Category: Blog/News

Callisto Upgrade – Sept. 2012

September’s updates included many internal software improvements to expand compatibility with a wider variety of e-resource providers.

Callisto Upgrade – June 2012 (Free tier & many more providers)

New Tier of Service As of June, we provide a new tier of service.  Callisto Basic™ is a feature/data limited version of the full product (now called Callisto Pro™ to distinguish them). FREE OFFER:  Most higher-education institutions qualify to use Callisto Basic as an ongoing free service!  This offer is currently open to 4-year and graduate colleges or universities in the U.S on a first-come first-served basis.  Foreign libraries and other types of domestic institutions are welcome to inquire and may be included. Get started with the free version today and upgrade to Pro later when you want.  A feature…

Callisto Upgrade – Apr. 2012 (Title Timelines)

New feature: “Title Timeline” view added Building on the March enhancements, the second phase of new title-level functionality in Callisto is now available.  You now have a “Title Timeline” view for each provider where it is relevant.  In the example image 1, you can see one set of titles has been selected (red dashed line).  The system automatically indicated (with yellow) the other title sets that contain the same exact title information without having to drill in for details.  At that point one more click drills in to either a single set of titles (from one access route at one…

Callisto Upgrade – Mar. 2012 (#2)

Improved speed & accuracy of detecting problem resolutions Callisto now has an even more advanced dynamic scheduling process for verifying your subscriptions.  Callisto is now even more accurate in discovering and reporting WHEN your access problems have been resolved. This new scheduler design even allows us to further reduce the normal frequency that the probes test your providers, so Callisto still has very low-impact on everyone’s computing resources.

Callisto Upgrade – Mar. 2012

Title Tracking! March brings the most exciting set of feature improvements since Callisto was released. Even with the several ways Callisto could detect and track your subscriptions before, librarians wanted more to address what they perceive as the most troublesome aspect of e-resource support. Now Callisto also detects and verifies your subscriptions to individual databases, collections, and book/journal titles inside content providers!

Callisto Upgrade – Jan. 2012

Callisto was upgraded January 8. Suppression of Brief Events Alerts, Deduplication of Alerts, and Setting your Access Baseline The major changes in this release work together to significantly improve the relevance of email alerts sent and avoiding information overload. We have done this by redesigning how and when the system sends alerts and allowing customers to control the system sensitivity in new ways. These new settings are viewable and changeable in the Dashboard’s Alertee screens. On-screen documentation there provides details.

Callisto Upgrade – Nov. 2011

Consortium & Multi-Site Improvements October’s Upgrade made the cool Access Status dashboard better and we didn’t stop there. Now it’s even better for customers with multiple “Sites” in Callisto. These include multi-campus institutions, campuses with central and distributed e-resource subscription and management, and library consortia with shared e-resources. Now dashboard users with authorizations in multiple Callisto Sites can optionally bring in Access Routes from multiple sites to be compared side-by-side in the Access Status matrix. For example, suppose a state consortium has licensed ProQuest, EBSCO, and Gale databases for several of its members. The consortium staff can pull data from…

Callisto Upgrade – Oct. 2011

Select which Access Routes to Compare Arguably the most fun and informative part of Callisto is viewing the Access Status summary dashboard. That’s where you can see all the subscriptions that are available across all of your networks and proxy servers, and where every subscription anomaly is occurring. The automatic detection and display of those subscription mismatches is now much more flexible. If you have three or more “Access Routes” being monitored by Callisto (such as two IP ranges and an EZproxy server), now you can dynamically select among all your Access Routes which ones you want compared in the…

Callisto Upgrade – Sept. 2011

The major visible improvement for September is that the formatting of all date/time stamps are now adjusted to the customer’s local time. Since Callisto is checking and reporting on your e-resource subscriptions around the clock, many features and reports in the system are time-sensitive. You need to be able to understand when problems occurred at your location without thinking about Universal Time. Every Site in Callisto now has a customer-centric timezone setting. All dashboard displays, reports, and forms calculate and display in your time, and the email alerts read that way too. If you belong to a geographically distributed consortium…