Meeting Minutes for 11/07/2017

Discovery Committee Meeting
November 7th, 2017

Priorities for Next Release
Review of the status from the previous and current months.


  • Sideload Catch-up

    • R & D is caught up with regular sideloads
  • Archive Cleanup

    • Ongoing – focus was project homepage improvements

  • Red Book in the Archive

    • On hold
    • The performance enhancements and OverDrive Advantage integration took longer, so Red Book was put on hold.
  • Search Bugs

    • On hold

  • E-Content Improvements

    • OverDrive Advantage done
    • Hoopla in process
    • Prioritizing top three E-Content sources for account integration to check out items through Pika
    • R & D will be working on E-Content improvements before they work on search bugs
  • Bento Box Homepage

    • This is a special separate homepage or a different style of homepage that is most prominent in academic libraries
    • Any library is welcome to use it
    • Starting this release
    • Go to the Villanova Library to see an example of a Bento Box.  Do a search to see how it displays content.
  • Virtualize Marmot and Aspencat Production Servers (Mercury Server)

    • Starting this release
    • This is normal maintenance that will take a good amount of time
    • Provide good improvements for things like disaster recovery and backups

Other Completed Work:

  • Extensive performance enhancements

    • Please use the test system for your unusual patrons and use the test system for them.  Test to make sure things will work for those patrons.
    • Let R & D know immediately if you see things that are not normal, so they have time to fix it.
    • The release is delayed until Wednesday, November 15, so you can use the test system to any issues that need to be addressed.

Conversation topic:

  • Review first step mockup for eContent search integration

    • Jordan showed a mockup of how eContent would look in search results (example, OverDrive, Hoopla, RBdigitial).
    • Jordan requested volunteers to meet for a discussion about fleshing out the specification for eContent search integration.
    • R & D would like to separate out all the eContent sources so they each show up on their own line in the search.
    • The topic for discussion is the order of sources (for example, should they be alphabetical, should libraries be able to arrange them).

Next month conversation topic: Make a suggestion!

Pika Roadmap

Release Notes

Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, 2017, November 7
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