Aleph Version 23 Client

FALSC supports three Aleph version 23 servers that are available to institutions:
  • Production (or Prod) – This is our main working environment where all routine transactions take place. It contains live up-to-date data for all components of the system (circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, etc.)
  • Test – The Test server is exactly what the name implies, a place to test out new settings or functionality without affecting the production data. This server is heavily used by FALSC staff to tweak various settings in the system before making any changes on the production server. Data on the test server is typically static and is not up-to-date. FALSC refreshes the Test server data periodically as needed.
  • Report server – The Report server is used by the SUS institutions and by FALSC to run various system and custom reports without affecting the performance of the production server. Data on the Report server is refreshed at the end of each day, so all but time-specific reports can be completed on this system.

Instructions for Downloading the Client Software

From the list below, find your institution and click on which client software you wish to download (Production, Test, or Report). You will be prompted to enter a username and password. Use a valid Aleph account from your institution to begin the download process. Follow the instructions given by your browser to complete the download. FALSC recommends that you save the file to a separate folder or to a flash drive, especially if you are installing the software on multiple workstations.

Institution Production Test Report Server
Broward College Prod Client Test Client  
Chipola College Prod Client Test Client  
College of Central Florida Prod Client Test Client  
Daytona State College Prod Client Test Client  
Eastern Florida State College Prod Client Test Client  
Florida A&M Univ. Prod Client Test Client Report Client
Florida Acad. Repository (FLARE) Prod Client Test Client Report Client  
Florida Atlantic Univ. Prod Client Test Client Report Client
Florida Gateway College Prod Client Test Client  
Florida Gulf Coast Univ. Prod Client Test Client Report Client
Florida International Univ. Prod Client Test Client Report Client
Florida Keys Comm. College Prod Client Test Client  
Florida Polytechnic Univ. Prod Client Test Client Report Client
Florida Southwestern College Prod Client Test Client  
Florida State College at Jax Prod Client Test Client  
Florida State Univ. Prod Client Test Client Report Client
Gulf Coast State College Prod Client Test Client  
Hillsborough Comm. College Prod Client Test Client  
Indian River State College Prod Client Test Client  
Lake Sumter State College Prod Client Test Client  
Miami Dade College Prod Client Test Client  
New College Prod Client Test Client Report Client
North Florida Comm. College Prod Client Test Client  
NW Florida State College Prod Client Test Client  
Palm Beach State College Prod Client Test Client  
Pasco-Hernando State College Prod Client Test Client  
Pensacola State College Prod Client Test Client  
Polk State College Prod Client Test Client  
Santa Fe College Prod Client Test Client  
Seminole State College Prod Client Test Client  
South Florida State College Prod Client Test Client  
St. Johns River State College Prod Client Test Client  
St. Petersburg College Prod Client Test Client  
State College of FL-Manatee Prod Client Test Client  
Tallahassee Comm. College Prod Client Test Client  
Univ. of Central Florida Prod Client Test Client Report Client
Univ. of Florida Prod Client Test Client Report Client
Univ. of North Florida Prod Client Test Client Report Client
Univ. of South Florida Prod Client Test Client Report Client
Univ. of West Florida Prod Client Test Client Report Client
Valencia College Prod Client Test Client  

Instructions for Installing the Client Software

Once you have downloaded the Aleph version 23 client software, you will need to install it on every workstation that is used to interact with the system. Simply click on the executable file and follow the instructions when prompted. It may prompt you at the end to restart Windows.

Here are some tips to ensure the software loads successfully:

  • Put the executable file on a shared drive or a flash drive. This will prevent you from having to download the file from this site multiple times, and it should make it easier to install the software on several workstations.
  • Most networks require that the software be installed on the computer by someone who has administrator privileges. If you receive an error installing the software, check to make sure that you are logged on as an administrator. One way to ensure this is to right-click on the executable file name. A menu should appear with an option to “Run as Administrator.” Choose this option to start the installation process.
  • Remember that many institutions use a variety of anti-virus programs that may block the software from installing. These programs may need to be disabled or programmed to allow the client software to load.

If you have any issues with the installation process, please feel free to contact the FLVC Help Desk at help@flvc.org.

Aleph Client-Related Software

In addition to the Aleph client, some libraries may also use several other related programs that assist in various system related functions. Below is a list of these programs along with a description and a link to download the executable file. For assistance in installing and configuring these programs, please search our comprehensive knowledge base or contact the FLVC Help desk at help@flvc.org.

  • GenLoad (v.2.2.14) - GenLoad is special PC-based program developed and maintained by FALSC to assist the SUS libraries in batchloading records into Aleph. Once downloaded and installed, library staff can log in to GenLoad, choose a vendor profile and a record file, and then the program automatically loads records directly into Aleph.
  • LabelPrnA - LabelPrnA is a spine label program used by the SUS libraries. Staff can use it to retrieve item location information (Sublibary, Collection and Call Number) by entering an item barcode. Once the information is displayed, a spine label can be printed including the call number and any other information from the item record.
  • UMDPrint (v.2.3.1) - UMDPrint is a spine label program developed by the University of Minnesota-Duluth which have been adapted for use by FALSC. Several of the FCS libraries have been using the program to print "one-off" spine labels in conjunction with the Aleph Cataloging module. It requires the use of a quality label printer, preferably a thermal transfer printer such as the Zebra TLP2844 or Zebra GC420t.