Reinstalling the AEK CLI
The AEK CLI is designed to be installed under a supported version of Node.js. Currently that's 10.x, and we're looking to add support for 14.x in the near future. This is a quick guide to just reset your installation if something has gone wrong. This assumes you've already followed all the setup around Yarn and…

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Using preferred terms and local authorities (preferred subject terms)
Use Case As a user, I have the expectation that subject headings in a library’s search system will be current and not use outdated language (e.g. illegal alien, manic-depressive illness). Goal Modify metadata configuration to manage subject headings locally, create local subject headings for LCSH and FAST, and allow the "Authorities Preferred Term Correction" (PTC)…

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Integrating EndNote's "Find Full Text" with Alma Link Resolver
EndNote offers a "Find Full Text" feature that allows users to locate full text for citations. EndNote Find Full Text can now be configured to obtain PDFs from the Ex Libris Alma Link resolver.  To use Alma Link Resolver with EndNote, there are three key preference fields users need to modify, highlighted here in Yellow:  OpenURL:…

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Integration between Alma and Bibliographic Data Services (BDS)
Bibliographic Data Services (BDS) is a vendor which provides Enriched Metadata services for institutions. In order to automate the metadata enrichment process, Alma institutions can now integrate with BDS and automatically receive enriched bibliographic MARC records using ordering (PO line) and invoicing information which are sent automatically from Alma to BDS and by that informing…

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Integrating Shibboleth with the Ex Libris Identity Service
The Ex Libris Identity Service provides every institution the ability to manage user passwords in a hosted identity management solution. The service enables authentication to Ex Libris products such as Alma and Primo out of the box. In some cases, institutions may maintain their own library services (such as custom discovery) for which patrons managed…

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Links, External Links, the AEK and Live Tiles
One of the most common use cases in building responsive content is linking to a different part of the app, or linking out to a different site entirely. I covered this back in 2019, with a focus on external links, and nearly three years on it's still one of the most popular topics to receive…

CAMPUSM AEK TileSDK

How to install and use the Download BIB cloud app
See also: Ex Libris Introduces Cloud Apps Open Framework The Ex Libris App Center Deploying Cloud Apps Announcing the Cloud Apps Open Framework for the Ex Libris Higher-Ed Platform (Video) Cloud Apps in Alma (Video) The cloud apps is "an open framework which allows developers to write apps which run inside Ex Libris higher education products such…

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Passing Parameters in the TileSDK
We already have an blog post on passing URL parameters to AEK screens. That post can also be used to pass parameters programmatically from inside a live tile or even another AEK screen; it isn't just limited to App Builder. Anywhere that the campusM loadaek URL scheme can be used, lets you pass parameters through.…

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How to install and use the Copy User Roles cloud app
See also: Ex Libris Introduces Cloud Apps Open Framework The Ex Libris App Center Deploying Cloud Apps Announcing the Cloud Apps Open Framework for the Ex Libris Higher-Ed Platform (Video) Cloud Apps in Alma (Video) The cloud apps is "an open framework which allows developers to write apps which run inside Ex Libris higher education products such…

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Using the Linked Data Integration API to Enhance Discovery
At the University of Wisconsin-Madison we have been taking advantage of the Alma Linked Data integration API to enhance an experimental version of our local discovery system with info cards about some of the identities found in bibliographic records. See, for example, Gertrude Stein on Picasso. The catalog will attempt to retrieve some brief biographical…

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