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Prism release 24th July 2018

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

This release includes:

  • ePayment service provider RealEx Payments
  • Auto-apply analysis codes to new joiners

Details are described in the release notice.

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please get in touch. You can comment on the Prism blog and in the Prism Forum or contact our support or sales admin teams directly.  To suggest and discuss additional features please visit the Prism Ideas Forum.

Prism release preview 17th July 2018

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

This is the release described in the release notice of 4th July 2018, having fixed the issues that arose last week. It includes:

  • ePayment service provider RealEx Payments
  • Auto-apply analysis codes to new joiners

 

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 Tuesday 24th July 2018.

 

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 our support or sales admin teams directly.

Prism release preview 4th July 2018

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

This release includes:

  • ePayment service provider RealEx Payments
  • Auto-apply analysis codes to new joiners

 

ePayment service provider RealEx Payments

Following the changes released in May to provide payment gateway support directly from within Prism, we have added RealEx Payments to the list of supported ePayment service providers.

 

Auto-apply analysis codes to new joiners

If you have the Prism Pro Join the Library feature you can now have one or more analysis codes automatically added to borrower records created for online joiners. For example: ‘Joined online’. This needs your required codes to be added by us to your Prism tenant configuration. To request this, please open a Support case.

 

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 11th July 2018.

 

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 our support or sales admin teams directly.

Prism release preview 17th March 2017

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

  • ILL Request Form integration with EBSCO EDS API and with request quotas (Prism Pro)
  • ILL limits and usage counts in the borrower’s account ILL area
  • Postcode lookup in the Borrower Joining form (Prism Pro)
  • Reviews of BorrowBox items problem fixed

 

ILL Request Form integration with EBSCO EDS API and with request quotas (Prism Pro)

This set of features requires that your Prism tenancy integrates the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) and has Prism Pro ILL Request enabled and your Local Data Services version is LDS 2.7.

You can already opt to either display or suppress by default EDS results where only an abstract and not full text is available. When a user finds a result where full text is not available they now see a Request Item button that enables them to request the item by inter-library loan.

If the user is not already signed in they’re invited to do so. The ILL Request form displays with the full bibliographic data automatically provided, requiring the user only to check the details, the copyright declaration and confirm the request. This eliminates not only the need to fill in the bibliographic information but also the ensuing search to check whether the item is already available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The user’s interloan limits (Active limit and Total limit, as defined in the LMS SetConfig) are now taken into account when they initiate a request. The library can choose whether or not to let the user submit a request when they have reached one of their limits. The default is to disallow the request and give a message in place of the normal request form.

Optionally, we can configure your tenancy to warn but allow requests when a limit has been reached.  This allows for your library having a policy of reviewing and in some cases allowing requests beyond the configured limit.

The texts of all labels and messages are, of course, customisable.

The auto-populating of the request form can be switched on or off per Prism tenancy. It is off by default. If you already have Prism Pro ILL and EDS integration and would like the auto-populate feature switched on, please request it by opening a Support case.

You’ll also need to request an upgrade to LDS 2.7 if you don’t already have it.

If you’d like to implement Prism Pro ILL please consult your Account Manager.

 

ILL limits and usage counts in the borrower’s account ILL area

In the My Account area under the Inter-Library Loans tab the user’s interloan limits (Active limit and Total limit, as defined in the LMS SetConfig) and their current usage against those limits are now displayed at the top of the list of current requests.

This requires Local Data Services version LDS 2.7. You can request an upgrade by opening a Support case.

 

Postcode lookup in the Borrower Joining form (Prism Pro)

With this release the Prism Pro Borrower Joining form can be configured to integrate with your postcode address lookup service (such as QAS or LLPG). This enables the user to enter only their postcode and to select their address from a drop-down menu. This saves the user time and effort and eliminates typing errors.

You can also specify a whitelist of allowed postcodes. If a postcode is entered that is not in the list, a message is displayed such as ‘Your post code is not eligible to join the library’, the postcode field is highlighted and the user cannot submit the form.

This feature is switched off by default. To request it, please open a Support case. Any licensing issues with your address lookup data will need to be considered.

 

Reviews of BorrowBox items problem fixed

This release fixes a problem where reviews pages for Bolinda BorrowBox  items did not display.

 

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 29th March 2017.

 

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 21st November 2016

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

In this release we have made Prism use HTTPS (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure) throughout. Until now, the use of HTTPS has been limited to pages visited during and after signing in.

Details 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 8th November 2016

As part of a continual effort to improve the security of our web applications, in this release we have made Prism use HTTPS (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure) throughout. Until now, the use of HTTPS has been limited to pages visited during and after signing in.

This change is in line with a general move to HTTPS on the web. Modern browsers will soon start to issue a warning to you when you visit sites which use only HTTP as the changes in internet standards regard this as insecure.

When a user follows a link to an HTTP Prism page (including from within Prism) the URL will be automatically re-directed to the HTTPS equivalent. This means all your previous bookmarks and saved pages will continue to function, as the request will be transparently redirected to the HTTPS resource.

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.

Pages with mixed content – where there are links with HTTP URLs – may not display the content from the HTTP links and may display a warning alert, depending on your browser.

You will also want to investigate the impact this has on machines in the library that are locked down to access Prism only.

If you’d like assistance with any problems that you find, please open a Support case.

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 November 2016.

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 25th August 2016

 

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

  • Serial holdings detail
  • Notification downloads always PDF

 

Serial holdings detail

Prism now has a library-configurable option to display the detailed holdings of the printed version of a serial, listing all the volumes, issues and copies. This is displayed just below the summary holdings statement on the item detail page for a serial.

The holdings area of the page now has a heading, Holdings (even when only summary holdings are displayed). The summary holdings statement  now gives all of its information (site, shelfmark, holdings summary statement and note) in one line rather than having a header line that you can open and close.

For the detailed holdings a button is displayed for each year. The user can select one of these at a time; the latest is selected by default. For the selected year, all of the volumes, issues and numbers are listed in descending order together with the site, shelfmark and item type. If there are more than fifty lines then a paging control is given.

This feature is switched off by default. If you would like it switched on, probably starting in your sandbox tenancy, please open a Support case.

Serial holdings detail

Notification downloads always PDF

In the My Account area under the Communications tab users can download any notification that the library has sent them. Currently the download format is the format of the stored document which may be either HTML or RTF. This release provides all notifications in PDF. This brings consistency, accuracy of representation and removes problems with file types and content.

Update, 1-Sep-2016: due to a problem with converting RTF to PDF, the release has been updated so that notifications that are in RTF download in that format and open in your chosen program for RTF, typically Word or WordPad, as previously. Most notifications are in HTML, which will continue to download or open as PDF.

My Account - CommunicationsNotification in PDF

 

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 31st August 2016.

 

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.