Symplectic Elements Product Update: Release v6.8

In this release we’ve expanded our range of repository integrations, introducing a new DSpace 7 integration which allows you to harvest data from a DSpace 7 repository into Elements. This latest addition to our suite of RT2 repository integrations will allow organisations to upgrade their institutional repositories to explore all the new features of DSpace7 whilst maintaining all the benefits of integrating DSpace with Elements.

For clients using our Figshare for Institutions repository integration we’re excited to add support for our incredibly powerful automated metadata updates functionality. This unique framework provides organisations with a powerful combination of both flexibility and control, ensuring that you can automatically enhance your repository’s metadata using the rich collection of data within Elements.

Symplectic Elements Product Update: Release v6.8

[Image: Configuring the new automated metadata updates functionality for Figshare for Institutions.]

For clients using the Elements Research Funding Solution, we’re excited to release the first phase of our bi-directional finance system integration with a new finance extract to support project set up.

In this release we’ve also made numerous enhancements to Elements as a direct result of feature requests and feedback from our community including:

  • New functionality to allow administrators to configure which file version names will be displayed to users when depositing research outputs via Elements.
  • Introduction of a new view-only mode for homepage actions associated with Assessment exercises.
  • Supporting the capture of percentages for Labels on Researcher Profiles (eg. FOR Codes).
  • Expanding our integration to harvest all research output types.
  • Updates to the Import Publications page to improve accessibility and user experience.
  • And more…

For all the details about the release, clients can view the full release notes on the Symplectic support site.

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a world leader in the development of the scholarly ecosystem.

Keith Webster, Dean of University Libraries, Carnegie Mellon

I cannot overstate how pleased we have been.
We have to have confidence to work with a partner
for at least 5 years on a project of this size.

Caleb Smith, Senior Strategy Manager for Research Intelligence & Analytics, University of Michigan

“Faculty need only spend perhaps less than an hour a year to prepare and submit their annual reports.”

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
single source of truth throughout OIEx.

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