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This sections allows you explains how to define the settings for the OPAC, or set up a new onesOPAC. A default The Default OPAC is supplied set up with the system when it is first implemented.

You Multiple OPACS can be set up as many OPACS as you need: you may want to create different OPACs needed. Different OPACs might be required for different audiences, with different themes, different functions enabled, and perhaps with access to only some sections of the cataloguecertain Content.



If you have Where there are complex requirements for the OPAC, such as multiple OPACs or multiple access permissions, we recommend that you contact the Soutron Help Desk for advice before proceeding.




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

The following screen opens:

The default Default OPAC is already set up, but you can amend it or add more OPAC definitions. It is possible to amend the Default OPAC or to Create New OPACs and define the options for that OPAC.

Editing an OPAC definition

To edit an existing OPAC definition, tick the box next to the OPAC, and then click Edit in the Actions menu.

A new screen opens:

This displays the The name of the OPAC is presented in the Common Tab and a tick box signifies whether it is the default Default OPAC or not. The OPAC Name can be changed if required.

There are five other sections:


When you have finished, completed all changes, select one of the options arein the Actions sidebar menu:

  • to save and exit the definition, click Save & Close in the Actions menu
  • to exit the definition without saving, click Close in the Actions menu
  • to save the definition and then continue making changes, click Save in the Actions menu


The same form opens as for editing the predefined OPAC. Define the settings as described above, then click Save.

The A URL is available for the new OPAC will be in each OPAC  in the following format:

http://{server name}/Library?opac=OPACname



Note that the name of the OPAC in the URL is case-sensitive. 

Deleting an OPAC

To delete an OPAC definition, first select the OPAC to be deleted by ticking the box next to it.




Note! There is no warning message before the OPAC definition is deleted.


Setting an OPAC as the default