Release Notes for 01/02/2018

Pika Release Notes 2017.12.0
Released Jan 4, 2018
New Functionality

  • Created customizable “Combined Results” (bento box) search interface to show search results from multiple sources next to each other.


  • Search sources include Pika, Ebsco Discovery Service, Pika Digital Archive, Prospector, and the Digital Public Library of America.


  • Pika admins can choose which sources are displayed, the order of display, and how they are labeled.

  • Combined Results will need to be enabled and set up before use.



  • Added new logging page for Record Grouping to review timing and number of works processed.


  • Added an option to bypass suppression of Hoopla and OverDrive records to allow CMC sideload and to improve performance.



  • Added home library and home location to the display of Administrators when setting up roles

  • Set up new collections and metadata to add music to the Digital Archive.


Bug Fixes

  • Users were unable to email lists, now they can.
  • Titles owned by a library’s OverDrive Advantage collection are now always displaying (they previously weren’t when the title was only in the Advantage collection).
  • Fixed errors renewing and placing holds with Symphony systems.
  • Fixed Ajax error that occurred when displaying a user list that contains one or more deleted titles.
  • Searching OverDrive as a search source now takes users to search results from OverDrive rather than the OverDrive homepage.
  • Fixed slowness related to the Digital Archive.
  • Rebuilt Fedora so that all collections were displayed in Islandora for the Digital Archive


  • Kanopy for Grand County Public Library and Vail Public Library
  • Overdrive Sideload for Colorado Mountain College

Additional Work

  • Optimized memory usage for record grouping (part of performance enhancements).
  • Optimized indexing performance so performance is better on many systems.
  • New hosted Anythink servers prepared.  Go live will be in January.
Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, 2018, January 2
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