Version Highlights
Version Highlights

Version 7.3.1 includes

Workflow Management System

  • DOI metadata, abstract, generation bug
April 09th, 2014
 

Version 7.3 includes

Faculty Deposit

  • Improved file uploading procedure
  • Integrated Faculty Deposit login with My Account/single sign-on system.
  • Updated the LDAP list of university units and display it in alphabetical order.
  • Re-arranged "assign permission" steps and updated interface
  • Bug fixes

My Account

  • Implemented single sign-on platform
  • Bug fixes

Workflow Management System

  • File upload module - More flexible file upload and processing procedure.
  • DOI - Added mapping and export option for Datacite description element.
  • Bug fixes

Search and Display/Partner Portal

  • Select Items feature added. Allows a user to select multiple resources from RUcore and either print, email, or share the list.
  • Bug fixes

RUanalytic Video Analysis Tool

  • Migrated to the RUcore single sign-on platform

Statistics

  • Removed public statistical report of Record Views
  • Enhanced RUcore statistics, removed timeline, remove full records view and updated statistics API
  • Bug fixes

RUcore Website

  • Enabled SSL site-wide

Fedora Management System (dlr/EDIT)

March 31st, 2014
 

Version 7.2.4 includes

Persistent URL API

  • DOI provider configuration change
February 28th, 2014
 

Version 7.2.3 includes

Faculty Deposit

Fedora Management System (dlr/EDIT)

November 15th, 2013
 

Version 7.2.2 includes

Search and Display/Partner Portal

  • JPEG page turner support with search capabilities
  • Bug fixes

Statistics

  • Support for logging JPEG page turner usage
  • Bug fix
October 17th, 2013
 

Version 7.2.1 includes

Search and Display/Partner Portal

Rucore API's

Statistics

Fedora Management System (dlr/EDIT)

September 16th, 2013
 

Version 7.2 includes

Workflow Management System

  1. DOI implementation: All newly created records in WMS will have a DOI assigned. There are 5 metadata elements (title, creator, publisher, publication date, and type of resource) that are required by EZID but publisher, publication date, and creator are not required in WMS. If you do not enter any values in publisher and creator, "No value supplied" will be automatically supplied at the time of DOI creation. However, if you do not enter a date (date created, date issued etc., in origin Info), the state of the DOI will be automatically set to "reserved"; also the ingest status column will display "Done*" in red. If you see this status, you need to change the State of DOI.
  2. Handle ID: WMS will NOT assign handles for any newly created records. However, all existing records in WMS that are not ingested will have a handle ID. PLEASE RE-SAVE THE RECORD BEFORE INGESTING. Re-saving will remove the existing handle ID from the record.
  3. Search for collections and objects: You will be able to search for a collection or a resource record across all collections in WMS. All matching records will be highlighted in red.
  4. Bug fixes

Faculty Deposit User Interface

  • HTML file upload added.
  • If you deposit an item to Faculty Deposit with more than one author, the depositor is able to order the authors list.
  • Bug fixes

Download statistics for the Faculty Portal

  • Stats database changes: All the records with JPEGS and JPEGM are updated to JPEG.
  • It will not count JPEGS and JPEGM as datastreamID download any more.
  • Bug fixes

Search and Display/Partner Portal

  • New RUcore search interface
  • Moved public mss3.libraries addresses to rucore.libraries
  • New citation record display
  • Clean URL's for accessing resource files
  • Performance enhancements
  • Bug fixes

RUcore API's

  • New persistent URL API for Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs)
  • Created documentation for Relationship API
  • Granular object inspection options with GET API
  • Brought OAI-PMH API into compliance
  • Bug fixes

Fedora Management System (dlr/EDIT)

July 31st, 2013
 

Version 7.1.1 includes

Statistics

May 30th, 2013
 

Version 7.1 includes

Application Software

  • Upgrade to Fedora 3.6.2
  • Upgrade to PHP 5.4.14
May 22nd, 2013
 

Version 7.0.1 includes

Workflow Management System

RUcore API's

Fedora Management System (dlr/EDIT)

