Archive-It 3.6 contains several minor updates and fixes. While many of these updates are back-end improvements and minor bug fixes, there are several exciting updates that we wanted to share with you.
- Filtering the Host Report - The Host Report now can be filtered to view *just* the host(s) you are interested in. No more paginating through the host report to find the host you're interested in! On the host report page, just type in the host name (or part of it), and only the hosts that match will be displayed.
- Duplicate Seed Notification - When adding seeds, you will get a notification if you are adding a seed that is already in that collection, or is in one of your other collections. You can then decide if you actually do want to add the seed, or if you do not want a duplicate you can not add it.
- Automatic Twitter Scoping for the 'More' Button- Now when crawling Twitter seeds, you will automatically capture content from the 'More' button without needing to put in a scoping rule. If you are already crawling Twitter and have a scoping rule in place to do this already, you can either keep it as-is, or remove the scoping rule; either way, your Twitter sites will be crawled properly.
- Downloading large Report files - when downloading large reports files (such as Queued Documents or Out of Scope), if the file is too large to be opened easily in your browser window, it will automatically allow you to download the files to be opened in a spreadsheet on your computer. This spreadsheet will also be broken up into multiple files if it is so large that it will cause Excel to crash. (Note: this has already been deployed for several weeks)
- Site Groups information in XML Metadata Feed - Your site groupings can now be downloaded as part of the XML feed for your metadata. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments. (Note: this has already been deployed for several weeks)
- UI Changes - We simplified the "create a collection" process by removing the "Run a test crawl" checkbox from the seed frequency screen when you are setting up a new collection. You will still have the option to run a test crawl of all your seeds at the end of the collection creation process.