Athenaeum Pro 2017 allows you to add raw html to your web templates home page, without having to have access to the raw templates on the web server. This is useful, for example, for including widgets or reference external links.
note: that this might involve some knowledge and you may wish to work with your web staff - the code is your own and we are not in a position to advise you of all technical aspects on custom html
This is rendered on the default home page of the template
Note that this assumes that you have to know a little bit about html, however, html snippets are often offered complete by suppliers (the example pictured has two widgets supplied by EPIC).
Late in August, we added a pop-over widget that opens a larger screen:
Click and the pop-over opens up making it easier to see more of your code:
note: you are likely to be using some sort of custom text editor that makes it easier to generate html code
(a.k.a. Search Suggestions, Hot Topics or Reading Lists)
The default web templates will now optionally pull the Search Topics list as a list of linked buttons on the home page.
This list is pulled from your Athenaeum preferences (admin->customisation->search/OPAC)
The title is drawn from the Search Topics field and the subjects are sorted according to your sort order.
Clicking a search topic button will cause Athenaeum to perform a search in the subject field matching the name of the button. If you don’t have any subjects matching your search topics, then no results will be returned.
note: use the “add subject to x items” button (catalogue->utility) to quickly add a subject to a selected set of items.
Authenticated (logged in) web users now have the ability to add or delete titles to their wish list - a list users can keep as a reference list. This is an alternative to reserving items (which otherwise has an implied intention to later borrow).
When logged in to the Athenaeum web templates, users see a new tab on the home screen: “Wish list”:
Items are marked for inclusion on the wish list by clicking the wish list button on the detail for an item:
When viewing a wish list, users can
view further detail about the item by clicking its title
remove the title from the wish list by clicking the “delete wish” button
The library administrator can view title wish list entries from the catalogue utilities->list tab.
The default web templates include a fun random book cover image on the home page. Clicking that can take you to that item. Athenaeum Pro 2017 changes the behaviour slightly so that all copies are returned when you click on the image, rather than a random one.
note that if you have unlinked images amongst your catalogue media, then clicking an unlinked images will not find any matching catalogue entries and will show “No items match your query” - you should remove unlinked images using the new functions provided
(technical) Users of the “lib-admin” group have been given FM_PHP privilege.