Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Circulation - The Millennium Client

You can interact with your Millennium application through its main window.

The appearance of the main window may differ depending upon which mode you are in, but the basic components of the window remain the same. For example, the Millennium Cataloging window has the following components (as displayed in the Catalog window example below):

Brief record display
The brief record display, which appears in the top portion of the main window, contains bibliographic record information for the current record. Millennium displays the record number in the brief record display if the Show record number in brief record display option is checked in the Setup tab of the Login Manager.
Close button
Ends the Millennium session.
Control menu box
The box with the Millennium logo in the upper left corner of the main window. The control menu contains options to restore, move, size, minimize, maximize, and close the window.
Current mode
The name of the current Millennium mode displays below the menu bar.
Maximize button
Enlarges the main window so that it fills the entire desktop. After maximizing the window, this button is replaced by the Restore button, which returns the window to its previous size.
Menu bar
Lists the available menus.
Minimize button
Reduces the main window to an icon.
Navigation bar
The vertical strip of tools that displays along the left side of the main window. The tools in the navigation bar allow you to change the current mode.
Range panel
Displays above the brief record display in some modes (e.g., Claim and Rapid Receive modes in Millennium Acquisitions). The range panel allows you to search a range, a review file, or a database index for specific records.
Restore button
See Maximize button.
Status bar
The last line of the main window. The status bar contains supplementary information about the data displayed in the window. The status bar is divided into three zones.

Zone 1 (the left section of the status bar)
Contains information such as the record number of the displayed record, or whether a limit is applied to searches.
Zone 2 (the middle section of the status bar)
Contains informational messages about the displayed record such as Not checked out.
Zone 3 (the right section of the status bar)
Contains information such as the number of records attached to the displayed record or the number of titles and entries retrieved in a search. In some windows, Zone 3 specifies whether you are in edit or view-only mode.
If the content of a zone has multiple lines of text, or if a zone is not wide enough to display its entire contents, an arrow will appear at the right end of the zone. Click anywhere within the zone containing the arrow to display its entire contents.
Separate screens that display in the bottom half of the main window. Tabs contain a variety of information (e.g., the holds attached to bibliographic record or the items a patron has checked out). You can display a different tab by clicking on the tab's name. (Keyboard users can use Ctrl T to move forward through the tabs, or Ctrl Shift T to move backward through the tabs.)
Title bar
Displays the window title, and determines whether the window is active or inactive. The title bar of the active window is usually a different color than other title bars. The active window (or dialog) is the one in which you are working.
Toolbar icons
The Toolbar Icons display the actions you can perform in the current mode or with the current record.
Window title
The title of the main window. The window title usually includes the name of your Millennium Application (e.g., Millennium Cataloging), the name of your library, and the number of the record you are currently viewing. The Window Title contains the same name that displays in the status line of character-based terminals and in the title bar of the Web OPAC; this name is set by Innovative at the library's request.

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