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Version 3.1 (September 26, 2017)

  • Improvements in Google Analytics integration efficiency
  • Updated Work metadata to separate subtitles from the title
  • Additional upload error feedback

Version 3.0 (June 9, 2017)

  • Improvements to accessibility
  • Ability to upload multi-file works
  • Embargoes and leases for files
  • Private permissions are no longer allowed, only embargoes for up to two years

Version 2.8 (October 24, 2016)

  • Collections can now have permissions other than open access.

Version 2.7 (June 15, 2016)

  • Subscription integration with Zotero publications.

Version 2.6 (April 12, 2016)

  • Automatic Deletion from SHARE Notify when a file is removed from ScholarSphere
  • Administration abilities to edit metadata and access

Version 2.5 (January 14, 2016)

Version 2.4 (October 8, 2015)

  • User Interface updates for style and accessibility
  • Upgrades to System Level Administration Functions
    • Export capabilities for deposit statistics

Version 2.3 (July 16, 2015)

  • User Interface updates for style and accessibility
  • Upgrades to System Level Administration Functions
    • Enhanced functionality for user / deposit statistics
    • Additional editor capabilities for service team admins

Version 2.2 (April 11, 2015)

  • 5GB maximum file upload Size
  • Updated File show view
  • New metadata editing forms
  • Fedora 4 support

Version 2.1 (January 16, 2015)

  • Statistics on the number of times users' files have been viewed and downloaded by others are now available back to March 22, 2013. Users may view these statistics on the Dashboard.
  • The User Profile page has been updated to allow entry of ORCID identifiers.
  • When assigning permissions, proxy authorization, and file transfers, users are now able to search for individuals by typing in their name, as well as their Penn State ID.
  • Google Scholar integration has been enabled for all open access files

Version 2.0 (September 10, 2014)

  • Redesign of the user interface, including:
    • Integration of responsive design for fluidity and flexibility of access to ScholarSphere across mobile and traditional devices
  • Introduction of new components on the home page:
    • Feature Works
    • Featured Researcher
    • Phrase cloud for additional browsing functionality
  • Revamp of dashboard interface as the portal to the file upload screen, collections view, file view, and collections creation
  • New displays for collections and file viewing
  • Analytics graph showing impact for each file deposited
  • Integration with additional cloud services, such as Box

Version 1.10 (April 10, 2014)

  • Adding pagination on collection show and edit pages
  • Displaying file permissions on the generic file show page
  • Changed resource type "Master's Thesis" to "Thesis" on the Descriptions (metadata) template.

Version 1.9 (February 13, 2014)

  • Fixed bugs with Facets not displaying in Safari
  • Added validation to Collections to require a Title
  • Included query links on GenericFile Show page
  • Fixed user profile page to display the correct number of deposited files
  • Made highlighted files easier to remove and thus manage
  • Added relative date to notifications page

Version 1.8 (November 26, 2013)

  • Enhancements to the deployment process.

Version 1.7 (July 9, 2013)

  • Users can upload files on behalf of other users for approval.
  • Users can designate others to be authorized to upload files for them to by pass a case-by-case authorization process.
  • Files that have been uploaded to ScholarSphere can be logically arranged into collections.
  • Users can authenticate to their Dropbox account from the ScholarSphere upload screen and import files into ScholarSphere.

Version 1.6 (May 29, 2013)

  • Users can transfer ownership of files to other users.
  • Performance enhancements.
  • Highlighted files on user profile page display thumbnail images.
  • Dashboard actions arranged into dropdown list.
  • Users receive email confirmation of contact form submission.

Version 1.5 (Apr 30, 2013)

  • Maximum size for an individual file raised to 500MB.
  • Maximum size for a total upload raised to 1GB.
  • Walkthrough videos added to help page.
  • Titles of uploaded files now appear in the browser's titlebar.
  • List of following/follower users on user profiles enhanced.
  • Unicode characters pasted into metadata fields no longer break batch updates.
  • Site administrators may now view usage statistics.

Version 1.4 (Mar 13, 2013)

  • Full-text indexing and searching.
  • Removed Google+ accounts from user profiles.
  • Added LinkedIn accounts to user profiles.

Version 1.3 (Dec 18,2012)

  • ScholarSphere version is in the footer (linked to new features).
  • Users have the ability to make their social accounts visible from their profile page in ScholarSphere.
  • Users have access to the list of users in the ScholarSphere system by clicking the View Users button from their profile page.
  • Users can highlight up to five files from their dashboard, and have them display on their profile page.
  • Single-use links are available from the dashboard.

Version 1.2 (Nov 7, 2012)

  • Added batch edit and delete.
  • Notifications are pushed automatically, and no longer require page refresh.

Version 1.1 (Sept 24, 2012)

  • Moved batch processing for metadata to background processing to speed uploads.

Version 1.0 (Sept 11, 2012)

  • Initial release of ScholarSphere.

Known Issues

  • Video playback on IE is spotty. Some versions of Firefox playback video, but not all

Photo Credits

The graphic on the home page was created by Michael Tribone, Web Designer/Developer in Services and Solutions. It is a design that draws on, and integrates, the following content in ScholarSphere: