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Tipasa release notes, April 2018

Release Date: April 22, 2018

Browser support 

This release was tested with the following browsers:

  • Chrome (latest version)
  • Firefox (latest version)
  • Internet Explorer 11

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Recommended actions 

For this release, we recommend that you review the following checklists and complete the relevant tasks so that you can adjust your policies and workflows and train your staff. This checklist identifies updates that we have determined as significant for most institutions. 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.

These items require immediate action or decisions.

Following the release, we recommend that you clear your browser's cache before starting to work with Tipasa.
Have you updated addresses in all your borrower and lender Constant Data? If not, please do so on behalf of all your borrowing and lending partners.  Address labels do not print properly unless the addresses are formatted correctly.
Have there been any changes in your contact information or lending policies? If so, please make the appropriate updates in Policies Directory.

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Release notes

Workflow improvement

Temporary Barcode moved to top of request (for WMS libraries)

Libraries with WorldShare® Management Services (WMS) that have enabled the Circulation integration can now more easily enter the Temporary Barcode when receiving loan requests.

The Temporary Barcode field has been moved to the top of the request, which makes more visible and easier to access:


Bug fixes

Delivery of automated overdue notifications

Issues with delivery of the following automated notifications have been resolved:

  • Borrowing Library to Patron
    • Item about to be due
    • Item overdue - 1st notice
    • Item overdue - 2nd notice
    • Item overdue - 3rd notice
  • Lending Library to Borrowing Library
    • Item overdue - 1st notice
    • Item overdue - 2nd notice

Correction of copyright counts

The 2018 Copyright Titles queue incorrectly contained expired requests from previous calendar years and filled requests from previous calendar years.  This has now been fixed.

Known issues

Lists of current known issues and recently fixed issues can be found at:

Future releases 

The following enhancements are planned for upcoming releases:

  • Targeted for June 2018
    • Purchase workflow improvements
    • Ability to send requests to WMS Acquisitions
    • Automatic update of loan requests in WMS Circulation at Shipped, Received, Returned, and Checked-in
    • Email alert when new lending request arrives – for infrequent lenders
  • Targeted for August 2018
    • Optional retention of patron data on closed requests
    • Delivery of files up to 120 MB in Article Exchange
  • Targeted by the end of 2018
    • Printing of book stickers for borrowing and document delivery requests
    • Auto-population of local holdings and availability information for lending requests (pilot test)
    • Ability to delete patron records in bulk

Roadmap information is available in the Tipasa Community.

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