M5 v5-7-9

November 2021

Ver 5.7.9


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.


    New Features. 


  • A simple Statistics feature has been implemented that counts the number of sessions since a user-configurable date. (NEW) M5 Catalog Access Statistics: Our new catalog statistics feature counts how many times the catalog has been accessed by patrons or librarians. The statistics can be viewed from the M5 "setup" under the "Statistics" tab.
  • A Japanese user interface has been added. (NEW) Japanese user interface: We have added a Japanese user interface option to Mandarin M5. Please contact our support team at support@mlasolutions.com to add the Japanese flag and interface option. 
  • Field tag searching is now supported in Share Search. Share Search: If a librarian performs a search using a specific marc field, those results can now be shared in a URL link. 





  • Corrections have been made to searches involving Chinese and Japanese characters. 
  • An issue that could cause “invisible” records to show up in results has been resolved. 
  • Searches between fields in Enhanced Search have been improved. 



 Record Editor. 


  • Fields can now be duplicated using the Field menu dropdown. 
  • Barcode label printing now works with barcodes containing dashes [ - ] and periods [ . ]. 
  • The Save As Template feature is now available from Advanced Editor. 



Reports/Easy Label. 


  • Barcode label printing now works with barcodes containing dashes [ - ] and periods [ . ].