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Prism Release Preview 14th December 2015

We’re pleased to announce that the latest release of Prism is now available for you to preview. This release contains two new eContent providers, some enhancements to the Prism Pro ILL Request form and enabling some future integrations with Prism by exposing the borrower barcode and borrower type via Javascript.

eContent Providers
We’ve now added support for both Askews & Holts and Bolinda BorrowBox to Prism, which allows your end users to search for and download both ebook and audiobook files without having to leave Prism 3, as they already can for Overdrive titles.

The availability display for eContent is tailored to digital items, with formats supported, copies available and the size of any reservation queue (Askews & Holts) or when the next title is available (BorrowBox).

Askews ebooks

Once a borrower clicks the “Login to request” button and completes authentication, if the item is available they can proceed to immediately download it to their device:

Askews ebook signed-in

The final piece of the puzzle is the eContent tab in My Account. This displays a consolidated list of all pending eContent reservations and loans from all providers you have configured for your tenancy:

My Account eContent consolidated

If your library subscribes to Overdrive, Holts & Askews or Bolinda BorrowBox and you would like to surface these for acquisition inside Prism, please contact your Account Manager, who can talk you through the steps required to set these up.

We’ve enabled Overdrive, Askews & Holts and Bolinda BorrowBox into our Birmingham tenancy, so to have a sneak peek at the integration you can follow this prepared search link and then facet by collection, which includes three separate entries – one for each provider.

We’ll be adding further eContent providers in the future, so please let us know through the available feedback channels which ones you’d like to see.

Prism Pro ILL Request enhancements
Following feedback from some of our customers we’ve added two new fields to the Prism Pro ILL Request form: a Notes field and a Last useful date field. These will allow borrowers to assist you further in fulfilling the ILL request with any pertinent information and a hard limit on when they actually need the item.

ILL Note and Last Useful

These are enabled automatically for all tenancies with Prism Pro ILL, but if you’d like them supressed, that can be achieved through changes to your site styling by adding:

     body#create div.notes { display: none; }
     body#create div.lastuseful { display: none; }

Barcode and Type in Prism Javascript
Some external integrations that we enable with javascript extensions need to know the borrower barcode and type without having to integrate more tightly with the Local Data Services (LDS). To enable this simpler integration we’ve added the borrower barcode and type to the PRISM javascript object. This can be accessed in your own extensions by reading from:

    PRISM.borrower_barcode
    PRISM.borrower_type

 

Making the most of your preview

Please check the preview version as early as possible to familiarise with the new functionality and to ensure that your tenancy still behaves as expected in terms of both functionality, including extensions, and styling.

To preview this release, please precede your tenancy URL with ‘demo.’, like this: demo.capitadiscovery.co.uk/{your tenancy name}. If you have your own host name, you’ll need to use demo.capitadiscovery.co.uk instead.

Release to the live service

The release of Prism to the live service will be on Monday 21st December 2015.

Comments and contact

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please get in touch. You can comment here on the Prism blog, on the Prism forum and Prism Ideas or contact your Account Manager or the Prism team directly.

Prism Release Preview 18th November 2015

We’re pleased to announce that the next release of Prism is now available for preview.
This release includes:
  • Results clustering
  • ePrints integration – author search
  • EDS Integration – Year Published facet
  • EDS Integration – select and sort facets
  • EDS Integration – fix hidden bib details for signed in users
  • Lists moderation queue fix
Results clustering
This release allows you to have search results clustered by work, expression or manifestation. The most recent publication in the cluster is displayed as the cluster representative in search results, with a link to view the other members of the cluster. The Item Detail page of any member of a cluster includes a link to view the other members of the cluster.Work cluster reps

With work or expression clustering this means that all editions are brought together and represented by the latest edition. Expression level clustering separates by format, for example book and ebook, whereas work level clustering ignores format so that books and ebooks can be in the same cluster.Cluster link on Item Detail

Adaptations and re-creations such as films of the book are treated as separate works, in agreement with FRBR and RDA definitions.

Manifestation level is intended to support consortial catalogues, bringing together instances of the same record from different consortium-members’ catalogues.

Clustering applies to the records posted to Prism from your LMS. We’re planning to extend this to other records that are indexed by Prism, typically those in Resource Management collections and harvested repository and archive metadata. Clustering does not apply to remote sources such as EDS or Summon.

