Updating the call numbers in holding records in batch
Some colleagues asked a question on whether there was a way to edit/replace the call numbers in existing holdings records using a spreadsheet. The answer is yes. The prerequisite is that you export the MMS id and call numbers data from the spreadsheet to a text file with a special format like below. Then you…

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Using JOIN in Analytics to combine data from two subject areas
When you want combine data from two subject areas, there are a few ways to do this. Sometimes, you can accomplish this by using the "is based on the results of another analysis" filter. This approach has its limitations, though, and you may find that large sets cause these analyses to hang. Another way is…

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How to activate and use the Delete Your Sets 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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How to make a copy of the dashboard and all its prompts and reports
When you make a copy of dashboard using the copy-paste method, dashboard's reports and prompts are still linked to the original. Because of this, the dashboard must be edited to use the newly copied reports and prompts. This tedious task is eliminated if you make a copy of the dashboard using Archive and restore it…

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How to activate and use the Item updater by Excel 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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How to create an Alma set of type Electronic Portfolios from an input file of ISBNs (a vendor list of e-book ISBNs)
This blog will describe a situation whereby the institution receives a list of e-book ISBNs from a vendor and wants to make a set in Alma of type 'electronic portfolios' which will contain all records in Alma which contain an ISBN from the vendor file. The process is straightforward: Run the job 'Overlap and Collection…

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How to activate and use the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) 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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How to use a Primo VE Normalization Rule to display 264 2nd indicator 3 and 264 2nd indicator 4 as two separate fields
Question In the example below there is A 264 field with 2nd indicator ‘3’ with subfield c '2011' (2nd indicator 3 = Manufacture) A 264 field with 2nd indicator ‘4’ with subfield c '2010' (2nd indicator 4 = Copyright notice date) In the 'details' section of Primo VE I want to display each of the…

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How to activate and use the Letters addressFrom Editor 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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How to create an Alma set of Electronic Portfolios using the Portfolio ID from an Alma Analytics report
It is possible to create sets in Alma from Alma Analytics reports. For detailed information on this topic see Creating sets in Alma from Alma Analytics Reports. This is often useful because it allows the staff user to take advantage of the rich functionality of Alma analytics to filter and retrieve a very specific set…

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