Skip to main content
ExLibris
  • Subscribe by RSS
  • Ex Libris Knowledge Center

    360 MARC Updates: Release Notes and Status Updates

    • Product: 360 MARC Updates

    Where can I find information about the latest 360 MARC Updates release?


    June 17, 2022

    The E-Journal Portal 

    NERS Project: Allow for the ordering of EJP results 

    This feature eliminates user confusion caused by results that were not obviously related to the searched terms. Currently, Alternate Titles and Main Titles are equally weighted if either contains the search terms. You now have the option to prioritize results that have the user’s search terms in the Main Title over results that only have the search terms in the Alternate Title. That is, if the Main Title includes the search string, that title will appear higher in the results list than if the search string is only in the Alternate Title.  

    The feature is enabled in the E-Journal Portal 2.0 Results Page Options: 

    360 RN 6-17-2022 - Image 1.png

    This option impacts Title Begins With, Title Equals, and Title Contains All Words searches. 

    Resolved Issues

    • The characters : + - && || ! ( ) { } [ ] ^ " ~ * ? : \ were causing an error in the autocomplete suggestions because Solr requires they be handled specially.  Autocomplete suggestions are now successful when the user includes these characters. 

    360 Link 

    Idea Exchange: Database order in 360 Link and EJP: Make it possible to upload changes in a file 

    This enhancement streamlines database prioritization by allowing you to manipulate a spreadsheet and then upload it directly to the Administration Console. 

    360 RN 6-17-2022 - Image 2.png

    The addition of Database Code in the user interface and the downloaded .tsv file helps quickly identify the databases you want to re-order. 

    Resolved Issues

    • Ovid databases are added to the Global Exclude List at the request of that provider. 

    360 Core Client Center 

    Idea Exchange: Provide an overall percentage of MARC record availability at the database level. 

    This enhancement allows you to quickly view the percentage of titles in a database with an associated MARC record in the 360 Knowledgebase. Rather than sampling several titles in the database, you can immediately view the coverage percentage in Database Management and on the Database Details page. 

    360 RN 6-17-2022 - Image 3.png

    360 RN 6-17-2022 - Image 4.png

    Resolved Issues

    • VPAT Level A accessibility refinements 

    • ISBNS were not appearing in the Overlap Analysis results in some circumstances. 

    • Updated links to corporate web pages for each product 

    Intota  

    Idea Exchange: Provide an overall percentage of MARC record availability at the database level. 

    This enhancement allows you to quickly view the percentage of titles in a database with an associated MARC record in the 360 Knowledgebase. Rather than sampling several titles in the database, you can immediately view the coverage percentage in the Databases list and on the Database Details page. 

    Resolved Issues

    • Contact Details Roles can now be edited or removed. 

    • The titles of Library Specific Holdings databases are no longer duplicated on the Database Details page. 

    • Execution Data in License are saving and displaying correctly. 

    • Menus Settings > Resource Status entries are able to be deleted. 

    • Added to the License Information Report: 

    • Course Pack Print 

    • Course Pack Electronic 

    • Course Pack Note 

    • Remote Access 

    • Remote Access Note 

    • The More (#) hyperlink in the Home > Tools > Notes Resource(s) column now navigates you to the full list of attached resources. 

    360 COUNTER and Intota 

    Numerous improvements were made to the SUSHI harvester to increase visibility into processing hiccups and to streamline 

    • Surface additional warnings and errors to the user interface including “No usage available for requested dates,” “Incorrect API key,” and “No longer available for requested dates.” 

    • Limit the number of attempts to harvest a given report during the month to 5 in order to end the infinite loop of some reports in the queue

    • Stop requeuing reports after encountering an error like “no usage available for requested dates” 

    • Clear unharvestable reports from the queue and user interface  


    February 23, 2022

    The E-Journal Portal

    New! Auto-complete suggestions are tailored to your library profile. Only resources to which you subscribe in your library profile are offered as potential search options when you begin typing in the search box:

    EJP_Autocomplete_Feb2022.png

    This customized list distinguishes resources that the library owns/licenses/tracks from the whole universe of 360 Knowledgebase titles and eliminates “0 search results” issues.

    The feature applies to all libraries, and the auto-complete index is updated weekly. I.e., there may be a delay in tracking/untracking a title and its appearance in the auto-complete suggestions list.

    Resolved Issues:

    • Inherited Terms of Use did not display for consortium members. Now consortium members can always view Terms of Use inherited from the “parent” library.

    • If a library disables video searching in EJP, the “Videos Only” results filter no longer displays.

    • The Custom Text > Citation Linker Form > No. 48 did not display the customized message.

