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28.6.2018

BiblioMaker 6.2 is now available. This update brings the following new features :

Optimization for the Cloud

Our software has been optimized for our new offer called "BiblioMaker in the Cloud".

MARC Import

Until now, BiblioMaker could import MARC files with the ISO 2709 structure. From now on, MARCXML files can also be imported.

Importing data from the SBD.bibliotheksservice ag

The Schweizer Bibliotheksdienst sells titles and delivers the corresponding title records in digital form. From the 1st, September 2018, records files will have a new structure. BiblioMaker 6.2 has been customized in order to...

18.6.2018

BiblioMaker has a function for warning your readers by e-mail some days before their loans become overdue.


Often, your readers don't have in mind the exact day of return for their loans. BiblioMaker can remind them this date par e-mail some days before their loan become overdue.


BiblioMaker can be set up as follows in order to send reminders by e-mail :

  • The software must be set up in order to be able to send e-mails. If you already send reminders to readers or orders to suppliers by e-mail, this first condition is already met. Otherwise, configue the system in the Maintenance (File>Maintena...

16.6.2018

When you start up BiblioMaker, you see the last opened file in "View" mode (for instance Titles, Addresses or Loans). But did you know that you can customize this display ?


The "View" mode displays the data of a file (for instance Titles) as a list. Each record is displayed on a line and each field is displayed in a column. For instance, the Addresses file displays 6 columns : photo, code, surname and name, town, type and category.


You can customize this view doing one of the following operations :

  • Resize the window : use the full screen estate by resizing the window. This is done as in any...

14.6.2018

With the BiblioMaker software, you can easily sort your records. There are several ways to do this : please read on.


Sorting is defining in which order your records must be displayed on screen. With BiblioMaker, you can sort your data by several criteria and in both directions. How do you sort your records ?
When you view a file (for instance Titles, Addresses or Loans), data are displayed as a table with several columns. You sort this table simply by clicking in the header of a column and the data are sorted by this column.


When a column has been selected for sorting, an icon (an arrow) is di...

12.6.2018

Does your school library often receive classes and you must register the pupils' loans as quick as possible ? This tip should be helpful.


If pupils don't have a reader card, you must identify them with their surname or first name, what is tedious and source of errors. You can avoid this by printing at the school year's beginning a list of pupils sorted by class with their barcode. Thus, during a class visit, scan the barcode next to the pupil's name in order to identify him.

You print these lists by searching for the pupils using the class name (which can be entered in a free field), then by pr...

10.6.2018

Some authors are known under several names, either because people have written with a pseudonym or a collectivity has an acronym and a full name (for instance "United Nations" and "UN").


With BiblioMaker, you can group all known names of an author in order to guide the readers during searches. For instance, if you have decided to use the "United Nations" name and a reader searches with "UN", he will find the titles entered under "United Nations" thanks to the referrals you have created.

Here how you manage referrals :

  • First, enter the author's name you want to use (in our example "United Nat...

8.6.2018

It can happen that you enter the same author under several different names (for instance if you made a typo or if you entered once the full name and another time only the name's initials).
With the authors index, you can find such inconsistencies easier. Moreover, BiblioMaker has a mechanism for merging easily entries for the same author :

In the authors file, isolate the different entries for the same author. Decide then which entry you will keep and which one you will delete.

Modify the entry to delete. In the author cataloguing template, click on the Trash icon in order to delete this entry....

7.6.2018

In the Titles and Addresses file, free fields are available if you want to enter data for which no other field fits.
By default, no label is displayed in front of these fields in the cataloguing templates. Moreover, you cannot enter a value in these fields as long as they have not been named.

If you want to use these fields, you must enter a label : call the Action>Options command, select the title or address type for which you want to define the free field name and click on "Modify". Define a label in the fields "Free 1", "Free 2", etc.

Please note that you must define this label for each title...

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