2020 Release Notes

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BUILD 244 | Released January 3, 2020

FIXES

  • Updated Call to Action buttons on the Nelson Theme.
  • Resolved an issue that caused the search bar to display incorrectly on the Nelson Theme.
  • Modified the alpha sorting on Catalogs.

BUILD 245 | Released January 7, 2020

FIXES

  • Fixed an issue that caused the ‘see more’ link to break when the Upcoming Events Block was added to landing pages that were not configured as the front page.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Research Guide List view page to ignore the menu link title name.

BUILD 246 | Released January 9, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Addition of 'Book Joined Room' button on Room Booking List.

FIXES

  • Resolved an issue that could prevent the search bar from functioning when authenticated via IP whitelist.

  • Occupancy counts now recognize total of both rooms when booking a joined room.


 

BUILD 247 | Released January 15, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  • You can now display an image from an external URL in Collections when the Virtual Exhibit is enabled. 

  • Authenticated users can now add collection items to their Saved List.


 

BUILD 248 | Released January 17, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Minor improvements made to the bibliocommons and primo external catalog search configuration to allow for additional parameters.


 

BUILD 249.5 | Released January 24, 2020

NEW FEATURES

FIXES

  • Resolved an issue that caused the incorrect label set to appear on collections in multi-domain environments.
  • Fixed the Exact Match Publication placard search button so it no longer displays with white text on a white background.

BUILD 250 | Released January 28, 2020

FIXES

  • Removed certain links from the Room Bookings > Group page that were linked to non-accessible pages.
  • Resolved an issue that could cause search to fail if OrderBy Column is set

BUILD 251 | Released January 30, 2020

FIXES

  • Fixed an issue that could prevent some Room Booking open and close hour settings from being retained. 


BUILD 252 | Released February 5, 2020

NEW FEATURE

FIXES

  • Resolved an issue that could prevent the event ICS File from displaying the correct time zone information when imported into a supported calendar.

  • Fixed an issue that may prevent RSS Feed items from appearing if there was an identical title.


BUILD 253 | Released February 6, 2020

NEW FEATURE

  • Search for users by username or password in the People Tile.

FIXES

  • Fixed an issue that could cause Stacks to ignore the setting for the ‘expand top collection item by default when viewing a collection’ in the Site Configuration.


BUILD 254 | Released February 11, 2020

IMPROVEMENT

  • Users with the Contributor role now have the ability to create and modify index pages they create.

FIXES

  • Modified the base theme elements to reduce and eliminate errors that were identified by some accessibility checkers.

 


BUILD 255 | Released February 13, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Configure External Catalog search users/patrons will use by based on IP ranges.
  • New Option to hide the Submit button on Easy Forms.
  • New Option to add an Easy Form as a block on a Landing Page.
  • New Option to Show/Hide Social Sharing Icons on an Easy Form.

FIXES

  • Fixed an issue that could prevent Easy Forms Preview Page settings from being saved.
  • Resolved an issue that caused Password Request links on Patron Login screens for SSO or ILS login options

BUILD 256 | Released February 20, 2020

FIXES

  • Resolved an issue that could prevent the Reset Button from displaying on Easy Forms.
  • Resolved an issue that caused an error when modifying Default hours for Rooms.

BUILD 257 | Released February 25, 2020

FIXES:

  • minor fixes.

BUILD 258 / 258.5 | Released February 28, 2020

FIXES

  • Minor updates to theme templates.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the IP whitelisted primary and alternate external catalog search from executing.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented RSS Feeds from updating.

 

BUILD 259 | Released March 4, 2020

ENHANCEMENTS

  • New Buttons with custom labels and links can be added to Collections.
  • Upon successful registration users will be redirected to the login page on the mobile application.

FIXES

  • Fixed an issue that could prevent Exact match publication from rendering due to an error check.

 


BUILD 260 | Released March 10, 2020

NEW FEATURES

ENHANCEMENTS

  • Improved handling of Collection Imports. Items with errors will be skipped.

FIXES

  • Resolved an issue that could prevent external catalog searches from being performed successfully in Internet Explorer.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the EDS Comments Toggle setting from being saved.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause an external catalog search query was performing an EDS API search in Safari.  

BUILD 260.5 | Released March 11, 2020

FIXES

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Add to Saved List button changing to a Link when the Change Buttons to Link option was enabled.

BUILD 261 | Released March 12, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Increasing the number of RSS Items that are stored in Stacks.  

