Leganto 2023 Release Notes
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May 2023 Sneak Preview
Ability for Librarians to execute DOI enrichment for multiple items
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April 2023 Sneak Preview
- NERS 7747: Suggest alternative citation versions to Instructors
- Customize the approval, reject reasons for copyrights
- Option to add a circulation desk in the copyright managing_department
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March 2023 Sneak Preview
- Citation metadata enrichment by DOI
- Link to predefined searches in Find lists
- Synchronize courses job for libraries with DCS integration
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February 2023 Sneak Preview
- Search by list ID in the list search in Alma
- Customize the mapping of UNIMARC to Leganto fields
NERS: Offer Citation Replacement for an Existing Citation
Leganto now supports replacing citations in bulk. For example, this feature can be used to replace citations with newer editions or to replace physical citations with electronic citations. The library can configure whether citations are replaced immediately, or whether the replacement appears to instructors as a suggestion.
Citations with a Copyright Status of Approved cannot be replaced.
If your institution would like to have replacements presented to instructors as suggestions, set the parameter replacement_suggestion_auto_replace (Configuration > Leganto > Features > Leganto Features) to false. This is the default.
From the Edit Citation screen, select the citation or citations to be replaced. Then choose Suggest Replacement.
Library staff are directed to the Repository Search, where they can search for and select the new item that they want to use as the replacement.
After selecting Confirm, suggestions are added to each of the citations in Leganto. Additionally, a system tag New Edition Available is added to each citation.
Instructors receive an alert letting them know about new suggestions. They can select the alert to filter the list to see items with new edition suggestions.
Selecting the item opens the full view, which includes the details of the suggested replacement. Instructors can choose to replace the item, which re-links the citation to the new MMS ID, updating the inventory and the citation metadata. Other existing information about the citation, including usage information, tags, and notes, is preserved. Alternatively, the instructor can choose to decline the suggestion, which removes the information about the new edition and the tag.
Alternatively, if your institution would like to have citations replaced immediately, rather than sent to instructors for approval, set the parameter replacement_suggestion_auto_replace (Configuration > Leganto > Features > Leganto Features) to true. Once library staff has selected a new item to use as a replacement, they are presented with a confirmation screen.
After selecting Confirm, all the citations which were selected for replacement are linked with the MMS ID of the item chosen as the replacement item. The citation metadata and inventory update, but tags, notes, and usage information are preserved.
Automatically Publish Lists to Students Without Library Review
It is now possible to have new reading lists published automatically, immediately after they are created, eliminating the need to publish reading lists individually and ensuring that all reading lists are visible to students. This feature is disabled by default.
To enable, change the parameter auto_publish_on_create (Configuration > Leganto > List Management > Publishing) to Yes. When enabled, all new reading lists created in Leganto are immediately published according to the publish_default_mode on the Leganto Publishing Configuration page.
Only lists created in Leganto are published by default, including lists created using the NEW LIST button on the My Lists page or using the Create button on the Quick Start screen. Lists that are created by other means, including the Reading List Loader integration profile, the API, or using the Alma interface are not published automatically.
For more information, see Configuring Reading List Publication Options.
Customize Copyright Approval and Reject Reasons
You can now customize the copyright approval and reject reasons (Fulfillment > Resource Requests > Approval Requests List).
Copyright approval reasons list
Copyright rejection reasons list
You can customize the approval and reject reasons using the Configuration > Fulfillment > Copyright Management > Copyright approval reasons and Configuration > Fulfillment Copyright Management > Copyright reject reasons tables. You can edit any of the existing reasons or use the Add Row button to add new reasons. The reasons can now be translated to the Alma display language.
For more information, see Customizing Copyright Approval and Reject Reasons.
DOI Enrichment of Citation Metadata
Leganto can now automatically enrich citations containing a DOI with additional metadata. For example, a user can now only enter a DOI in the blank form and the citation metadata is enriched with additional information from CrossRef.
For institutions whose AUGMENTATION profile (Configuration > General > External Systems > Integration Profiles) is configured to work with CrossRef, when a citation containing a DOI is added, any missing metadata is automatically added to the citation.
In a future release, you will be able to perform a bulk DOI enrichment using a job.
For more information, see Enriching Citation Metadata.
