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    360 Link: Release Notes and Status Updates

    • Product: 360 Link

    What are the latest updates to 360 Link?


    April 19, 2017

    We released the following updates to 360 Link:
    • 360 Link "report a problem" and "ILL" forms - there is a new option to set preferences for how patron emails are reflected when sent from the built-in "report a problem" and "ILL" forms.  The option assists those institutions with a firewall that prevents third party systems like 360 Link from sending emails with a "From" email address that includes the institution's domain.  See the Report a Problem and Display ILL Form sections of Link 2.0 Activation and Configuration.   
    • Linker (target linking syntax) improvements:

    February 3, 2017

    We released the following updates to 360 Link:
    • Improved handling of print vs. online publication dates coming from CrossRef metadata – results will now match library holdings on print date so that end-users do not get false positives for full text holdings availability when linking to some content.
    • Resolved 360 Link API inconsistencies between the native user interface and API results – end users for libraries using the API will get the same results as those using the native 360 Link search interface.
    • 360 Link Sidebar exclude administration improvements – adding Database codes for the Sidebar exclude list in the admin console is no longer case sensitive.
    • Linker (target linking syntax) improvements:

    October 28, 2016

    We released the following updates to 360 Link:
    • Linker (target linking syntax) improvements including highlights such as:
      • ScienceDirect linking updated to OpenURL version 1.0.
      • EBSCO OpenURL linking set to require Volume, Issue and Year for best results per EBSCO.
      • Cambridge Core linking updated for platform migration.  Note that 360 Link is linking only via DOI at this time; we are working with the provider so that metadata linking is also supported.
    • Fixed bug where HTML was showing up in citation information on the single results page when Scholar Universe profiles are enabled (360 Link with Index-Enhanced Direct Linking (IEDL) only).

    September 16, 2016

    We released the following updates to 360 Link with Index-Enhanced Direct Linking (IEDL):
    • New Sidebar Exclude Options page in the Link 2.0 Admin Console provides administrative tools for locally (and globally) managing problem resources from providers whose content does not display well within the Sidebar Helper Frame environment and users would benefit from the 360 Link Frame environment displaying a "Click here to view this resource in a new tab/window" message.
      • The admin page provides 1) a Global Exclude List which is managed by our Support Team; resources are added when they are confirmed problematic; and 2) a Locally Configurable List which enables libraries to add any resource they wish without having to contact and rely on us to set up the configuration.

    June 18, 2016

    We released the following updates to 360 Link with Index-Enhanced Direct Linking (IEDL) and legacy 360 Link:
    • Linker (target linking syntax) improvements including highlights such as:
      • Target Linking Syntaxes ("Linkers") updated for platform changes to EdITLib (Education & Information Technology Library), databases Elsevier - ICM, Elsevier - Poland, and New England Journal of Medicine (Massachusetts Medical Society).
      • New Linkers created for American Academy of Family Physicians Journals and SAE Technical Papers.

    For a complete list of available Linkers see Available Target Linking-Syntaxes ("Linkers"). List is updated Quarterly.

    April 30, 2016

    We released the following enhancements and bug fixes to 360 Link with Index-Enhanced Direct Linking (IEDL) and legacy 360 Link:
    • The option is now available to fully encode URLs that are sent to the library's proxy server. This functionality may be of interest to libraries using a proxy server other than a third-party proxy like EZProxy, III, HAN, etcetera.
    • Updated our PubMed LinkOut setup with the National Library of Medicine to ensure service stability in the years ahead. Back-end updates only; you do not need to make any changes to your profile.
    • Secure HTTPS title and article links will now be generated if a III (Innovative Interfaces) proxy with a secure HTTPS domain is listed in Library Settings within a library s Client Center or Intota profile.
    • Linker (target linking syntax) improvements including highlights such as:
      • Fixes:
        • Article linking to ACM Digital Library is now working.
        • Improved linking reliability to Oxford University Press.

    For a complete list of available Linkers see Available Target Linking-Syntaxes ("Linkers").

    March 19, 2016

    We released the following enhancements and bug fixes to 360 Link with Index-Enhanced Direct Linking (IEDL) and legacy 360 Link:
    • Minor fixes including:
      • The language selection drop down list now displays the appropriate native language for all available languages.
      • For CJK (Chinese/Japanese/Korean) language items on the E-journal Portal, all characters are properly encoded when clicking through to the citation linker form.
      • 360 Link with IEDL only: Sidebar Helper Frame collapse and expand icons should now display correctly in IE11 (Internet Explorer).
    • Linker (target linking syntax) improvements including highlights such as:
      • Fixes:
        • BMJ Journals from BMJ Publishing Group (Database Code RMJ)
        • Maney Publishing databases that have migrated to Taylor & Francis
    • New Linkers:
      • Sage Premier 2016 from SAGE Publications (Database Code AAMPI)
      • Wiley Database Model 2016 from Wiley-Blackwell (Database Code LITHE)
      • ScienceDirect Freedom Collection 2016 from Elsevier (Database Code BLXMC)

    For a complete list of new Linkers added this past quarter, see the New tab within the spreadsheet available in Available Target Linking-Syntaxes ("Linkers").

    December 4, 2015

    We released the following enhancements and bug fixes to 360 Link with Index-Enhanced Direct Linking (IEDL) and legacy 360 Link:
    • The user interface will now support Danish and Catalan languages.
    • When looking up a PMID (PubMed ID) via the Citation Linker form, an article's Start as well as End Page will now display in 360 Link when both Start/End pages are available from PubMed.

    September 25, 2015

    We released the following enhancements to 360 Link with Index-Enhanced Direct Linking (IEDL):
    • Altmetrics: A library can choose to display article level metrics to 360 Link users with citation badges from altmetric.com. Altmetric badges display information about an article's scholarly impact as expressed through online, social media and news mentions.

    July 24, 2015

    We released the following enhancements to 360 Link with Index-Enhanced Direct Linking (IEDL):
    • An Ulrichsweb and Syndetic Solutions integration to provide journal details to the Sidebar Helper frame and Non-sidebar results pages for mutual customers.
      • Ulrich s information includes peer review and open access status, journal descriptions, publication details and more.
      • Syndetics integration displays cover images for more than 14,000 journal covers and millions of books.
    • A new Citation Linker Form provides easier access to full text for those who know a citation or need to correct citation metadata.
    • Additional preview functionality for Custom Links that makes it easier for libraries to customize the interface and configure their own custom links.
    • CrossRef look up integration offers users a way to conveniently search for a DOI link to content in the event other 360 Links fail.
    • Customizable Database level All Title Notes (one type of Public Note) now display on the 360 Link Sidebar and results pages.

    June 12, 2015

    We released the following enhancements to 360 Link with Index-Enhanced Direct Linking (IEDL):
    • IEDL linking is now available for 360 Link XML API clients.
    • Public Notes display on both the Sidebar and full Results Page. Previously title-level notes were not displaying.
    • Sidebar Helper Frame's auto-collapse feature
      • Once it has collapsed, the sidebar will now remain open when a user opens and interacts with it. User can choose to close the sidebar. Previously the sidebar collapsed after every time a user clicked on an item in the sidebar.
    • Custom Links:
      • New ability to add HTML Class identifier tags makes it easier to identify custom links for libraries who wish to use custom javascript or provide custom styling to specific links.

    May 1, 2015

    We released the following enhancements to 360 Link with Index-Enhanced Direct Linking (IEDL):
    • "Additional Options" link on Sidebar Helper Frame will now go to the new 360 Link results pages.
    • Optional Interlibrary Loan form can now display on full Results Page. Previously the form provided by 360 Link could only display on the No-Results Page.
    • "From" email address in an email notification will now show as the end user if they have entered an email address when using a 360 Link form to:
      • Submit an ILL request
      • Report a problem

    March 20, 2015

    We released the following enhancements to 360 Link with Index-Enhanced Direct Linking (IEDL):

    January 23, 2015

    We released the following enhancements to 360 Link with Index-Enhanced Direct Linking (IEDL):
    • Create customizable on-screen help messages to guide users when only journal-level links are available.
    • Leverage customizable text highlighting the Try a different Source drop-down menu.
      • Use the Custom Text page in the administration console to customize 360 Link text and labels.
    • Guide users to open resources that may not work well with frames, such as the Sidebar Helper frame, by excluding them or providing customizable links to open them in a new window or tab.

    October 17, 2014

    We released the following enhancements to 360 Link:
    • Ability in the administration console to enter a custom alternative text value for the Sidebar header logo. The text value can be read by screen readers.
    • Screen Readers will see a statement that says: "This is the 360 Link Sidebar Helper frame - use this to find other links to this content or links to additional library resources."
    • Users will see resource level (database level) links on the Sidebar Helper frame when there are no journal or article level links available.

