How to setup a Workstation Identifier
Loan and Return functions in Aleph are controlled by the Workstation IP address
or special Aleph Station Identifier, or Workstation Identifier.
Workstation Identifiers are useful when:
o Static IP address are not available/cannot be used
o Users want loan/return access at different workstations, ie., desktops &
laptops, inventory systems, etc.
To set up a workstation identifier, do the following:
1. In the Circ Client, right click on the Profile Key , located in the lower right hand side of the client.
2. Select “Set Workstation Identifier”, and enter a New Station ID. The ID can be any combination of characters (alphanumerics), up to 20 characters in length.
Contact FCLA and explain that your ret-adm-01 did not complete but generated a "file too large" error. Ask that the xxx50/scratch/ret_adm_01_2 file be deleted. The file will be very large and deleting it will allow ret-adm-01 to complete successfully once again.
In Aleph, every time a BIB record is opened in the Cataloging module, a local copy is created on the PC. These locally copied records will accumulate on the PC until they are deleted. You may delete "all" of these records at once by using the Cataloging client menu option:
"Cataloging/Delete New* Records".
They may be viewed or deleted individually using the following menu option:
"Cataloging/Open Record on Local Drive"
Use this report to find Local Authority records containing a specific tag. Fields include Tag, Authority Record Number and Authority Input Number. The latter field can be used as in input file for some Aleph services. Report is from the Data Warehouse tables Sample Report:
The report lists tag/indicator combinations used in the Aleph Local Authority files and counts the number of occurrences for each tag/indicator combination. It uses Date Warehouse tables. Sample Report:
In the past catalogers suppressed call numbers from OPAC display in Aleph by leaving the call number "type" indicator in holdings record and items blank. This method of suppressing the call number does not allow for proper statistical/reporting information for these call numbers. In order to allow these call numbers to be counted properly according to their type, a system of "alternative" type coding was implemented. Use the alternative call number type in the holdings 852 1st indicator or the Item record's call number type field to suppress the call number from the OPAC but allow it to be included in counts, statistics, reporting, etc..
|4||Shelving Control Number||E|
|5||Shelving Form of Title||F|
|7||Source Specified in $2||H|
Here are the steps for setting up automatic printing of Notices and reports:
1. Coordinate with FCLA and let us know the printids that will be used. This printid determines which jobs will go to which printer. FCLA will need to add these IDs to the jobs list on the Aleph server.
The printids can be anything, but it is recommended to use a convention such as:
- For Single library Institutions: circemail, circprint, circboth (for email, print or both)
- For multi-campus/library Instititions:
maine, mainp, mainb; lawe, lawp, lawb
2. Setup the PrintIDs in the client:
- Under the Admin tab - Task Manager - Print Daemon
- Click Setup. "Print ID to Add" Window Opens
Offline Circ can be used to capture circ transactions during times when the Aleph server is unavailable. There are two types of offline circ clients:
1. In client - used during unexpected or scheduled downtime
2. Standalone offline Circ - this should only be used during an upgrade when the Aleph versions will be changing.
Here are the instructions for In-Client Offline Circ.
From the Circ Module - Go To Circulation - Offline Circ, see image.
If there are transactions from a prior session, you should be prompted to delete the old file. It is important to remove old transactions so that you do not send old data to the server.
To change the format of the numbers in an Excel column simply highlight the entire column by clicking the lettered cell at the top of the column. Then with your pointer "right click" anywhere within the highlighted column and select "Format Cells...." from the selection list that opens. Select "Custom", click on the single 0 under "General" and then in the box above "General", which is just below the word "Type:" add in nine zeros in the box. This will set the format of the numbers to nine digits with leading zeros. Click OK when done. If you are transforming the number to use as input to an Aleph service the format should be nine digits with no space followed by the pertinent library:
000123456XXX01 [e.g. 000123456FAU01]
The file should be a plan ASCII file.