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Update for Summon Resolved

[6/25 @ 11:00 am - Matthew]

Updates scheduled for Summon on Thursday, 6/25:


We made the following changes to improve performance and usability with Summon 2.0:

  • RSS Support
  • More details in the DB Recommender list of databases in the admin console; the list of databases now includes:
  • DBID for each database
  • Provider name for each database
  • Improved deduplication rules
  • Better matching of Book/ebook titles based on unique identifiers
  • Improved deduplication of dissertation content type
  • Improved Video Recording content type matching
  • Improved rollups and spotlights
  • Ability to turn off Newspaper Rollups or Image Spotlighting
  • Newspaper articles in a rollup are now removed from the search results
  • Cleaned up related bugs—incorrect behavior for less than 3 results or repetition of results sets 3 or more times

Bug Fixes

We have resolved the following items:

  • Printing search results from the browser results in a jumbled mess
  • Email citation message text is required
  • Application error appears when a change is made to the "results sorted by" option for some searches
  • Preview Pane missing Publication Title field for Reference Content Type
    • APA Citation format should include book edition information
    • Citation links for saved articles mixed up
  • Publication Date Facet: Issues with error checking and when entering two digit years
  • Translation editor setting are not getting translated: "No results were found for this search with your current filter selections. Try clearing your filters to improve your results"
  • Advanced Search
    • User can bypass form validation by clicking Enter to submit Advanced Search
    • Advanced Search Icon not displaying in Chrome

This Update happened on 6/25/15.

Update for Catalog Resolved

[6/19 @ 9:02 am - Ben]

We deleted 259 EBL MARC records today.

This Update happened on 6/19/15.

Update for Catalog Resolved

[6/17 @ 11:50 am - Ben]

We added 636 new docuseek2 MARC records today.

This Update happened on 6/17/15.

Update for Databases Resolved

[6/17 @ 10:59 am - Jeff]

Good morning everyone,

We have set up a new resource this morning. Docuseek2 provides access to academic streaming videos, with over 600 titles in all major disciplines.

We will be loading marc records in the new week or so.

Each video has a Link to/Embed button that will provide a link that can be used to add these videos to blackboard. We have unlimited users on this resource.

I have added this to the database table. Liaisons, now that this is set up as a database asset, please let me know if you would like to associate it with any specific subject, if so, let me know if it should be a “best bet”.

This Update happened on 6/17/15.

Update for Catalog Resolved

[6/17 @ 8:53 am - Ben]

We added 2,341 new Springer MARC records today.

This Update happened on 6/17/15.

Minor Issue for Summon Unresolved

[6/12 @ 12:11 pm - Matthew]

Summon has started adding 2 request buttons on the book detail page. I wrote a short script that fixes the issue, but it turns out that it doesn't work the first time the page loads because of the way Summon's underlying Angular.js works.

![Bad request buttons](Dumb design

I don't have time to refactor our summon scripts to watch for Angular page changes today, but I'll try to dive in on Monday and get this sorted. (Unless of course ProQuest realizes that two identical request buttons that do different things is bad design? Don't hold your breath - they've had 2 identical log in links in the header for a year.)

[11:47 pm - Matthew]

I went ahead and just added a style that hides the second request button. A better fix will be coming soon, but this buys us some time.

This Minor Issue was reported on 6/12/15.

Feature Request for Subject & Course Guides Unresolved

[6/11 @ 9:07 am - Matthew]

We asked Springshare to make the close button be the only way that you can close the input modal window in LibAnalytics, per this suggestion by Ashley:

When entering stats like reference consultations and questions [in LibAnalytics], I somewhat frequently accidentally click outside the box while entering the stats and have to re-enter all of my data. It just crossed my mind that you might be able to change it so that clicking the X in the corner would be the only way to close the box. Just a thought in case it is a possibility and you think it might be a well-received change.

[6/12 @ 12:14 pm - Matthew]

Springshare and I were unable to replicate this particular error, so we'll do some more looking and reopen the issue if it recurs.

[6/24 @ 12:21 pm - Matthew]

Springshare has been able to replicate the problem, now that I realized the problem was with embedded links for libanalytics forms. The code is pretty old, so they will have to do some troubleshooting, but we should have a resolution to this soon.

Changing the request type to a minor issue, since Springshare is calling this a bug.

This Feature Request was reported on 6/11/15.

Maintenance for Databases Maintenance

[7/1 @ 12:00 am - Sara]

EBL will be performing upgrades Wednesday, July 1 from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Patron interface will be inaccessible during this period. Please let us know if you experience problems outside this timeframe.

This Maintenance is scheduled from 12:00am 7/1/15 until 12:00am 7/2/15.

Minor Issue for Summon Resolved

[6/9 @ 3:41 pm - Jeff]

Summon isn't behaving. That's the best I have right now. We are aware that links to books aren't working and apparently Summon is returning results as "books" on a number of items that are actually articles. ProQuest is aware of these major glitches and is working to restore proper functionality.

[6/12 @ 12:13 pm - Matthew]

According to ProQuest, this issue has been resolved.

We have validated that the metadata issue involving records erroneously mapped as a "Book" has been resolved. We have also initiated our second index update of the week, which should go live this Sunday.

In case it happens again, Dave Pattern from the University of Huddersfield has written a JavaScript patch to fix the issue on the client side. Let's hope it doesn't happen again.

This Minor Issue was reported on 6/9/15 and resolved on 6/12/15.

Update for Catalog Resolved

[6/9 @ 10:31 am - Sara]

June Serial Solutions MARC Records 06/09/2015: We added 274 new serial solutions journal Marc records today. We now have 67,103 total in our collection. ​

This Update happened on 6/9/15.