This section provides general details about the new Publication Finder user interface (PFUI) and an overview of features and customization options you will be able to select as OPAL transitions from the old PFI platform. A comparison chart between the legacy and new Publication Finder can be found at the bottom of the FAQ document.
The link to the 20-minute video below provides a good orientation to get started.
Notes from the April 2022 OPAL Idea Exchange.
EBSCO has launched a new configuration management platform known as EBSCO Experience Manager (EEM), which will be used to configure the new EDS and Publication Finder interfaces. You can visit experience.ebsco.com to set up your account. The previously used bottom branding for new Publication Finder configurations in EBSCOadmin has been frozen, meaning the settings were ported over to the new platform and it is not possible to edit the bottom branding any more. Going forward when you transition to the new Publication Finder you will configure it in this new management platform. If you would like assistance changing to the new PFUI, please fill out this specification form and we'll assist you in making the transition and getting things configured to your specifications with EBSCO.
Note: If you configure your own migration to the new PFUI, let us know so that we can be aware in terms of any broader systems integration issues and for support questions. EBSCO's new Publication Finder is using Elasticsearch for metadata indexing and search/retrieval operations, so you my need to consult with your IT staff to make code modifications to the search box on your library's website.
Features and customizations in PFUI are controlled by making changes in the new EBSCO Experience Manager (EEM) configuration platform. This FAQ provides a good guiding checklist of options. Highlights and key points are summarized below.