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Update for Databases Resolved

[4/21 @ 2:52 pm - Jeff]

Credo Reference is making some slight changes to their interface. Ben and Jeff have looked at the screen shots and they are minor, but should increase usability. Credo wants to roll some libraries over to the new interface in May and test how patrons use the new interface. We don't need to do anything, our links will stay the same. We'v told them to go ahead and included GVSU in their testing.

This Update happened on 4/21/15.

Minor Issue for Link Resolver Unresolved

[4/21 @ 11:18 am - Matthew]

360Link 2.0 includes a "Custom Javascript" function, but it doesn't seem to work. The script is never loaded. Consequently, I've had to load my scripts before the ProQuest libraries, and use timeouts to keep them from executing until all the ProQuest scripts are in place. I've reported this as a bug.

This Minor Issue was reported on 4/21/15.

Feature Request for Chat & Knowledgebase Resolved

[4/17 @ 1:29 pm - Matthew]

The LibChat widget currently doesn't check to see if jQuery is already loaded on a page before loading it, causing the script to be loaded twice in several of our systems (including Summon, 360Link2.0, Ares, Illiad, etc.)

I've asked Springshare to check for jQuery support before loading the script with their widget.

[4/20 @ 10:02 am - Matthew]

Springshare added this to the feature request list, and asked me if I had other reasons to implement it. So I sent along this list along with a suggestion:

  1. Performance - loading jQuery twice adds an extra 35kb plus a sever request to the user's browser. This affects not only speed but also data plans.
  2. jQuery conflicts. If someone is running jQuery 2.x, when you load your jQuery 1.11.x there are a few functions that cause conflicts.
  3. No conflict mode. If you're not running jQuery in no-conflict mode, then you could cause issues with sites that are already running Prototype, or other libraries that have mapped the $ prefix. (Like 360Link from ProQuest). Likewise, if you run it in no conflict mode, you could cause conflicts in versions between my jQuery that I'm loading in 360Link in no conflict mode, if I were running a different version that you! :)

It should be as easy as adding something like this function, adapted from Karl Swedberg's jQueryify bookmarklet:

if(typeof jQuery!='undefined') {
    console.log('This page already using jQuery v'+jQuery.fn.jquery);
} else if (typeof $=='function') {
    $jq=jQuery.noConflict(); // Use $jq in script instead of $

I will update on that status of this once I hear back from Springshare.

[1:41 pm - Matthew]

I took a closer look at Springshare's code, and they are testing for jQuery before they load it with window.jQuery (lines cf. 28). I suspect the issue is that because ProQuest is loading both Prototype (why?!?) and jQuery on 360Link, and running jQuery in no conflict mode, the global jQuery & $ variables are somehow registering as undefined when Springshare's widget queries them. (This article might give some insight.)

Not sure if this can be addressed, since it's a specific case to how two versions of jQuery get loaded when one product is used on another product page, but I'll keep tinkering with it.

[4/21 @ 11:17 am - Matthew]

Since there is no way for me to load the relevant LibChat script after ProQuest loads jQuery until ProQuest fixes their 360Link 2.0 "Custom JavaScript" function, LibChat is checking for jQuery before the other version loads. I'm closing this out as a Springshrare issue, and moving it to the Link Resolver.

This Feature Request was reported on 4/17/15 and resolved on 4/21/15.

Minor Issue for Summon Resolved

[4/17 @ 11:34 am - Matthew]

The script I wrote to add in our chat button in Summon is making it very hard to click on the "Saved Items" icon in Summon, since the actual icon is not part of the markup for the link. My chat button is pushing the link markup further down the page. I'm working on a fix.

[12:31 pm - Matthew]

I've fixed this issue, and also made the chat button display whether chat services are available or not (and improved chat positioning on smaller screens.)

This Minor Issue was reported on 4/17/15 and resolved on 4/17/15.

Feature Request for Subject & Course Guides Unresolved

[4/17 @ 11:01 am - Matthew]

We'd like to be able to manually order the databases listed as "Best Bets" in the Database A-Z list.

[12:39 pm - Matthew]

From Springshare (wow they are fast):

You're not alone in wanting the ability to setup a custom order for your best bet databases. We already have this feature request filed. I'm not sure when the LG developers will be able to actually get it coded, but it is on the list!

This Feature Request was reported on 4/17/15.

Update for Databases Resolved

[4/15 @ 1:46 pm - Matthew]

All database have now been mapped to subjects in the new LibGuides Database A-Z List. If you are a liaison, please take a moment to make sure your subject databases are correct, and thank Amy from KARMS for all the hard work mapping well over half of these databases!

This Update happened on 4/15/15.

Maintenance for Databases Maintenance

[4/15 @ 11:24 am - Sara]

ProQuest Databases will see maintenance on Sat April 19th starting 3pm lasting up to 5 hours.

This Maintenance is scheduled from 11:24am 4/15/15 until 12:00am 4/20/15.

Minor Issue for Link Resolver Resolved

[4/14 @ 3:20 pm - Matthew]

Serials Solutions changed the underlying HTML structure of the default citation fields in 360Link, which means our script is turning up empty fields for all parts of the citation except for the author. I'm looking into it.

[3:41 pm - Matthew]

This happened when we turned on the test functionality for 360Link 2.0. I've turned off those testing features, so the problem has been fixed.

This Minor Issue was reported on 4/14/15 and resolved on 4/14/15.

Minor Issue for Ensemble Video Unresolved

[4/13 @ 4:05 pm - Mary]

Links in catalog are going to the full list of videos and not directly to the video. I am working with Ensemble Video to get this fixed.

This Minor Issue was reported on 4/13/15.

Update for Databases Resolved

[4/13 @ 3:46 pm - Matthew]

Today we mapped databases into subjects beginning with the letters E-G & N-Z. Thanks to Amy from KARMS for helping!

Tomorrow I hope to finish the last few subjects (H-M).

This Update happened on 4/13/15.