This bug was reported via a DSpaceDirect customer.
It's confusing for users that Item thumbnails appear on Search results (and Item homepages) but not on Browse interfaces (e.g. Browse by Title/Author/Subject or Recent Submissions).
This can be easily reproducible on the demo site:
- Thumbnails displayed in search for "test": http://demo.dspace.org/xmlui/discover?query=test
- No thumbnails in Browse by Title: http://demo.dspace.org/xmlui/browse?type=title
- No thumbnails in Recent Submissions: http://demo.dspace.org/xmlui/recent-submissions
Ideally, all browse/search results listings should look similar. This may be something we can clean up better in DSpace 7.x browse/search.