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Soprano release 6th October 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 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

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 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.

 

Soprano release 2nd September 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 fix
    • Classmarks are now saved when a new order is created
  • Circulation
    • Re-ordering of the fields on the Add item form
    • Access to downloading the pick reservation list

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 to preview 26th August 2020

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

This release includes the following:

  • Acquisitions fix
    • Classmarks are now saved when a new order is created
  • Circulation
    • Re-ordering of the fields on the Add item form
    • Access to downloading the pick reservation list

Acquisitions fix

Classmarks are now saved when a new order is created – When you create a new order, via Resources> Bib record> Order copies, the class number is now saved. Similarly, when you display an order and use the Add new order item button the class mark is saved. If you edit an item row in the order and update the class number, this is now saved.

Circulation

Re-ordering of the fields on the Add item form

The order of the fields on the Add item form has been changed. This is preparation for some further developments in this area.

Access to downloading the pick reservation list

The Download list button on Pick reserved items will now be hidden if the login has the enablement Borrower set to No.

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 2nd September 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.

 

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.

Soprano release 30th July 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:

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

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 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

Cataloguing

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’: 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 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.

Soprano release 16th June 2020

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

This release includes the following:

  • General change
    • Update to Soprano offline

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 preview 9th June 2020

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

This release includes the following:

  • General change
    • Update to Soprano offline

General change

Soprano offline

Soprano offline has been updated to take account of improvements to the “service worker” offline functionality available in HMTL5 compliant web browsers.

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 16th June 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.

Soprano release 21st May 2020

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

This release includes the following:

  • Inter-Library Loans
    • Ill notes displaying on the Confirm Fulfilment page
  • ILL fix
  • Serials
    • Disabling the ability to create non-standard patterns
    • Generate issues – invalid values
  • Circulation
    • Indicator of progress when saving edits to a borrower’s contact details
  • General changes
    • Class number linked to a bibliographic record
    • LDS changes

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.