Customer Technical Roadmap (2018)

This is a brief statement about what we are up to and where we are going, with respect to technical developments for our customer deployments.  It builds on, and should be read alongside our Public Technical Roadmap.

Updated October 2018 by Justin Bradley.

What are we doing currently?

Upgrading our EPrints 3.3 customers to 3.4, this includes moving to the latest version of 3.4.x as it becomes available.

This allows us to use some of our other latest developments

  • Lists feature, allowing for collation and sharing of sets of resources. This replaces Shelves.

  • User Profiles, a replacement for MePrints, available to all by default.

  • Panel based layout for summary pages, user profiles and lists. Giving a cleaner and more flexible page layout.

  • IRStats2.5, which can now detail document level downloads as well as total downloads.

  • Visualisation tools for seeing your data in a new light.

Assisting our REF Support subscription members prepare their repositories for REF2021.

What are we doing next?

Continuing to upgrade our EPrints 3.3 customers to 3.4.

Additionally to enrich customer 3.4 repositories with our work on REFCC, ORCID and Annotations. (See Public Tech Roadmap).

Further work on IRStats2.5, so it can report on download of derived types properly (eg the viewing of a converted video, previews, or downscaled larger images.  This is more relevant for EdShare and Data repositories.)

What the future holds

Better preview and indexing for multipage documents.  This would allow search results to link to a specific page in a document, as well as updating the document preview system to allow better visualisation of spreadsheets, presentations etc.

Want to suggest something for our roadmap?  Please get in touch.

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