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OLIB 9 Service Pack 15 Key Features and Release Notes

Find OLIB release notes and key features for OLIB 9 service pack 15. Release notes are documents that contain information about new enhancements and bug fixes as provided in scheduled releases.

Find OLIB release notes and key features for OLIB 9 service pack 15. Release notes are documents that contain information about new enhancements and bug fixes as provided in scheduled releases.

The release version of OLIB Web that is applicable to SP15 systems is OLIB Web 2.2.15 (Build 786).

WorldView cannot be used with this Service Pack.

Libraries who have not yet moved to OLIB Web are encouraged to plan their move as this is the first Service Pack for which WorldView will not be able to login to the application.

Continuing to support WorldView has limited developments and security improvements. It is proving less acceptable to make such compromises as time passes and underlying technologies prove incompatible.

Key Features

In order to provide optimum security and usability for all OLIB libraries, the two major strands of this Service Pack continue to be:

  • Security
  • Accessibility
  • Batch report exchange

A substantial amount of development work has been invested into this release for these areas, rather than an extensive number of minor enhancements. This strategy places OLIB in a more robust position for ongoing security, usability and user support going forward.

The information below describes the general approach used to accomplish these goals.

Security 

A variety of automated security scanning utilities were introduced into the development cycle for this Service Pack. These include Fortify's WebInspect utility and Source Code scans. These utilities highlighted various theoretical vulnerabilities that were prioritised and many of them addressed. As further issues are identified in the future during a monthly application scan process, these will be continuously assessed, prioritised and addressed for future service packs.

The utilities also highlight potential privacy violations, as well as specific security issues.

As part of the security improvements, WorldView has been removed from the release. Progressing away from WorldView gives us greater capacity for important security improvements whilst also benefitting from better utilisation of more current underlying technologies. This also facilitated several core performance changes.

Accessibility 

Various changes have been made in both OLIB Web and Folio as described in detail on the Accessibility section of the release notes.

There remains further work toward WCAG 2.0 AA compliance and we would welcome the opportunity to work with any users that have specific needs in order to improve the product further.

Batch report exchange

With this service pack, it is possible to export several report definitions and import all of the definitions in the resulting file into another OLIB system.

Issue Counts

77 fixes have been included, together with 39 new features.

Layout changes

During the installation of this Service Pack, layouts for the following domains will be rebuilt. If you have made changes to these layouts, then these changes will be lost:

  • Folders
  • OLIB Defaults
  • OPAC Configuration settings
  • Report Scheduling sheet
  • Title Sets

Modules

  • Accessibility

    Discover the 6 updates relating to Accessibility in the SP15 service pack release notes.

  • Acquisitions

    Discover the 2 fixes and 2 enhancements relating to Acquisitions in the SP15 service pack release notes.

  • Cataloguing

    Discover the 2 fixes and 1 enhancement relating to Cataloguing in the SP15 service pack release notes.

  • Circulation

    Discover the 3 fixes and 3 enhancements relating to Circulation in the SP15 service pack release notes.

  • Data Exchange

    Discover the 9 fixes and 5 enhancements relating to Data Exchange in the SP15 service pack release notes.

  • Digital/Films

    Discover the 2 fixes and one enhancement relating to Digital/Films workflows in the SP15 service pack release notes. All of these items are requested by and/or delivered for FamilySearch.

  • General

    Discover the 6 fixes and one enhancements relating to General system usage in the SP15 service pack release notes.

  • OPAC

    Discover the 19 fixes and 15 enhancements relating to Folio in the SP15 service pack release notes.

  • Reports

    Discover the 6 fixes and 2 enhancements relating to Reports in the SP15 service pack release notes.

  • Security

    This page lists the 11 security updates in the SP15 service pack release notes.

  • Serials

    Discover the 3 fixes and one enhancements relating to Serials in the SP15 service pack release notes.

  • System

    Discover the 9 fixes and 7 enhancements relating to core System functionality in the SP15 service pack release notes.

 

 

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