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Jan 19 2021 - 10:20 AM
Dev Team, Fall 2020 Report

Ziyin and I continued to support the library by keeping our applications updated and running. Following is a brief list of updates and additions to our eco-system.


Library Website: Our main product continues to get regular updates, including -

  • Monthly Cafe and Staff Picks virtual book displays
  • A new URL for the library blog (https://blog.library.tc.columbia.edu/)
  • Updated Library hours and calendar displays
  • Added library information to the footer
  • Updated various CMS settings and logic


Library App: One of our priorities this term was to revamp our app. We have some exciting changes coming up, including -

  • Notifications
  • Reorganizing content
  • New Information Architecture to better reflect patron needs from the app
  • Updated search and recommendation system
  • Updated APIs
  • Updated old libraries
  • and more!


Other Work: The bulk of our work this term was in the backend where we worked on -

  • Updating SSL certificates
  • NGINX update
  • Sync MILBANK information
  • Setting up Email DKIM
  • Setting up TC-Data
  • Updated PocketKnowledge search logic
  • Updated Vialogues iframe login issue
  • Addressed patron tickets across our eco-system