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  • AddThis bookmarking from Aleph full record
    Description Users may wish to bookmark records in Aleph, but if they do so from a search result set the link will not be persistent. The following method offers a way to provide persistent links via various social bookmarking sites as well as the user's browser bookmarks. Author: Matthew Phillips Additional author(s): Institution: University of…

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    Related books links in Aleph OPAC
    Description This extension to the Aleph OPAC provides links from the full record display to other related material on the catalogue. Links to other editions of the work are shown, as well as Amazon-style "people who borrowed this also borrowed..." type links based on the usage of the collections. Subject headings and classification numbers attached…

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    Replacement of Aleph SDI e-mails and enhancement of RSS
    Description The official SDI service, p_sdi_01, produces rather basic e-mail output which does not use the newer XSL templates. It is hard to control the formatting of the messages. This service allows the e-mail output to be controlled fully by the library, including the provision of links to the catalogue, lists of items, etc. The…

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    Charts showing serials holdings in Aleph OPAC and SFX menu
    Description: This extension to the Aleph OPAC and to the SFX Menu provides a graphical representation of our often complex serials holdings. It enables the user to see very quickly which years of a journal are available at each library and which are available on-line. Information from the SFX API is combined with the Aleph…

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    Cleaning item history and populating process status date
    Description A service for Aleph version 20 onwards. It calculates the new z30-process-status-date field for all items and deletes uninteresting item history records which have been created as a result of the book circulating. Very useful if you have been using the ALL-FIELDS option in tab_item_history.eng and are switching to ALL-NON-CIRC. Using this service reduced…

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    Linking patron photographs named with additional ID numbers
    Description Patron photographs in Aleph have to reside in the ADMLIB/bor_pics directory and are named after the Aleph internal patron ID. Often there is a need to import photographs from another system. This script searches for photographs whose names are based on alternative IDs held on the Aleph patron records, and creates symbolic links in…

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    General letter to patrons
    Description This service allows you to send a letter or e-mail to a group of Aleph patrons. The service uses the standard Aleph print mechanisms. Patrons may be selected by status, type, expiry date or by local or global block code. The text of the letter is defined in the print template in form_xxx. The…

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    Restart the job daemon from the job list
    Description Does what it says on the tin! If you want to restart the job daemon regularly so that it re-reads the job list, this little script will do the job for you. It's important to restart the job daemon when changing clocks moving from summer to winter time, as otherwise the job daemon will…

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    Export Aleph patrons to tab-delimited file
    Description A perl script which exports basic patron information from the Aleph database in to a tab-delimited text file for use by other processes, in particular authentication systems. Author: Matthew Robinson Institution: Curtin University of Technology Year: 2009 License: GNU General Public License v3 Short description: This program is free software: you can redistribute it…

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    MARC manual links from Tag Information in Cataloguing
    Description This script modifies the files which appear as the Tag Information in the Aleph Cataloguing client so that links are added to the full MARC 21 manuals on the Library of Congress web-site. This makes it easy for the cataloguer to call up the full manual whenever they are in doubt. The script copes…

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    Search provider browser plugins for MetaLib quicksets
    Description Recent versions of Firefox and Internet Explorer have the facility for users to add "search providers" to the browser's search box.  This development allows users to add MetaLib quicksets as browser search providers, including "My Sets" they have assembled themselves using the features of MetaLib's My Space. Author: Matthew Phillips University of Dundee Year: 2008 License: GNU General…

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    Enhance and fix faults with Aleph SDI
    Description This script aims to fix various faults with the Aleph SDI mechanism, and to enhance the service by the inclusion of item-less e-books in the SDI alerts. Author: Matthew Phillips Additional author(s): Institution: University of Dundee Year: 2009 License: GNU Public General License Link to terms: Detailed license terms Skill required for using this…

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    Custom service to sort and filter item reports
    Description This script provides a custom service for use in batch jobs or the Aleph GUI. It takes the XML reports output by jobs such as the General Retrieval Form (ret-adm-01) and the Shelf List (item-05) and allows the user to sort these by up to three levels, with a wide variety of fields being…

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