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Soprano release to preview Wednesday 17th April 2024

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

Ability to re-link an item record to another bib record

When viewing an item record in Soprano, you can now re-link it to a different bib record. In order to re-link an item you must have rights to edit item records, which requires the following enablement:

  • Circulation> Circulate item> Edit Circulate item

To re-link an item record, first find the 001 (or BIB ID) of the bib record the item is to be transferred to. Then, display the item record and click on the pencil beside the title details.

In the search box, enter the 001 of the bib record identified above, and then press Return or use the magnifier to complete the search.

The system will display the record that exactly matches the 001 entered.

Use the select button to complete the re-link of the item.

If the item record is at the status: Potential, Order pending, Order sent, Cancelled or Deleted, or it is directly linked to an ILL request, the pencil will be greyed out with a hover hint.

Changes to the admin console to prepare for Ad hoc notifications in Soprano

Over the next few weeks, we will be releasing new versions of the Admin console in preparation for allowing the configuration of Ad hoc notifications within ILL requests. These changes won’t impact anything already configured and can be ignored when using the Admin console while this work continues. When the changes to the Soprano interface are ready, they will be released in the usual way and we will explain how to set up and use Ad hoc notifications.

To preview this release

You can preview this release by inserting ‘-demo’ into your tenancy URL after the word ‘soprano’: soprano-demo.librarymanagementcloud.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 24th April 2024.

Comments and contact

If you have any comments or questions, 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 contact Heather Brown (csm@librarymanagementcloud.com).

Soprano release Wednesday 13th March 2024

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

  • Copies in transit excluded from branches count in Recent activity and search result cards
  • Defaults on the create borrower screen

The details are described in this release notice.

If you have any comments or questions, 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 contact Heather Brown (csm@librarymanagementcloud.com).

Soprano release to preview Wednesday 28th February 2024

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

  • Copies in transit excluded from branches count in Recent activity and search result cards
  • Defaults on the create borrower screen

Copies in transit excluded from branches count in Recent activity and search result cards

In the bibliographic record ‘cards’ in Resources, if there are no copies of the item at the current site, a count of the number of other branches where copies are available is displayed. This count no longer includes items that are in transit. In addition if the login site copy is in transit, the system shows the count of other branches rather than the shelfmark of the intransit copy.

Defaults on the create borrower screen

Following the creation of a new borrower record, if the user doesn’t opt to reuse the borrower details and closes the ‘Borrower created’ message to return to the create borrower screen, the Date of Birth and Borrower Type fields now display the original, default values.

To preview this release

You can preview this release by inserting ‘-demo’ into your tenancy URL after the word ‘soprano’: soprano-demo.librarymanagementcloud.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 13th March 2024.

Comments and contact

If you have any comments or questions, 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 contact Heather Brown (csm@librarymanagementcloud.com).

Soprano release Wednesday 17th January 2024

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

  • Fixes to the shelf mark display in the Resources> Recent Activity and search results cards (LDS 2.9.34)
  • Recent activity and search result cards count of branches where copies are available
  • Timestamp on supplier reports in ILL records
  • Soprano offline Return Items – Item Barcode field is now cleared
  • Changes to the VIEW MARC template to incorporate further updates from the Library of Congress

The details are described in this release notice.

If you have any comments or questions, 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 contact Heather Brown (csm@librarymanagementcloud.com).

Soprano release to preview Wednesday 10th January 2024

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

  • Fixes to the shelf mark display in the Resources> Recent Activity and search results cards (LDS 2.9.34)
  • Recent activity and search result cards count of branches where copies are available
  • Timestamp on supplier reports in ILL records
  • Soprano offline Return Items – Item Barcode field is now cleared
  • Changes to the VIEW MARC template to incorporate further updates from the Library of Congress

Fixes to the shelf mark display in the Resources> Recent Activity and search results cards

Where a copy is available at the current login location, the system now only shows the Sequence once in the shelf mark. In addition, where a size is specified as part of the shelf mark, this now displays. These fixes require LDS 2.9.34.

