The BiblioTECH Client consists of a number of modules.
The Search module is mandatory and will be present on all BiblioTECH Client computers.
Other modules are optional.
When you launch the BiblioTECH Client, it will :-
perform basic housekeeping
establish communciations with the BiblioTECH server
install/upgrade the Menu Manager (if a new version is available on the BiblioTECH server)
install/upgrade the Search Client (if a new version is available on the BiblioTECH server)
check if any modules other than Search are installed on the computer.
if Search is the only module, Search will be auto-started, otherwise, the BiblioTECH Menu Manager will be displayed.
In addition to providing the actual menu, the Menu Manager is responsible for ensuring all locally installed modules are upgraded
(if newer versions are available on the BiblioTECH server).
Icons will only be displayed for those client modules which have been installed on the local computer.
While it is possible to setup desktop icons for the individual BiblioTECH modules directly (rather than using the BiblioTECH Menu) This is NOT a good idea as it will effectively bypass the client auto-update processes.
If only Search is installed, the Client Launcher will auto-start Search and not display the menu.
You can force the menu to display by holding down the Ctrl key until the Menu Manager has started
Installing Additional Modules
If the only client module currently installed is the BiblioTECH Search module, the Menu will not be shown - Search will be automatically opened.
In this case you must force the Menu to show ...
Locate the BibioTECH Launcher icon and click once to select it
Hold the [Control] key down and press the [Enter] key. Keep holding the [Control] key down until the Menu appears.
To install/remove BiblioTECH modules, in the Menu Manager, select the File à Install menu option
After entering a password with sufficient rights, the client module installer will be displayed
Install or Remove modules as desired by clicking on the buttons.
Click on the Done button when finished.
Module Status Bar
Each main client module includes a status bar along the bottom of the window. This displays the current BiblioTECH time and the BiblioTECH License status.
BiblioTECH System Information
The Help - About menu option provides a panel detailing information about the BiblioTECH installation. A further panel, providing more detailed technical information, is available by clicking on the [System Details] button