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Dear all,

Release 38 of ARDC Online Services is scheduled for implementation on Tuesday, 18 August 2020, between 8am and 12pm AEST. This release implements a number of enhancements and bug fixes to Research Data Australia and Research Vocabularies Australia. Below is the list of all the changes planned for this release.

 Research Data Australia

  • Privacy Policy update 

  • Restore the My RDA Google login button 

  • Implement support for crosswalking between the same harvest metadata prefix 

 Research Vocabularies Australia

  • For a vocabulary that has revision cycle metadata, show that revision cycle on the vocabulary's Portal view page 

  • In the related entity popups on Portal view pages, sort related vocabularies alphabetically by title 
  • Restore support for deletion of user-specified access points
  • If a version's slug is changed, so that Linked Data API URLs change, update the indexes correctly so that the new URLs are used in resource search results 
  • In My Vocabs, when selecting a PoolParty project to add, show project names in tooltips
  • Add a Registry administrative API method to force a soft commit of the Solr collections, for use in automated tests 
  • Improve logging of Portal internal errors on production and demo servers

 IGSN Service

  • Privacy Policy update 


During the implementation, the following services are impacted: 

  • Research Vocabularies Australia portal

The following services are not impacted and will still be available during release implementation:

  • Research Data Australia portal and RDA Registry
  • RVA editor (PoolParty)
  • DOI service
  • DOI Resolution
  • Handle service
  • Handle Resolution
  • IGSN service
  • IGSN resolution

A soft release on Demo is happening on Monday, 17 August 2020. The following services will be intermittently unavailable during the soft release:

  • Research Vocabularies Australia Demo portal


Please schedule your activities accordingly. Feedback or comments should be sent to [email protected]. Thank you for your support.

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