Aspen Discovery

Aspen Discovery Announces 20.02 Release & Notes

Aspen Discovery announced this week that the 20.02 release is available. This major release includes 7 improvements and 6 bug fixes.

Mark Noble, Aspen Discovery Developer, recently commented on the release:

This release responds to the needs of our libraries with a focus on making search results easier to understand for users.

Release Notes

Administration updates

  • Add the ability to open sidebar links in a new tab.

OverDrive updates

  • Remove OverDrive Auto Checkout functionality that was deprecated by OverDrive.

Search updates

  • Advanced Searches by Publisher are now case insensitive.
  • Added a new facet for Publisher which is disabled by default.
  • Additional normalization of publisher data.
  • Allow administrators to override Unknown and Undetermined languages to a specified language. Defaults to English.
  • Trim trailing whitespace from searches done via the API.

Bug/minor fixes

  • Make sure that patrons with extremely long names can login properly.
  • Present better error information when patrons cannot be revalidated due to incorrect information or the ILS being unavailable.
  • Update API to placeHold to allow use of campus parameter or pickupLocation parameter.
  • Cleanup logic to determine when a user is at an OPAC station to better handle auto-logout code.
  • Add additional information to Help/IP page to show the location of the user as well as whether or not they are at an OPAC station.
  • Fixes for Book cover cleanup to remove older files

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