Share a Link to a Predefined Find Lists Search
Leganto now enables you to share sharable links for predefined searches from the Find Lists form. Select the copy icon next to the Find Lists header to generate a sharable link to a predefined search.
The following fields are supported for predefined searches:
|course_status||"all", "active" or "inactive"|
|publication||"all", "published", or "draft"|
The only fields that appear for a predefined search are fields that the user has permission to view.
Additionally, you can manually generate or edit a URL. Append a question mark (?) to your URL, then specify which fields to search for and their search criteria. For example, Find_lists_ sharable_link?list_title=art searches for lists with the word art in the List Title.
You can search for multiple fields at once by adding an ampersand (&) between each field. For example, Find_lists_ sharable_link?list_title=art&year=2022 searches for lists with the word art in the List Title, published in the Year 2022.
For more information, see Sharing a Link to a Predefined Find Lists Search.
For CLA Users (UK): Course Synchronization Between Leganto and the DCS
Librarians who have courses in the DCS that do not match the Leganto courses, can now override the course in the DCS with information from Leganto. When the integration profile Digital content store is active, the option to update DCS courses is now available from the Course Bulk Update job (Admin > Manage Jobs and Sets > Run a Job). When Update course in DCS is checked in the Course Bulk Update job, librarians can now update their DCS courses in bulk to match their Alma courses.
The following parameters are all automatically updated in the DCS course based on the values in Alma:
- Course code
- Course name
- Number of weeks
- Number of participants
- Processing department
- Instructor name
- Instructor email
- Course status
- Active - sets the DCS course to Active
- Archived - sets the DCS course to Archived
- Inactive - sets the DCS course to Archived
The job event now includes a Failed to update DCS event.
For more information, see Course Synchronization Between Leganto and the DCS.
Search for Reading List by List ID
You can now search Reading lists by List ID in Alma.
List ID searches are not currently included in All searches. This option will be available in a later release.
For more information, see Reading List Search Fields.
Customize UNIMARC Mapping for Leganto Fields
You can now customize the UNIMARC BIB mapping for Leganto fields.
To customize the mapping, from the Bibliographic Mapping Rules page (Configuration Menu > Fulfillment > Courses > Bibliographic Mapping Rules) customize the test rule. You can then test the Bibliographic Mapping Rule on the Test BIB to Citation Normalization page (Configuration Menu > Fulfillment > Courses > Test BIB to Citation Normalization). When you are done, copy your changes to the production rule on the Bibliographic Mapping Rules page (and optionally test them again on the Testing BIB to Citation Normalization screen).
As part of this enhancement, some changes were made to the UNIMARC mapping to conform to the IFLA reference standards.
For more information, see Mapping Bibliographic Record Fields to Citation Fields.
NERS: Indication for Courses that Deliberately Have No Reading List
Reading lists can still be added to courses with the No list expected checkbox checked. Additionally, existing lists are not removed when the No list expected checkbox is checked.
In the Courses table (Fulfillment > Course Reserves > Courses), the No list expected column indicates which courses have the No list expected checkbox checked.
The No list expected column is hidden by default. To show the No list expected column, select the column from the Manage column display list.
If the librarian selects the Leganto create list - reminder email action for a course that has the No list expected checkbox checked, the librarian can still send the reminder email, but an alert appears indicating that This course is marked as 'No list expected'.
When duplicating a course that has the No list expected checkbox checked, the No list expected checkbox is checked on the duplicated course.
When rolling over a course that has the No list expected checkbox checked, the No list expected checkbox is checked on the rolled over course.
The Course Bulk Update job (Admin > Manage Jobs and Sets > Run a Job) now includes the condition Excluded courses marked as 'No list expected' when the Leganto create list - reminder email checkbox is checked. This enables you to not send the Leganto create list reminder email to instructors whose courses intentionally do not include reading lists when the Course Bulk Update job runs.
The No list expected indication will be added to Analytics in the February release.
For more information, see Working with Courses
- April 2023 Leganto SF: 05333132 URM-149389
You can now set the default digitization department for digitization requests initiated from Leganto to be a circulation desk rather than a digitization department. When Supports Digitization is enabled for a Circulation Desk (Fulfillment > Circulation Desks), the managing_department parameter (Configuration > Leganto > List Management > Copyright Settings) can now be set to use the code for the circulation desk.Supports Digitization enabled for a circulation desk
For more information, see Configuring Leganto Copyright-Related Procedures.
