields in View MARC – When a bibliograpic record is displayed in View MARC, the fields will now display in the correct order.

Circulation

Bulk edit of copies linked to a bibliographic record

A new feature has been added to allow bulk changes to the items linked to a bibliographic record. Please note this feature requires LDS 2.9.13.

If you have the following enablement, you will be able to make changes in bulk to the items attached to a bibliograpic record. Note this enablement also allows the user to edit an individual item from the Resources page.

  • Circulation> Circulate item> Edit Circulate item

Note to be able to add items you need these enablements:

  • Cataloguing
  • Cataloguing> Edit item

Click on the Add/Edit items button to access the functionality and then select the Edit items radio button to make changes to the items listed on the screen.

Choose the values you want to use from the fields at the top of the screen. The Status, Record as donation and Barcode fields cannot be updated and are not used in the update process. Choose which items you wish to update using the check boxes to the right of the items and click Update item(s). Where there are several pages of items you will need to update each page separately. The screen is refreshed once the update is completed.

Note: The items in the list are ordered by site, shelf mark and item type. When one of these values is updated for just some items, after the update they may be filed on a different page to the one you are on.

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 17th November 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 2.9.13 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.

Soprano release 12th August 2020

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
    • 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

The details are given 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 26th July 2019

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

This release includes:

  • Circulation
    • Fix to create borrower

Details of the inclusions are given 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 25th July 2019

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

This release contains the following:

  • Circulation
    • Fix to create borrower

Circulation

Fix to create borrower

Re-using a borrower record details in create borrower. When the “Reuse borrower details” button is clicked, details are now copied over from the first record to the new one.

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 will be released to the live service on Friday 26th July 2019.

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 15th June 2018

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

This release includes:

  • Inter-Library Loans
    • Receipt ILL Request
    • ILL fixes
  •  Circulation
    • Circulation fixes

Details of the inclusions are given in the release notice.

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please get in touch. You can comment here on the Soprano blog, in the Soprano Forum, or contact your Account Manager. You can suggest and discuss additional features in the Soprano Ideas Forum.