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What is new in Summer Reader 2013?

Summer Reader version 10 was released in March of 2013. Customers will get this new version starting in March and through the following couple of months.
 
This version did not create any major user interface or workflow changes, however, it did fine tune existing Summer Reader features.

THE TOP THREE ITEMS TO NOTE ARE:

 
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As we do each year, we've created new styles templates to apply to your programs' page(s).To preview, download, and use 2013 style templates and certificates, please check here for information: http://kb.evanced.info/article.php?id=496
 
 If your library is part of a state-wide contract, your templates will be uploaded to your Summer Reader site automatically by April, 1st 2013!
 
- Streamlined password retrieval process and eliminated the ability to create a non-secure "Username Only” and "Library Card" log in option.
 
If you have active programs at the time of this update, passwords will need to be created for your participants. This can be done from the registrant's record by selecting the "Change Password" button.
 
- Introduction of Amazon email service for Evanced-hosted customers. Please read this  important information about how this will work: http://kb.evanced.info/article.php?id=504
 
 
- Last is an item that is applicable ONLY for Evanced- hosted customers who have been  authenticating program registrants by their library cards; against their patrons database "ILS”. All of these authentication connections are now going through our new and  central server for that purpose.

The IP address of this server is ”107.23.147.38” and the IP address of its backup server is "107.23.135.42". Please make sure to add these two IP addresses to the list of your ILS' firewall exceptions to avoid issues with your Summer Reader's authentication setup this year. Your library's ILS  administrator is your best resource to help you accomplish this task.

More information about authentication in Summer Reader is available  here:
http://kb.evanced.info/article.php?id=148
  

OTHER CHANGES FOR VERSION 10:


- Improved management of the patrons' database with better visibility of  registered and unregistered users and easier access to action options.
  
- Easier style template and header graphics application. The NEW "Visual Setup" button is now available from the program's setup page; making it very easy to apply a style template to your program's page.
 
- Better user communication via clearer messages, additional help tips and resources.
 
- Enhanced Family and Group Registration functionality.
 
 

 
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