The Scholars Portal Dataverse team has been hard at work preparing for our upgrade to version 4.19, up from version 4.17. We're happy to announce that this upgrade has been successfully completed and is now available.

Some of the new features in this upgrade include:

  • Improved descriptive text and internationalization on the login page
  • Expiry dates for API tokens
  • Allowing for MakeDataCount metrics to be collected (but not yet displayed in the front-end)
  • Moving the institution name to the front of the subject line for support emails
  • New Dataset Author Identifiers options in metadata (DAI, ResearcherID, Scopus)
  • User notifications and emails are now sent when a tabular file ingest completes (e.g., xlsx, csv, sav)
  • Accessibility improvements for keyboard support and screenreader users

There are also several bug fixes in this release, including:

  • Fixed thumbnail display issues on the first page load
  • Resolved issue where French characters in SPSS files may be garbled on ingest

Harvard’s complete release notes are available for each version at the following links:

A special thank you to Alex Cooper (Queen’s University), Martine Gagnon (Université Laval), Ève Paquette-Bigras (Université de Montréal), Doug Brigham (University of British Columbia), and Yayo Umetsubo (University of Toronto Mississauga) for volunteering their time to help us test this release.



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