Recent activity and search result cards count of branches where copies are available

When looking at the bibliographic record ‘cards’ in Resources, if a copy isn’t available at the current site, the number of other branches where copies are available is shown. The number of branches now only includes those with ‘In stock’/Loanable status copies.

Timestamp on supplier reports in ILL records

Reports from suppliers now display in create date order and the timestamp is displayed.

Soprano offline Return Items – Item Barcode field is now cleared

In Soprano offline, once an item has been scanned in return, the field is now cleared and the cursor focus is placed in the returns field while the system is returning the item.

Changes to the VIEW MARC template to incorporate further updates from the Library of Congress

Changes have been made to the Marc21 template used by Soprano to update it it with further Library of Congress changes. Additional updates will be provided in a future release.

To preview this release

You can preview this release by inserting ‘-demo’ into your tenancy URL after the word ‘soprano’: soprano-demo.librarymanagementcloud.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 January 2024.

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 2.9.34 mentioned above, please raise a support case through the customer support portal.

Comments and contact

If you have any comments or questions, 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 contact Heather Brown (csm@librarymanagementcloud.com).

Soprano release Wednesday 13th December 2023

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

  • Session Timeout for Soprano picked up from the Admin console
  • Changes to the VIEW MARC template to incorporate further updates from the Library of Congress
  • Hover hints now appear on attributes of the Leader and 008 fields

The details are described in this release notice.

If you have any 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 Wednesday 6th December 2023

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

  • Session Timeout for Soprano picked up from the Admin console
  • Changes to the VIEW MARC template to incorporate further updates from the Library of Congress
  • Hover hints now appear on attributes of the Leader and 008 fields

Session Timeout for Soprano picked up from the Admin console

The Session Timeout for Soprano will now be picked up from the Admin console interface:

The Timeout value is entered in seconds. If you make a change to the Session Timeout you must then use the Reset Tenant Cache option to force the system to pick up the change.
When a user is inactive for the time specified in the Session Timeout, they are logged out of Soprano when they navigate away from the current page. If no Timeout value is set, the default is 3600 seconds (1 hour).

Please note that now that the software has been deployed to DEMO, the Session Timeout specified in the admin console will be picked up in DEMO.

On Wednesday 13th December, when the software is deployed to LIVE, the Session Timeout value will be picked up by users as soon as they log in to Soprano.

Changes to the VIEW MARC template to incorporate further updates from the Library of Congress

Changes have been made to the Marc21 template used by Soprano in VIEW MARC to update it with a further set of Library of Congress changes. More updates are to follow.

Hover hints on attributes of the Leader and 008 fields

In VIEW MARC, hover hints now appear on the Leader and 008 fields.

Note, that for 008 fields where more than one character can be entered, the space characters present in the field must be removed before you can enter the new characters.

To preview this release

You can preview this release by inserting ‘-demo’ into your tenancy URL after the word ‘soprano’: soprano-demo.librarymanagementcloud.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 13th December 2023.

Comments and contact

If you have any comments or questions, 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 Wednesday 1st November 2023

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

  • Manual return date showing the previous year
  • Underlying security improvements (no changes in the Soprano interface)

The details are described in this release notice.

If you have any 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 Wednesday 25th October 2023

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

  • Manual return date showing the previous year
  • Underlying security improvements (no changes in the Soprano interface)

Manual return date showing the previous year
When an item is being returned to a manual return date, the system now shows the previous year as well as the current year in the year drop down. This is to enable things returned just after the New Year to be returned to a date in the previous year, if required. The year drop down will always default to the current year.

To preview this release

You can preview this release by inserting ‘-demo’ into your tenancy URL after the word ‘soprano’: soprano-demo.librarymanagementcloud.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 1st November 2023.

Comments and contact

If you have any comments or questions, 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 Wednesday 11th October 2023

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

  • Changes to the VIEW MARC template to incorporate an initial set of Library of Congress updates
  • Hover hints on subfields and indicators on newly added fields

The details are described in this release notice.

If you have any 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.