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WorldShare Collection Manager release notes, May 2018

Release Date: 13 May 2018


The Collection Manager May 2018 release includes enhancements to:

  • disclose institution settings at the collection level for easier collection configuration
  • add linked data Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) to MARC record output
  • create knowledge base collection purchase requests from the Collection Manager search results page (for WorldShare Acquisition uses)

Additionally, users will notice minor user interface changes and bug fixes.

New features and enhancements

Disclose institution settings at the collection level

As part of our effort to improve usability, the team worked to ensure that users, when updating settings at the collection level, have a better understanding of the institution level settings that may be affected by the update. To this end, everywhere that a user has the option to “Use institution setting” at the collection level, Collection Manager is now displaying the value of the institution setting, and providing a direct link to that setting, in case a user might choose to change it. Here are three examples:

Collection level institution settings

Add linked data URIs to MARC record output

Collection Manager users now have the option to embed linked data URIs in their MARC output. The option is in Settings > MARC Records > Record Delivery.

Add linked data URIs

Users can select from GND (German National Library), LC (Library of Congress) and MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) Identity Services. Linked Data URIs will be displayed in the $0 of the relevant tags for each selected service. When multiple services are selected, multiple $0s are appended to the appropriate tags with the appropriate URIs. Order of $0s will follow the ordered list in the user interface.

Add a knowledge base collection to a purchase request

With the implementation of functionality to manage purchase requests in WorldShare Acquisitions, Collection Manager has added the capability to add a purchase request for a knowledge base collection directly from the search results in Collection Manager:

Add knowledge base collection to purchase request

Users can simply click Add to > Purchase Request, causing the request form to display, which can then be completed saved to Acquisitions, without leaving the Collection Manager UI:

New Purchase Request dialog

Bug fixes

My Files Upload: return user to first page

Previously, if a user was situated past the first page on the Upload section of My Files and uploaded a file, s/he would remain on whatever page s/he was on. The user would not easily see the file that had just been uploaded unless the user returned to the first page manually. Now, the user is returned to the first page after the upload completes.

Global versions of knowledge base collections no longer show local proxy information

Previously, configurable proxy settings at the collection level were displaying on both the Local and Global tabs in the Linking accordion for global knowledge base collections. Now, these settings correctly appear only on the Local tab.

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