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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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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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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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Update on Cloud Apps
It's been over a year since we introduced Cloud Apps, and we're so pleased with the reception and adoption they've received. The Cloud App framework provides the ability for institutions to develop apps which run inside the Ex Libris cloud platform. This approach brings benefits for institutions, end users, and developers. Institutions have the flexibility…

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More on Testing Cloud Apps
In a previous blog post, we learned how to get started with testing Cloud Apps. Since Cloud Apps are written in Angular, they can be tested using the standard toolset, including Jasmine and Karma. Like with any code project, an automated test suite helps to improve quality and prevent regressions, allowing us to make changes…

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Pre-migration data maintenance
The contract is signed. Now what? Alma pre-implementation can be a stressful time. While information is provided in the way of manuals, and some help with strategies and tasks is available from Ex Libris, maybe you want more. As a Voyager site, we were fortunate to have many tools available to us so that we…

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Configure MarcEdit 7 to work with Alma (updated for MarcEdit 7.5.116, 12/17/2021)
These instructions are for setting up MarcEdit 7 to integrate with your PRODUCTION Alma. It is highly recommended that you configure MarcEdit to work against your SANDBOX environment to begin with. I have indicated in the instructions where you would substitute sandbox values. Be careful! I have indicated changes below for MarcEdit 7.5.116 STEP 1:…

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