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Aleph v. 23 Upgrade: New Features/Functionality

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


UMDPrint Label Program

UMDPrint is a spine label program developed by the University of Minnesota-Duluth which have been adapted for use by FALSC. Several of the FCS libraries have been using the program to print "one-off" spine labels in conjunction with the Aleph Cataloging module. It requires the use of a quality label printer, preferably a thermal transfer printer such as the Zebra TLP2844 or Zebra GC420t.

To download the program, click on the link below. (A valid Aleph username and password is required.)

UMDPrint 2.3.1 Label Program

Once the file is downloaded, click on it to install the program on your workstation. To configure UMDPrint and Aleph, follow the instructions in the FLVC Knowledgebase article listed here.

Reconfiguring UMDPrint for Aleph v.23

If you are currently using UMDPrint, you will need to reconfigure it so that it works with the Aleph v.23 client. Please follow the instructions below.

  1. From the Windows Start Menu, find the listing for UMDPrint 2.3.1 and click on Configure UMDPrint.
  2. The main UMDPrint window should appear:

    Click on the box labelled Edit Aleph Info.

  3. The following window should now appear:

    Edit the first box to read “C:\FCS23_XX_PROD\Alephcom\tab\Alephcom.ini” Note: The XX in the path will correspond to the first two letters in your institution’s code. (Example: BE=Eastern Florida, BO=Broward, CC=Central Florida, etc.) For Eastern Florida, their box should look like this:

    Click Save and Close.

  4. The main UMDPrint should appear. Click on the box Make Aleph use UMDPrint. Nothing will visibly happen, but the program will change settings in Aleph to link UMDPrint to the client.
  5. Click on Close to close the program.

Reconfiguring the v.23 Aleph Client

  1. Log into the Aleph Administration module of the v.23 Aleph Client. After typing in your username and password, the main screen should appear.

  2. Click on Configuration from the Menu Bar at the top, then choose Print Configuration. The following window should appear:

  3. Next choose Cataloging from the Applications box on the left. The window should look like this:

  4. From this window, click on the ID number for the ItemLabel setting. A small box will appear with 01 inside. Change the setting to 20. Do the same for the ItemLabelPrint setting and make it 20 as well. The window should look like this:

  5. Click Save on the right side of the window, then click Close.
  6. Exit the Aleph Administration module.

Testing UMDPrint with Aleph v.23 Client

If everything is configured correctly, the program should work with the v.23 Aleph client. To test it, open the Cataloging module and display an item record. Click on the Label box on the right side of the window. The UMDPrint window should display just like it did with the v.20 Aleph client.