Would you like to attend the eHive workshop in New Lanark? Date: May 23 2012 Place: New Lanark, Scotland Time: 10am – 3.30pm Cost: free Please bring a WIFI enabled laptop to participate in the ‘hands on’ section of the afternoon. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings. Seats are limited! (article image: Pedro Plassen Lopes)
We have completed our inaugural eHive features survey. For those that participated in the survey, thank you for taking the time to fill this out. Your feedback is valuable for shaping our development plans. We will be running surveys again in the future, as they are a simple and quick way you can help us prioritise our planned features. Advanced searching and more options for sorting and reporting featured highly in our survey results. We used a scale of 1–
Our new reporting tools allows reports to be downloaded in the background. This upgrade migrates the existing Excel and XML report options into the new Create Report function. As the report generation now happens in the background, there is now no upper limit on the number of records that can be included. We are also migrating the text indexing used in eHive from Apache Lucene to SOLR. The search options remain the same, but it allows us to more easily
Would you like to attend the eHive workshop in Hertford? Date: March 26 2012 Place: Hertford Time: 10am – 3.30pm Cost: free – lunch and refreshments will be provided* Please bring a WIFI enabled laptop to participate in the ‘hands on’ section of the afternoon. Contact email@example.com for bookings. Seats are limited! *with thanks to Hertfordshire Museums (article image on homepage: Anders Sandberg)
eHive’s latest upgrade, version 3.2, includes a revamp of the reporting tool. The reports have been rebuilt in Jasper, a report design product, and a new downloads section has been added to eHive to allow reports to generate in the background while you continue with your work. Changes in this eHive version 3.2: Previous PDF reports replaced with neater versions built in Jasper Reports download in the background Account holders can run reports on any number of
eHive has upgraded to version 3.0 on 13 July 2011. This is our biggest upgrade so far. You should find the system faster and more stable after this round of changes. The upgrade also lays the foundation for some other major enhancements that we’re working on, including better text searching and reporting functions. eHive version 3.0 includes includes the following changes: New Location History fields have been added A new feature on the object detail page allows you to
In the latest eHive upgrade we’ve added a Valuations tab to the eHive create screens. This allows you to record one or more valuations for your objects, and keep track of valuation changes over time. Valuation information is not publicly accessible – it can only be viewed when you are logged in and viewing your own objects. For more information, check out the Valuations topic on the eHive wiki. This latest upgrade also includes some improvements to the speed of
A minor update to eHive was performed on 11th January 2011. It included an enhancement to allow for searching on words with diacritics (accented characters) with or without the diacritics. For example, you can now search for accounts with the word “Tamaki” and eHive will find the gallery “” as a possible match. http://ehive.com/esearch/account?q=Tamaki The upgrade also includes two fixes: Edit My Profile – Public Profile – error saving if the latitude and longitude fields were empty Download PDF report –
We’ve been building in support for each account public profile page (museum directory page) to have an embedded Google Map showing their physical address. Today’s upgrade includes the bulk of the changes to support this. When you’re logged in, you can now go to Edit My Profile – Public Profile, and set a map location. This can be done by clicking the Geocode button (which gets the location from Google based on your public physical address) or by manually pasting
The latest eHive upgrade supports sorting of complex object numbers. eHive now stores the original object number entered and a formatted version which is used for sorting. You’ll see the new sort option on the search result page under Sort Records. This upgrade also includes: Sorting of draft records you have created by the date created A reduced indexing stop word list to include some two letter prefixes used by organisations in their object numbers A fix for bug where
A new pick list editor was added in the latest upgrade. You can now edit the names of existing terms or delete unused ones. There’s also a handy link showing the number of records using any particular term. You can click on the link to open a new tab with a results lists of all the records.
Mike Ellis, a social web specialist based in the UK, posted an excellent presentation on why setting your content free is a good thing. You can read the presentation here.