We just threw together some quick notes on configuring Active Directory for use with Athenaeum here:http://www.librarysoftware.co.nz/downloadspro/doc/ad/
FileMaker 16 defaults to preferring "secure" connections to servers. (This is a trend that you will see more and more in the tech industry)
That means, when you connect to a FileMaker Server and that server does not force "secure SSL" connections, you will be shown a warning message to that effect.
This is just a warning and is likely not a problem for most Athenaeum installations.
In that case, when you connect, click the "Always permit connection to this host" checkbox, then click "Connect" and you will not be displayed that dialog again.
For environments where high security is required, a certificate can be purchased from an appropriate vendor and FileMaker Server can be configured to use that certificate.
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If you know a little about how MARC works, you can fairly easily reconfigure Athenaeum to process MARC files differently.
For example, SCIS recently switched tagging publisher information with the 264 (RDA) tag (they were using the previous standard 260 tag).
If you are missing the 264 tag, this video will show you how to make the change:https://youtu.be/OXVuR4l94ns
The example uses Athenaeum Pro 2017 however it works in earlier versions of Athenaeum as well.link update 12 Sep
Athenaeum Pro 2017 has a new option to - by default if you want - try to hide inactive borrowers in the borrower list view.
To enable this, go to Admin->customisation-borrower defaults and turn on the option.
Now, each time that you navigate to the borrower list, the hide inactive checkbox just below the search box will be checked:
Now, most searches will add a search criteria to omit "inactive" borrowers.
You can temporarily turn this off in the list view and search normally - though note that if you navigate away and come back to the borrower list view, Athenaeum will turn the option back if the "Borrower list hides inactive by default" preference is set in admin.
A fun technique to tag random items for notification when issued. Read More…
If you have configured the KAMAR parent portal to show each user's issues* and nothing is showing, then you may have forgotten to turn on XML publishing on your FileMaker Server.
To do so, simply open the admin console and enable it in the web publishing tab:
* have you considered potential privacy issues with sharing a borrower's issues with parents? There are good reasons you may wish to consider these.
A number of libraries are updating their FileMaker Servers to version 15 and then reporting that users can't open the Bar Code file.... Read More…
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A brief list of the main changes in the Athenaeum Pro 2016.5 update: Read More…