M5 v5-7-7

October 2020

Ver 5.7.7


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. We are proud to introduce compliance with Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  2. A Details icon has been added for each record displayed in Search Results. Clicking the Details icon will take you into Record Details, where operations such as reserves and holds can be performed.
  3. The reserve/hold notification email has been improved
  4. Link searches (author, subject, series) in the Results display is improved.
  5. The Share Search URL has been shortened and eliminates unused keys. The copy URL to the clipboard has been improved.
  6. Share Item functionality has been improved.
  7. We have improved access, success rate and results for displaying locally saved book cover images.
  8. After creatingand viewing a "Guest List" or "My List" and selecting "Email", Mandarin M5 V5.7.7.1 now provides a check box option "Email to Library" allowing patrons to early email the librarian.


Advanced Cataloging.

  1. In Advanced Cataloging (Import, Find/Replace, etc.) we now begin with the first default database, which is the first selected database in Catalog’s Select Library dropdown. 



  1. The Reserve functionality has been improved to where you cannot have a reserve and a loan at the same time. 


Record Editor.

  1. Our Custom Template functionality can now accommodate text in quotation marks. 
  2. The date format in 853#e (Calendar) is now formatted correctly.