The version 7.0 release includes new Transport and Insurance/Indemnity procedures, changes and additions to various records, and bug fixes.
Release date and schedule
CollectionSpace version 7.0 was released in August 2021.
Release 7.0 contains breaking changes. If you have customized your installation of CollectionSpace, you may need to update your configuration to work with 7.0. If you have written reports, you may need to update those reports to be compatible with 7.0. Breaking changes are noted below with BREAKING.
The Reference Number field now appears on the Pot Tag record in the Botanical Garden profile. https://collectionspace.atlassian.net/browse/DRYD-906
The Reference Number field now appears on the Current Location record in the Botanical Garden profile. https://collectionspace.atlassian.net/browse/DRYD-906
The structured date parser now accepts display dates enclosed in braces. https://collectionspace.atlassian.net/browse/DRYD-939
A new Transport procedure has been added. https://collectionspace.atlassian.net/browse/DRYD-943
A new Insurance/Indemnity procedure has been added. https://collectionspace.atlassian.net/browse/DRYD-944
Three new values have been added to the inscription types option list: credits, plaque, and signage. https://collectionspace.atlassian.net/browse/DRYD-958
The Use of Collections procedure is now available in the Local History and Material Culture profile. https://collectionspace.atlassian.net/browse/DRYD-959
The Named Collection field now appears on the Object record in the Materials profile. https://collectionspace.atlassian.net/browse/DRYD-981
On the Media record, a new field has been added: Alt Text. https://collectionspace.atlassian.net/browse/DRYD-886
On the Object record, the Annotation field group has been added to all profiles (previously, these fields only existed on the Fine and Contemporary Art and Anthropology profiles). https://collectionspace.atlassian.net/browse/DRYD-913
On the Object record, a new repeating field group, Reported to National NAGPRA, has been added to the Anthropology profile. https://collectionspace.atlassian.net/browse/DRYD-920
BREAKING On the Object record, some NAGPRA-related fields in the Anthropology profile have moved into the new repeating Reported to National NAGPRA group. Data will be automatically migrated from the old fields to new fields when CSpace 7 starts up for the first time. If you have written reports that use the old fields, your queries will need to be updated to use the new fields. https://collectionspace.atlassian.net/browse/DRYD-920 https://collectionspace.atlassian.net/browse/DRYD-921
On the Exhibition record, a new Publish To field has been added. https://collectionspace.atlassian.net/browse/DRYD-930
On the Group record, a new repeating field group, Checklist Information, has been added to the Public Art profile. https://collectionspace.atlassian.net/browse/DRYD-940
On the Material record in the Materials profile, a new repeating field group, Featured Collection, has been added. https://collectionspace.atlassian.net/browse/DRYD-981
The county field now appears on the Work record in the Public Art profile. https://collectionspace.atlassian.net/browse/DRYD-882
Searching to select records for a Report or Data Update now works. https://collectionspace.atlassian.net/browse/DRYD-942
In the Public Art profile, Place authority values can now be entered in a search on the Object record’s Computed Current Location field. https://collectionspace.atlassian.net/browse/DRYD-957
The creation of multiple contact records on Person and Organization records is now disallowed in the back end. Previously, this could have prevented certain Person and Organization records from being saved. https://collectionspace.atlassian.net/browse/DRYD-961
BREAKING In exported CSV files, the format of column headers has changed for fields that are controlled by authorities. The column headers for an exported field now consistently include the field name, the authority name, and the vocabulary name. If you process the exported CSV files, your programs may need to be updated.