Inmagic releases DB/Text WebPublisher PRO v12

by Kathy Bryce Friday, October 16, 2009 10:28 AM

Inmagic has announced the release of DB/Text WebPublisher PRO version 12.

This features enhancements to several areas, including:

  • Improved support for newer browser versions and operating systems
  • Support for both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems
  • Better searching through a new advanced synonym searching feature
  • Enhanced CSS support
  • Enhanced Alternative Search Syntax ("Google" like query syntax)
  • Improvements to XHTML support

Check out our blog for instructions on how to install WebPublisher PRO v12 on Windows 7 which will be launched by Microsoft next week.  

All clients with a current Inmagic maintenance subscription for DB/Text WebPublisher PRO or the DB/Text version of the Library Suite should receive an email from Inmagic with the download information for this new version. (No date has yet been announced for the release of CS/TextWorks v12. )  If you have a current maintenance subscription but have not received a notification email in the next week or so, please email advantage@inmagic.com with your serial number and email address so it can be resent.  Please also remember to let us know if your contact information has changed so we can update our records and pass this on to Inmagic. 

Please contact us if you would like assistance upgrading or would like to renew an expired maintenance subscription. We can also help you update your current web interface to include the latest features available in the software itself, or with our add-on products.

LMN Launches Inmagic Genie

by Kathy Bryce Wednesday, August 26, 2009 3:38 PM

LMN provides design services in architecture, urban design and interiors from their Seattle, WA headquarters and is the latest Andornot client to launch Genie (part of the Inmagic DB/Text® Library Suite).

LMN was previously managing its library collection with an in-house developed intranet and SQL database. This system allowed searching and browsing of the collection, but not the other features of an integrated library system, such as serials check-in and orders.

We converted records for their books, journals and building codes, and have also added extra fields and data for other materials that were previously not searchable such as archived materials stored off-site, marketing materials, architectural drawings and models, and materials samples. Genie has become the single source of information for a wide variety of company materials. As shown in the screenshot, icons in the search results help users see at a glance what type of material each record represents.

The Genie OPAC allows LMN staff to quickly see if an item is available before heading to the library to pick it up, where a self-checkout station allows them to sign it out. If the item is already on loan, the request function allows them to ask library staff to reserve it for them. The InfoCart function is also used to request library staff retrieve items from off-site storage at Iron Mountain. Having Genie track loans of these archived boxes or project files has been an added bonus, and as single sign on has been enabled, staff can use the My Genie link to easily see all the items out on loan to them.

"Andornot went above and beyond my expectations in terms of customer service and product knowledge. They worked closely with me to customize Genie to suit our particular user needs and material types. Andornot staff were flexible and resourceful as we worked through data migration and configuration processes. The expanded features Genie offers our staff are much appreciated, and they are well supported by Andornot. The transition to using this new tool has been much smoother than expected," says Kate Blair, LMN's Information Resources Manager.

Please contact us for more information.

West Vancouver Archives launches web search interface

by Kathy Bryce Friday, May 22, 2009 9:25 AM

The West Vancouver Archives has been a long time user of Inmagic software and Archives On  line. A new searWVMA Admin Historychable interface to their descriptions database is now available from the District of West Vancouver website at http://archives.westvancouver.ca/

This interface was developed by Andornot using Inmagic WebPublisher PRO and Andornot’s Archival Starter Kit as a basis.  A neat feature is the addition of links to biographical or administrative history data which is maintained in a separate textbase.  To see examples of these, search on Cypress Park Primary School or Rupert Harris on and click on the Creator link in the full record display. 

Over a thousand images have been scanned. Searches can be restricted to just these records by checking the box to limit to electronic items only on the Advanced seaWVMA full record with imagerch screen.

The archivist, Shaunna Moore gave us some great feedback:

"Andornot consistently demonstrated a dedication to our project that exceeded our expectations. By providing a comprehensive knowledge of the software combined with an enthusiasm to meeting the particulars of our organizational needs, the Andornot team ensured that our end product was a user friendly archival database system ideally suited to our staff and community."

Please contact us for more information on the software and tools used for this project.

Importing biblios.net records into Inmagic Genie

by Kathy Bryce Sunday, February 01, 2009 10:03 PM

‡biblios.net from LibLime was launched at the ALA Midwinter meeting in Denver last week. It is a free browser-based cataloging service with a data store containing over 30 million records. Records are licensed under the Open Data Commons, making the service the world's largest repository of freely-licensed library records.  For additional information you can also listen to a podcast with the LibLime CEO, Josh Ferraro.

The site features a very clean, easy to use interface with options to select target libraries and refine search results by authors, publishers, subjects and dates. ‡biblios.net also offers the ability to export records in MARC XML, and in my tests so far, this data imports nicely into Genie in the Inmagic Library Suite. To see the level of detail in the default upload, check out our Genie demo site and search for "Torts" in the Anyword box.  

The built in ability in Genie to upload BookWhere generated MARC XML can be used to also upload ‡biblios.net records. BookWhere users will miss features such as the rating of the quality of the MARC records. However ‡biblios.net provides libraries that don't use BookWhere with another option for obtaining high quality catalog records.  As for BookWhere records, the XSL file included with Genie can be modified to include additional MARC fields if needed, for example no call numbers are added by default, but the XSL can be edited to add whichever MARC tag is appropriate for the classification scheme in use.

Algoma University launches two new online databases

by Kathy Bryce Friday, July 25, 2008 9:30 AM

The Arthur A. Wishart Library at Algoma University has recently launched two new online databases to make it easier for the public to access archival resources, and student and faculty-driven research.

The first database holds records for the university's Archives and Special Collections.Algoma University Archives & Special Collections Behind the scenes  the software used is DB/TextWorks and WebPublisher PRO from Inmagic, Inc., along with the Archives Online and Archives Starter Kit add-on packages from Andornot which are specifically designed for managing archival descriptions. Both a quick search and an advanced search option are provided, and canned searches display Archival Finding Aids dynamically from the database for selected fonds.  Andornot assisted with the design and with integration of the Algoma template into the search and results pages.

The second database is an institutional repository called DigitalAlgoma designed to hold new student and faculty driven research, often referred to as “born-digital” research. Included in the DigitalAlgoma archives are over two hundred honours theses from past Algoma University psychology and computer science students.  The same template and the archival databases and forms were used as a basis for designing the web interface for DigitalAlgoma, allowing this to be created in-house quickly and effectively. 

The Archives and Special Collections interface also includes an iGoogle gadget to allow users to add a search box to their iGoogle home pages. (see our Developer blog post for more information on how to set these up.)

Check out the press release or contact us for for further information.

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