SOVA Release Notes
Version 1.7.0(CURRENT RELEASE)
Version 1.7.0 restructures URLs to move record component ids into path and foregoing their appearance in hash anchors. Additional update remedies conflicts with a broser plugin.
|Remove Google Analytics event conflicting with browser Ad Block plugin
|Handle misalignments of legacy URLs using anchor hashes (e.g., #refID)
|Revise robots.txt for updated paths
|Ensure highlighting of query strings is consistent across the application
|Eliminate anchor hash (e.g., #refID) from SOVA component record urls
|Ensure highlighting of search querstrings convey over record browsing
Version 1.6.10 updates navigation and semantic markup to improve Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
|Add basic semantic HTML elements
|Update HTML header tags for sensibility and continuity
|Display collection component ID in URL path with updates to navigation and internal links
Version 1.6.9 updates capabilities of Digital Archival Object (DAO) rendering. Collection thumbnail images may now be served from other allowed Smithsonian websites, with a link to specified content at those websites. SOVA now supports two additional EAD tags for DAOs:
- <daoloc>, with xlink:role and xlink:href attributes
- <daogrp>, which encloses daoloc tags
Sova handles two xlink:role attribute values for <daoloc>:
- "image-thumbnail", which denotes the source of the thumbnail image to be displayed for the DAO
- "web-resource-link", which serves as the location users are taken to when the DAO figure is clicked
|Support EAD <daogrp> and <daoloc> tags for Digital Archival Objects
Version 1.6.8 addresses accessiblity concerns for color, text, and HTML structure.
|Remove 'search=null' from page title where applicable
|Resultcard Thumbnail cannot have <a href> followed by <div>
|Encode facet-button value pair
|Ensure applied facets buttons have accessible contrast
|Remove 'Read More' link
Version 1.6.7 migrates Google Analytics to Version 4.
- MS Clarity removed with end of BS5 upgrade
- Scan remediations for contrast, blank link tags, emphasis style
|Replace Google Universal Analytics (UA) with Google Analytics 4
|Sova Resultcard should use <strong> instead of bold css <span>
|Update Release page to satisfy Contrast accessibility
|Data-target src should not propagate as blank/empty
|Remove MS Clarity from SOVA
Version 1.6.6 adds robots.txt and updates design of repository-information modal.
- robots.txt directs search engine scans
- previous modal library colorbox.js is removed
- Boostrap is upgraded from 5.1.3 to 5.2.3
|Replace Repository Modal With Bootstrap Modal
|Lack of robots.txt file, or possible need for a sitemap
Version 1.6.5 eliminates read-out "Start Transcribing Now" for Transcription Center links.
|Make 'Start Transcribing Now' link read 'Transcription Center'
Version 1.6.4 updates homepage image thumbnails.
|"American Gardens" link on the front SOVA homepage is broken.
Version 1.6.3 improves scrolling to anchors on collection record page.
|Search Within: Record Anchor Link Scrolls to Obscured Content
|Keep Dao Icon with EAD titleproper
|Transform Anchor IDs to One-Word String
|Browsing Directly To Anchor Subject To Page Reflow
Version 1.6.2 reorganizes output of collection record ("Overview") page.
|Overview - Adding Fields
|Empty heading should not display
- Improvement of downloads popover for tabbing
- Update SaxHandler to account for variance of "Creator" string
|Some SIA records not displaying creator field
|Download pdf/finding aid or XML/ EAD not working
Version 1.6.0 introduces an updated layout and user-interface with two primary goals:
- allow faster scanning to evaluate relevancy of a search's results
- indicate where and what type of online media can be found in search results
SOVA SEARCH RESULT CARD
The main SOVA search of Smithsonian Collections return results with an updated look. Each result is encapsulated in a bordered 'card' with a more compact layout. Results are accompanied by a thumbnail image or Online Media Type icon where applicable. The result-card's search-within link helps users evaluate relevancy of each returned Collection or Collection Item.
|Search results card mockup
|Display first available thumbnail on search results
|Replace Default Thumbnail Image for Sova Search Result Rows
|Match Phrasing as Search Within Results
|Test image boundary
|Signposting needed for search-card to search-in pathway
|Search Results Link
|Use spinner in search result card when waiting for search within link.
ONLINE MEDIA ICONS
Online Media (aka Digital Asset Object or DAO) are pieces of a Collection which can be experience online in the browser. Sova now indicates which type of Online Media can be expected in a Collection or Collection Item to evaluate relevancy of a search. The current Online Media data types categorized are: Audio, Image, Video, PDF, and Electronic Resource. Each of these types are indicated by a distinct Bootstrap Icon, leveraging wide-used internet lexicon. The overarching 'Digitized Content' icon has been updated, yet can still inferred by and referred to as 'the little blue icon.' This icon signals there are one or more DAO types within the Collection or Collection Item. These icons will also be used as a 'thumbnail' for Collection or Collection Item when a representative image is not available.
|Customize digitized content icons
|Replace global digitized content "box" icon
|SOVA: Fancy Tree - Update digital media icon
|Standardize icon placement in search results and record detail
|New icon for Digital Content
|Digital Tab DAO Refinement
In addition to the Sova Search Result Cards, other parts of the sova layout have changed. All controls are restyled with Bootstrap 5 elements. The buttons for Downloading EADs or PDF have been consolidated into a pop-up. Applied facet buttons are more readable and also convey to subsequent searches with more-expected behavior.
|Downloads and Usage Statement - Record Page
|Repository Contact Update
|Move back sort by drop-down; BS5 site
|Click on image go to record
|Remove Top Pager
|Update to "Digital Content"
|Remove "Type: EAD_COMP"
|Update additional labels for current queryâs facets
|Summary text in search cards
|Page Not Found Error
|Search input Error
|Search within link carry over digital-only filter
|Facet QA - video recordings
The revisions to user-interface controls extend to refinement and tuning of search queries, providing 'hit' counts where applicable. Data readouts, language and other data elements have been translated to be more useful in finding relevant material with the website.
|Hide unitid where EAD unitid audience is internal
|Digital Object not showing in Digital Tab
|Non-visual items missing icons in Digital Tab
|Search counts are not correct in search results tabs (Collections/All)
|Search facets are not applying correctly in SOVATest
|Remove Record/Contents view Digitization note
|test home page icon missing
|Update Digtial Only Search with "Electonic Resource" Edan Type
|Implement Custom Solution for Large Components
|Nested contents not indenting in SOVATest
BOOTSTRAP 5 UPGRADE
All Sova pages now have the Bootstrap styling framework upgraded to v5. The updated Digital Tab has a similar 'card-like' approach for each results with discrete borders for precise scanning.
|Update Search Within to Bootstrap 5
|Add Card styling to the Digital Tab
The Bootstrap 5 framework has responsive layout design 'baked-in.' All Sova layouts were re-evaulated and updated for their responsiveness on smaller screens.
|Search within: At smaller screen sizes, the search within form does not wrap properly
|Make homepage responsive
|Address Card Alignment for small screens
Remaining tickets managing the update are below.
|Create requirements / actionable Jira items for updated digitized content items (SIRT-729)
|Consolidate Bootstrap 5 and Previous Dev. Updates