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New ePubs release (November 2017)

07 November 2017

Version 2.3.0 of ePubs was released on 07/11/2017.
  • More consistent and logical handling of ‘marked’ records selected by the user for exporting;

  • New fields added to exports (additional fields for thesis records as well as the inclusion of a field for ‘related research objects’ that can be linked to from an ePubs record);

  • Improvements to the way book and book chapters are recorded;

  • Ability to add a preprint for a conference paper;

  • DOIs in URL form (e.g. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.79.245133) are now accepted when using ‘Add publications by DOI’, making it easier to copy and paste a DOI directly from an online reference;

  • Minor improvements to the user interface.
In addition to the above, a number of bug fixes have been implemented and a variety of behind the scenes improvements have been made, aimed at further improving the performance and reliability of ePubs.

New ePubs release (March 2017)

26 March 2017

Version 2.2.0 of ePubs was released on 27/03/2017.
  • Ability to add links to related data sets from within a record. Users can now add DataCite DOIs, connecting the record of a piece of work (such as a journal paper) with the data set on which the work was actually based. This can be achieved by adding a valid DOI to the 'Add related research object(s)' field in ePubs.

  • Altmetric badges are now embedded in ePubs and will display alongside records referencing a valid DOI which has Altmetric data associated with it. 

  • Improvements to the mechanism used to connect ePubs user IDs with ORCiD ccounts.

  • A new 'Suggest an ePubs enhancement' form, designed to encourage feedback from users on ways in which the platform could be improved.

In addition to the above, a number of "under the hood" enhancements have been carried out to improve the functionality and usability of ePubs. We have also fixed 7 bugs.

New ePubs release (November 2016)

11 November 2016

Version 2.1.0 of ePubs was released on 9/11/2016.

Refinements have been made to the 'Conference Proceedings' and 'Paper in a Conference Proceeding' templates with the intention of improving the citations that are being recorded by users.

'Export as Citation' outputs have been enhanced, and a new .CSV export option has been added that is designed to produce outputs suitable for addition to ResearchFish.

You can now search for research grant/award references (unlike funder ID and funding programme, these were not previously being indexed).

A number of minor refinements have been made to make wording clearer in the user interface.

In addition, a number of bugs have been fixed in this release.

ePubs April 2016 enhancements

06 April 2016

The Chadwick and RAL Libraries are pleased to announce the following new features in ePubs:
  • Connect your ePubs user account with your ORCID account
    STFC staff with an ORCID account can quickly and easily establish a connection between the two systems: simply log-in to ePubs and select the option to link your ePubs ID to your ORCID.

  • Include funding information in records
    You can now add funding details to individual records in ePubs, including funder ID, programme (where applicable) and grant/award reference. Funding information can be added manually and will also be imported automatically when adding new records via DOI (this functionality is dependent on the necessary metadata being available in the imported record).
In addition to the above, a number of refinements and "back office" enhancements are included in this release, along with several bug fixes.

ePubs 2.0.19 went live on 07/04/2016.