The recent series of concurrent releases for the Joinup collaborative platform include numerous improvements, features and bug fixes, all adding up to a friendlier and more enhanced user experience. Below we present the most interesting of these newly introduced changes.
Acknowledging the need of users to easily subscribe to available newsletters on our platform, as well as of collection owners seeking ways to reach their member base, we have introduced the special “Newsletter” tile! Once set up and enabled by collection owners, this special tile will appear at the lower right corner in the collection’s Overview page. Interested members can, thus, quickly subscribe to a newsletter by simply entering their email address and clicking on the “SUBSCRIBE” button.
In our relentless push for user-friendliness, we have added an all-present, dedicated Help menu that provides users with instant access to essential Joinup information, such as our FAQ, HOW-TO articles, user tour, contact form etc. The Help menu icon (a circled question mark) is located at the top right of every Joinup page (next to your Joinup profile’s avatar).
In this series of Joinup releases we have managed to reach a milestone concerning the Joinup ADMS-AP importer. We are pleased to announce that our Asset Description Metadata Schema Application Profile importer is now compliant with version 2 of the specification. This allows Joinup to federate more efficiently with external repositories, providing their owners with the latest applicable options for better interfacing of their interoperability assets with the Joinup platform. The successful pilot with the Spanish Center for Technology Transfer is proof that the Joinup ADMS-AP v2 importer paves the way to a more robust and federated future for our platform.
Many more improvements, features and bug fixes are part of these concurrent releases, adding up to a better user experience of the Joinup platform. Make sure to visit Joinup regularly, to find out about new and interesting things coming to the platform.
The European Commission’s Joinup platform is developed publicly, and the source code is published on GitHub (a web-based hosting service for software version control) under the European Union Public Licence (EUPL).
Joinup releases covered in this article (via the Joinup GitHub):