Borealis upgrading to version 6.2

Last modified by Meghan Goodchild on 2024-05-14, 12:12

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Borealis will upgrade to version 6.2 on May 23, 2024. Please note the platform will be unavailable during the upgrade from approximately 8 am - 6 pm ET. Reindexing will continue after the upgrade and you may experience some delays with search results and navigating the collections until it is completed. Note that direct DOI links will resolve during this period.

This upgrade brings many new features, including:

  • Geospatial file and metadata improvements
    • Improved Shapefile handling (QPJ and QMD files) 
    • Geographic bounding box metadata validation
    • Corrected field names and tool tips for geographic bounding box metadata
  • Return datasets to author with a note (submit for review workflow)
  • Ability to configure Guestbooks to appear when users request access to restricted files
  • File access requests include date of request in menu
  • Update to all previewers for improved security
  • Series field now repeatable
  • Search and Facet by License type 
  • Support for user browsing by groups of files by folder and category tag
  • Assigning a role with higher permissions than its own is no longer permitted 
  • Payara server, Solr indexing, and Java updates
    • Indexing performance improved for large datasets
  • Bug fixes and more!

To test these features, feel free to use our demo sandbox environment which was upgraded on May 9.

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

Stay tuned for more information about the upgrade and new features on May 23!