Statistics

April 8th, 2013
 

Version 7.0 includes

Workflow Management System

  1. Configuration for digital file handling
    • Added configuration option to package (tar or zip) all master files together before archiving or archive files individually as they are uploaded.
    • Streamlined the file policy configuration process by separating digital file handling rules from file policies. Default rules will only need to be set once. Special rules can be set for collections with special file handling requirements.
    • Added configuration option for directory handling rules.
    • Automatically output (and update) digital file policies to the file system as xml file for use by other RUcore modules.
    • Improved user interface and configuration workflow.
  2. Configuration for metadata
    • Added configuration option for technical metadata. Options include how to generate technical metadata (automatically or manually), and where to store them (inline or offline).
    • Improved user interface and configuration workflow.
  3. Digital file uploading and processing
    • Allow multiple archival file upload and processing if so configured, and the file sections in the metadata have been re-worked according to the new specification.
    • Allow directory upload and processing.
    • Automatically detect and process the directory structure for files uploaded as packaged file format (tar, zip, etc.).
    • Automatically create structure map for directories uploaded, preserving the structure of the directory as well as original file names for future use.
    • Allow user to customize datastream labels.
    • Improved user interface and workflow.
  4. Metadata cataloging
    • Improved handling and error checking for date-related fields.
    • Automatically generate technical metadata if so configured, and allow for manual editing of technical metadata for all files uploaded.
    • Improved user interface and workflow.
  5. Import/Export
    • Improved user interface and workflow.
  6. Fedora I/O
    • Moved ingest process to background to improve the overall workflow. Status of ingest are shown for all ingested records and logs for each record are available for viewing.
    • Allow editing of off-line technical metadata in Fedora-edit module.
    • Improved user interface and workflow.
  7. WMS Administration
    • Added capability to directly edit “bad xml” for un-retrievable metadata records.
    • Improved user interface and workflow.
  8. Bug fixes

Faculty Deposit User Interface

  • Updated Faculty Category/Genre.
  • File Policy enhancement and file uploading stats report.
  • Improved notes field and added a new option in copyright holder.
  • Bug fixes

Download statistics for the Faculty Portal

  • Stats database changes: two fields (datastreamID and countrycode) have been added to two tables; updated countrycode using the GeoIP service; updated datastreamID based on the file type.
  • A new method has been added to stats API package for getting single object statistics.
  • A full record view has been added to the report system.
  • Bug fixes

Search and Display/Partner Portal

  • Ability to download complete complex objects and data projects
  • Option to display resource level usage statstics from the public display
  • Portal level configurable file policy and style creation
  • Improved configuration interface for creating Browse lists
  • New public search interface
  • Performance enhancements
  • Bug fixes

Fedora Management System (dlr/EDIT)

March 4th, 2013
 

Version 6.3.1 includes

Search and Display/Partner Portal

October 16th, 2012
 

Version 6.3 includes

RUanalytic Video Analysis Tool

  • Search for video in the repository
  • Analyze and annotate video
  • Create analytics, or playlists, of annotated video
  • Share and collaborate with other reseachers throughout the video analysis process
  • Publish compelted analytics into RUcore
October 2nd, 2012
 

Version 6.2 includes

Faculty Deposit

  • Added a field for special notes to the RUcore staff
  • Added a progress bar that tells users how far along they are in the deposit/submission process
  • Added middle name or initial field
  • Alphabetized the list of departments/institutes/centers on the Department pull down list
  • Simplified the list of categories
  • Added an information review page with a button to make changes
  • Bug Fixes
September 21st, 2012
 

Version 6.1.2 includes

April 23rd, 2012
 

Version 6.1.1 includes

February 27th, 2012
 

Version 6.1 includes

Workflow Management System

  • Ability to track changes made to the WMS configuration and administration
  • Finer grained user role/privilege control at collection level
  • Improvement of display/functionality of collection browser
  • Improvement of workflow to allow direct jumping between record list and file handling module
  • Improvement of file upload workflow to allow selecting all file handling instructions
  • Improvement of file upload workflow to display real time file processing status
  • Improvement of Fedora ingest workflow to display real time ingest status
  • New implementation of RPC for ETD and OCR to replace deprecated PHP functions
  • Bug fixes

Faculty Deposit Module

  • The Faculty Deposit category list is aligned with the categories that Rutgers University faculty must use for official personnel actions, including reappointment and promotion documents
  • Replacement of newly deprecated PHP functions
  • Bug fixes

Fedora Management System (dlr/EDIT)

  • Support for the Solr/Lucene search engine that replaces amberfish
  • Replacement of newly deprecated PHP functions
  • Bug fixes

Search and Display/Partner Portal

  • Integration of Solr search engine
  • Improved management interfaces for associating resource to portals
  • Performance enhancements
  • Replacement of newly deprecated PHP functions
  • Bug fixes

Statistics

  • Integrated stats database from collection based to portal based
  • Added capabilities to generate search stats based on the portal ID
  • Replacement of newly deprecated PHP functions
  • Bug fixes
January 17th, 2012
 

