Platform Version History Current v.6.0

Al Manhal updates this platform frequently. We track all changes from bug fixes, to updates or enhancements, and publish history logs for all our past and current platform versions.

Current Public Release:

  • General Bug Fixing and Performance Enhancements
  • Brand New Graphical User Interface (GUI) and Theme
  • Software Wizard Engine: a user interface type assistant that leads the user through a series of well-defined steps within a product feature scope
  • Improvements on the Explorer tool: ‘Translate (Google translate)’, ’Search Al-Manhal’ , ‘Take a Screenshot’, ‘Insert Hyperlink’, ‘Download to Device’
  • Usage Report for Patrons
  • General Bug Fixing and Performance Enhancements
  • Mass Download (only for Journal Articles and Reports)
  • Download Full-Issue
  • Patrons Managed by Department
  • New Usage Report: Usage by Patron (inclusive of ‘Time Spent Reading’)
  • Simplification of the User Account Registration Process: No More Validation by Email Required
  • French Language User Interface Improvement
  • General Bug Fixing and Performance Enhancements
  • Support for Video Content with Searchable Transcripts
  • French User Interface
  • New Pop-up Message Architecture for Maintenance or Other User Notifications
  • General Bug Fixing and Performance Enhancements
  • OpenAthens Authentication
  • BISAC Subject Codes (Primary and Secondary) Available on the Books Details Page
  • Option to Order Print Book Copies
  • General Bug Fixing and Enhancements
  • Titles Exclusion Management
  • General Bug Fixing and Enhancements
  • Bi-directional Synchronization between Platform Bookshelf and ALM Bookstore App
  • Bookshelf Integration with ALM Online Store
  • Performance Enhancement of MARC Records Download
  • Semi-Advanced Search in Landing Page
  • Concurrent Access Management at Title Level for Textbooks
  • Browsing Tree Refactoring
  • Overall Performance Improvement
  • General Bug Fixing
  • New Document Type Browsing: Videos
  • Google Scholar Integration Improvement
  • General Bug Fixing
  • Reader: Document Scrolling Mode Replacing Pagination Mode
  • Reader: Design Improvement
  • Reader: Performance Improvement
  • Reader: Inline Tools for Highlighted Text
  • Turkish User Interface
  • Online Video Tutorials
  • General Bug Fixing
  • Bookshelf Synchronization with Al Manhal iOS App (available on AppleStore)
  • Landing Page Revamp
  • General Bug Fixing
  • Reader Design Improvement
  • Administrator Management Module for MARC Records Download (this includes feature for the download of only the latest published records)
  • Bibliographic Page Design Improvement for All Document Types
  • Search Result Design Improvement
  • Preview Mode with Limited Amount of Pages Accessible for Guest Users
  • Text-to-Speech Feature (Multiple Languages)
  • Online User Manual
  • General Bug Fixing
  • Cache Performance Improvement
  • Scrolling Issue Patched
  • UI Ergonomic Improvements
  • General Bug Fixing
  • Al Manhal Platform provides Federated Search (API)
  • Trial account will be able to download full Articles only
  • Allow Print and Download without sign-in with a limited percentage per session
  • Show the term entered in simple search inside Advanced Search page
  • General Bug Fixing
  • Journal articles download without patron Sign-In
  • Downloaded documents automatically added to the user's Bookshelf
  • Sign in/Sign up available on the pop-up message when an unauthenticated patron tries to download
  • Main reports covers available in the Browse view
  • Document Language metadata available in Detail pages
  • Document Type metadata available in the Reader pages
  • Holding view improvements in the librarian Dashboard
  • Infinite Scrolling effect for title list in Search Result, Browse and Bookshelf pages
  • 'Forget Password' workflow improvements
  • General Bug Fixing
  • History page for different versions of platform releases
  • Breakdown of ‘Islamic’ topic in the ‘subjects tree’ of ‘browse’ mode
  • Design improvements of ‘tools’ feature in the platform’s ‘header’ section
  • Copy option for ‘patrons’ (non signed-in users) using the full-text interface
  • ‘Download document’ option during browsing and in search results page
  • Design enhancements in ‘search results’ page
  • Integration with Google Scholar
  • Unlimited download for perpetual access customers
  • General bug fixing
  • Better performance of ‘browse’, ‘search’ & ‘full-text read’ features
  • Design and performance updates of ‘advanced search’
  • Enhancement of ‘filter’ function for all ‘browse’ activities
  • ‘Live Customer Support – Online Chat’ option added for users
  • General bug fixing
  • ‘Information tips’ for dashboard charts
  • Design improvements of the dashboard feature
  • Options to filter and sort through titles in the ‘browse’ feature
  • More options for the design and background of all language interfaces
  • New “go to last search” icon in the platform header
  • Redesign of title details in ‘search results’
  • MARC21 Records added into ‘Books in the Platform’ section
  • General bug fixing