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Technical updates


Release 23.1 (10 May 2017)

Service Release 23.1 of ANDS Online Services is scheduled for implementation on  10 May 2017 from 8:00am to 12:00pm AEST. During the implementation, the following services will be unavailable:

  • Research Data Australia (RDA)
  • ANDS Collections Registry
  • ANDS DOI Service
  • ANDS Handle Service
  • Research Vocabularies Australia (RVA)
Research Data Australia 
  • Increase the DB character limit for records titles to accommodate records with very long titles 
  • Fix the display of some ANZSRC-FOR codes containing special characters
  • Enhance the RDA algorithm used to identify and suggest similar datasets - this includes:
    • Identification of datasets that have a 'hasAssociationWith' relationship to the dataset being viewed
    • Using record view events to infer relationships between collections.
    • Excluding datasets from Similar datasets if they are already displayed in the record view (ie. Related datasets)
DOI Service
  • Add the distinct text 'TEST_DOI' to test DOI identifiers in order to make them easily recognisable. 
  • Fix an issue with My DOIs admin interface where changes to a clients configuration does not propagate to DataCite.
  • Enhance RDA link checker to handle URLs that contain UTF-8 encoded characters
  • Implement OAI-PMH export of Scholix metadata records

A reminder email will be sent out on implementation day.

Please schedule your activities accordingly. For any comments or questions, please email Thank you.

Previous updates

Older technical updates are still available on the ANDS documentation pages.

RIF-CS schema updates are available at the RIF-CS schema change news page.

Comments and questions about technical updates should be directed to