Symplectic Elements Product Update: Release 6.15

Welcome to Elements v6.15!

As part of our ongoing enhancement to Groups, this release includes powerful new functionality to automate the management of group hierarchies in bulk, reducing manual work and helping to ensure data accuracy. 

We’ve also made further enhancements to the Discovery Module, continuing our work to increase ‘self-service’ configuration of more Discovery settings and further streamline the administration experience. 

In our ongoing work to support the Research Funding Solution, this release introduces additional Project Closure and Related Projects features, along with additional enhancements to support the funding lifecycle.

Elements 6.15 also contains updates to repository integration functionality including the ability to set the file version field to be mandatory, as well as increased file size for crosswalk files for all repository integrations, and specific improvements for clients using Figshare for Institutions and DSpace.

Plus this release contains accessibility improvements and many other smaller features and enhancements, including a number of feature requests from our community!

For all details about this release, you can view the full release notes on the Symplectic support site. As always, the new version of Elements and associated upgrade instructions can be found in the Elements upgrade forum.

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Associate Dean, Carnegie Mellon University at Qatar

"Leveraging the interoperability between Symplectic Elements and DSpace has increased policy-driven institutional repository deposits by over 350%."

Ellen Phillips, Open Access Specialist, Boston University

Elements elegantly connected our multi-university system providing a
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Tim Cain, The Ohio Innovation Exchange (OIEx)

The University measures the individual research activity of academic staff. This Measure of Research Activity (MoRA) requires the collection of publication data from faculty. Symplectic Elements supports this beautifully.

Floris van der Leest, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

[Elements] will help to bring transparency to the richness of thought showcased within non-traditional publications, providing a more holistic representation of faculties’ scholarly work.

Caleb Smith, University of Michigan

Feedback to date has been extremely positive from all levels across the University, with individual academics and colleagues actively promoting the ease of use of the system.

Rachel Baird, Research Policy Analyst, University of Liverpool