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Alma Analytics – How the cost per use is calculated when the COUNTER platform field is filled in - example using journal Public Culture ISSN 1527-8018
We will look at resource title "Public Culture" ISSN 1527-8018 in Alma and Alma Analytics and see how the following is determined:usagecostcost per useWe will also focus on the use of the COUNTER Platform field in the electronic resource editor of the Alma user interface.  For more information about filling in the COUNTER platform in…

ALMA ANALYTICS COST-PER-USE

How We Build our Documentation Using OpenAPI
Earlier this year, we announced our support for OpenAPI in the Alma APIs. This support powers our API Console, enables you to leverage the growing number of tools which support Open API, and can be used as a starting point to build client SDKs. In this blog post, we’ll look at how we use our…

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Defining an Auth0 app for OpenID Connect authentication with Alma
Alma supports login using OpenID Connect standard. Following are instructions for defining an Auth0 app to allow login to Alma using Auth0. For general information about OpenID Connect and Alma, see here. Connect to Auth0. On the dashboard, click “Applications” and then “Create Application”. Fill in the Name field. Choose "Regular Web Applications" as the…

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How to create a resource sharing partner of type ISO 18626 via an API in 5 easy steps
This blog will focus on creating a resource sharing partner of type ISO 18626 via an API in your institution.The developer network already discusses resource sharing partners.See also in the developer network specifics regarding creating a partner.Additionally, the developer network provides a generic sample input file for the resource sharing partner in both XML and…

ALMA GETTING-STARTED HOW-TO-APIS-IN-5-EASY-STEPS

Setting up the Alma ILLiad Partner of Last Resort Integration
Setting up the Alma ILLiad Partner of Last Resort Integration How to set up the Alma / ILLiad Partner of Last Resort Integration with a shared NZ Rota.  University of Wisconsin runs an NZ shared Rota in Alma, but we each have our own ILLiad instance.  The ILLiad partners need to be set-up in each…

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Secure way of displaying user photos in Alma
The students photos in the Technion are managed in several folders and in different formats. Access to the images was granted to the library after close privacy inspection. It is a major concern to keep the students privacy and not to expose the photos to unauthorized users.The solution is based on PHP code running on…

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How to parse the xml object returned from analytics API with Python
Following is a high level workflow for using Alma API, and parsing the response in Python XML Element Tree: Create a report in Analytics Go into your institutional developer’s portal and set up an API Key for Analytics. See https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/alma/apis/ Create a Python script that queries this report through the API.   The URL should be…

ALMA ANALYTICS

Alma and Tipasa Integration
The integration between Ex Libris Alma and OCLC Tipasa has been available since April 2019, but documentation is sparse on both ends. Here is a brief write-up showing how I configured the integration. What does it do? Before I started, it was really hard to figure out what the integration even does. Here’s what it…

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Implement a geo-search widget in Primo
Some institutions maintain records in their catalog which are related to a specific geographic location. Records which represent images, manuscripts, or other material which was either composed in or is pertaining to a location is perhaps best displayed on a map. The Primo customization framework allows us to add a widget which shows the relevant…

ALMA PRIMO

Loading orders to Alma: EOD or RTO?
Purchase order lines might be manually created in Alma. It is also common that an order is initiated outside of Alma - in a vendor dedicated system or in a selection portal - and then loaded to Alma for processing and further management. Purchase order lines (PO lines) can be loaded to Alma in 2…

ALMA REAL-TIME-ACQUISITIONS REAL-TIME-ORDERING