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Prism release preview 15th September 2020

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

  • E-Pay in Prism using Pay360 Hosted Cashier API
  • Extra field on the Stock Purchase form
  • Update to the Accessibility page

E-Pay in Prism using Pay360 Hosted Cashier API

Prism has been enhanced to enable payments with the Capita Pay360 Hosted AP Portal payment provider. This allows E-Pay in Prism to use the Pay360 Hosted Cashier API

Extra field on the Stock Purchase form

The stock purchase form now includes an extra optional field, format. The format field is free text, up to 30 characters. Users can type in the format of the item they require. The format is recorded in the notes field under the notes tab. This feature requires LDS 2.9.12.

Update to the Accessibility page

The accessibility page (https://capitadiscovery.co.uk/birmingham/accessibility) has been updated to reflect that Prism conforms with World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 (WCAG 2.1).

Release Procedure

Making the most of your preview

Please check the preview version as early as possible to become familiar with the new functionality and to ensure that your tenancy still behaves as expected in terms of functionalities, 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 now be on Tuesday 29th September 2020.

If you need an LDS upgrade

Your current LDS version number is displayed in the footer of Soprano pages. If you require an upgrade to LDS 2.9.12 mentioned for the above feature, please raise a support case through the customer support portal.

Comments and contact

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

Prism release 11th August 2020

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

The details are described in this release notice and are summarised as follows:

  • Click and collect

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please get in touch. You can comment on the Prism blog, on Prism Ideas or contact our support team directly.

Prism release 30th May 2019

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 contains:

  • Summon integration – option to display a limit by library location facet

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 suggest and discuss additional features in Prism Ideas or contact our support teams.

Prism release preview 23rd May 2019

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

  • Summon integration – option to display a limit by library location facet

Summon integration – option to display a limit by library location facet

In this release, it is now possible to display a new facet for Summon: Library Location. This allows the end user to limit the display to titles where there is at least one item at the selected location. The facet is enabled through the Admin console in the Facets section.

Making the most of your preview

Please check the preview version as early as possible to become familiar with the new functionality and to ensure that your tenancy still behaves as expected in terms of functionalities, 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 30th May 2019.

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 or Prism Ideas or contact our support or sales admin teams directly.

Prism release 12th March 2019

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 contains:

  • Summon integration – display of Formats and Editions results clustering
  • Serial records holdings display problem fixed

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 suggest and discuss additional features in Prism Ideas or contact our support team directly.

Prism release preview 7th March 2019

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

  • Summon integration – display of Formats and Editions results clustering
  • Serial records holdings display problem fixed

Summon integration – display of Formats and Editions  results clustering

This release now displays search results clustered by a work when a search is executed against Summon. This feature is always switched on at work level. i.e. this means that all editions are brought together and represented by one of the records.

Serial records holdings display problem fixed

This release fixes a problem where the codes for a site displayed under some circumstances, against serial holdings, rather than the names of the sites.

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 12th March 2019.

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 or Prism Ideas or contact our support or sales admin teams directly.

Prism release preview 22nd November 2018

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

This release includes:

  • An enhancement to Published Year facet
  • Accessing RefWorks from the Save button – amendment

An enhancement to the Published Year facet

The Year Published facet now includes two date fields in which the start year and end year of a publication range can be entered.

Note once the date range has been narrowed, to expand the date range selected, remove the Published Year facet from the breadcrumb or re-execute the search to clear it.

Accessing RefWorks from the Save button – amendment

When users click on the RefWorks link for an item, they will now be taken to a screen where they can choose which version of RefWorks to connect to.

RefWorks screen showing the choice of options:

Making the most of your preview

Please check the preview version as early as possible to become familiar with the new functionality and to ensure that your tenancy still behaves as expected in terms of both functionalities, 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 hostname, 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 28th November 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 Prism Ideas or contact support.

 

Prism release 8th May 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:

  • Payment gateway support directly from within Prism
  • Increased visibility in search engines

Details are described in the release notice.

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.

 

Prism Release Preview 1st May 2018

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

This release includes:

  • Payment gateway support directly from within Prism
  • Increased visibility in search engines

 

Payment gateway support directly from within Prism

We’ve reviewed how Keystone ePayment works for your end users and have implemented the Keystone connections for ePayment Service Providers directly in Prism. This release supports:

  • WorldPay
  • WPM
  • Capita Payments (SecPay and Pay360)
  • Civica ICON
  • SagePay.

Under Charges in the user’s account the button currently labelled as Pay Now will show the amount to pay. It takes the user directly to the payment provider’s payment page.

This development improves the end user experience by removing multiple clicks and confirmations which were duplicated. It also ensures that any theme changes are applied immediately, rather than incurring a delay while your Keystone ePayment solution is updated.

This applies if you have the Prism Pro ePayment feature. To implement this change we need to switch over your tenancy to the new feature. Please open a Support case to request your upgrade.

 

Increased visibility in search engines

Prism now provides richer information to search engines, which should increase the visibility of your library’s resources in the web. We’ve upgraded the schema.org data that is included in Prism pages, and provided a sitemap of recent additions to your tenancy.

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 8th May 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 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.