FIXES

  • Resolved an issue that was causing Google Fonts to generate multiple errors.
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent users from being assigned to a domain in a multidomain environment.

 

BUILD 262 | Released March 17, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Ability to toggle ShareThis icons for different content types (previously the setting was global).
  • Modified the spelling for Deutsch in Google Translate.
  • Ability to turn off the Advanced Search feature of the Stacks Search Application.

FIXES


 

BUILD 263 | Released March 19, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Patron Modal Alerts option to Force Alerts/Notifications to appear on each load.
  • Added padding on images for Room Bookings.
  • Removal of the OpenAthens option from Primary Authentication Drop-down.
  • Google Font Optimization

FIXES

  • Resolved an issue that caused some Database listing titles to be incorrect.
  • Resolved an issue that caused Main Menu titles to be incorrect.
  • Updated the spelling errors caused by Google Translate.
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent the Stacks Search Application from returning results in Bento.

 


 

BUILD 264 | Released March 26, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Users with Contributor role can create & edit filter vocabularies.
  • Search results page and pagination available for McMaster Catalog.
  • Improved load times for Collections that are very large (8,000+ Items).
  • Modified resource flow images to use secure (https) links.

FIXES

  • All RSS items appear in the paginated view when clicking “see more” on an RSS Block.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent SIRSI Query Parameters from being retained.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the “Read Online” button from appearing on Collections without a URL entered.
  • Adjustments made to Bento Boxes that could prevent columns on the right unclickable.

BUILD 265 | Released March 31, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  • New ability to do a Collections based search with the main search bar.

FIXES

  • Fixed an issue that could cause holding information to display multiple times.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented ISBN Queries with Sirsi from populating the correct URL in Resource Flows.

BUILD 266 | Released April 2, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Event Signups now allow Admin to select phone or email as required fields.
  • New Collections AND/OR Filtering behavior
  • Increased limit for Menu URLs

FIXES

  • Fixed an issue that could cause the search term to change when number of results is modified.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause ‘No Results’ to appear when refining search using filters.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Next button at the bottom of EDS Search results to not function.

BUILD 267 | Released April 7, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Default field labels in Collections modified to generic labels.
  • Ability to Hide specific Collection fields from being displayed in List and Detail View.
  • Collections search functionality now searches all Collection fields.

FIXES

  • Resolved an issue that prevented Secondary Authentication from working.
  • Resolved an issue that could cause duplicate vocabulary terms from being created in Collections.

BUILD 268 | Released April 9, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Renamed the Collections Publication Date field label to Publication Year.
  • New ability to hide the “see all results” link in Bento Results.
  • Ability to Edit the Publication Finder modal Title and Summary text.
  • Simplified the Google Analytics configuration Page.

BUILD 269 | Released April 16, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  •  Modified the Search query to allow for more characters
  •  Virtual Collections View Resource button has ability to be changed to link.

FIXES

  • Modified permissions for Events Manager Role to limit access to the Events tile.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented ability to sort filter vocabulary terms in Collections.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented filter vocabularies from showing in filters.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent titles from appearing in certain collections views.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the search bar from retaining search terms when filters are applied.

 


BUILD 270 | Released April 21, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

FIXES

  • Modified the sort filter of collections to use alphabetical sorting of Filter Vocabulary terms.

 


BUILD 271 | Released April 24, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Confirmation Pop-up appears when removing an item from a Saved Items list.
  • Collection fields display order can now be changed.

FIXES

  • Resolved an issue that prevented EDS Search Results buttons appear in the Results list view.

 


BUILD 272 | Released April 28, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Ability to change the search results count preposition ‘of’ to accommodate translations.
  • Collection fields display order can now be changed.
  • When creating a EDS Bento if no facets are returned instead of defaulting to source type, messaging will indicate no facets are found.
  • Updated the default iOS app icon

FIXES

  • Modified the column layouts for the Bento results page to prevent alignment issues.

 


BUILD 273 | Released April 30, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Improved system messaging when new items are added to a saved list.
  • Ability to upload PowerPoint (.ppt and.pptx) and Excel (.xls and .xlsx) file formats to Index entries.

FIXES

  • RSS item display settings are now reflected anywhere RSS feeds are displayed.
  • The Admin Toolbar Support button to link has been modified to direct users to the current support site.

 


BUILD 274 | Released May 5, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Removed the ‘Log in to post comments’ link from the details page of Collection items.
  • A ‘Back to Top’ link can now be enabled in the footer allowing site visitors to auto-scroll to the top of the current page.
  • Animated Preloader can be enabled to identify when content is loading on a page.

