This short guide will help you familiarize yourself with the essentials of IrisBG, and allow you to learn some of its principal functionality. The guide is using examples based on data from our Trial database, and is a great way for all new users to get started with IrisBG - Collection Management.
With this guide and basic computer skills, you will learn how to retrieve and update information in the database, and get a taste of the reporting capability of the system. In each section of the guide there is information on how to work with the database, followed by a task for you to try yourself.
If you are unsure of how something works you can always access the searchable Reference Guide Help > Reference Guide menu when logged into IrisBG. Shortcut: F1.
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Once IrisBG is installed on your PC, click on the program icon to launch the system.
When logging on for the first time:
Enter User ‘admin’ and the Password ‘changeme’.
You will then be asked to change your password. The new password must be a minimum of 7 characters and consist of lower- and upper-case letters and digits, and the password strength should at least be