    The above enhancements apply to 360 Link with Index-Enhanced Direct Linking (IEDL), see this overview about the enhanced version of 360 Link.

    July 25, 2014

    Libraries are now able to activate and take advantage of Index Enhanced Direct Linking (IEDL) and a new Sidebar Helper frame. These improvements will provide the most reliable access to full text, enable libraries to maintain a seamless presence in the researcher's workflow and promote additional resources.
    • See this overview about the enhanced version of 360 Link.

    September 27, 2013

    We released the following enhancement to 360 Link:
    • Enhanced support for Get It Now from Copyright Clearance Center - subscribers will be able to use database code (0R~) in the Client Center, to select which resources will display the Copyright Clearance Center s Get It Now link on the 360 Link results page.
    In addition, there are enhancements to other Serials Solutions services.

    March 30, 2013

    We released the following enhancements to 360 Link:
    • Swedish translations
    • More fixes and performance enhancements in response to client reports to improve your experience and return-on-investment of 360 Link.
    We also released new features and fixes to the Client Center, 360 Resource Manager, 360 Counter, and Ulrichsweb.

    Coming Jan. 22, 2013

    Our usage-statistics module, which is used by 360 Counter Consolidated Reports and 360 Usage Statistics, will be unavailable on Jan. 22, 2013, from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. PST (convert to your time zone).
    Our technology partner, PivotLink, will be performing routine maintenance on the system during that time.
    Patron usage of your 360 services will continue to be counted, and any usage reports you upload through the 360 Counter interface will be loaded, but you won't be able to access the PivotLink reports interface until the maintenance has been completed.

    Jan. 17, 2013

    We recently discovered that our usage-statistics system for reporting 360 Link referring sources stopped sending statistics on Nov. 8, 2012.
    On Jan. 10, 2013, we fixed the usage-statistics system, and it has resumed reporting referring sources.

    Update

    On Jan. 16, the system completely recovered those statistics that were logged between Nov. 8 and Jan. 10, and all the statistics are now available in the reporting system (hosted by our technology partner, PivotLink).

    What This Means for Your Library

    Any referring source usage-statistics reports you generated between Nov. 8 and Jan. 16 using the reporting system are incomplete.
    Now that all data has been recovered, we suggest you re-run your library's referring-source reports for 2012, to ensure you have complete data.

    Dec. 1, 2012

    The following 360 Link enhancements were released:
    • The 1-Click tool now links to the e-book if a link to a chapter within the e-book is unavailable.
    • 360 Link now supports HAN proxy.
    • And many fixes to issues that you, our clients, have told us about!
    There were also significant enhancements to the Client Center, 360 Resource Manager, and 360 Counter.

    Sep. 21, 2012

    We added new reports in the 360 Usage Statistics feature that list which referring sources sent requests to your 360 Link service, and how many times they sent referrals. At this time, we only have data available from May 2012 through the present, but soon we will have data for January 2012 through the present.

    March 23, 2012

    We have made a change so that 360 Link will leave the author field blank when the link resolver does not receive author information from the referring source. Thank you for helping us identify instances where the link resolver was instead using the journal's authority author information from our 360 KB knowledgebase.

    Dec. 3, 2011

    As part of our overall release, we enabled some capabilities in 360 Link that allow CrossRef enrichment for queries coming from the Summon service.

    Sept. 16, 2011

    The following new features and enhancements were released to 360 Link on Sep. 16, 2011:
    • Set Database Display Order: An enhanced ability to order your database display preferences is now available, with a new "click and drag" interface.
    • CrossRef Options: CrossRef options used on your 360 Link results page are definable within the 360 Link Administration Console.
    • E-book Chapter-Level Links: 360 Link now has many more links to chapters in those e-book platforms that support chapter-level syntax.

    July 15, 2011

    In addition to small system improvements, there is one patron-facing labeling change that was released to 360 Link during our upgrade on July 15, 2011:
    • If your library has CrossRef linking turned on and a DOI is available in the citation, the existing wording ("CrossRef offers the following full-text link") was changed to "Try doi.org for full-text". This change in default text represents a more accurate explanation, in that the DOI is being queried against doi.org, not against crossref.org.

      NOTE: If you have previously customized the text, your customized wording will not display. You can customize the new default wording via the Custom Text page.


    • Date Created: 9-Feb-2014
    • Last Edited Date: 20-Apr-2017
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