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    Eclipse - Library Software

    Do you use eclipse in your Library/Learning Resourse Centre?
    If so what version is used? SQL server version or Access Version.

    If so do you have any problems with it?

    According to our LRC it keeps losing book reviews that the kids have entered amongst other things.

    Cheers in advance


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    Re: Eclipse - Library Software

    Tell you soon as just brought it here

    But other people have it so thye might be able to answer

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    Re: Eclipse - Library Software

    Do a search - there are already loads of opinions on Eclipse - nothing I can add to for my install anyway.

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    Re: Eclipse - Library Software

    I have used Eclipse (Access version) and it works great. In my current job, they were considering changing to the SQL version from 'Heritage' which is pants but lack of funds meant that we couldn't

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    Re: Eclipse - Library Software

    We use the access version and there always seems to be strange things like reviews being submitted with no images or images with no review text.

    Also other quirks relating to users in the wrong place or not being seen lots of little things I can't remember but the librarian always seems to be coming to me asking about stuff of which I haven't a clue as it's quite an esoteric program. Eclipse support always maintain there is nothing wrong with it.

    Also had some fun recently after I applied a fingerprint scanner update which was only supposed to be for a certain version of the scanner software but I couldn't find what version we were running so I ran it anyway turned out to be wrong but eclipse did send me the cd to update the fingerprint software the second time I rang.

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    Re: Eclipse - Library Software

    we have the access version, seems pretty good, but searchstar is shit unless it has full access to the c drive and the share.

    Got it sort of working by using a script to copy the whole eclipse2 dir from the librarian to a full access share folder.

    This way if they somehow gain access they cant delete the librarians copy.

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    Re: Eclipse - Library Software

    We use the Access version and haven't had any major issues with it to be honest. A dead finger print reader a while back, but that was sorted. Seems to do the job.

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    Re: Eclipse - Library Software

    I should add that the only reason for us wanting the SQL version is because of some of the additional modules available. The one particular module our library needed was the 'aquisition' module (something to do buying books) - the cost of this tipped it over the edge.

    Like I said, I now have to put up with the strange way that Heritage works with tis requiring wiered permissions.

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    Re: Eclipse - Library Software

    This is one reason I ddn't like Eclipse when reviewing it. It looks nice and sounds great, but its module after module after module, and in the end it costs loads more than everythign else. I looked at Access-it and for the money that would cost, yes on paper it looked more than Eclipse but when you worked it out to ensure you had every eclipse module in that access it gives you out of the box, it would make some significant savings by going for Access-it

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    Re: Eclipse - Library Software

    We use Eclipse and have had no trouble with it in few years we've had it.

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    Re: Eclipse - Library Software

    We've had Eclipse for 2 years nearly and hopefully the librarian will have got 30 books on the system by its anniversary.

    Worst £2k we ever spent.

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    Re: Eclipse - Library Software

    Quote Originally Posted by Simcfc73
    We've had Eclipse for 2 years nearly and hopefully the librarian will have got 30 books on the system by its anniversary.

    Worst £2k we ever spent.
    That's tragic.

    We got Eclipse this year and think it's great. (I can't help with the original question, though).

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    Re: Eclipse - Library Software

    Quote Originally Posted by Midget
    we have the access version, seems pretty good, but searchstar is shit unless it has full access to the c drive and the share.
    We haven't experienced this. In my experience, Searchstar just needs the default file permissions for it's installation folder.

    Eclipse, on the other hand, needs the user to have full access to the installation folder.

    Everyone needs full access to the server share, in all cases.

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    Re: Eclipse - Library Software

    We also use eclipse, the access version, but im not sure if the kids do the book reviews etc..... i will have to ask the Lib about that one

    But i must have installed it 2 years back, and have had to do very little maintainance on it....... i would say its very stable overall!

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    Re: Eclipse - Library Software

    Worked well here. Parent complained about fingerprinting so had to cease using that, then Librarian was made redundant and so now so is Eclipse - £2k wasted here too [and the Librarians time entering our 2000 books!].

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