Voyager Clients & Tools

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There are two methods your library can use to install Voyager on staff computers.

  1. Voyager Client Update Checker
  2. Manual installation

The Voyager Client Update Checker isn’t just for keeping Voyager clients up-to-date when CARLI upgrades the Voyager system every couple of years.  Many libraries choose the Voyager Client Update Checker to install Voyager clients on new computers because it downloads the CARLI consortial versions of the Voyager.ini, the Cataloging tag tables, the consortial Callslip.ini file, and the CARLI_Reports.mdb file.

The Manual Installation option is available if you prefer not to install the Voyager Client Update Checker, but it requires staff to download and update all of the configuration files individually after installation.

Voyager and the Windows 7 Operating System
Voyager System Requirements: Version 9
Using Voyager 9.1.1 with Windows 10


Voyager Client Update Checker

Installation directions and executable file

Voyager Client Update Checker FAQ
Voyager Client Update Checker Installation Instructions with the "Windows Installation Wizard"
Advanced Voyager Client Update Checker Instructions for Installation via the Windows command-line
Voyager Client Update Checker exe


Manual Installation

Installation directions and executable file

Instructions for Downloading and Installing Voyager 9.1.1
Voyager Port Values for I-Share Libraries
VoyagerInstall.exe for 9.1.1


Further setup and initial troubleshooting

Features available in the 9.1.1 Voyager.ini file
Example 9.1.1 Voyager.ini file for I-Share Libraries
Default 9.1.1 Voyager.ini file for I-Share Libraries: Replace XXX in each client stanza with your library's Port number. Replace XXX in the [MARC POSTing] stanza with your library's 3 letter code.
Voyager 9.1.1 Consortial Callslip.ini: Overview and Installation: For directions on downloading and installing the CARLI-modified Callslip.ini, an overview of the file's default settings, and the list of fields in the call slips and route slips, read 
Voyager Reporter Client: Instructions & FAQ

Fix for "Unable to encrypt data on client" Error
Fix for "Unexpected Error. Quitting" Error
Fix for Error 1722 during installation: Directions from Ex Libris say Windows 7/8, but these steps have also worked on Windows 10.

See also: Running & Creating Reports

Installation Instructions

Select an installation guide from the options below, based on which versions of Windows and Microsoft Access you use. To double check which versions you have, see the Frequently Asked Questions on Oracle ODBC Installation.

Installation Guide for 32-bit Windows and 32-bit Access

Installation Guide for 64-bit Windows and 32-bit Access <revised August 9, 2017>

Installation Guide for 64-bit Windows and 64-bit Access <revised November 28, 2017>

Clients and Support Files

Oracle 10g Clients for 32-bit Microsoft Access and Strawn Programs

Version 10203 for Windows Vista™or Windows 7 (10203_client_vista-win7.zip)
Do not use the installation instructions in this .zip file use those in Oracle 10g/ODBC New Installation Guide. You may use this installation package for Windows 7 and up. You must use this package if you will be using Gary Strawn's programs for Voyager.

If you require an installer for Windows XP or 2000, contact the CARLI Office at support@carli.illinois.edu.

ExLibrisOracle.rsp -- Right click and Save As to download this file; BE VERY CAREFUL to download this file as "All Files" format, NOT HTML!

sqlnet.ora -- Right click and Save As to download this file

Oracle 12c Clients for 64-bit Microsoft Access only

Version 12102 for Windows 64 bit (winx64_12102_client.zip)
Oracle has certified Oracle 12c drivers for Windows 10 64-bit; they may work in earlier 64-bit operating systems as well. Note that Ex Libris does not yet support or certify Oracle 12c ODBC drivers for use with Voyager. The 64-bit Oracle 12c drivers will not work with the Strawn programs.

CARLI Reports Database

CARLI_Reports_20XX.mdb file <2016a version posted, May 2017>

Linking the custom CARLI .mdb File (under revision) -- Use this document only if you are downloading a new copy of the database to a workstation that already has Oracle installed.

Updating the Character Set for Oracle 10g (under revision) -- If Access queries display as Error(12001) instead of displaying text with diacritics or other Unicode characters, follow these instructions to update your character set.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Any errors made to bibliographic, holdings, or authority records using any of Mr. Strawn’s programs are the responsibility of the library to correct locally. The CARLI Office will NOT restore any database because of errors made to records by imprudent or incorrect use of Mr. Strawn’s utilities. By installing and running any of Mr. Strawn’s programs, the library accepts this policy.

Installing and Configuring Gary Strawn's Software in CARLI/I-Share Libraries

Getting Started Using Gary Strawn's Software in I-Share Libraries

Using the Utilities for Authority Control Work in I-Share Libraries

Cataloger'sToolkit

Note: Cataloger's Toolkit is a 32-bit application. Running it will require the use of the Oracle 10g ODBC drivers.

2009.11.1506.CatalogersToolkit (version 1.6.291, May 2015)

CtkSupport

Cataloger's Toolkit documentation from Northwestern University Library

Correction Review 

Note: Correction Review is a 32-bit application. Running it will require the use of the Oracle 10g ODBC drivers.

CorrectionReview (version 1.1.78, May 2013)

Correction Receiver 

Note: Correction Receiver is a 32-bit application. Running it will require the use of the Oracle 10g ODBC drivers.

2009.11.1506.CorrectionReceiver (version 1.2.496, April 2015)

Making Changes to Headings

Location Changer 

Note: Location Changer is a 32-bit application. Running it will require the use of the Oracle 10g ODBC drivers.

2009.11.1506.LocationChanger (version 2.1.350, April 2015)

The Vger Location Change Program

Spine Label Printing 

Note: Spine Label is a 32-bit application. Running it will require the use of the Oracle 10g ODBC drivers.

SpineLabels

vgerspin.ini

VgerSpinPrinter.ini

Getting Started With the Spine Label Print Program

IMPORTANT NOTE: Any errors made to bibliographic, holdings, or authority records using any of MarcEdit are the responsibility of the library to correct locally. The CARLI Office will NOT restore any database because of errors made to records by imprudent or incorrect use of this tool. By installing and running MarcEdit, the library accepts this policy.

MarcEdit Development

MarcEdit is developed and maintained by Terry Reese, presently of Ohio State University. The program is available for download, free of charge.

MarcEdit Downloads

CARLI MarcEdit Resources

Connecting to I-Share Databases via Z39.50