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Soprano Release Preview 12 September 2013

We’re pleased to announce that a new release of Soprano is available for you to preview. This release delivers two new features: observe operator enablements to limit access to features, and display borrower institution ID.

Observe operator enablements to limit access to features
Soprano will now behave in accordance with the relevant Enablement Profile as configured in Alto SetConfig: Parameter Management > Permissions > Rules. The Operator ID and Current site that are used to log in to Soprano will determine which Enablement Profile applies, via the mappings to operator and site profiles in SetConfig: Parameter Management > Names and then the Permissions > Enablements Link.

Where functions are disabled, the relevant objects in Soprano, for example the Create Borrower button, or the Issue Item button, are not displayed.

This feature requires an upgrade to your Local Data Services (LDS). To schedule your LDS upgrade please open a Support case; for customers participating in the Alto 5.5 beta, this is not necessary as you already have the correct version.

Display borrower institution ID
This allows the borrower’s Institution ID Number to be displayed below their Library Number. It is an optional feature that is switched ‘off’ by default. If you would like to make use of this feature please open a Support case.

To preview this release
To preview this release, please insert ‘-demo’ into your tenancy URL after ‘soprano’, so that the URL is like this:{your tenancy name}.

This is an opportunity to see how the new features fit your local context and to check that everything else is working correctly. Please remember that it is using your live data.

Release to the live service
This version of Soprano will be released to the live service on Thursday 19th September 2013.

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