See also Working with BIBFRAME presentation
- Alma Resource management UI
Instance is parallel to the Alma BIB record. Alma groups several BIB record into a single Work based on the bibliographic information.
Note that the work grouping logic is not implemented by default. Institutions that are interested in this functionality should contact ExLibris and ask for it. For institutions that did not ask to implement it, each BIB record will be considered as having its own Work.
2 APIs are available:
- GET instance
The API returns 2 levels of the information: Work and instance. Each level has its own URI.
- GET work
See sample here.
Alma enables you to publish records to third-party systems in BIBFRAME format. This is done by creating a publishing profile with “BIBFRAME” output format:
This process creates a file containing instance and work information for each BIB record in the set. The file has “RDF” wrapping tag.
Note that BIBFRAME publishing is currently supported with FTP protocol only.
For more details regarding the General publishing process see Alma OLH.
Alma Resource management UI
Alma exposes BIBFRAME representation of a BIB record in the record simple view Alma UI:
BIBFRAME format appears in a separate tab, right next to the MARC simple view of the record. See Alma OLH for more details regarding Record simple view.