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Prism Release Preview 22nd February 2016

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

* Full text articles only in ILL request search
* User not allowed to request ILL is given a suitable message
* Online Joining form contact point defaults
* Sign in with large or many lists
* RSS feed fix
* Copyright date display

Full text EBSCO articles only in ILL request search
In Prism Pro ILL, when the user initially submits the details of their request, Prism checks whether the item is already available from the library and alerts the user if it is, including searching on EBSCO EDS where it is used. The search against EDS is now restricted to full text only, so results where only the abstract is available are ignored.

User not allowed to request ILL is given a suitable message
In Prism Pro ILL, users who are not allowed to request inter-library loans (either due to their Type, or because they’re blocked or owe more in charges than the limit configured in the LDS parameters) are now given a controlled message page instead of a technical error page. The default message text is ‘ Sorry you’re not allowed to request inter library loans. Please contact the library for further assistance’; as with all text, it can be customised.
ILL request disallowed message

Online Joining form contact point defaults
The Prism Pro Online Joining form allows four contact points: a postal address, an e-mail address and two telephone numbers. in this release, only the postal address and e-mail address are set as default. LDS version 1.10 or higher is required. This fixes a bug where all four contact points were being set as default.

Sign in with large or many lists
This fixes a problem where a user with large or many lists could be prevented from signing in to Prism. With this release the time taken to sign in is not affected by the volume of lists associated with the user, except when they have created a list anonymously and they are following the link in the list to sign in to keep it. We’re treating separately the issue of retrieving large or many lists.

RSS feed fix
RSS feeds that, for some libraries, are consumed on home or other pages to display new, popular and promoted titles are now working again – they had been giving an error. This was fixed in the December 2015 release.

Copyright date display
Copyright dates, displayed in the Details area of the Item Detail page are now correctly displayed as the year rather than the full  date-time as stored in the database. This was fixed in the December 2015 release.
Copyright date

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:{your tenancy name}. If you have your own host name, you’ll need to use instead.

Release to the live service
The release of Prism to the live service will be on Monday 29th February 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.

One Response

  1. John Usher Says:

    I still don’t understand why eReg (Online Joining) needs to create *two* (formerly three) default ‘Address Names’ – one for a physical address and one for a landline – Alto does not allow two, and once edited in Alto it reverts to one.

    I think I grasp why you have a phone number (V:)as a separate address (could equally be a mobile, and not a landline) and not within the same ‘Address Name’ – potential iTiva processing? – but this.

    Multiple ‘Address’ defaults make no sense to me at this time.

    This does not all sit easily – and perhaps shows up some old anf fundamental issues with Alto (dunno about Soprano) address management.

    Please advise

    Regards, JU

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