This month we’ve released some exciting updates for both Figshare for Institutions and figshare.com users.
This post contains a summary of the key developments, but if you’d like to read the full release notes, you can do that here.
Figshare for institutions
Previously, there was no way of filtering search results based on custom metadata fields. As part of our ongoing improvements to the search functionality across Figshare, the new search system will make it possible to filter search results based on custom metadata fields.
The first phase of this particular development has been released this month and administrators will be able to request (via support) the addition of up to 5 search facets based on their predetermined custom metadata fields.
Once enabled, all items on the repository will be reindexed and users will be able to filter search results based on these values.
The next phase of this development will enable users to perform searches limited to the custom fields, using advanced search operators.
Figshare.com does not include custom metadata fields therefore the ‘search on figshare.com’ checkbox on search pages will be replaced by a link that will redirect users to the figshare.com search page.
(N:B - Similarly to the new custom facets that were added last month, this new search feature is currently in beta testing under the ‘[repository].figshare.com/search/new’ path).
Previously on Figshare items, you could only add references as URLs or DOIs.
In order to allow for richer metadata and to increase our compliance with current metadata standards, Figshare users will now be able to provide much more information on materials that are linked to Figshare items.
For each ‘related material’, users will be able to select what type of material it is and add an identifier, as well as have the option to provide a title and distinguish the type of ‘relation’ - as defined in the DataCite Schema.
When users have added their related materials, a maximum of 5 will be displayed in separate ‘call-out’ boxes on the public item pages.
Information on these related materials will be available across the platform, including via the API. Existing ‘references’ across Figshare will automatically be converted to related materials.
(N:B - this change is for figshare.com and all Figshare for Institutions repositories that are FoR2020 migrated and therefore using the new edit item interface).
In an exciting visual update, search terms will now be highlighted in search results.
This is part of ongoing improvements to the search functionality and experience across Figshare and search terms will now be highlighted in the returned results, whether this be in the item title or the metadata of an individual item.
You can see some examples of what this will look like below!
A text editor has been added to the item title box on the edit item page in order to allow users to easily add markup to item titles.
This markup will be visible in both the ‘My data’ page and also on the item page itself.
May 31, 2023 8:40
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