You can see work-level clustering in action in our demonstration Prism tenancy. To get started, try the following searches and look for links to All formats and editions: english law keenan / dickens christmas carol / accounting finance / harry potter.

To get clustering in your Prism catalogue, please open a Support case and specify which level you would like to try (work or expression). Firstly, we will need to run a bulk MarcGrab to generate the clustering keys in your data. Clustering is switched off by default and we can switch between that and any level on request once the bulk MarcGrab has been done. We’ll switch it on for your Prism sandbox tenancy first to let you evaluate it; it can then be switched on for your main tenancy on request.

ePrints integration – author search

Where an ePrints repository is integrated with Prism for harvesting and indexing in Prism, author search is now supported. This works in the same way as in the local catalogue: you can simply search using key words from an author name, or use the author: search qualifer, e.g. author:mccluskey.

EDS Integration – Year Published facetEDS Year Published

In collaboration with EBSCO, the Date Published is now available in the EDS API and Prism uses it to provide a Year Published facet on EDS search results, allowing a range to be selected as in the local catalogue.

 

 

EDS Integration – select and sort facetsAdmin Facets EDS

If you have EBSCO DS integrated in Prism, in the Admin Console for your Prism tenancy in the Facets area you can now select the EDS facets that you wish to display with EDS search results, and you can arrange them into the order that you want them to appear. Save your changes and run Reset Tenant Cache in the Admin Console to make your changes appear in Prism.

EDS Integration – fix hidden bib details for signed in users

This fixes a problem where, for some EDS results where details are contractually hidden from guest users, the details remained unavailable when the user signed in.

Lists moderation queue fix

This fixes a problem where lists that users had opted to make public, in a pre-moderated environment, were not displaying in the moderation queue.

Making the most of your preview

Please check the preview version as early as possible to familiarise with the new functionality and to ensure that your tenancy still behaves as expected in terms of both functionality, including extensions, and styling.

To preview this release, please precede your tenancy URL with ‘demo.’, like this: demo.capitadiscovery.co.uk/{your tenancy name}. If you have your own host name, you’ll need to use demo.capitadiscovery.co.uk instead.

Release to the live service

The release of Prism to the live service will be on Wednesday 25th November 2015.

Comments and contact

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please get in touch. You can comment here on the Prism blog, on the Prism forum and Prism Ideas or contact your Account Manager or the Prism team directly.

Watch the latest Prism Development Update Webinar

If you were unable to attend the Prism Development Update webinar on Monday 12th October or would like to review what we covered then you can catch up on the latest developments by watching the recording of the webinar below or by downloading the video.

Highlights include:

  • Recent developments review
    • Add to list and export references from integrated remote sources
    • Lists improvements
    • Integrated remote sources included in autocomplete and Build Search
    • E-resource links in Resource Management
    • Resource Management documentation
    • Stock Purchase Request
    • Account expiry date
    • Theme management and editing
  • Forthcoming features
    • Roadmap run-through
    • Admin Console

Prism Development Update Webinar 12th October 2015

To keep up to date with the latest Prism developments you can register for the free webinar on Monday 12th October 2015 at 12:00 for Public Libraries and 14:00 for Academic Libraries.

In this webinar we’ll discuss the latest Prism developments and review the Prism Roadmap, as well as giving you an opportunity to raise any specific questions that you may have.

Public libraries click here to register.

Academic libraries click here to register.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

In the meantime keep up with the latest Prism news and information on the Prism website, on the Prism blog and on the Prism Forum.

 

Prism release 27th August 2015

We’re pleased to announce that the version of Prism that has been in preview recently has now been deployed to the live service.

This release includes:

  • Export results from remote sources to reference management tools
  • EndNote Web included in export options
  • Lists – add items from remote sources
  • Lists – add notes to individual items, and improved sorting
  • Lists – independent of borrower barcode
  • Autocomplete predictions for search on EDS, Summon & other integrated sources
  • Build Search for EDS, Summon and other integrated sources

Details of the inclusions are described in the preview release notice.

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please get in touch. You can comment here on the blog, on the Prism forum and Prism Ideas or contact your Account Manager or the Prism team directly.

