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Aleph v. 23 Upgrade: New Features and Functionality

This guide will provide training for the new features and functionality that comes with the upgrade to v. 23.

Welcome to the Aleph v. 23: New Features and Functionality LibGuide!

Use the table of contents to the left to navigate to instructional content for the new features and functionality in version 23.  You can use this guide to help with testing the new functionality in the Aleph Test Client.

INI files:

In preparation for the upgrade supervisors or Library IT staff should have a copy of the following v.20 files to aide with set up. *Notes: Do not copy v.20 files into v.23 folders. When modifying these files use Notepad and DO NOT USE the TAB KEY. Use the space bar or use the Arrow keys to correctly line up the columns.

  1. /tab/PRINT.INI file for each machine that generates slips, letters, and reports. This file makes sure that the correct version of these reports for your sublibrary are printed. Print.ini files can be found in the circ folder and the acq folder.
  2. /tab/GuiSys.ini for each circulation machine. This is where you can set the Loan and Return Options.
  3. Alephcom/tab/Alephcom.ini file for each machine that sends emails and especially for your print daemons. This file contains email server, print daemon, and print configuration information.
  4. Alephcom/tab/Print.ini for each print daemon machine. This file tells the GUI what to do with each printid (mail, print, both).

These files should be used to modify the same files in your downloaded v.23. The files can also be modified through the GUI once we are live on December 27th.

The data in the TEST client was copied over on July 15, 2018. You will not find any records or transactions after this date. If you are having problems logging in to the v.23 TEST client, try using your last ALEPH password. If you don't remember your last password, please contact the Helpdesk at with your ALEPH username.

During the 2018 winter break, FALSC will be upgrading Aleph from v. 20 to v.23 in the Production Client. You can use this guide to help utilize the new features in your everyday work in production.

Within each of the areas, you will find documentation and information on new functionality. You will see a variety of instructional formats, including, text, screenshoots and videos.