Borealis upgrading to version 5.12.1

Last modified by Julia Gilmore on 2024-03-02, 18:48

Article de blogue en français ici

Borealis is planning to upgrade to version 5.12.1 on February 1. Please note the platform will be unavailable during the upgrade from approximately 10 am - 4 pm ET.

This upgrade brings exciting new features, including:

  • New standardized Creative Commons licenses
  • New license selection confirmation pop-up window prior to publication or submit-for-review
  • New requirements for any restricted data deposited to have Terms of Access in metadata or Access Requests enabled 
  • Ability to mute certain notifications
  • Dataset name included in all email notifications*
  • GeoJSON format identification and previewer improvements*
  • Users will be provided with clickable links for ORCIDs and other IDs in the dataset metadata
  • Improved file upload handling and messaging
  • “Verify email” button changed to “Send verification email” with fresh verification email each time
  • Tabular ingest can be skipped via API by any depositor*
  • Accessibility improvements*
  • Collection page loading optimization
  • Improved indexing performance on datasets with large numbers of files
  • Upgrade to the backend Payara server for improved application performance
  • Bug fixes
  • And more!

* = includes contributions from Borealis team

To test these features, feel free to use our demo sandbox environment once it's upgraded (January 13).

Please note: Globus integration and remote storage linking are not included in this upgrade due to further development required. 

Full details about the new features and changes can be found in the IQSS GitHub Release pages (English only). Please note that not all of the features available will be enabled in Borealis.

Please reach out if you have any questions or feedback.