bepress continually deploys new features and fixes for the community.

Recent updates are summarized below.

Jan. 10, 2017


Author Dashboard Improvements: Authors will enjoy access to new features, previously only accessed by administrators:

  • More powerful date selector
  • Downloads graph with option to show Additional Files
  • Metadata hits graph
  • Countries map and table
  • Share the Dashboard functionality
  • Institutional branding for authors with institutionally branded SelectedWorks profiles
  • Consolidated “duplicates: articles collected from DC/SW that point to the same full text version will be consolidated in the Works table.
  • Layout changes to improve navigation: unifying the experience across all dashboards
  • Icon bar used in place of sidebar (across all dashboards)
  • Code enhancements: the code base has been consolidated across the Author Dashboard, the Digital Commons Dashboard, and the Impact Dashboard. Administrators will have a more consistent experience, navigating the dashboards, and users will see relevant features and fixes released simultaneously to dashboards in future.

Jan. 6, 2017

Expert Gallery Suite

Authors will enjoy access to new features, previously only accessed by administrators:

  • Facets on mobile devices: On smaller screens and mobile devices, there is now a button on the Expert Gallery search bar that pops out the facets so visitors can narrow searches more easily.
  • Trending Expert: Trending options will appear only if trending profiles are available
  • Better hover tips = better UI. In the administrator interface, expect to see human-readable hover text, e.g., over the Expert Gallery column, to speed administrators to the tools they need.

Dec. 27, 2016

Digital Commons:

  • Author Gallery design: Site-level author galleries have a new look, more aligned with your new Expert Gallery Suite, for a more seamless user experience.
  • Real-time updates for the Author Gallery: When administrators make their selections in the SelectedWorks Administrator Interface, the site-level Author Gallery will update in real-time.

Dec. 16, 2016

Digital Commons:

  • bepress Archive: We are now including a checksum for metadata.xml files in the bepress Archive manifest. Going forward, all files in your bepress Archive will have a checksum included in the manifest.
  • Supplemental content: Administrators will find it at a glance using the new Additional Files column (available via the Manage Submissions preferences) or find them present on the Submission Details pages
  • OAI: ListMetadataFormats output now includes metadata prefixes qdc and dcq
  • Batch upload: XML import schema no longer references a 'type' field
  • Peer-review: Text improvements to the Reviewer Upload Form and emails to reviewers of single and double-blind journals
  • Journal cover page enhancement: PDF cover pages will show blurbs only when the submission is accepted or published
  • Creative Commons: Alt-text is now included for Creative Commons licenses
  • Accessibility improvement 1: "Skip to main content" link is now visible to screen readers
  • Accessibility improvement 2: Portal sidebar images are now generated with HTML

Expert Gallery Suite:

  • ORCID: Authors who have ORCID ids can now capture and display them as a clickable link on their profiles.
  • Embed an Expert Gallery: Expert Galleries based on facets and searches are now embeddable! Simply choose your parameters and then click on “embed this gallery” just below the search box. The system will generate a customized embed code that you can then copy and paste onto any webpage.