    360 Link

    Resolved Issues:

    • The display time for the ILL form submission pop-up is now extended from 3 to 10 seconds. The longer display time should reduce user confusion and prevent duplicate request submissions.

    • The Google Scholar feed did not work for a small number of libraries.

    • If both Crossref and PubMed identifiers are present, the Crossref identifier is always preferred.

    360 Core Client Center

    Resolved Issues:

    • Holdings URL replacements (a November 2021 feature) did not appear in the View Changes audit.

    Intota

    Resolved Issues:

    • Uploading titles lists to LSHs was inconsistent and displayed confusing error messages.

    • Deleting titles from LSHs did not work.

    • Holdings URL replacements (a November 2021 feature) did not appear in the View Recent Updates audit.

    360 COUNTER / Intota

    Resolved Issues:

    • Reports uploaded in September were not consolidated.

    • The SUSHI harvester mishandled some application exceptions, which prevented reports from finishing.

    • If validation fails due to extra tabs in an uploaded file, the error is now reported to the user.


    November 3, 2021

    360 Client Center 

    New! Make changes to database details for multiple databases at once. Edit, add, or delete the database details in a .csv file, using database codes as the identifier. For example, this feature can be used to change the “Omit proxy from this database” setting or add a Public Database Note to multiple collections. 

    Q4_2021_RN1.png

    For more details, see 360 Core: Database Details Upload.

    New! Configure your own holdings URL replacements for providers like Gale, EBSCOhost, ProQuest, and Thomson Reuters Westlaw. Until this release, Customer Support had to perform this configuration on your behalf. Now you can specify replacement text, add a prefix, or add a suffix to a database’s holding URL. This tool is in the Management Tools section of Client Center.

    Q4_2021_RN2.png

    For more details, see 360 Core: Holding URL Replacement.

    Database Details Upload and Holdings URL Replacement are not yet available in the Intota application. We will be working on integrating both tools into Intota.

    Resolved Issues:

    • Unable to save COUNTER SUSHI credentials.
    • Unable to remove authorization settings for some providers.

    E-Journal Portal

    New! Change the database sort order: if a journal is in multiple databases, configure the EJP to display the database with the most recent coverage first. To enable this option, open the Results Page in the Administration Console E-Journal Portal 2.0:

    Q4_2021_RN3.png

    For more details, see 360 Core: E-Journal Portal Administration Console -- 2.0 Results Page Options.

    Resolved Issues:

    • Browse by Subject feature not available after doing a search.
    • Ulrichsweb information does not display.
    • One hour cookie expiration causes mixed content error and timeout.
    • Videos search filter defaults to journals instead of videos.
    • Need language translations for Videos Only option.
    • Database payments show as loading even after saving.

    360 Link

    Resolved Issues:

    • Citation Linker form should use the same language parameter as 360 Link
    • New linking parameter is required for MIT Sloan and Indian Academy of Sciences content
    • HAN proxy handling

    Intota 

    Resolved Issues:

    • Unable to delete previously uploaded COUNTER r5 reports.
    • Consortium Sharing dialog window isn’t completely rendered.
    • Unable to view Renewal Details.
    • Unable to delete Cost data.
    • Unable to save IP addresses in Library Settings.

    COUNTER r5 

    Resolved Issues:

    • Springer Nature SUSHI URL needs adjustment.
    • SUSHI queue was “stuck” and didn’t process reports for a period. 

    360 /Intota Holdings API

    (Currently in early testing)

    • Added “last updated” end point to support retrieval of changes only, rather than full exports.

    August 4, 2021

    E-Journal Portal/A-to-Z List

    Users can now limit the results of searches to video titles only. This can be done before the search by selecting the Videos Only radio button, or done after the fact by filtering the results to Videos Only:

    360_Aug2021_1.png

    Please note that this feature will be turned on by default in the EJP 2.0 settings. If the library does not want to offer this functionality, it must be turned off in the Administration Console > E-Journal Portal 2.0 tab:

    360_Aug2021_2.png

    Resolved:

    • LSH database default holding URL was not correct in the EJP

    • The public note from a database was displaying in the “Search Subject Databases by Keyword” drop-down menu instead of “Select a database”

    360 Core & Intota

    Details of the View Changes/View Recent Updates audit trail can now be exported in .tsv format. Configure the data you’d like to see using the calendar controls and Event Type options and then click the Download button!

