Aspen Discovery

Aspen Discovery 22.08.00 Release Notes

Aspen Discovery announced this week that the 22.08.00 release is now available.

See the Release Summary here.

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22.08.00 Release Notes

Account Menu Updates

  • Update account menu and account sidebar so all items are in the same order and have consistent names.
  • Remove Lists Account Menu within the sidebar and direct users to the Lists page.
  • Change Fines and Messages menu to just Fines
  • Update reference to My Account, My Ratings, etc to Your Account and Your Ratings.

Collection Spotlight Updates

  • Properly create collection spotlights from searches that have filters which are only available in Advanced Search.

EBSCO updates

  • Consortia can use both EBSCOhost and EDS. Only one of these may be active for a single library at a time. Aspen will defer to EDS if both have search settings, but if EDS search settings are set to "none" EBSCOhost will be the active Articles & Databases search source.

Evergreen Updates

  • Process both large bibs xml file and all bibs MARC file for full export.
  • When a hold fails, do additional checking for error messages to display to the patron.

Evolve Updates

  • Setup indexing for evolve based on MARC exports as well as changes from the API.
  • Allow patrons to login to their account
  • Load Checkouts, Holds, and Fines from Evolve.
  • Allow patrons to place holds.
  • Allow patrons to cancel holds and change hold pickup locations.
  • Allow patrons to renew checked out titles.

Grouping Updates

  • Do additional validation of languages from MARC records to ensure the language is 3 characters and that it does not contain spaces.

Hoopla Updates

  • Support Binge Pass records from Hoopla.

Indexing Updates

  • Performance updates when indexing records.
    • Detect duplicate records owned and records to include rules and only process once per rule.
    • Optimization when checking if an item is owned by a library if the library has lots of locations.
    • Optimization of Hoopla record scoping.
    • Code based optimization to use more efficient structures and calls.
    • Optimization determining item identifiers.
  • When checking the bib for call number use the 082 field if a call number is not found anywhere else.
  • When indexing formats from items, use the bib level format if the item field does not exist in the translation map.

OverDrive Updates

  • Default allow large deletes on.

PayPal Updates

  • If no reason is provided for a fine, pass the message to PayPal as the name of the fine.
  • Disable Shipping information when paying Fines and Fees with PayPal.

Saved Search Notifications

  • Automatically check saved searches for a user to see if they have titles added in the last week.
  • When a user has saved searches with new results, show a badge in the account menu to indicate they have new titles.
  • In search history, indicate which searches have new titles in the last week with a link to see just those titles.
  • When showing results for a saved search in search results or a browse category, show a badge indicating new titles above the cover.
  • Log files for checking search updates can be found in the System Reports section of Aspen Admin.

Search Updates

  • When applying a default availability toggle, properly filter formats based on the default toggle value.
  • Update display of editions within search results and grouped work display to eliminate scrolling side to side and add an option to display content with or without labels.
  • Change Quick Copy View terminology to Where is It?
  • Add the ability to display the New Flag on all new titles within search results within Grouped Work Display Settings.

Sierra Updates

  • Updates to messaging when a fine cannot be completed within Sierra.

Symphony Updates

  • Only check the latest uploaded file to see if it is still changing.
  • Handle cases where serials data is exported into the MARC export as partially complete MARC records.

Other Updates

  • If a checked out item has a hold on it, display that information to the user and hide the renew option.
  • Updated the modal title for placing item level holds.
  • Properly center titles within Explore More.
  • Update terminology for "Remember Me" on login screens to "Keep Me Signed In".
  • When Bypass Automatic Logout is turned on for a staff user, treat the session as if "Keep Me Signed In" was enabled.
  • All Administration pages will now have a save button that can be tapped instead of having to scroll to the top of the page.
  • Add a graph of Wait Time for the previous two weeks to the greenhouse.
  • Allow Single Works to be passed to indexers from the command line.
  • Optimization for clearing expired session.
  • Set a default crawl delay of 10 seconds for robots.

Aspen LiDA Updates

  • Added saved searches to the account drawer which will also indicate how many searches have had new titles added in the last week.
  • Added a saved searches screen for a list of a user's saved searches and a badge if new titles have been added in the last week.
  • When showing results for a saved search in search results or as a browse category, show a badge indicating new titles above the cover.
  • Limit home page categories to 5 by default even if the first 5 categories have subcategories.
  • When adding titles to a list, and if other lists exist, pre-select the last used list.
  • Fixed an issue that would allow a user to make multiple lists with the same title.
  • Fixed an issue where Android users couldn't interact with the login or grouped work screens.
  • Fixed an issue where if a user list was hidden as a browse category, it wouldn't display on the lists screen.

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