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This plugin provides an easy shortcode macro to generate a table of new arrivals cover art from Syndetics (if available). The cover image are links to the online catalog search results page.

Shortcode examples:

[selco_book_preview lib_code=zum]
[selco_book_preview lib_code=zum num_days=15]
[selco_book_preview lib_code=zum num_days=15 num_images=10]
[selco_book_preview lib_code=zum num_days=15 num_images=10 collect=bgn,-bgnj]

lib_code is your library’s Horizon location code;
num_days is the number of days back the plugin looks for new arrivals. In the example above the plugin will look for all the bib record that were created 15 days from the day that the page is loaded. This parameter is optional, if not specified 30 will be used;
num_images specifies the number of random book images for the table, if not specified 5 will be used. If there are fewer new arrivals then requested, then all the images will be displayed.
collect specify the collection codes of the new material that you want to included. For example, if your library wanted to display the new large print books and you use the collection code blp, you could specify collect= blp instead of an item_type. Collection codes are treated as if there is a wild card character at the end;  collect=b will return new material for all the collection codes that start with a ‘b’, so b,bf,bnf,bj (notice that there is no space between the comma and code) will all be returned. If you want to filter out a collection code you can list it with a ‘-‘ in front of it. For example, bgn,-bgnj will return all the non-juvenile graphic novels.

For items to be included in this list they must have a status of ‘i‘, ‘o‘, ‘tr‘, or ‘h‘:

  • i = available
  • o = checked out
  • tr = transit
  • h = held

Items must be in one of the following collection codes: any of the b and p codes

Installation Instructions

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Change Log

Date of Change Ticket Description
2013/11/14 15932 New in Verion 2.0
2014/02/10   Change base URL for SELCO Horizon web service to the permanent sub domain and version to 2
2015/01/29 21211 Add the auto-update functionality
2017/09/28 29470 Allow user to specify the collection code(s) (multiple collection codes need to be separated by a comma).