    360_Aug2021_3.png

    Resolved:

    • A long delay occurred when paging through “Unselected” titles in a database 

    360 Link

    Resolved:

    • An email address, with valid formatting, is now required for “Report a Problem” and the default ILL forms

    All Services

    • Using the analysis performed by a third-party consultant, potential security vulnerabilities in these areas were closed:

      • Citation export endpoint could be exploited with a valid library hash code

      • HTTP parameter pollution

      • Cross-site scripting

    • Migration from FTP to MFT

    • Technical infrastructure updates


    May 12, 2021

    360/Intota Holdings API (currently in early testing)

    • Added pagination for the full holdings request in order to speed up the response

    360 Client Center

    Based on feedback from the ProQuest User Experience group, we added changes to the 360 Client Center to ensure compatibility with VPAT Level A standards, including: 

    • Insufficient labels on Ex Libris logo, e-Catalog search controls, and various labels on Data Management area, Knowledge Base Notifications area, and Overlap Analysis area.

    • Some group controls not defined as group controls in the Data Management, Overlap Analysis, and Management Reports areas. 

    • Headings are not using semantic markup in the Data Summary areas.

    • Edit list functionality on Overlap Analysis page is not editable with keyboard only.

    • Skip links not available.

    • Pages have generic titles.

    • Focus order: On Data Management page, filtering databases causes focus to reset to the top of the screen.

    • Link text for 3 link types are ambiguous: Change current library link, Download report links, Database details links.

    • Document lacks language attribute.

    • Errors could be more clearly explained on Database Management page.

    Resolved Issues:

    • Incorrect values shown in Data Management page for inherited databases.

    • 360 Resource Manager : Title-Level Status Alerts not being sent.

    • Provider Details page: Databases list : friendly error when From Consortium status is selected.

    • Library-Specific Holdings : End Dates with non-numeric data changing back to Start Date.

    360 Counter and Intota Assessment

    COUNTER r5 Resolved Issues:

    • Platforms using Cloudflare solutions blocked the SUSHI harvester.

    • Loosened validation of the (mandatory) Publisher field for all providers.

    • Investigated and resolved upload/harvest/process errors for reports from more than 20 providers.

    360 MARC Updates (currently in early testing)

    • Completed infrastructure to generate & deliver MARC records for video holdings.

    • Metadata librarians developed an RDA-compliant default template that may be further customized by the library.


    February 3, 2017

    We released the following update to 360 MARC:
    • When 360 MARC delivers a large set of records (1 million-plus records), the records will no longer include an inflated number of new records; all unchanged records will accurately be treated as unchanged records..

    Dec. 5, 2014

    The technical issue that caused delays in production of November MARC Updates has been resolved. Performance on all production machines is significantly improved. As of November 29, all regularly scheduled November files were out of the production queue. We appreciate and thank you for your patience as we worked to resolve this issue.

    December MARC production:

    If your MARC records are normally delivered on the 12th, 13th, or 14th of the month, we are working to deliver your records early this month. This is a one-time action in order to avoid any delays which might be caused by our announced December 14 management and discovery release that will require system downtime between Friday, December 12, 5:00 PM PST (Saturday, December 13, 1:00 AM UTC) through Sunday, December 14, 5:00 AM PST (Sunday, December 14, 1:00 PM UTC).

    If this month's special timing poses a problem for your library staff, we can re-run your report later in the month. Use the Contact Us menu at the top of this page to reach our Support team.

    Nov. 21, 2014

    Update on the status of delays related to the November production run of 360 MARC Updates:

    As of today, a small number of 360 MARC Update files remain in the production queue. All other November files have been successfully run and delivered.

    Technical investigation has determined that a third party software component (a build driver) running on the MARC production machines caused process connections to drop, resulting in batch restarts and queue backlogs. A software update from the vendor is being put in place to significantly improve performance.

    If you have any questions related to this month's production run, please use the Contact Us menu at the top of this page to reach our Support team.

    Nov. 19, 2014

    Update on the status of delays related to the November production run of 360 MARC Updates:

    As you may be aware, each month s MARC run usually completes by the 15th day of the month North American Time, and shortly thereafter files are made available to you on our FTP server. This month s MARC updates are currently running, and the run is experiencing a significantly longer production queue than in past months. System wait times in the November queue are delaying the availability of some institutions 360 MARC Updates files.

    We are actively monitoring the queue and the progress of your individual files. Notification emails will be generated as usual when files complete and are posted to the FTP server.

    We recognize that these delays may have a ripple effect in your library with regard to MARC file loading, and appreciate your patience. We will continue to keep you updated on this important matter.

    If at any time you have questions related to this month's production run, please use the Contact Us menu at the top of this page to reach our Support team.

