Google Summer of Code and Zenodo summer update

by Krzysztof Nowak on July 31, 2017


Google Summer of Code 2017

Zenodo has been taking part in Google Summer of Code 2017 and since June two students, Aman Jain and Xiao Meng, have been working with our team on introducing two exciting features to Zenodo by the end of the summer.

Aman Jain's project will introduce public user profiles on Zenodo that will allow our users to share and show case their uploads on Zenodo.

Xiao Meng's project introduces a new backend files processing module, which will enable us to e.g. extract the metadata from the PDF documents and use that information to improve search or easy pre-filling of upload forms.

New feature: support contact form

Thanks to Aman Jain, one of our GSoC students, you can now contact us more efficiently through a contact form available at zenodo.org/support. This will allow us to organize and resolve our support requests better and faster.

New feature: logged in devices

We recently updated Zenodo to the latest Invenio version which brought along a new feature that allow users to view all devices currently logged into their account. This security feature allow you to remotely log out of devices in case you e.g. forgot to logout of your Zenodo account on a public computer.

You can view all currently logged-in devices by navigating to the Security tab in your account settings.

Active sessions

New feature: status page

On the footer of all Zenodo pages you will now find a "Status" hyperlink (status.zenodo.org), which will show you status of Zenodo and uptime statistics for Zenodo pages and services.