Category: alma

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

Alma – OCLC Tipasa NCIP integration
At Leiden University Libraries we were sort of a development partner in cooperation with both Ex Libris and OCLC for the integration between Alma and OCLC Tipasa.  We are using the integration in our Alma/Primo production environment since January 2019.The purpose of this post is to share our experiences and knowledge gained during the implementation.NCIP…

ALMA TIPASA

EOD (Embedded Order Data) with multiple funds for a New Order Import Profile
In this post we will discuss using an EOD input file whichCorresponds to field / subfield mapping in the "New Order Import Profile"Includes multiple fundsFirst a quick short comment for those who do not want to read the full blog:In order to define multiple funds in an EOD file define in the import profile define…

ALMA EOD

Alma Analytics - Transaction Expenditure Amounts for Physical and Electronic Resources
In the January 2019 Alma Analytics release new fields were added to Funds Expenditure subject area "Fund Transactions" folder.These new fields are pre-filtered measures bytype of expendituretype of POL.The "type" here may be "physical", "electronic" or "general".These measures are useful for viewing trends and statistics for print and electronic expenditures as well as PO lines.As…

ALMA ANALYTICS

Alma Analytics - Discovering why the usage may have decimal points in the cost per use
This relates to the Cost Per Use in Alma Analytics E-Inventory subject area.Default reports and dashboard in folder "/shared/Alma/Cost per use via COUNTER reports e-inventory and acquisitions data"There are cases where the usage may appear as decimal values.  This depends on how the report is made, and reflects a proportion of the usage based on…

ALMA ANALYTICS COST-PER-USE

Alma Analytics - Matching the resource from COUNTER report to the resource in Alma for cost per use
This relates to the Cost Per Use in Alma Analytics E-Inventory subject area.Default reports and dashboard in folder "/shared/Alma/Cost per use via COUNTER reports e-inventory and acquisitions data"When a COUNTER report is loaded to Alma either manually or via SUSHI harvesting there is an attempt to make a match between the resource in the COUNTER…

ALMA ANALYTICS COST-PER-USE

Alma Analytics - Overview of determining the price for cost per use
This relates to the Cost Per Use in Alma Analytics E-Inventory subject area.Default reports and dashboard in folder "/shared/Alma/Cost per use via COUNTER reports e-inventory and acquisitions data"There are four situations in which the cost of an electronic resource must be determined for Alma Analytics cost per useThe resource does not have it's own POL…

ALMA ANALYTICS COST-PER-USE

Alma Analytics - Determining the price for cost per use for a portfolio which has its own POL of type Continuous
This relates to the Cost Per Use in Alma Analytics E-Inventory subject area.Default reports and dashboard in folder "/shared/Alma/Cost per use via COUNTER reports e-inventory and acquisitions data"In this case we are referring to resources which have their own POL.This is not a case where the POL is for an entire electronic collection and the…

ALMA ANALYTICS COST-PER-USE