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July 18, 2024 Release

New Features

  • Proxy requesting capabilities have been added for Library Staff
  • Added the advanced search fields of series, publisher, place of publication, conference, corporate author, publisher number, contents note, and language

Improvements and Bug Fixes

  • After initial dismissal library alerts will remain dismissed across the site
  • Pickup requests will now include full location name instead of location code
  • Courtesy borrowers can no longer access the ILL form
  • Improved advanced search form by removing subject, author, and genre facets.
  • Improved login redirection

 

July 11, 2024 Release

New Features

  • Added new advanced search field for publishing date range
  • Added option to filter holdings on the record page
  • Requesting workflow for unavailable items (submitted as ILL borrowing requests)

Improvements and Bug Fixes

  • "Bound with" host records are skipped when indexing
  • Added a comment box to the request forms
  • Changed pre-filled ILL form fields for scan requests

 

June 26, 2024 Release

New Features

  • Fully branded 404 and 500 pages with support options
  • Added ILL request options to My Account page
  • Sorting and filtering options in The Shelf
  • Aeon requesting is now functional

Improvements and Bug Fixes

  • Changed parameters for subject headings to be displayed on record pages
  • Modified Articles+ search result parameters
  • Fixes to Access facet for some electronic records
  • Improved validation of required fields on the ILL Request form

 

June 20, 2024 Release

New Features

  • Links to searches matching author and subject headings now available from the record page
  • Sort options for publication date and date added
  • Added ILL request form
  • Added "Email Record" functionality
  • "Get It" record page requesting is functional for Alma and Illiad requesting (but not Aeon)

Improvements and Bug Fixes

  • Improved display of No results page 
  • Modified Keyword search to better support Boolean searching
  • Changed redirect after cancelling a request in Shelf

 

June 13, 2024 Release

Updates since Staff Release on May 21, 2024

New Features

  • Implemented Shelf:
    • view loans, ill requests, scan requests, holds, etc. 
    • For loans show either they can be renewed and display barcode
    • Added options for managing ILL Scans
  • Added facets for "Published" and "Added" date ranges
  • Added feedback request content above footer
  • Added harmful language statement with request for reporting

Improvements and Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug where not all items in a physical holding were available to request
  • Fixed an issue where only 10 of the Database Facets were made available
  • Updated homepage descriptions for BorrowDirect, EZBorrow, ScholarlyCommons, and Philadelphia Area Archives
  • Retain additional search & result context after logging in to request an item
  • Changed post login message for PennKey and Alma login options
  • Fixed a bug that led to an error with accessing e-collections and inventory data
  • Fixed a bug where an error occurred if an item requiring a fee had no transaction data
  • Fixed bug where some request options weren't visible for holdings without items
  • For creators and contributors applied preferred cataloging conventions for role display
  • Better grouping of Non-Latin forms of metadata
  • Fixes an issue where requesting a bound with item sent an error instead of informing user of the issue.
  • Fixed bug in location display name overriding