Version 6.0 includes

November 17th, 2011
 

Version 5.2.1 includes

Workflow Management System

  1. Bug Fixes
    • Faculty Deposit LDAP interaction
    • Manual creation of a Faculty collection via WMS
    • Bit rate reduction bug in Technical metadata section causing issues when editing legacy records

Search and Display

  • Performance improvements on search and retrieval
  • Performance improvements when accessing datastreams
  • Bug fixes to generic search agent provided by the partner portal
September 2011
 

Version 5.2 includes

Workflow Management System

  1. Improved User Interface
    • Streamlined workflow navigation. It is now more focused on and optimized for general-user digital material cataloging process.
    • The options for switching to different modules, including user account management, are now available to the user at any stage of working in WMS.
    • Sub-functional module navigation buttons are moved to the top of the screen, and are available to the user no matter which sub-module he/she is working in.
    • Switching between collections can now be performed at any stage of metadata and digital object workflow.
  2. Metadata cataloging
    • To improve the performance of the utility and the user experience, the handling and processing of metadata cataloging within the session have been moved to client side.
    • Long-existing bugs in the handling of event metadata cataloging have been fixed, along with other identified issues.
  3. Template
    • Ability to create a template record from another template record as well as an existing record.
    • Able to enter CV terms when creating a template.
    • The name of the template is displayed on the metadata entry screen.
    • Handles no longer appear in a template record.
  4. File Upload
    • Thumbnails are created from the first page of PDF, word doc, and original or derivative TIFF files.
    • Presentation files can now be created from the derivative TIFF files.
    • Added an option to Delete All Existing files.
  5. Reorganization of the metadata grouping
    • The organization and display of the metadata/digital objects has been moved from owner-centric to collection-centric.
  6. Enhanced collection structure
    • Added more metadata elements.
    • Alphabetized collection list.
    • Collection owners can now be either corporate or personal, or both.
  7. Flexible date elements
    • Configurable encoding standards.
    • Configurable date format for each standard.
    • The configured date formats are enforced for user date entry.
    • Able to add date in free text format.
  8. Customizable metadata entry form
    • Metadata elements can be added, removed, enabled, or disabled at collection level.
    • Metadata html form entry field type can be specified or changed.
    • Controlled Vocabulary Term sources can be enabled or disabled at collection level.
    • Controlled vocabulary field can be configured to allow free-text entry.
  9. Fedora Ingest
    • Added Uncheck All button
  10. Embargo policy
    • Automated creation of XACML policy for embargoed resources if certain metadata fields have been populated with certain pre-defined values (trigger). Current trigger is: rights metadata must have the following entries in the rights event: Rights event type = Embargo and event end date = YYYY-MM-DD.
    • The trigger can be configured in configuration module.

Faculty Deposit Module

  • Faculty members can deposit NIH funded articles directly using the new features added.
  • Under Title of Journal, volume number, issue number, date, start page and end page added.
  • Faculty members have access to view download statistics for their collection

Search and Display

  • Improved "showfed" display.
  • Collection objects are suppressed from the results list by default except the RUresearch portal.
  • By default, the collection structure is hidden, and a "+" button is added to expand the collection tree.
  • By default, the collections are unselected.
  • Record results are transformed using new XML binding method allowing multiple data sources to provide record information.
  • Added ability for Partner Portal users to create search filters in advanced search menus.

Fedora Management (dlr/EDIT)

  • Improved Marc Export Utility.
  • Added capability to manage embargo policy.
  • Added capability to manage relationships.

Statistics

  • API updating and reporting functions added.
  • The stats reports have been divided into five small stats reports in Fedora Management.

Known Issues in RUcore Release 5.2

  1. Workflow Management System (WMS)
    • Some older records in WMS may not ingest. Resaving the record seems to resolve the issue.
    • Ghostscript in WMS has some problem creating thumbnails for some PDFs.
  2. Search
    • Search and retrieval in RUcore seems to be slow. We are investigating the issue.
June 2011
 

Version 5.1.2 includes

August 2010
 

Version 5.1.1 includes

April 2010
 

Version 5.1 includes

December 2009
 

Version 5.0 includes

July 2009
 

Version 4.5.2 includes

October 2008
 

Version 4.5.1 includes

April 2008
 

Version 4.5 includes

February 2008
 

Version 4.2 includes

August 2007
 

Version 4.1 includes

May 2007
 

Version 4.0 includes

There have been many architectural and metadata enhancements in this release. Below is a list of new and enhanced features delivered with this release.
March 2007
 

Version 3.0 includes

Released October 2006
Version 7.3.1
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