FIXES

  • Resolved an issue that could prevent Publish/Unpublish dates from appearing in the publishing content workflow tab.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented filter vocabulary alphabetical sort feature from working.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the publication field from displaying correctly in Collections.
  • When content protection is enabled for News Articles, only the title will be visible on the News Article page and latest 5 articles teaser block.

 


BUILD 275 | Released May 7, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Improved Custom EDS Search filtering allows users to append a search term to filter.

FIXES

  • Resolved an issue that forced captcha challenges to be completed on the preview page of an Easy Form before going to the previous page of the form.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented stemmed search terms from returning expected results.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented facet filters for Subjects from returning when there are subjects available.

 


BUILD 276 | Released May 12, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

 


BUILD 277 | Released May 14, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  • PubMed Catalog configuration updated functionality to select PubMed Legacy or New User Interface and take advantage of Outside Tools.
  • McMaster Catalog configuration updated with selectable PubMed User Interface.

FIXES

  • Fixed an issue that prevented older easy forms from displaying in the content blocks for landing pages.

 


BUILD 278 | Released May 21, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Cleaned up the Menu Tab options in the Mobile application settings.
  • Title text is now displayed when users hover over images in Sliders.

FIXES

  • Resolved an issue that prevented customized field labels from displaying in the Directory Listings detailed view.

 


BUILD 279 | Released May 26, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Resource Flows can now integrate with Sierra ILS to display holdings information.
  • Update to the button behavior for saved items. When an item appears in a Saved list the button will change to Remove from Saved List.

FIXES

  • Resolved an issue that prevented field labels from updating in the Directory Listings detailed view.

 


BUILD 280 | Released May 28, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Support to import csv files with multiple buttons and links on a single record.
  • Ability to configure a Directory Listings Search using the main search bar.
     

BUILD 281 | Released June 2, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  • UI changes to how the My Saved List button behaves when adding or removing items.

FIXES

  • Resolved an issue that caused the default label for index pages to override custom label.

 


BUILD 282 | Released June 4, 2020

FIXES

  • Resolved an issue that caused the phone number to render incorrectly in the Location & Hours modal.
  • Modified the Aurora theme to prevent menu from being hidden when a gradient overlay is used.

 


BUILD 283 | Released June 9, 2020

NEW FEATURES

  • Patrons can now generate RSS Feeds for Events and/or News articles allowing them to subscribe to important information. 
  • Addition of Content Protection settings for Events.
  • Collections now has a search results counter.

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Optimization of Google Places integration to reduce the number of API calls.
  • Adjusted the My Save List items to have a label and input for improved accessibility.
  • Links added to Filter Vocabulary terms in Collections.

FIXES

  • Resolved an issue that could cause previously-used but now deleted categories, type and topic terms to appear in the Event filters.

BUILD 284 | Released June 17, 2020

NEW FEAUTRES

  • New SMTP Settings tile allows you to configure emails to be sent from your Email Server.

IMPROVEMENTS

  • “See More” button text can now be customized in Site Labels.

FIXES

  • Resolved an issue that could prevent the patron modal from appearing when loading the homepage.
  • Fixed an issue that caused prevented the calendar icon from appearing next to events that are content-protected.

BUILD 285 | Released June 23, 2020

ENHANCEMENTS

  • IPv6 support for IP Whitelisting.

  • Updated Protect Event labeling

  • Site label now configurable for Select All in Collections 


BUILD 286 | Released June 30, 2020

ENHANCEMENTS

  • New ability to notify users when a new account has been created for them.

BUILD 287 | Released July 7, 2020

ENHANCEMENTS

  • New ability to add Collection items to Saved Searches.

FIXES

  • Resolved an issue that could cause search result counts to be incorrect on the Bento Search result page.

BUILD 288 | Released July 14, 2020

FIXES

  • Resolved an issue that could cause the words "Show Title:" to appear at the bottom of Easy Forms.

BUILD 289 | Released July 21, 2020

FIXES

  • Resolved an issue that prevented the generic book cover image from appearing.

BUILD 290 | Released July 28, 2020

FIXES

  • Resolved an issue that could prevent Bento results from displaying holdings information.

BUILD 291 | Released August 11, 2020

FIXES

  • Resolved an issue where new registration confirmation messages were not appearing on the page.
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent Easy Form blocks from added to a Landing page.

ENHANCEMENTS

  • Nested Filter Vocabulary allowing terms to be organized in a heirarchy.
  • Loading Spinner updated.

