Thursday, January 26, 2006

Scout Portal Toolkit

The Scout Portal Toolkit (SPT) and CWIS version 1.4.0 has been released, and is now available for download on the Scout web site.

Highlights of the release include:

  • full OAI-SQ support
  • new RSS feed import and display capabilities (CWIS UI)
  • all searches are now linkable and bookmarkable
  • new "My Searches" box now available (CWIS UI)
  • site keyword configuration (for Google and other search engines to pick up when spidering)
  • new "Access Match" feature to help users with specific accessibility needs find appropriate resources
  • support for custom saved search e-mail header values
  • support for the addition of local saved search e-mail keywords
  • RSS feed indicators to highlight your feed to RSS-aware browsers
More information about new features and enhancements in this release can be found online or via the Revision History available on the Portal Administration menu in the new software.

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