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Java based access to the Ex Libris Secure FTP Service
In a previous blog post, we have seen how to access the SFTP Service using FTP clients and the command line. Here we show a short Java program that connects using the private key, and deletes files older than X number of days. The SFTP service is configured to delete files older than 30 days…

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How to report on an API key by time range in five easy steps
ONE Log into the developers network and choose "Build my APIs > Reports > History > Group by API Key" TWO Choose desired date range THREE Click "Go" FOUR See results in desired time range.  API Key names and last 4 digits appear in legend under graph (blacked out here for security)     FIVE…

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Using preferred terms and local authorities (preferred subject terms)
Use Case As a user, I have the expectation that subject headings in a library’s search system will be current and not use outdated language (e.g. illegal alien, manic-depressive illness). Goal Modify metadata configuration to manage subject headings locally, create local subject headings for LCSH and FAST, and allow the "Authorities Preferred Term Correction" (PTC)…

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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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