Releases & Development Timeline
Releases & Development Timeline

Future Releases

Release 8.3 (Code Freeze - 9/1/2017; Release Target – October 11th, 2017)

Access & Discovery Improvements

  • Add ability to filter and sort by Format in search results page
  • Add high resolution image support for multipage items; i.e. Yearbooks etc. Required to locally support the NDNP portal which is part of year two of the NEH grant.
  • Add resources to portal at ingest; currently there is a six-hour to twelve-hour delay
  • Audio playback, add waveform viewer
  • Eliminate extra one click for downloading, printing, emailing, etc. of selected items
  • Create a Google Video sitemap so videos are discovered in Google search
  • Add Request a Copy notification for ETDs
  • Upgrade and manage of dynamic SOLR indexing using the partner portal code

Workflow Management System/Scholar Deposit Maintenance & Efficiencies

WMS Submission Tracking and Reporting

  • To provide item tracking and reporting administration capabilities in WMS

File Management

  • Add ability to change datastream label during batch upload
  • Add ability to enable/disable file rules in WMS instead of deleting them
  • File upload process should run in the background

Relationship Management

  • Add support for external relationships (RELS-EXT) management. This will be used when linking version of articles and data to articles as part of the VDC grant.

Email Notifications Management

  • Provide ability to temporarily turn off e-mail notifications for object ingest/re-ingest

dlr/EDIT Administrative Utility Maintenance & Efficiencies

  • Add granular user role management

Authentication Updates and Maintenance and Single Sign-on Efficiencies

OIT Requests

  • Replace Shibboleth authentication with CAS authentication
  • Use LDAP established credentials when querying LDAP for NetID user information

Single Sign-on Efficiencies

  • Add user preferences section to Analytic tool to allow users to manage their information

Metadata Improvements (Metadata Working Group)

  • Add new element: Title as subject
  • Develop variations of embargo display label used in discovery interface
  • Add rightstatement.org statements, with authority and value URI. Provides better guidance to users and will be required for DPLA participation

Email Notification Efficiencies

  • Local Account creation - send automated email to new user instead of manual email
  • Send notification to SOAR managers when an author changes their name in My Profile

Bugs

Workflow Management System/Scholar Deposit

  • Navigator link to Physical Properties note doesn't take you to that element
  • Replacing a file submitted through Scholar Deposit (pre-ingest) not possible
  • Display notification process in complete - Add to collection function doesn’t work as expected
  • Display number of resources in each collection

Access & Discovery

  • Portal sub-collection navigation not functioning as expected

Analytic Tool

  • Update My Collection Statistics when publishing analytics

dlr/EDIT Administrative Utility

  • Manage relationship should log the username in digital provenance of the resource
  • User report/validate object works inconsistently
 

Previous Releases

Release 8.1 – EAD, Quality, and Efficiency release - TBD (Code Freeze - April 27th; Testing - May 1st to May 20th; Staging - Week of May 23rd; Release Target – June 13th)

  • Application migration from local database authentication and LDAP to RUcore SSO or CAS – 1
  • ABBYY OCR/PDF server -1
  • Tagging in RUanalytic with CSV export support - 1
  • WMS – File handling, validation and metadata extraction (with exif, media tools) - 2
  • Refactor Perl code to PHP - 2
  • High-resolution images and page turner (for all multipage documents) – 3
  • Develop schema for technical, source, and rights metadata – 4
1 – Top priority, 2 – High priority, 3 – Medium priority, 4 – Low priority
 

Release 8.0 – Service Pack, PHP, and Fedora 3.8.1 upgrade (April 25, 2016)

 

Release 7.7 – Analytic, JPEG, and OCR - (Code Freeze - October 30th, 2015; Release Target - December 14th, 2015)

  • Audio support in RUanalytic tool – 1
  • File counting report - 2
  • Google video sitemap with thumbnails (size of thumbnail) – 2
  • SOAR deposit form enhancements
1 – Top priority, 2 – High priority, 3 – Medium priority, 4 – Low priority
 

Release 7.6.1 IP/NetID Restriction, Bug Fixes for OA support, ROA Alpha - TBD (Code Freeze - July 17, 2015; Release Target – August 24, 2015)

