M5 v5-7-10

April 2022

Ver 5.7.10


Advanced Cataloging.
1. A crash when searching bibs without holdings has been resolved.
2. Collection members can now be printed.
1. Catalog now supports saving records in RIS format from My List. 
2. The way lists are handled has been redesigned in this release.
3. The way records are added to a database in Record Fetch has been redesigned in this release.
4. Logon and session postback queries have been optimized, resulting in increased performance.
5. Compatibility issues with Microsoft Edge have been addressed.
6. Alt and Title elements have been added to the Logo image. These are based on the value of the Title field on the Library Settings section in Setup. Additionally, there is a new logo_alttext key in Setup that allows the user to specify a different value for the Alt and Title attributes.
7. An issue that prevented printing the results of a Patron search has been addressed.
1. Added Email and Phone columns for the Public Library display in the Library Transactions view on screen and in print.
2. An issue that caused receipts to be emailed twice has been addressed.
3. Circulation queries on the Group table have been optimized, resulting in a significant performance increase when loading patrons with large numbers of transactions.
4. An issue that would cause Circulation to hang on startup when the logged in user had access only to Self Mode has been addressed.
Group Editor.
1. Printing of group members has been implemented.
2. An issue where members of a Special Reserve group were not refreshed when viewing the members of another special reserve group has been addressed.


  1. New Feature. While adding an image to a bibliographic record you now have the option to get the cover image from “Open Library”.
  2. New Feature. A large tool tip that reads ‘Click to expand’ has been added to the clickable area of the widgets (Visual Search, Recommended Reading, and Gallery) and will display a popup with larger images for an improved display.
  3. Recommended Reading will now load cover images from Google automatically, if there is no access to Syndetics.
  4. The “Contact Your Librarian” form now accepts additional lines, allowing the user to format paragraphs.
  5. The Share Item URL now returns all results if the results are on multiple pages.
  6. Improved “Range” searching for “Accelerated Reader” now includes records that have both ‘AR’ and ‘Accelerated Reader’ as the reading program.
  7. Issues affecting the display for foreign languages have been addressed.
  8. When a patron submits a hold/reserve in Catalog, the patron’s email address is no longer cc’d.
  9. When replacing a picture (cover image), the result is now refreshed to show the updated picture.
  10. The Record Templates page in “Setup” has been redesigned to make the management of templates easier.

 Advanced Cataloging.

In Export, the .mrc file extension is automatically added to all filenames making the process easier.


  1. New Feature. The Attach Picture function now includes an option to get the cover image from Open Library.
  2. The Payment History printable page now uses the “return date” instead of the “current date”.

Record Editor.

When the patron or holding template defined the record as UTF-8 (UCS/Unicode) and the Save As Template option was used the new Template is available from a dropdown list. 


In Easy Label, Barcode Label, Asian characters are now detected and the title is truncated to 18 characters (down from 35 Latin characters).