Aspen release 21.10

Last updated Aug 24, 2021 · Maintained by Tara Wood

We have upgraded our Aspen Discovery instance to the 21.10 release. View the full 21.10 release notes.

Highlights

ProPay integration

Initial development on the ProPay integration for fines payment is complete. Additional testing and configuration are needed before we can make fines payment available in the live Aspen catalogs, but it is getting close!

Better handling of items checked out to generic users

The current location will now display in search results and item detail pages, instead of the home location, in certain cases. This will especially help libraries that check out items to generic users for display.

Item barcodes in checkouts in My Account​

Item barcodes will now appear in My Account, to help patrons identify items with no other identifying information (like bookbags).

Using uniform titles to improve record grouping​

Grouping logic now looks at the Uniform Title subfields m, o, and s, in addition to n and p. This improves grouping for titles without an author.