PrimoVE Item Locations Filter
We recently switched from Primo to PrimoVE and have had numerous complaints about activating the Filter Options for item locations in the Full Display view. Here is the code I wrote to auto-enable the filter so that it will be on for users when they do a search. Here is a sample picture showing the…

PRIMO

Harvesting Esploro Records via OAI
Syntax and Metadata ExamplesThis blogpost outlines how to harvest Esploro records via OAI. This blogpost builds on all of the information presented on the OAI Integration documentation page (https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/esploro/integrations/oai/) by presenting simple examples of syntax and retrieved metadata.IdentifyYou can use the Identify verb to retrieve the details of your OAI integration.Example syntax: https://na01.alma.exlibrisgroup.com/view/oai/01ALLIANCE_WSU/request?verb=IdentifyExample metadata:...<Identify><repositoryName>Washington State…

ESPLORO OAI

Primo VE Normalization Rule Examples
See also: Configuring Normalization Rules for Display and Local FieldsNote -  If you copy/paste, make sure that the quotation marks transfer correctly.Create a hypertext linkCreate hypertext link from the URL stored in the MARC 505 field and display it in the Contents display field.rule "Primo VE - Contents 505" when MARC."505" has any "u,y" then set…

PRIMO

Programmatically Add Files to Representations
Alma supports the loading of digital materials via CSV files. MD Import profiles can create bibliographic records, representations, and digital files. The workflow involves creating a CSV file in the supported format with metadata and file information, uploading the CSV and digital files to the appropriate folder in S3, and running the MD import process.…

ALMA DIGITAL

Alma Analytics - Create Cataloging Activities Reports
This blog is for Alma Analytics beginners who want to learn the procedures of creating a cataloging activities report in Alma analytics. I use the BIB record modification report as an example to show how to find how many records staff users have created, updated, and deleted. Open Alma Analytics and click Catalog on the top…

ALMA ANALYTICS

How to define a COUNTER R5 SUSHI Account for ProQuest, ProQuest Ebook Central and Alexander Street Press in Alma
The following blog will describe how to define an R5 SUSHI Account in Alma, with a focus on three platforms:  ProQuest, ProQuest Ebook Central and Alexander Street Press.    Defining these SUSHI accounts will allow for automatic harvesting of usage data from the platforms via the SUSHI Harvesting job . You may wish to also see…

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Introducing Ex Libris Secure FTP Service
The Ex Libris Secure FTP Service provides a homogeneous FTP solution to all institutions while simplifying operations, improving security, and user experience. The service allows you to store data on the Ex Libris cloud platform.  Available as of the December 2020 release.  In this post we'll demonstrate how to set up an FTP connection to…

ALMA FTP

How to export data from Alma Analytics to UK Solutionpath (STREAM)
This blog will explain how to use existing Alma Analytics reports to export data from Alma Analytics to UK Solutionpath (also known as "Solution Path"). More specifically, the data will be ingested by UK Solutionpath to STREAM (The UK Solutionpath Student Retention, Engagement, Attainment and Monitoring platform). The export of the data from Alma Analytics…

ALMA ANALYTICS

Creating Form Options from Alma APIs
Most data-manipulation applications have some requirement to limit a form field's value to a controlled list of options. In this case, it's beneficial to have a way to obtain the acceptable values in order to provide a user interface which offers a select box, radio buttons, or check boxes. In our example, we're building a form…

ALMA CLOUDAPPS

Controlled Digital Lending with existing tools in the toolbox: Alma Digital
(updated 11/16/2020 with reference to new feature in Dec 2020 Alma release)IntroductionSince the pandemic and pivoting into online learning, digital lending suddenly becomes a hot topic where it was almost never heard of before. Controlled digital lending (CDL) will allow library to legally scan their physical holdings, served the content to its patrons digitally and…

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