We are excited to share our new version release with you. Vernon CMS clients can now update to version 12.5 (Eager Egret).
Update your system to 12.5
Go to the Upgrades & Updates section of the Customer Support Portal (you will need to sign in). Follow the instructions for updating your version.
Person file improvements
Pronouns and Sexuality fields added
You can add pronoun and sexuality information to Person records.
- The Pronouns field is a text field. You can add multiple pronouns.
- The Sexuality field is an authority field. You can add multiple sexualities with associated notes.
Both fields are optional. You may want to create a policy around how you use them.
Gender field is multi-valued
You can now record multiple terms in the Gender field, along with associated notes.
Work/Relations data moved to Identification window
You can see and edit information about a person’s work and relationships from the Identification window. The Work/Relations window has moved to the third tab. It is no longer listed in the Navigator.
Use Instead and Used For fields added
You can link two or more duplicate records with one preferred Use Instead term. These fields are on the Work/Relations tab.
Maker information can be reported from the Object file
You can report on Primary Maker information from the Object file, including:
- Name and Role
- Date of Birth and Date of Death
- Gender, Nationality, Ethnicity, and Language
- Place of Birth and Place of Death
Data entry improvements
Y for yesterday
You can enter the letter ‘y’ into any date field and it will automatically fill in yesterday’s date. This is similar to ‘t’ which fills in today’s date.
Open your last record
You can easily re-open your last record by going to the File menu > Last Accessed Record. Or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+S.
Use “By” and “From” keywords for inclusive date ranges
You can use the words “By” and “From” in date fields to include the specified date.
- The date “By 1960” includes the year 1960.
- The date “From 1972” includes the year 1972.
XML Import improvements
We’ve added a new preview panel. If the import pauses due to data issues, it’s now much easier to see all of the fields that are being imported for the current record.
When running an XML Import, you can skip importing a value for all occurrences of that value in a field.
And if a mandatory field is missing from your XML Import, you’ll be asked to provide it. Otherwise, Vernon CMS will prevent the whole record from being updated.