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BiblioTECH Server
A BiblioTECH server consists of the "core" server plus optional "add-on" server modules.

All of these are standard Windows services.
Technical Requirements
Refer to the BiblioTECH Server Installation Guide for full details

  • Environment
    The server computer can be implemented as either "real" (ie. on a separate physical computer) or "virtual" (ie. hosted on a larger computer).
    In either case, performance will be affected by any other services/applications running on the same computer. Server loading and tuning should take into account that the BiblioTECH system is transaction based and, while generally placing a small load on the computer, during normal operations it can place significant short-term heavy loads.
    This is especially important if installed in a virtualised environment - other 'virtualised' servers do place loads on the underlying infrastructure and, therefore, can affect the BiblioTECH server's performance.



  • Operating System
    A computer running the Microsoft Windows operating system (either 32 or 64 bit - Windows 7/8.x/10 & Server 2008/2012/R2)
    BiblioTECH is designed and developed for the latest Microsoft Windows operating systems
    While a BiblioTECH server may run under Windows XP or Server 2003, it is recommenced that a more current operating system version be used.

  • Resources
    The 'minimum' server must provide 2 CPUs and 2 GB RAM
    The 'recommended' server would provide 4 CPUs and 4GB RAM

  • Network
    All network interfaces on the BiblioTECH server computer must be assigned static IP addresses.

    A BiblioTECH server must have at least one active network interface. If running in 'stand-alone' mode, you will need to add the Microsoft "Loop Back" network adapter.

  • Firewalls
    Any firewall in place (on the server computer or the network) must be configured to allow requests from client computers to access the BiblioTECH server.

    Allow ports   8181, 16000, 16001, 16002  plus ports used by any server Add-On server modules that have been installed

  • Anto-Virus Software
    Anti-Virus software on the server computer must be configured to disable "active file scanning" of the BiblioTECH server's data folders.
    Ensure that the folder   c:\ProgramData\BiblioTECH\v8\server  is excluded from "active file scanning


BiblioTECH Client (MS-Windows)
A BiblioTECH client consists of a set of client modules which are standard Microsoft Windows applications. The minimum installation would  be a Search only "OPAC" client. If other modules are required, then you can install any/all of the BiblioTECH cient modules.

Technical Requirements
Refer to the BiblioTECH Server Installation Guide for full details

  • Operating System
    A computer running the Microsoft Windows operating system
    (either 32 or 64 bit - Windows 7/8.x/Server 2008/Server 2012)
    NB BiblioTECH is designed and developed for the latest Microsoft Windows operating systems
    While a BiblioTECH client may run under Windows XP or Server 2003, it is recommenced that a more current operating system version be used

  • Resources
    The 'minimum' client computers must have 2 CPUs and 2 GB RAM
    For 'busier' environments, the client computers should have 4 CPUs and 4GB RAM


  • Network
    The client computer must have a configured IP address and you need to be able to
    PING the BiblioTECH server.


  • Firewall
    Any firewall in place (on the client computer, the BiblioTECH server computer or on the network) must be configured to allow requests from client computers to access the BiblioTECH server

    Allow ports  8181, 16000, 16001, 16002 & ports used by any server Add-On server modules


  • Other Software
    BiblioTECH works with other applications - if those functions are required, then the relevent software must be installed


BiblioTECH Client (Web Browser)
BiblioTECH provides an web server interface to allow users to search the BiblioTECH catalogue from any
Windows, Unix/Linux, Mac, iPad & Android based computer/device using a standad web browser.
Technical Requirements

  • The web browser must support HTML5 & CSS3 and have JavaScript enabled.


BiblioTECH Client (Unix/Linux, Mac, iPad & Android)
These platforms can access the BiblioTECH system via the Web Browser based client.

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