Archive for August, 2012

Introducing NGL Messaging Server: Email solution for libraries behind HTTP proxies

August 30, 2012

Respected Patron,
Greetings from NewGenLib Open Source.

Is your library server behind a HTTP Proxy? And because of this you are unable to send SMSs and Emails to your users. If yes, NGL Open Source has developed a solution for you. You only need to upgrade your NGL installation to 3.0.4 Release 1. No other installation is required.

Introducing NGL Messaging Server
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HTTP proxies like Squid (most widely used proxy server for Internet distribution) do not allow Java applications to access SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) servers. Hence your NGL server cannot send Emails to your users via SMTP server. This includes Google’s Gmail SMTP Server. Therefore NGL development team has developed a NGL Messaging Server to solve this problem.
You must configure your NGL installation to specify the NGL Messaging Server details. Once this is done, NGL sends all the Emails to the NGL Messaging Server through HTTP. The NGL Messaging Server in turn dispatches these Emails to your users through SMTP protocol.

Should I do any installation on the library server?
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No additional installation is required on the library server. You only need to change your ENV_VAR.txt(Environment Variables) file to tell the NGL installation that it needs to use the NGL Messaging Server. However please note that you must be using NGL Version 3.0.4 Release 1 to use this feature. If you have already downloaded 3.0.4 R1, there is patch available as a nightly build.

Is there any costs involved to use the NGL Messaging Server?
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NGL Messaging service is provided free of cost to the NGL User Community. Its absolutely free to use.

I want to get started. What should I do to avail this service?
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Send an email to support@verussolutions.biz. In this Email send your Verus Subscription Id (if you already have one). If you do not have a Verus subscription id, send your organisation details to us. That’s it, we will help you to configure this service and use it

Download links
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First time installers, visit http://www.verussolutions.biz/kb/installationNew for installation notes
If you are planning to upgrade your old version of NGL to the latest version, visit http://www.verussolutions.biz/kb/upgradeTo304R1
If you already upgraded your system prior to 30th August 2012, there is nightly build available at http://www.verussolutions.biz/kb/installNGL304R130Aug2012NightlyBuild

Happy to help you
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NewGenLib Team is awaiting for your call to help you. Get help from us, there are no obligations and no conditions whatsoever.
For any assistance in Installation or upgrade contact us at
Email: support@verussolutions.biz
Telephone: +91 741 678 3719,+91 741 678 2119, +91 402 771 9161,+91 402 771 9162
Yahoo Messenger: ngl.oss1@yahoo.com
Google Talk: ngl.oss.support.1@verussolutions.biz
Skype Id for voice chat: newgenlib.oss
Forums: http://forums.newgenlib.org
We will be looking forward to help you

Wishing you a Happy Library Management

NewGenLib Open Source Team
NewGenLib Open Source Support
Verus Solutions
http://www.verussolutions.biz

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NewGenLib at your service – Version 3.0.4 Release 1 is now ready to serve you

August 30, 2012

Respected Patron:
Warm Greetings from NewGenLib Open Source Team
We are happy to inform you that Version 3.0.4 Release 1 is now ready for download and use

What’s new in Version 3.0.4 Release 1 (V304 R1)?
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The major development in this version is the all new OPAC. The new OPAC has the following additional functionalities compared to its predecessor.

1. The new OPAC is now based on a Java based template engine called Freemarker. Due to this the functioning of the new OPAC is more fast and efficient. All the OPAC pages are now template based
2. You can now design and develop you our themes and look and feel of the OPAC
3. The new OPAC is now more customisable
4. Library 2.0 features are now added: Users can now add their reviews on books, also tag the records and mark records as their favourites.
5. Both Library home page and Network home page are customisable
6. You can now have different search criteria as tabs. For example: One tab for Books and another for journals and so on. Even these tags and search criteria are customisable
7. Union Catalogue search is now more convenient. You can navigate to individual library home pages from network home page
8. Users can now save their queries. Also their searches in the session are saved.
9. Pre-defined portal pages like Contact us and About us
10. Faceted searching now extended to Library (useful when multiple libraries are in the network), Sub location and Shelving location. Faceted searching like in early version is also available for authors, subjects, geographic names and material types
11. Users can now “Request for hold” for items that are available in the library. Earlier this functionality was available only in Android application.
12. Extended My library functionalities

Apart from the new OPAC, the system has bug fixes. The list of these bug fixes are available at http://www.verussolutions.biz/kb/changeLogV304R1

What’s cooking at NGL OSS Development Center?
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The development team is now all set for the development of the 3.0.4 Release 2.

What more can I expect from version 3.0.4?
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Version 3.0.4 is broke down into 3 major releases. The new OPAC is part of the Release 1.
Version 3.0.4 Release 2 will mainly focus on Acquisitions. The development is already in the process of developing a very user friendly, efficient and completely renovated Acquisitions system
Version 3.0.4 Release 3 will enhance the current serials management system.
All the 3 releases are expected to be delivered in next 5 months.

Install NewGenLib Open Source Integrated Library System
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Download from http://sourceforge.net/projects/newgenlib/files/NewGenLib/version3.0.4R1/InstallNGL3.0.zip/download
And instructions for installations are available at http://www.verussolutions.biz/kb/installationNew

Upgrade your older version(3.0.3 U1,U2,U3,U4,U5) of NewGenLib to latest update
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Download the upgrade from http://sourceforge.net/projects/newgenlib/files/NewGenLib/version3.0.4R1/NGL303_To_304.zip/download
And instructions for installations are available at http://www.verussolutions.biz/kb/upgradeTo304R1

Upgrade your older version(2.X) of NewGenLib to latest update
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Download the upgrade from http://sourceforge.net/projects/newgenlib/files/NewGenLib/version3.0.4R1/InstallNGL3.0.zip/download
And instructions for installations are available at http://www.verussolutions.biz/kb/node/27

We are waiting to serve you
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NewGenLib Team is awaiting for your call to help you. Get help from us. There are no obligations and no conditions whatsoever to utilise our free and open source services.
For any assistance in Installation or upgrade contact us at
Email: support@verussolutions.biz
Telephone: +91 741 678 3719,+91 741 678 2119, +91 402 771 9161,+91 402 771 9162
Yahoo Messenger: ngl.oss1@yahoo.com
Google Talk: ngl.oss.support.1@verussolutions.biz
Skype Id for voice chat: newgenlib.oss
Forums: http://forums.newgenlib.org
We will be looking forward to help you

Rolls of honour
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We thank all the librarians using NewGenLib for providing feedbacks, suggestions and recommendations for new features. This update is dedicated to those librarians.

Wishing you a Happy Library Management

NewGenLib Open Source Team
NewGenLib Open Source Support
Verus Solutions
http://www.verussolutions.biz