by SumWare Consulting
Athenaeum has been designed with librarians from around the world to be easy to start using and - when you are ready - have more features and configurability to do the things you are likely to want to do. It is focussed predominantly for schools though is used by community and private libraries around the world.
First introduced in 1996 and has been in continual development - driven largely by the user base.
For 2018, Athenaeum has been completely rewritten as a single file solution1 using modern FileMaker techniques with a view to creating a "lighter" solution, optimising performance over wide area networks, for FileMaker Cloud and access from mobile devices.
This is a plain number and the numbering system is arbitrary for your installation. So if you have a Year 11 borrower type, for example, you might set the level to just 11. Then if you have items that are only to be borrowed by levels 11 or higher, then that title will have 11 entered against it. ↩↩↩↩↩↩↩
The borrower privilege does not define the item as “fiction”, “non-fiction”, etc. Rather it makes the statement: “when issuing this item, Athenaeum will count it as the specified type and compare it to the number of that type that the borrower is allowed” ↩
the found set is used repeatedly in Athenaeum - we highly recommend you learn this concept, as it controls many aspects of reporting ↩
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