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OLIB 9 Service Pack 14 Key Features and Release Notes

Find OLIB release notes and key features for OLIB 9 service pack 14. 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 SP14 systems is OLIB Web 2.2.14 (Build 619).

The release version of WorldView that is applicable to SP14 systems is WorldView SP5 (Build 308865).

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

OLIB Web has incorporated several security improvements in this service pack and is strongly recommended as the interface to use. Further improvements will be made in future service packs that will prevent WorldView from connecting.

Key Features

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

  • Security
  • Accessibility

A very 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, WebView has been removed from the release. The effort to close the security issues within this module was highlighted as more significant than proactively assisting the remaining WebView customers with their migration to Folio. Folio has been the OPAC of choice for some time and is better placed to provide longer term support for the product. This also reduces configuration and support complications.

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 2.1 AA compliance and we would welcome the opportunity to work with any users that have specific needs in order to improve the product further.

Issue Counts 

103 fixes have been included, together with 34 new features.

 

 

 

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