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tDAR Software Update (lithic)

We’re proud to announce tDAR’s twelfth production release: Lithic.  This release contains numerous bug fixes, performance enhancements, and security related improvements.  Some specific highlights include:  

  • Simplified sign-up, purchase, and download experiences
  • A new dashboard where non-contributing users can search and use tDAR more easily
  • Various performance and security improvements 
  • New “Contact” functionality allows users to request access to a confidential file, suggest a correction, or connect with the record owner for any tDAR record
  • Redesigned  Collection edit page to make it simpler to use
  • Improved loading speed for image galleries with lots of images
  • Improved searching:
    • Better relevancy ranking and results for resources in tDAR for a number of cases including Site Codes, pluralization, and multi-word terms
    • Collections that may be related to your search are now displayed along with search results
    • When viewing search results on a map, hovering your mouse over a result will reveal that resource’s geographic area (for  public resources only)
    • Better relevancy ranking when displaying map results
  • User Notifications on the dashboard are more personalized and dismissible
  • The ability to copy or duplicate existing resources in tDAR 
  • Improvements in data integration:
    • Simplified filter page for data integration that does not permit filtering of values that do not exist in the selected data
    • Users can now auto-select specific columns when integrating resultsUsers can now associate external DOIs with any resource type except projects