OpenAPI Support in Alma APIs
Ex Libris has started rolling out support for the OpenAPI standard. The standard is owned by the OpenAPI Initiative and is defined as a "specification for machine-readable interface files for describing, producing, consuming, and visualizing RESTful web services" (Wikipedia). By providing the specification for our APIs in OpenAPI format, you can now integrate with tools…

ALMA OPENAPI

Example of new order from OASIS matching and using existing bibliographic record in Alma
In addition to this blog see also Create PO line API: How the bibliographic record is determined.This blog will show a real-life example of a situation in which a new order is created from OASIS and a matching bibliographic record already exists in Alma.  Due to configuration in the new order API configuration profile in…

ALMA REAL-TIME-ACQUISITIONS

Using Nedap RFID with Alma
Editor's note: This blog contains instructions for installing and using Nedap RFID to automate reading and security activation/deactivation of barcodes.   Résultats : La lecture du code barre exemplaire, l'activation/désactivation de l'antivol fonctionne en une seule passe Pour Nedap, Alma communique sans passer par nginx Prérequis : -Créer et activer le profil d'intégration Nedap - Choisir comme…

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How to automate the process of sending an Alma Analytics report to an FTP server.
As of July 2019 it is possible to automate the process of sending an Alma or Primo VE Analytics report to an FTP server. There are situations in which an institution needs to supply data via Alma Analytics to "another dept. of the institution".For example, a list of invoices which have been paid to vendor X…

ALMA ANALYTICS

Search and request using OpenURL
This widget takes an ISBN or title, enhances it with metadata from Google Books, then searches Primo using OpenURL.  The book is either found or the patron can place an Illiad request via a General Electronic Service.  We may add an Alma purchase request as a service, also.. This came about as some faculty felt…

ALMA PRIMO OPENURL

Add summary holding statement by using holdings API
If you don't like the holdings statement derived from the items, and there is no any 866 fields in your holding records, you can use this code to get holding records from ALMA. Then you use this code to add 866 fields to holding records, and put/update them back to ALMA. Attention: if your holding…

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Creative Studio Custom Code Example - Embedded External Library Search
The following will describe how to leverage campusM's Creative Studio in order to embed a custom library search component on a static page which will allow a user's search term to be passed externally to the library search interface of the University. The instruction here may be used in conjunction with the Creative Studio product…

CAMPUSM

Understanding and Using the Primo Search API as a guest in the developer network
This blog includes specific instructions of how to fill in the field parameters of the Primo search API as well as tips of where to take them from for your specific case.The Ex Libris Developer Network allows a user to test APIs with read-only functionality (GET) even while not logged in to the developer network.In…

ALMA PRIMO

Making the most of the new API Console
The updated Developer Network sports a host of features, including a brand-new API Console. This new console is powered by Swagger tools and is made possible by our new support for the OpenAPI standard.A general overview of how to use the API Console is available in the Getting Started Guide. In this blog post we'll…

ALMA OPENAPI

Browser extensions to print Alma loans receipts
Alma's email-based printing system is from the first impact rather complicated to implement, configure and maintain and usually disliked by the IT departments, so I wondered if it is not possible to have a button that simply opens a popup window with a loan slip/receipt ready for printing. Waiting that something like this will hopefully…

ALMA PRINTING