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Recent features

These are all live as of the latest version:

Alexandria is changing

We're getting ready for the Dream Makeover. Check it out with the Alert button at the top of Circulation, Patrons, and Items!

Titles Missing Information report

See what titles are missing cover art or genre.

Researcher topnav

New consistent navigation with a Researcher menu and patron status.

Tell us how Alexandria is working for you!

How are we doing with the new improvements and features we added? Take the survey.

Here are a few things we're working on now.

Contact us with any questions, or send us your ideas!

Cool new features

Integrated Email Services

Automatic Gumdrop book imports

Portuguese language support

E-resources usage statistics (clicks on titles without copies count as 'checkout')  (this is happening as of 21.1 but not all reports are reporting the statistics correctly)

 New icon sets with our cute new icons~

Reports for cross Library/Textbook Tracker information

Separate reports for Title Weeding List and Copy Weeding List

Patron History report from Reports (run it for multiple patrons at once)

Operation summary report (see all saved operations)

Coming with the Makeover

Series lookup from Circulation (Makeover)

 Librarian dashboard (Makeover)

 Librarian getting-started tutorials (Makeover)

 Homeroom tab patron pictures + check-out indicator (Makeover)

Researcher Builder (Researcher setup and preferences from one place) (Makeover)

 New login windows  (Makeover)

New Bulletin Board manager (Makeover)

Performance and reliability

 Copy ID will be removed from Alexandria as it is no longer relevant 

Copy Tag will be added to Textbooks to replace the long-lost Copy ID

 Depreciate Circulation Groups in Alexandria, as they are not being used

Add Circulation Groups to Textbook Tracker

Depreciate SIF support (as of Summer 2022 SIF is no longer supported)

Depreciate Routes

 Preference re-organization (Makeover)

 Re-engineered Admin (for self-hosted users)

 Improved sessions (not have to log in as often)

Ongoing (almost every release)

Enhanced operations (ongoing)

 64-bit support (performance, newer macOS support) (ongoing)

 UTF-8 support (character optimization) (ongoing)

 Utility and report cleanup (ongoing)

More on our list...

 Popularity score for items

 "Most Popular" in Search/Browse

New Researcher style (color theme)

Researcher navigation improvements

Merge duplicate titles

 Dedicated Notices module with enhanced email notices (more control over 'automatic' emails!)

 Dedicated Labels module

 Report format previews (know which report it is before you run it!)

Patron Reading Level report

Hold Queue Summary report

Report to show patrons with 0 items out

Automatic import of Gumdrop ebooks

Widget builder

  • Advanced Data Retention (options to keep old data)
  • BestMARC for new titles
  • Improved Bulletin Board Builder
  • Slideshow Builder
  • Waivers

Once we have drones, they will work on these...

These real answers from a 2018 survey still make us smile!!!

 What is one thing we could do to make you happier?

  • You could send collectors to retrieve overdue books from students :-)
  • come do my inventory for me!
  • establish world peace LOL
  • sell pizza?

  • Come clean the library for us?  :)

  • Increase your market share, especially over Follett Destiny. I get tired of hearing how great they are. I have used that system and like yours much better.

  • Make it free...... ;)

We care about your ideas!

We love hearing your suggestions for Alexandria. Fill out our form whenever inspiration strikes!