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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’:{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 (

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