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Prism Release 13th March 2018

We’re pleased to announce a new release of Prism.
This release includes:

  • Formats Hardback and Paperback
  • Time due in My Account Loans when loan is due soon
  • Join the Library form: Date of birth field

These features have been released to the live service along with some technical fixes.


Formats Hardback and Paperback

When a bibliographic record represents one of the formats Hardback or Paperback then the specific format will be displayed as the primary format. It will be the one format that displays in search results, and the first that displays in the Item Detail page.
These formats are identified in records where format Book is identified and when any MARC fields with tag 020 include some text indicating one of those formats and not the other. They are displaying on new and edited records.


Time due in My Account Loans when loan is due soon

In The Loans list in My Account when the due date is today or tomorrow then the due time is also displayed.  Examples: Due today at 11:59     Due tomorrow at 23:59
This is particularly useful for users to see when their short loans are due back.


Join the Library form: Date of birth field

In the Prism Pro Join the Library form the year menu is now sorted descending to make it easier to find the required date, and there is a ‘ – ‘ option at the top, allowing no date to be selected.


Comments and contact

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please get in touch. You can comment here on the Prism blog, in the Prism forum, or contact your Account Manager. To suggest and discuss additional features there is the Prism Ideas Forum.


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