Release Notes for 01/03/2017

Pika Release Notes 2016.12.0

Released Jan 5th, 2017

New Functionality

Materials Request Enhancements

  • Allow filtering requests based on a list of ids



  • Allow materials request users to be able to set an e-mail address and signature to be used when sending e-mails to patrons.  This allows direct replies to staff and custom signatures for a more personalized interaction.

  • Allow the text at the top of the new request page to be customized so the library can convey additional information to patrons using the New Request Summary.


  • Automatically delete closed requests after a certain number of days (1 year minimum)


  • Allow the form for submitting and updating requests to be customized.



  • Recommended that you click on the Set Materials Requests Formats To Default to start.

  • Field can be enabled or disabled, field can be renamed, and fields can be reorganized into different sections.  



  • Allow the formats available for request to be customized.  


  • Recommended that you click on the Set Materials Formats To Default to start.  


  • Administrators can add and remove formats and rename existing formats.


  • Allow staff to rearrange the fields that are shown on the Manage Requests page


Archive Enhancements

  • Allow collections to be displayed as a timeline.  Used first by Western State University for their historical photograph collection


  • Allow browsing a collection with objects in the collection shown within a scrolling bar

  • Allow public to claim authorship for materials in the archive if desired by the library.


  • Link from materials in the physical catalog to the archive if the material exists in both locations.

  • Allow content to be restricted based on IP address and login so only certain users can access the object.

  • Update Acknowledgements section to follow all rules agreed to by the Digital Archive Committee



  • Added an image to Linked Data display so Google can display covers with structured data

  • Improved determination of Large Print titles vs. regular books for AspenCat


Bug Fixes

  • Correct updating real-time index information for Sierra item records over item 10000000

  • Updated checksum calculation when saving MARC records to disk during record grouping to ensure that all records update properly

  • More Info button links to information for edition if there is only a single edition.  Was linking to the Grouped Work always.


  • Correct display of library hours when the library closes at midnight

Additional Work

  • Begin setup of Santa Fe test system

  • Launch Pine River Heritage Hub within the archive

  • Salida launched new Bob Rush Collection

  • Remove SMS opt-in for Marmot due to migration ShoutBomb

  • Side load records for Telluride

Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, 2017, January 3
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