Category: alma

Creating Complex Sets with the Alma API
The Alma configuration and administration APIs are quite powerful and enable advanced orchestration workflows. We've shown how to use the APIs in previous blog posts. In this post, we will show how to use the create set API to create a complex logical set with multiple conditions. The Developer Network contains documentation on the logical…

ALMA JOBS

How to make a custom format in the Print Bib Records cloud app
This blog post will discuss specifically how to make a custom format in the "Print Bib Records" cloud app.Before reading this blog a prerequisite is to first see How to install and use the Print Bib Records cloud app .See also:Ex Libris Introduces Cloud Apps Open FrameworkThe Ex Libris App CenterDeploying Cloud AppsAnnouncing the Cloud Apps…

ALMA CLOUDAPPS

How to use the Alma Refine cloud app for service Wikidata
This blog post will discuss specifically How to use the Alma Refine cloud app for service Wikidata.You may wish to first view How to install and use the Alma Refine cloud appSee also:Ex Libris Introduces Cloud Apps Open FrameworkThe Ex Libris App CenterDeploying Cloud AppsAnnouncing the Cloud Apps Open Framework for the Ex Libris Higher-Ed…

ALMA CLOUDAPPS

Remove Gender Field (or any Field) from Alma User Record
Currently Alma doesn't support the ability to remove a value from the "gender" field in a patron's user record using the Update/Notify Patrons job. This script runs through a text file of patron primary ID's and removes the gender field from each record using the Users API. Specific Use Case: You have a number of…

ALMA

Save an Image in Cloud Apps User Settings
The Cloud App framework provides the ability for an app to persist data at the user (settings) or institution (configuration) level. The data is stored as a JSON blob and thus can contain standard JavaScript types such as strings, numbers, booleans, and arrays. But what if the developer wishes to provide the opportunity to store…

ALMA CLOUDAPPS

Programmatically Add Files to Representations
Alma supports the loading of digital materials via CSV files. MD Import profiles can create bibliographic records, representations, and digital files. The workflow involves creating a CSV file in the supported format with metadata and file information, uploading the CSV and digital files to the appropriate folder in S3, and running the MD import process.…

ALMA DIGITAL

Alma Analytics - Create Cataloging Activities Reports
This blog is for Alma Analytics beginners who want to learn the procedures of creating a cataloging activities report in Alma analytics. I use the BIB record modification report as an example to show how to find how many records staff users have created, updated, and deleted. Open Alma Analytics and click Catalog on the top…

ALMA ANALYTICS

How to define a COUNTER R5 SUSHI Account for ProQuest, ProQuest Ebook Central and Alexander Street Press in Alma
The following blog will describe how to define an R5 SUSHI Account in Alma, with a focus on three platforms:  ProQuest, ProQuest Ebook Central and Alexander Street Press.    Defining these SUSHI accounts will allow for automatic harvesting of usage data from the platforms via the SUSHI Harvesting job . You may wish to also see…

ALMA

Introducing Ex Libris Secure FTP Service
The Ex Libris Secure FTP Service provides a homogeneous FTP solution to all institutions while simplifying operations, improving security, and user experience. The service allows you to store data on the Ex Libris cloud platform.  Available as of the December 2020 release.  In this post we'll demonstrate how to set up an FTP connection to…

ALMA

How to export data from Alma Analytics to UK Solutionpath (STREAM)
This blog will explain how to use existing Alma Analytics reports to export data from Alma Analytics to UK Solutionpath (also known as "Solution Path"). More specifically, the data will be ingested by UK Solutionpath to STREAM (The UK Solutionpath Student Retention, Engagement, Attainment and Monitoring platform). The export of the data from Alma Analytics…

ALMA ANALYTICS