- April 2023 Fulfillment - Course Reserves SF: 06572598 Idea Exchange URM-162845
You can now use the Leganto API to update citation tags. Use the following PUT method, containing a URL with the course ID, reading list, reading list ID, citation, citation ID, and the word tags. The body must include the tags you want the citation to include. For example:
If the body <citation_tag> is empty, all tags are removed from the citation.
For more information, see Developer Network - Courses.
- April 2023 Analytics URM-185848
The below fields were added to the following out-of-the-box Leganto Analytics reports:
- Leganto Instructors Usage - Lists KPIs:
- Course start date – the date the course started
- Course end date – the date the course ended
- Total items – the total number of citations
- List title – the name of the list
- Report2: Leganto Instructors Usage - Citation Usage:
- Citation title – the title of the citation
- Section Id – the ID of the section
- Due date – the due date of the citation
- Leganto Instructors Usage - Lists KPIs:
- March 2023 Leganto URM-184652
When the mark_as_broken (Configuration > Leganto > Features > Leganto Features) is set to all, the Mark as broken link now appears even when a citation only contains hidden links, so that students can report when links are missing.Mark as broken
For more information, see Enabling Broken Link Reporting.
- March 2023 Leganto SF: 06412395URM-175466
The asgmt.file.copyright.not.approved.msg.instructor label (Configuration > Leganto > General Labels) for configuring the assignment dashboard copyright statement now supports HTML.An HTML-formatted assignment dashboard copyright statement
- March 2023 Leganto URM-141712
You can now set the order of copyright options and enable the default setting for the File Upload Copyright Options (Configuration > Leganto > List Management > File Upload Copyright Options).
When no order is set, the order appears according to the order in the Mapping Table.Set the File Upload Copyright Options order and defaultUpload a File Copyright Options order as per configuration
For more information, see Configuring File Upload for My Collection or as Citations.
- March 2023 Analytics URM-185060
The Total Full text Access column was added to the Leganto Instructors Usage - Lists KPIs and Leganto Instructors Usage - Citation Usage out-of-the-box reports. This new column displays the sum of the Number of Full Text Views and Number of Files Downloaded fields from Leganto Student Usage > Student Usage.
- February 2023 Leganto URM-169233
Libraries that are reusing reading lists can now reset the request for a review date, making it easier to monitor submitted reading lists. The Reading List Bulk Update job (Admin > Manage Jobs and Sets > Run a Job) Reset options now includes an option to Reset request for review.Reset request for reviewWhen the Reset request for review option is checked, the Current Request for Review, Review Requester, and Initial Request for Review columns on a reading list are reset.Reset columns on the Reading Lists Task List
For more information, see Manual Jobs on Defined Sets.
- February 2023 Fulfillment - Course Reserves URM-180468
For Norwegian customers, files available from Bolk now only display to students when permitted according to the permissions set in Leganto. For example:
- Files for citations which are not marked as complete do not display to students
- Files only display when access to materials is allowed according to the publishing visibility
- February 2023 Fulfillment - Course Reserves URM-180928
The No List Expected field was added to the Course dimension in the Leganto Student Usage, Leganto Instructor Usage Events, Course Reserves, and Requests subject areas. (Possible values: Checked and Unchecked). It indicates if the No List Expected checkbox is selected on the course record in Alma or not. For more information on this checkbox, see Indicating that Courses Deliberately Have No Reading List.
- January 2023 Leganto URM-176226 Idea Exchange
Previously, when selecting the Reset X after searching for items within a list, the search term cleared, but the results remained. Now when selecting the Reset X after searching for items within a list, the search term clears and the results are reset.Reset search
- January 2023 Leganto URM-179656
To describe the attribute more accurately and match the analytics term, the Publication Status attribute was changed to Publication List Visibility.Publication List Visibility label
- January 2023 Leganto SF: 06528866 URM-181231
When exporting a file to RIS, the Y1 field now only includes the YYYY digits so that when the RIS is imported, the publication year populates as expected.
