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The Auto Cat & Images tab allows you to define the settings for:

  • displaying images of book covers from either Amazon or Google, linking on the ISBN that has been added to the record
  • Auto Cataloguing

Book cover images



To use the Amazon service, you will first need to sign up and register with the Amazon Web Service

In order to display the images in the record, you also need to include the Book Cover field in the relevant record type template and search results screen.

Auto Cataloguing

Auto Cataloguing allows you to import individual records from other data sources. As well as the setting on this page, you also need to select the data source and define the mappings between the data source and the Soutron Library Management System.

To access System Configuration Maintenance, select System Management > System Configuration Maintenance.

Click on the Auto Cat & Images tab to display the page as follows:

The table below explains the function of each setting. With the exception of the "Publish Imported Records" setting, they all relate to Book Cover Images.
SettingFunctionDefault value
Cover Image SizeDescribes the size of the image to be used: for Google, enter Small; for Amazon enter MediumSmall
Cover Image API EngineEnter either Google or AmazonAmazon
Show DetailsThis is no longer used in the application and can be ignoredYes
Publish Imported Records

Selecting No (the default) means that all imported records created using the AutoCat (Import Records) facility will not be published, so that the imported bibliographic record can be correctly validated. In this case, It will be necessary to manually assign "Publish" when cataloguing imported records.

Select Yes to automatically publish imported records.

Amazon AWS Access KeyIDThe Access Key ID supplied by Amazon{none}
Amazon AWS Secret KeyIDThe Secret Key ID supplied by Amazon{none}
Amazon Associate TagLeave this as the defaultsoutroncom-20
ISBN System Field NameThe catalogue field which is to be used to search for ISBNs in Google or AmazonISBN