    Dec. 11, 2012

    As happened last month, many 360 MARC Updates clients will be receiving a large number of change records in the December 2012 update (or the January 2013 update, if you've already received your December update).
    These change records are due to a widespread database-level update made to fields in the CONSER record set. These changes ensure your library has received the most up-to-date version of the records available.
    Serials Solutions has been informed that such widespread changes will occur again in the future. We have requested to be informed in advance of record updates affecting many records going forward, and will provide updates here as we receive notification from CONSER. If you wish to receive an email when this page is updated, please click Follow Me above.
    If you have questions about the change records received in your MARC updates, please feel free to contact us using the Support Portal option.

    Nov. 9, 2012

    Many 360 MARC Updates clients will be receiving a large number of change records in the November 2012 update.
    These change records are due to a widespread database-level update made to fields in the CONSER record set. These changes ensure your library has received the most up-to-date version of the records available.
    Serials Solutions has been informed that such widespread changes will occur again in the future. We have requested to be informed in advance of record updates affecting many records going forward, and will provide updates here as we receive notification from CONSER. If you wish to receive an email when this page is updated, please click Follow Me (currently not available) above.
    If you have questions about the change records received in your MARC updates, please feel free to contact us using the Support Portal option near the top of this page.

    Jan. 27, 2012

    Along with the release of several improvements on Jan. 27, MARC records and reports generated in the Data on Demand section of the Client Center now include available eISSN information for a much larger number of records than we were previously able to provide.
    Clients who receive MARC updates for serials can expect a higher-than-normal number of change records in their February MARC updates, due to the addition of this information. E-book records will not be affected.

    Sept 16, 2011

    Due to an update to the information in the 245 field of brief records during our major service update on Sept. 16, you can expect a large number of change records in your next monthly MARC update.

    Aug. 12, 2011

    As we announced earlier this week, due to recent enhancements to our MARC report generator we encountered some technical difficulties that has resulted in delayed delivery of some libraries' MARC updates.
    A solution has been implemented and we are currently processing libraries' MARC updates. If you receive notification that your MARC records are ready to be downloaded, please examine all the files included in the MARC update before loading the records into your catalog. If you notice anything unusual about any of the files, contact us using the Support Portal option menu.
    We will continue to keep you informed about this issue here in this Answer.

    March 6, 2011

    We have changed syntax of the links we include in MARC records sent to our clients who have chosen to use hosted 360 Link URLs in their MARC records. The new URL syntax fixes a problem relating to titles containing certain punctuation marks. Clients using hosted 360 Link URLs should expect to receive a very high volume of change records in their next MARC update, as this change will affect virtually all records using this type of 856 URL.

    Aug. 5, 2010

    Because of coding changes adopted by CONSER at the Operations Meeting in May 2010, MARC Updates clients need to be aware of some effects on MARC records in the coming months. Read more about it here.

    Aug. 7, 2009

    Over the past several months we migrated all of our 360 MARC Updates subscribers to a new MARC generation system to improve record stability, streamline record loading, and provide more customization options.
    Since you received new files as part of this transition, and to avoid any confusion, all of your old system files will be removed from our FTP servers as of Aug. 31, 2009. Moving forward, we will continue to host a year's worth of files on our FTP site to ensure that you have a place to access your historical information, if or when you need it.
    Please also note the following:
    • If you have skipped any record loads, our new system has the ability to "diff" against your last download; we then generate an accurate load for you that covers any gaps.
    • If you are interested in retaining information currently on the FTP server for historical purposes, please download and archive your files in a secure location within your own system before Aug. 31, 2009.
    If you have any questions about this process, please use the Support Portal option near the top of this page.

    March 10, 2009

    The MARC legacy system is slated to be decommissioned, and there will be universal migration to the new 360 MARC Updates service.
    Users of the MARC legacy system recently received an email regarding significant upgrades to MARC deliveries, as part of the migration. Included was a customization form describing possible enhancements.
    If you do not have the time to complete the customization form, please simply answer the following questions:
    • Do you want persistent Serials Solutions brief records, which will eliminate the need of completely deleting and reloading your brief records each month?
    • Do you want UTF-8 (Unicode) records, instead of MARC-8 records?
    If you do not respond by April 1, 2009, we will migrate you with exactly the same customizations (including briefs and MARC-8 records) that you have now. Once we do this, you will receive a larger than usual update, as all records must be updated in the new system. Please let us know immediately if this will not be acceptable for your library, and we will be happy to work with you on this process.
    For general information regarding the 360 MARC Updates service, we encourage you to read our 360 MARC Updates User Guide and related MARC Updates documentation.
    If you have any questions about this setup process, the MARC Customization Form, Customization Companion, User Guide, or anything else, please don't hesitate to use the Support Portal option near the top of this page.


    • Date Created: 9-Feb-2014
    • Last Edited Date: 3-Feb-2017
    • Old Article Number: 7310
    • Was this article helpful?