- January 2023 Fulfillment - Course Reserves URM-175007
The Reading List Type field was added to the Reading Lists dimension in the Leganto Student Usage, Leganto Instructor Usage Events, and Course Reserves subject areas. It indicates if the reading list is designated as the master list. Possible values are Master and blank (no value).The Master label will be changed to Parent in February.
- January 2023 Fulfillment - Course Reserves SF: 06481498 URM-178971
The Start Page 2 and End Page 2 fields were added to the Citation Metadata Details dimension of the Leganto Student Usage, Leganto Instructor Usage Events, and Course Reserves subject areas. They display an additional start and end page.The Number of Pages field now displays the number of pages between the Start Page and End Page fields and the Start Page 2 and End Page 2 fields.
In addition, the names of the Article Number of Pages, Article Start Page, and Article End Page were changed to Number of Pages, Start Page, and End Page.
- January 2023 Fulfillment - Course Reserves URM-179659
The following field names were changed in Analytics for better clarity and consistency:
New Name Old Name Location Course Created By Course Creator
- Course Reserves > Courses
- Leganto Student Usage > Reading Lists
- Leganto Instructor Usage > Courses
- Requests > Request for Course
Reading List Created By Reading List Creator
- Course Reserves > Reading Lists
- Leganto Student Usage > Reading Lists
- Leganto Instructor Usage > Reading Lists
Number of Suggestions Leganto List Num of Student Suggestions
- Course Reserves > Reading Lists
- Leganto Student Usage > Reading Lists
- Leganto Instructor Usage > Reading Lists
Section Created By Section Creator
- Course Reserves > Leganto Reading List Sections
- Leganto Student Usage > Reading List Sections
- Leganto Instructor Usage > Reading List Sections
Citation Created By Citation Creator
- Course Reserves > Reading List Citations
- Leganto Student Usage > Citations
- Leganto Instructor Usage > Citations
- Purchase Requests > Reading List Citations
Number of Files Downloaded Number of Files Download Leganto Student Usage > Student Usage Number of Student Comments Students Discussions Leganto Student Usage > Student Usage
- April 2023 Leganto SF: 06660440
Citations added from external resources did not include the Links & Availability. This was fixed.
- April 2023 Fulfillment - Course Reserves SF: 06655246
In some cases, courses did not appear in Alma, but they did appear in Analytics. This was fixed.
- April 2023 Leganto SF: 06653039
Previously, retrieving course information from Primo using an MMSID was very slow. The speed has been increased.
- April 2023 Leganto SF: 06630050
The option to Add tags to item was missing from the Student View. This was fixed.
- April 2023 Leganto SF: 06526087
In some cases, the Leganto Physical item location did not match Primo’s Get it. This was fixed.
- April 2023 Leganto SF: 06629253
When adding a course From date but not a To date, the To date was incorrectly populated with today's date rather than remaining blank. This was fixed.URM-186582
- April 2023 Leganto SF: 06558701 06558710 06559233 06620758 06656576 06665869 06668218
In some cases, reading lists with items that are physically available took a significant amount of time to load. This was fixed. URM-183148
- April 2023 Leganto SF: 06471606
Previously, the maximum file size error message did not display the unit of MB. This was fixed.URM-178192
- April 2023 Leganto SF: 06328038
In some cases, refreshing issues caused inconsistent search results when opening a reading list from a Primo record. This was fixed.
- March 2023 Leganto SF: 06499977
Quick Cite did not always display the additional person’s name appropriately. This was fixed.
- March 2023 Leganto SF: 06602672
Previously, when new_refworks and refworks_sso (Configuration > Leganto > General > External Integrations) were both set to true, exporting citations to RefWorks failed. This was fixed.
- March 2023 Leganto SF: 06625570
When adding a citation using the blank form, the Year field was empty when the citation was sent to the DCS. This was fixed.
- March 2023 Leganto SF: 06597799
When PDF files were set to ReadOnly, the Make File Downloadable option did not work. This was fixed.
- March 2023 Leganto SF: 06586029
In some cases, users were unable to delete the last item in a Collection. This was fixed.
- March 2023 Leganto SF: 06546785
Previously, digitization requests for reading lists attached to multiple courses did not account for the total amount of students in all the courses for copyright clearance purposes. This was fixed.
- March 2023 Leganto SF: 06527750
Electronic resources with an assigned inventory management group did not appear as available in the repository. This was fixed.