BUILD 292 | Released August 18, 2020

ENHANCEMENTS

  • Modifications to password requirements

    • Passwords must be between 8-64 characters;
    • Passwords cannot have repetitive characters; and
    • Passwords cannot be made with common or easy to guess phrases.
  • Footer Paths modified and labels added.

BUILD 293 | Released August 26, 2020

NEW FEATURES

  • Overdrive has been added to Catalogs
  • Directory settings enabled for Mobile

BUILD 294 | Released September 2, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Passwords validated against a blacklist passwords
  • Geo Location & Image fields added to Directory Listings.
  • New Mobile Icons added for directories and E-Resources.

FIXES

  • Fixed an issue that could cause an Ajax error when attempting to add the latest 5 news article block onto a landing page.

BUILD 295 | Released September 9, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  • UpToDate title links to customer URL

FIXES

  • Resolved an issue that could cause some Sirsi External catalog searches to fail
  • Resolved an issue that prevented the Read Less link on callouts from functioning when main language isn't english
  • Resolved an issue that could cause unknown characters to appear in News Article teaser blocks.
  • Modified Event signup system messaging to better reflect event settings
  • Modified the Pubfinder date format when an invalid format is received from the API.

BUILD 297 | Released September 23, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Addition of 5 regular fields for Collections.

FIXES

  • Resolved an issue that caused an error message to appear when clicking on labels in a saved list instead of the checkbox
  • Resolved an issue that caused long delays in loading the edit page of Resource flows that contained lots of items.
  • Resolved an issue that could cause the preloader to persist in Internet Explorer 11.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented translated filter vocabulary from appearing in the list of selectable options in Database listings in the corresponding language.
  • Resolved an issue that caused the Patron modal to open the user page instead of the patron login in Internet Explorer.

BUILD 298 | Released September 29, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Addition of EZProxy prefix to authenticated content
  • New feature to disable machine translation on Collection item titles.

FIXES

  • Protected content now shows a login link in search results when viewed by unauthenticated users.
  • Added the Body field Label for Collection items.

BUILD 299 | Released October 7, 2020

FIXES

  • Resolved an issue that prevented dates from populating Day Month and Year fields when selecting a date from the calendar pop-up.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented some domains being used for patron self-registration.

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Events that are content protect are filtered out of search results.
  • New Integration - ExLibris Summons (Search)

BUILD 300 | Released October 14, 2020

FIXES

  • Resolved an issue that could cause barcode errors when using Sierra to authenticate.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented more than one administrator from signing up to events using the front end user interface.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the "See More" link from passing a term into Summon.

BUILD 301.5 | Released October 20, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  • New ability to hide the Refine EDS Search results button.
  • New ability to disable Google Translate on page load.

FIXES

  • Resolved an issue that caused duplicate menu items.
  • Resolved an issue that caused duplicate location tabs to appear in the Location & Hours block.
  • Removed the requirement of an image for featured database listings.

BUILD 302 | Released October 27, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Custom labels now appear in the Directory Listings dashboard instead of default labels where applicable.
  • Google Translate on page load has been turned off as a default setting.
  • Clicking on the title of content protected material will prompt users with a login screen.

FIXES

  • Modified closed dates to prevent a system error on all-day bookings when an end time was not entered.
  • Modified the unique value rules for Easy form fields to prevent duplicates entries.

BUILD 302.5 | Released October 28, 2020

FIXES

  • Resolved an issue that caused erroneous unique value system message in some easy forms

BUILD 303 | Released November 3, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  • New feature to Disable or Enable the "Read More" button on PubMed Bentos.
  • New site labels for Research Starters and Exact Match Publisher.

FIXES

  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the addition of Sharepoint Profiles.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause incorrect values for checked out items using Sierra.

BUILD 304 | Released November 17, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Topic Groups and Topic Entries are now searchable with Stacks Internal Search
  • Multiple categories can now be selected for events
  • Multiple categories can now be selected for Database listings
  • Warning about JavaScript field on Custom block added for clarification.

FIXES

  • Resolved an issue that would cause a white background to appear when transitioning between slider images.
  • Resolved an issue that sometimes caused the default language text to be invisible.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented the Hide Expander settings to be ignored.

 


BUILD 305 | Released November 19, 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Important Security updates.

BUILD 306 | Released November 24 2020

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Updated System Messaging for Incorrect Credentials.
  • Updated Novelist Mobile API
  • Updated Novelist Widget API