Category: alma

How to use an API to retrieve an Alma Analytics report
Information regarding "How to use an API to retrieve an Alma Analytics report" is available in this blog post, and official doc is available here. It is possible to both retrieve the data of an Alma Analytics report as well as the paths (locations) of Alma Analytics reports. In this blog post we will focus…

ALMA ANALYTICS

Brief record rules and descriptions
See also: Brief record levels functionality in Alma The brief record rule for brief levels based on record content The list of brief level search index descriptions for brief levels based on record content The brief record rule for brief levels based on LDR The list of brief level search index descriptions for brief levels…

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How to use the general Publishing Profile to send a file of ISBNs of records owned by institution to an ftp server
It is possible to use a general publishing profile to produce a MARC file of records belonging to a logical set of the institution's repository.The MARC file can be in XML or binary format.If it is not desired to send the entire bibliographic record then a normalization process can be applied using a normalization rule…

ALMA GENERAL

Alma Normalization Rule Examples
see also: Working with normalization rulesNote that if you do copy/paste here make sure the quotation marks transfer correctly.Fix punctuation in field 245Note: This rule has three different cases depending on the presence of subfields a, b and c in the 245.If a and b and c are present then subfield a gets a :…

ALMA NORMALIZATION-RULES

OpenAPI Support in Alma APIs
Ex Libris has started rolling out support for the OpenAPI standard. The standard is owned by the OpenAPI Initiative and is defined as a "specification for machine-readable interface files for describing, producing, consuming, and visualizing RESTful web services" (Wikipedia). By providing the specification for our APIs in OpenAPI format, you can now integrate with tools…

ALMA OPENAPI

Example of new order from OASIS matching and using existing bibliographic record in Alma
In addition to this blog see also Create PO line API: How the bibliographic record is determined.This blog will show a real-life example of a situation in which a new order is created from OASIS and a matching bibliographic record already exists in Alma.  Due to configuration in the new order API configuration profile in…

ALMA REAL-TIME-ACQUISITIONS

Using Nedap RFID with Alma
Editor's note: This blog contains instructions for installing and using Nedap RFID to automate reading and security activation/deactivation of barcodes.   Résultats : La lecture du code barre exemplaire, l'activation/désactivation de l'antivol fonctionne en une seule passe Pour Nedap, Alma communique sans passer par nginx Prérequis : -Créer et activer le profil d'intégration Nedap - Choisir comme…

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How to automate the process of sending an Alma Analytics report to an FTP server.
As of July 2019 it is possible to automate the process of sending an Alma or Primo VE Analytics report to an FTP server. There are situations in which an institution needs to supply data via Alma Analytics to "another dept. of the institution".For example, a list of invoices which have been paid to vendor X…

ALMA ANALYTICS

Search and request using OpenURL
This widget takes an ISBN or title, enhances it with metadata from Google Books, then searches Primo using OpenURL.  The book is either found or the patron can place an Illiad request via a General Electronic Service.  We may add an Alma purchase request as a service, also.. This came about as some faculty felt…

ALMA PRIMO OPENURL

Add summary holding statement by using holdings API
If you don't like the holdings statement derived from the items, and there is no any 866 fields in your holding records, you can use this code to get holding records from ALMA. Then you use this code to add 866 fields to holding records, and put/update them back to ALMA. Attention: if your holding…

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