Prism Release Preview 20th August 2015

We’re pleased to announce that the next release of Prism is now available for preview.
This release includes:

  • Export results from remote sources to reference management tools
  • EndNote Web included in export options
  • Lists – add items from remote sources
  • Lists – add notes to individual items, and improved sorting
  • Lists – independent of borrower barcode
  • Autocomplete predictions for search on EDS, Summon & other integrated sources
  • Build Search for EDS, Summon and other integrated sources

ExpoExport from remote sourcesrt results from remote sources to reference management tools
You can now export results from searches on remote sources such as EDS and Summon and integrated sources such as a Calm archives dataset. It works in exactly the same way as exporting items from the local catalogue.

EndNote Web included in export options
We have added EndNote Web to the list of options for exporting references, on both individual search results and lists.

Lists – add items from remote sourcesLists including articles
You can now save to a list results from searches on remote sources such as EDS and Summon, and integrated sources such as a Calm archives dataset.

Lists – add notes to individual items, and improved sortingLists with individual notes
You can now add a note to an individual item in a list. The ‘Add Note’ button changes to ‘Edit Note’ when there is a note. We’ve also improved to moving of items up and down the list – wherever possible the item being moved is placed at the top of the screen to minimise your need to move the cursor.

Lists – independent of borrower barcode
The identity of the owner of a list is now based on their borrower ID rather than their barcode number. This means that when you issue a new library card with a new barcode number to a borrower who has created lists, they will still see their lists when they sign in to Prism with their new borrower number.

AuAutocomplete Summontocomplete predictions for search on EDS, Summon & other integrated sources
Autocomplete predictions are now offered on searches on integrated search targets and augmented discovery sources such as EDS, Summon and Calm, if you have autocomplete enabled in your tenancy.

Build Search for EDS, Summon and other integrated sources
You can now use the Build Search option to construct detailed queries against integrated search sources including EDS, Summon and Calm.

 

Making the most of your preview

Please check the preview version as early as possible to familiarise with the new functionality and to ensure that your tenancy still behaves as expected in terms of both functionality, including extensions, and styling.

To preview this release, please precede your tenancy URL with ‘demo.’, like this: demo.capitadiscovery.co.uk/{your tenancy name}. If you have your own host name, you’ll need to use demo.capitadiscovery.co.uk instead.

Release to the live service

The release of Prism to the live service will be on Thursday 27th August 2015.

Comments and contact

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please get in touch. You can comment here on the Prism blog, on the Prism forum and Prism Ideas or contact your Account Manager or the Prism team directly.

 

Watch the latest Prism Development Update Webinar

If you were unable to attend the Prism Development Update webinar on Monday 10th August or would like to review what we covered then you can catch up on the latest developments by watching the recording of the webinar below or by downloading the video.

Highlights include:

  • Prism Roadmap run-through
  • Forthcoming features
    • Lists: add results from Summon, EBSCO DS and augmented discovery sources e.g. archives
    • Lists: notes per item, and improved list handling
    • Export to EndNote Web
    • Autocomplete search suggestions for Summon, EBSCO DS and augmented discovery sources e.g. archives
    • Advanced search for Summon and EBSCO DS

Prism Development Update Webinar 10 August 2015

To keep up to date with the latest Prism developments you can register for the free webinar on Monday 10th August 2015 at 12:00 for Public Libraries and 14:00 for Academic Libraries.

In this webinar we’ll discuss the latest Prism developments and review the Prism Roadmap, as well as giving you an opportunity to raise any specific questions that you may have.

Public libraries click here to register.

Academic libraries click here to register.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

In the meantime keep up with the latest Prism news and information on the Prism website, here on the Prism blog and on the Prism Forum.

Watch the latest Prism Development Update Webinar

If you were unable to attend the Prism Development Update webinar on Monday 8th June or would like to review what we covered then you can catch up on latest developments by watching the recording of the webinar below or by downloading the video.

Highlights include:

  • Prism Roadmap run-through
  • Latest release
  • Forthcoming developments
    • Lists improvements
    • Discovery platform enhancements

Prism release 20th May 2015

We’re pleased to announce that the version of Prism that has been in preview recently has now been deployed to the live service. This release includes:

  • Stock Purchase Request form (Prism Pro)
  • Integrated search service item data available via the Prism Linked Data API

Details of the inclusions are described in the preview release notice.

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please get in touch. You can comment here on the blog, on the Prism forum and Prism Ideas or contact your Account Manager or the Prism team directly.