Specifications

  • IP/NetID restriction capability – 1
  • Bug fixes for Open Access support– 1
  • ROA submission capability alpha - 1
  • Study the migration to Fedora 3.8.x (Summer, 2015)
1 – Top priority, 2 – High priority, 3 – Medium priority, 4 – Low priority
 

Release 7.6 – Faceted Browsing and other features - TBD (Code Freeze - April 6, 2015; Release Target – May 18, 2015)

Specifications

  • Faceted browsing - 1
  • Detect/reject PDF deposits where modification has been restricted (from sw_arch, 9/25/2014) - 1
  • dlr/EDIT authentication and authorization (including SSO enhancements) - 2
  • WMS custom form enhancements - 2
  • Allow more flexibility WMS 1:1 policy (from sw_arch – 09/25/2014) – 2
  • Line graph statistics display – 4
1 – Top priority, 2 – High priority, 3 – Medium priority, 4 – Low priority
 

Release 7.5 – OA and FD Enhancements (Code Freeze - October 7, 2014; Release Target – December 3, 2014)

Specifications

  • User account (more features)
  • ROA, VMC, and CKT-E registration capability
  • More OA/FD features from OA working group (by Aug. 29)
  • OA Enhancements
    • End user request of an embargoed file
    • Notification to repository staff when embargo ends
    • Notifications to depositor for ingest and new version
    • Notification to author for "Most downloaded"
    • Dynamic bibliography
    • Automated school collections
    • Citation export
  • IP blocking/monitoring by statistical package
  • WMS creating of REF-1 datastream for cover sheet generation
 

Release 7.4 – Faculty Deposit and OA (Code Freeze - June 30, 2014; Release Target – August 18, 2014)

Specifications

  • Faculty Deposit – Versioning (author original, accepted manuscript, etc – items #3, 4, & 5 from this specification)
    • Revisions to Faculty Deposit form and Faculty Deposit-WMS Mappings
    • WMS Metadata Configuration and Inputting
    • Generate cover sheet with full citation
    • WMS, FD, dlr/EDIT virus scan using Clam
  • OA Enhancements (see specification for Search/Browse)
    • Search, browse features
    • Hierarchical browse (e.g. school/department – need dept. list)
    • Embargo "forever"
    • Faculty deposit for UMDNJ
    • SOLR date searching
  • MP4 container and support for Wowza (incl. an Analytic update)
  • Threaded discussion for Analytics
  • Request ORCID in FD or x-populate from user account
  • Content models – add new ones, update picklist
  • EADs – ingest and generation of the finding aid
 

Release 7.3 – User Accounts release (Code Freeze - December 13, 2013; Release Target – March 31, 2014)

Specifications

  • User account specification
    • Services (analytic, view list, view stats, deposit, notifications/alerts, etc)
    • Registration – create and edit profiles
    • Interaction with faculty deposit
    • Initial community capability
  • View List specification (part of user accounts)
  • Authentication/authorization for user accounts
 

Release 7.2 – URL/DOI release (Code Freeze - May 1; Release Target – July 1, 2013)

Specifications

  • mss3 to RUcore migration – complete
  • DOI implementation specification (API spec complete)
  • Dynamic field indexing with SOLR - complete
  • UI for landing page
  • Some FD features including html upload (TBD)
 

Release 7.1 – Upgrade to Fedora 3.6.x (Release Target – April 22, 2013)

  • Install Fedora 3.6.x on staging
  • Testing of R7.0 on staging
  • PHP upgrade, service pack and Isilon firmware upgrades
  • Post-release update of "legacy" objects to sha-256 checksums
 

Release 7.0 – Large Files, Complex Objects, Faculty Deposit (Released, March 4, 2013)

Specifications

  • File Configurability - Complete
  • File hierarchy/structural map - Complete
  • Fedora checksums – Complete
  • Background ingest with alerting - Complete
  • Download statistics for the Faculty Portal - Complete
  • Faculty Deposit User Interface (more enhancements) - Complete
  • Complex object User Interface – download zip for object or select files from a directory display(see structural map specification) – Complete
  • API for OAI-PMH

Development

  • Code complete – November, 2012
 
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