- March 2023 Leganto SF: 06520255
Previously, the reading list requestor fields did not update after publishing a list sent to the library. This was fixed.
- March 2023 Leganto SF: 06275257
Previously, posting instructor notes on a reading list using the API did not post the note to Alma and overwrote existing library notes. This was fixed.
- February 2023 Release Update Leganto
There are no issues for the February Release Update.
- February 2023 Leganto SF: 06353681
The Citations Alternate Suggestions job did not list any Electronic Resources in the job report. This was fixed.
- February 2023 Leganto SF: 06617691
The hide toggle button was missing for physical items. This was fixed.
- February 2023 Leganto SF: 06619985
Citations added from an EBSCO search did not perform resource locating or create link resolver or article links. This was fixed.
- February 2023 Leganto SF: 06595787
Previously, the LTI system role mapping ignored the Enabled/Disabled parameter. This was fixed.
- February 2023 Leganto SF: 06575653
Previously, the field volume was not compatible with the Type Book citation. This was fixed.
- February 2023 Leganto SF: 06589661
In some cases, when items were added using Cite It! and connected to the libraries' holdings, the original URL was not added as a Note. This was fixed.
- February 2023 Leganto SF: 06557709
In some cases, Leganto citations pointed to the wrong resource/source. This was fixed.
- February 2023 Leganto SF: 06578156
In some cases, the Resource locate no match found. displayed on the Process and Enrich Citations in Bulk job report even when the resource was located. This was fixed.
- February 2023 Fulfillment - Course Reserves SF: 06474685
In some cases, data from deleted citations showed in analytics even though it should not have. This was fixed.
- February 2023 Leganto SF: 06550768
In some cases, the Recent Changes tab indicated that there was no content even though there was content. This was fixed. URM-181862
- February 2023 Leganto SF: 06506969
Previously, when a citation's digitization request was automatically approved and sent to the DCS, the citation status did not update to the value assigned in the parameter citation_copyright_approved. This was fixed.
- January 2023 Leganto SF: 06530718
Previously, there was no option to translate the CiteIt! Grab here to drag this window text. You can now add a translation for citeit.greb.here (Configuration > Leganto > General > Labels). URM-181065
- January 2023 Leganto SF: 06539784
The list status label citiation.status.BeingProcessed was missing from the Labels Code Table (Configuration > Leganto > General > Labels). This was fixed. URM-182141
- January 2023 Leganto SF: 06535083
Instructor-Library tags did not appear on new citations until refreshing the page. This was fixed. URM-181788
- January 2023 Leganto SF: 06530290
In some cases, permalinks from rolled over courses did not open the correct links when the course was published. This was fixed.URM-181741
- January 2023 Leganto SF: 06518583
Citations with many tags did not include a scrollbar. This was fixed.URM-181729
- January 2023 Leganto SF: 06544357
Citations with many tags did not include a scrollbar. This was fixed. URM-181460
- January 2023 Leganto SF: 06499977 06561578
When using Quick Cite for citations using the Harvard CSL style, the references listed the second author as an editor. This was fixed. URM-180318
- January 2023 Leganto SF: 06483272
In some cases, completed citations appeared in the Ready for Processing task list. This was fixed.URM-180251
- January 2023 Leganto SF: 06503914
In Canvas, in some cases, PDFs were partially cut off by the right side panel. This was fixed.URM-180091
- January 2023 Leganto SF: 06482028
In some cases, when running the Course Bulk Update Job to remove a list association, some courses that should have still been associated with the reading list were missing. This was fixed. URM-179448
- January 2023 Leganto SF: 0646569
Previously, the Leganto UI language did not update until the page was refreshed. This was fixed.URM-177939
- January 2023 Leganto SF: 05329002 06287393
CDI records for videos that use direct links included the citation metadata but not the link to the video. This was fixed.URM-171341
- January 2023 Leganto SF: 05318981
Previously, the citation Status was changed from Complete to Being prepared when a list was duplicated. This was fixed.URM-157160
- January 2023 Leganto SF: 06530290
Previously, when rolling over a list, the default was that shareable link pointed to the newest published list. Now, if permalink_goto_newest (General > Settings) is false, the shareable link points to the original list. The default for this parameter is true. URM-183601