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Full Electronic Document Text Indexing in 4.2.9 Upgrade!

Sun, 21/02/2010 - 10:47am

Users can now search the text contents of any catalogued electronic documents (e.g. PDFs) via the OPAC. Any documents attached to the catalogue can now have their contents automatically indexed as part of the catalogue record. Previously the cataloguer was required to enter a synopsis or summary into a notes field and/or keywords to make the content searchable; so this new development will be a major step forward for a number of Heritage users. The results can be viewed as part of the normal OPAC search in Heritage and Heritage Online.


New Report Designer

Sun, 21/02/2010 - 11:16am

Version 4.2.9 includes a brand-new Report Designer with a powerful search facility.

Heritage comes supplied with hundreds of pre-designed reports covering most of the usual requirements from around the system. Given the ever-growing library of these reports (and the ones you will add to it), we have introduced a search facility which will make it much quicker and easier to locate relevant reports from the title information.

Reports are now organised into folders covering each module specifically and there are also 'Favourites' and 'Recently Run' folders to help locate often and recently run reports more easily.


Fantastic New OPAC Interface Launched

Fri, 19/02/2010 - 9:55am

A new and exciting OPAC interface for Heritage is now available.

Clean, elegantly designed and highly functional, it offers a host of new features which have been well-received by users, including book, CD and DVD covers, Google previews, reviews and star ratings, reading lists, saved searches and library news. The OPAC can be customised easily to the user's requirements including text size, search precision and default display formats.


NEW Off-line Circulation Module

Fri, 19/02/2010 - 10:04am

Brand-new for version 4.2.9, this module records circulation transactions when the main Heritage system is inaccessible- due to network problems, server upgrading, system maintenance etc. If your network is prone to this kind of down-time then we highly recommend it. The module will upload the the offline circulation transactions for you when the system is back online again. Unlike many other library management systems, there is no requirement to load the off-line data before circulation resumes (although it is advisable to do it soon afterwards). 


Worle Community School Purchases Heritage

Mon, 01/02/2010 - 12:00am

They are a successful Arts College near Weston-Super-Mare. with a special emphasis on Media Arts. Worle Community School had previously used a locally-developed system called DTE. Heritage was selected following an on-site presentation of the system.


International Coffee Organisation Purchases Heritage

Mon, 01/02/2010 - 12:00am

The ICO is the main inter-governmental organization for the coffee industry  and they have just implemented Heritage at their headquarters. Bringing together producing and consuming countries, they help to address the challenges facing the world coffee sector by organising international co-operation. They were previously using PL Web but chose Heritage after an on-site demonstration and a trial of an evaluation copy. The ICO have their Heritage Online hosted by IS Oxford.


Collas Day Law Firm Purchases Heritage

Mon, 01/02/2010 - 12:00am

A well-respected and innovative name in the Guernsey legal scene Collas Day is a firm of eight partners with over seventy lawyers and support staff. They did not have a library management system previously but, after an online demonstration and a trial evaluation of the software, opted for Heritage over other competitor systems. We are delighted that this long-established company has put its trust in us.


Surrey Archaeological Society Purchases Heritage

Mon, 01/02/2010 - 12:00am

Previously using Alice, the Surrey Archaeological Society has changed to Heritage  after an on-site demonstration and a thorough trial of an evaluation copy. Surrey Archaeological Society was established in 1854 'for the investigation of subjects connected with the history and antiquities of the County of Surrey'. The Society's headquarters are at Castle Arch, Guildford, where the Society's Library, which includes a large and diverse collection of research material, is also housed.



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