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Installation Instructions

1 Overview

This document explains how to download OCLC software and how to install it on workstations in your library.

What type of file is used for downloaded software?

You download each program separately.

Software is provided as a self-extracting compressed file (file name extension .exe).

You do not need special software to extract (uncompress) this file.

After extracting the compressed files, you can:

  • Install on 1 workstation. Install from the folder to which you download the software. After extracting, double-click setup.exe to start installation.
  • Or

  • Install on several workstations. Copy the downloaded software to your LAN. Then access the setup.exe file on your LAN from each workstation to install the software on the local workstation.

More information

For more information on installing and configuring the application, please see the Getting Started document for the OCLC application you are installing:

2 Prepare to Download Software

Create temporary folder

Before downloading OCLC software,

Action

On your workstation's hard disk, create a temporary folder to contain the downloaded file(s).

Example: Under the c:\temp or c:\windows\temp folder, create a subfolder named \oclcsw.

If you plan to download several programs, create a separate subfolder for each. This prevents your overwriting files from the program downloaded first when you extract files from additional programs.

Example: Under the c:\temp or c:\windows\temp folder, create a subfolder named for each program you plan to download. You might create the following:

\catme and \illme and \cjk and \label and \dewey.

3 Download Software

Note: Downloading software can take from several minutes to several hours, depending on the size of the file and the speed of your connection.

Step Action
1

Go to the software download site.

2

When prompted, type your authorization number and password. You can use a valid authorization and password for Cataloging, Connexion, Interlibrary Loan or Union List.

3

At the OCLC Access Suite Software and Documentation Download and Updates page, scroll down to the list of software or click the product name in the jump to list. Find the name of the program you want to download.

4

Click the icon for the program you want to download.

5

Verify that the Save As dialog box points to the folder you prepared for downloaded software (or to a subfolder named for the specific program you are downloading). If not, change to the correct folder. Then click Save.

4 Extract Software Files

Uncompress downloaded .exe file

Step Action
1

Start Windows Explorer.

2

View the contents of the folder to which you downloaded the software (for example, c:\temp\oclcsw or c:\temp\ [program name]).

3

Double-click the name of the .exe file you downloaded.

Or

Highlight the file name and press .

4

In the Win-Zip Self Extractor window, click Unzip.

5

Click OK, then click Close.

5 Prepare to Install

Before starting installation

Close all applications, including:

  • Any programs that run in the background, such as screen savers or a utility that monitors system performance.
  • Any programs that run automatically when you start Windows (check the Startup folder - \Start Menu\Programs\Startup).
  • Anti-virus programs (check the System Tray, the area just to the left of the clock).

User requirements

Install most OCLC applications. To install most OCLC programs, you must have local administrator privileges under Windows NT 4.0, 2000, or higher to allow the application to update the necessary system files.

Run most OCLC applications. To run most OCLC programs, you must either:

  • Be a Power User in Windows 2000 or higher to allow you to retain and modify settings and other program files system-wide as needed.
  • Download and install OCLC Permissions software. (Local adminstrator privileges are required to install).

6 Install Software

Start the setup program

Step Action
1

Start Windows Explorer.

2

View the contents of the folder that contains the downloaded OCLC software files.

Example: c:\temp\oclcsw or c:\temp\ [program name]

3

Double-click the file setup.exe.

Or

Highlight setup.exe and press .

Follow installation instructions

Step Action
1

Follow installation instructions to complete each prompt.

2

At the Replace file prompt(s), do not replace files unless instructed to do so by your system administrator.

7 Delete Downloaded Files after Installing Software

Why delete files?

  • Software distribution files can fill many megabytes of hard-disk space.
  • After installing the software, you no longer need these files.
  • You can download another copy whenever needed.

How to delete downloaded files

Step Action
1

Start Windows Explorer.

2

View the contents of the folder to which you downloaded the software (for example, c:\temp\oclcsw or c:\temp\ [program name]).

3

Delete entire folder for downloaded software. Highlight the folder that contains the downloaded files (for example, c:\temp\oclcsw or c:\temp\ [program name]). On the File menu click Delete or press . When asked to confirm the action, click Yes or Yes to All.

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