Release Date: March 15, 2020
This release includes:
- Improvements to Discover Items to increase the accuracy of LHR item location searches as well as adding the ability to run an expert LHR search
- Bug fixes and performance improvements
These enhancements are the direct result of your feedback.
There are no recommended actions related to this release.
We encourage you to review all of the items in the release notes to determine whether there are items that might require additional action or follow up by your institution.
Improvements to Discover Items
Expert search for Local Holdings Records (LHRs)
In Discover Items, you can now execute an LHR expert search from the Term(s) input box in the left panel.
Use an expert search to perform a complete search in a single string by using a combination of index labels and search terms. With the use of Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT), you can search through several indexes at once and apply limits at the same time.
For example, the following search will retrieve all LHRs for branch code "SOUT" that have a interlibrary loan lending policy of “Will lend":
You can also apply a filter to expert search results to further narrow your result set.
This improvement is already available in Record Manager. For more details about LHR index labels, see WorldShare Record Manager release notes, November 2019.
See also Search for items in Circulation.
Report Missing action not working consistently
The Report Missing dialog box did not close automatically after you confirmed that an item is missing. When updating multiple items, only the first item would successfully update to Missing status.
LHR searching and filtering by item location retrieves too many results
When searching or filtering for LHRs at a specific Branch/Shelving Location or Temporary Shelving Location, Discover Items would return result for other, similarly named locations. For example, a search for shelving location 'Periodicals' would return holdings for 'Periodicals' and 'Periodicals - Compact Shelving.' As of this release, Discover Items will return results only for the specified shelving location.
See the Known Issues page.