The LibCal team has been hard at work developing a ton of new features and fixes for LibCal!
Do you want to require students, staff, or patrons to authenticate before landing on the Spaces/Seats reservation page? Now you can with LibAuth! We added a new optional setting so that you can authenticate before users can see and a select a booking time, not after. Head to Admin > Spaces & Equipment > LibAuth to check it out!
Period-based booking is available at the seat level! If you offer a block of seat/armchair/computer reservations at, say, 8:15, 10:05, and 12:05, you can now apply your daily, customizable Spaces & Equipment Hours templates to them.
We've added a handy power filter / icon indication that so folks can easily find a seat / space that will let them charge their device(s).
By popular request, we have added a new setting that frees up the remaining time of a space/seat booking when a patron / student checks out early. Go to Admin > Spaces & Equipment > edit Location > "Update the booking end time for patrons..." checkbox to enable this.
The ability to create recurring seat bookings on the admin-side booking grid view is now available!
We have added API support for creating seat bookings to the /space/reserve endpoint, which also returns location, category, seat, space, and item names in all Spaces & Equipment booking endpoints.
Looking for more LibCal features and fixes? Check out the LibCal release notes on the Springshare Lounge!
This fall, the LibGuides team had one big update for you - the option to copy assets when copying a guide!
This change will quickly allow you to create content from blueprint guides without cluttering up your asset library!
Lastly, don’t miss additional LibGuides release goodness in the release notes over on the Springshare Lounge!
Since the LibAnswers team has been hard at work developing and launching Pickup Manager - an enormous feat - these past several months, there are not a lot of LibAnswers-specific features to share. However! We have good news for those using Zoom for screensharing.
Also, check out the LibAnswers release notes on the Springshare Lounge for more complete information on past and future updates.
LibStaffer team has released a few quality-of-life improvements for users who rely on calendar syncing for shifts!
Check out the LibStaffer release notes on the Springshare Lounge!
The LibInsight team has a few awesome things to share this fall!
We have two new improvements to LibWizard:
Read the rest of the LibWizard release notes over on the Springshare Lounge!
In September, we shared some important browser updates, specifically related to Internet Explorer 11 and Chrome. In case you missed them, here's an overview!
For a list of non-compatibility issues as of the November release, see our September 9, 2020 blog post.
Read our blog post for a complete description of how the October Chrome release may affect third-party forms your site, along with more information about HTTP vs. HTTPS content.
We're in the midst of planning for the year, but there are a few Springy features already on the 2021 roadmap! Subscribe to our blog and join us on the Springshare Lounge to learn about updates when we announce them!
The LibCal team has a few exciting things lined up for the near (December) future, as well as some predictions for early 2021.
There are some exciting things coming down the pipeline for early 2021!
The LibInsight team is continuing on with their backend work, but they have an e-resources reporting improvement on the way!