Category: alma

Linked Data Property Graphs in Discovery
In a previous blog post, we explored property graphs in the context of linked data in bibliographic records. In this post, we'll experiment with exposing information from the graph DB to end users in discovery. Our goal is to add a section to the Primo full record display which shows other works by the same…

ALMA PRIMO LINKED-DATA

Exploring Linked Data Property Graphs
Linked data continues to be a topic of interest to libraries, and more institutions are interested in leveraging the power of linked data to improve discoverability and make cataloging workflows more efficient. Alma is continuing to expand its support for linked data as well, with plans in the road map to introduce built-in support for…

ALMA LINKED-DATA

Batch invoicing in ALMA
Invoicing is an important step of ALMA Acquisition. The correct invoices help managing Acquisition data and tracking the payment history. After the purchasing step, receiving physical items step or activating electronic titles step, the invoicing step jumps on the stage. There were 3 ways to process the invoices, which encompass creating invoices via EDI, creating…

ALMA FINANCE

Using Alma Work Order to Manage Search and ReAcquisition of Missing/Claimed Returned Items
Author's Note:  Please be aware this workflow was devised around 2016.  The author retired in 2018, no longer has access to Alma, and posted this after-the-fact because of a request by another customer.  It is possible "old" workflows like this will no longer work due to changes in Alma.  Caveat emptor.At the Colorado School of…

ALMA

Alma Integration with Third Iron (BrowZine)
BrowZine is an app for accessing and reading content from academic journals on the iPad. This article describes the required steps in order to publish portfolios from Alma to BrowZine, both for institutions that are not part of a network and for consortia members. Third Iron's documentation can be found here. For any questions regarding…

ALMA PUBLISHING/EXPORT

Migrating invoices from Millennium to Alma
IntroIt is possible to migrate Millennium payment data without III’s help and without significant technical skills. However, you are accepting certain losses of data and some clean up work. What you get is the ability to search Alma by invoice number and find past paid invoices. You also get payment history on your serial records.…

ALMA

Getting Started Testing Angular Apps
A recent version of the Cloud App CLI added support for the test command, which wraps ng test from the Angular framework. I used the opportunity to learn about testing Angular apps and to add some tests to an existing app. In this post, I'll share my experiences getting started with testing using the Jasmine test…

ALMA CLOUDAPPS

Consuming and Creating Reusable Cloud App Components
Angular supports a rich component model which allows us to consume and create reusable libraries. In this post, we'll first show how to use a component to select entities, and then we'll walk through how we built the component. Using the Select Entities Component We've started with a brand new Cloud App. Following the instructions…

ALMA CLOUDAPPS

How We Built the Appointment Scheduler Primo Add-On
The Appointment Scheduler Cloud App has been used by institutions to schedule thousands of appointments in their libraries. It's a great way to leverage the Alma platform to provide library-related functionality, and has been especially useful as many libraries are providing service remotely or by-appointment only. The Cloud App supports defining locations and capacity, scheduling…

ALMA PRIMO

Analytics API and filters: how to send complex sql filters that work
In all example links below change {yourApiKey} and {yourPath}  to your real API key and Analytics report path. As described in Working with Analytics REST APIs and How to use an API to send filters and retrieve an Alma Analytics report in 5 easy steps you can get reports sending filters as part of the…

ALMA ANALYTICS