Q4 2016

New asset editing page

The edit screen for creating or changing assets has been completely rebuilt. This ground-up redesign is intended to more closely replicate the layout of the asset information page and improve productivity.

Where an asset type has multiple file attributes, you can now upload several files simultaneously across many attributes, reducing the time it takes to upload new assets.

To make it easier to work with large taxonomy structures, we’ve replaced the tree-style taxonomy selection with structured lists, each one separated by the main taxonomy category. You can quickly identify which taxonomies are currently assigned, and then expand to select any additional ones that you wish to add.

Asset versioning changes

The name of an asset and the expiry, rights and embargo dates are now versioned, allowing them to become part of a draft change (saving without publishing) and enforcing control of changes through workflows.

More flexible navigation options

Top-level navigation categories can now be created as required by administrators, so that you can improve navigation for your users depending on your business’ requirements. These top-level categories are displayed as drop-down menus in the main navigation bar. By default, the navigation that existed prior to this release will now be contained within a ‘Libraries’ menu.

New page management interface

Pages are now edited through a purpose-built interface, rather than the asset edit screen. The workflow is also improved to reduce cases where permissions have not been correctly set on a page.

A greater selection of icons are now available, with the full list shown for easy reference, no longer requiring one to reference an external list and manually specify the name.

Library pages can pre-filter by taxonomy

Asset library pages can now apply a taxonomy filter in addition to filtering by asset type. This can be used in some cases to break down large libraries into smaller ones without the need to create separate asset types.

Friendly, descriptive URLs

Library pages and other types of administrator-definable pages now have a URL structure that can include the name of the page (and any parent pages). If you have publicly accessible assets in your Partners system, this can improve SEO, and makes it easier for users to understand where a link may take them. The URLs for viewing and editing assets have also changed. Old links will continue to work as normal.

Updated interface design

The overall design of the Partners interface has been updated, bringing new features such as responsive layout for tablet/mobile devices. The basket has also been moved to make it compatible with mobile devices, with an updated icon and buttons that indicate whether an asset is currently in your basket.

Improved video thumbnail generation

Automatically generated thumbnail previews of videos are now more likely to select a non-blank frame, reducing the need for manually-generated thumbnails.