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RC1 Release Notes for Evergreen version

Bugs Fixed (Note: these bug fixes were released

  • SlimPAC: Under uncommon circumstances, searches could ignore the requested search type (such as title or author) and always use keyword. Now subject, author, title, and keyword searches behave properly.
  • Closed Dates Editor (Staff Client, Local Admin): Dates did not always display, or displayed incorrectly.
  • Hold Shelf display (Staff Client, Circulation): If only one hold was on the hold shelf, it would not display.
  • Force This Action override (Staff Client, Circulation): Previously, multiple events tied to one item could not be overridden in one step.
  • Copy Details (OPAC): Copy information displayed incorrectly if organizational hierarchy was more than three levels deep. (Patch from James Fournie / SITKA).
  • Offline/Standalone Client: Transaction list would not clear unless the transactions were printed.
  • Hold Targeter: Enhancement to the holds targeter to make it more efficient and reduce load.
  • Spine Labels (Staff Client, Cataloging): The top margin of the first label was misaligned by a small amount.
  • Spine Labels (Staff Client, Cataloging): In item add, there was database lag time affecting label printing.
  • Authority Record Import (Staff Client, Z39.50 Importer): Authority record import not functioning correctly.
  • Patron Holds (Staff Client, Circulation): Displaying patron’s holds showed all the holds they had ever placed, whether active or not.
  • Z39.50 Client (Staff Client): When searching multiple sources, the display rendering could become unreadable.
  • Renewing Checkouts (Staff Client, Circulation): Critical fix for issues surrounding staff renewing multiple items for a patron.

New Features

These features were first released in
  • MARC Editor (Staff Client, Cataloging): Provide a default record type-behavior when the record is incorrectly coded. Note that it does not replace the improper record type, it simply assigns a default behavior in the event an unrecognized record type is entered.
  • MARC Editor (Staff Client, Cataloging): Copy/Cut/Paste context menus are now available for all editable fields. Right-click in an editable field and the menus pop up.
  • MARC Editor (Staff Client, Cataloging): Authority validation made even more strict, to avoid failing validation on floating subdivisions within a MARC field.
  • Item Attribute Editor, Volume-Copy Editor (Staff Client): Templates now sort alphabetically. Note: templates in lower case will precede templates in upper case.
  • Holdings Maintenance (Staff Client, Local Administration): Allows a choice between "alert on last copy" and "delete with last copy" for bibliographic records.
  • Billing interface (Staff Client, Circulation): Billing retrieval now much faster due to new API (programming).
  • Patron Search (Staff Client): Improved autofocus, which controls how and where the cursor defaults for data entry.
  • Z39.50 Client (Staff Client): PQN search feature restored. PQN (for Prefix Query Notation) is a powerful search tool used by some catalogers for direct querying of Z39.50 servers. To see it in action, try @mosher beer (the equivalent of the keyword search, mosher and beer) or try this more complex search: @or papazian @attr 1=21 beer (a search for papazian or beer except that the first term can be anywhere, while the second term must be in the subject field). Note: found under label, “Raw Text.”
These features are new to
  • MARC Editor (Staff Client, Cataloging): Added “insert copy above” (CTRL-up) and “insert copy below” (CTRL-down) functionality
  • Event Triggers – An entirely new subsystem for automatically running arbitrary, user-defined reaction code when presented with an ILS event defined by the user. Notifications, delayed actions, acquisitions, and many other systems will make use of this new infrastructure. These settings are configurable from the Staff Client per branch or globally.
    • Ability to set pre-due and overdue e-mail notices from the Staff Client – Makes it easier to add new data to notices
    • Automatically marking items as lost after specific overdue period
    • Can be used for generating and creating delays for the sending of hold pickup notices
      • Note: if the hold transits, then the hold notice can’t be delayed once it is checked in at the pickup library; this will be addressed in future releases of 1.6
  • Serials summary display in the OPAC, as well as summary editing in MARC Format for Holdings Data within the staff client.
  • Acquisitions Preview includes a sneak peek at the preliminary work for manual funding management, PO creation, cataloging and receiving processes. These are functional but are not intended for insertion into current workflows. This feature was specifically included to solicit feedback from the community on this important feature.
  • Formal support for Postgresql 8.3
  • Located URIs – adding an 856$9 containing the short name of a location will restrict search and display of entirely electronic records (those with no physical copies) to the location named. In other words, the ability to restrict record visibility to a specific location or set of locations in the same way as copies but without creating dummies. Since there is no physical location, however, this does affect advanced searches wherein the shelving location limiter is used.
  • Dojo profile build specific to Evergreen, increasing load speed dramatically for the OPAC and Staff Clients.
  • BibTemplate OPAC templating – Any field from any version of a record that Evergreen can deliver, with or without embedded holdings, is now available for display using a simple template language which is further extended with basic JavaScript. Template customization is now supported that allows specific data fields to be pulled from the MARC and displayed in the OPAC. Examples would be: added author, alternate title, subject links, and URI data
  • SRU and Z39.50 searches can now be scoped to specific locations
  • Z39.50 now supports a holdings record format
  • More flexible and configurable layouts for many Staff Client interfaces such as buttons for common functions and the ability to choose how you wish to display some information.
  • Many new server configuration interfaces for functions such as circulation policies, hold policies, and notifications.
  • Billing Types are now configured in the Staff Client (admin -> server administration -> billing types). Billing types in opensrf.xml are now deprecated.
  • Patron fine thresholds are now configured in the Staff Client (admin -> local administration -> group penalty thresholds). Group fines thresholds in circ scripts (typically circ_groups.js) are now deprecated.
  • Formal support for IE8
  • Added time granularity display to Patron Items Out screen in the Staff Client. “Due time” now displays along with due date.
  • RefWorks export capability
  • Ability to import holdings via the standard Record Importer (Vandelay)
  • Google Book Preview support as added-content
history/release_notes_1_6_0_0_rc1.txt · Last modified: 2018/04/25 14:20 by dbwells

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