Category: primo

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…

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Primo VE Normalization Rule Examples
See also: Configuring Normalization Rules for Display and Local Fields Note -  If you copy/paste, make sure that the quotation marks transfer correctly. Create a hypertext link Create hypertext link from the URL stored in the MARC 505 field and display it in the Contents display field. Remove 'Online' indication from the title This rule is…

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Archive-It Integration in Primo/Primo VE
You can integrate search results from Archive-It within the Primo/Primo VE interface by using the new ‘Archive-It-Open-Search-API-Primo-widget.’ The following example was developed by Ex Libris to support the integration of Archive-It for the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC). Other institutions can benefit from the example by using the code and adjusting several parameters as…

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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…

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Alma-Primo Locate Tool
The Alma-Primo Locate Tool (APLT) allows you to create and describe libraries and locations to help your users know where your open stacks are located. It uses the Alma Discovery Interface Integration Profile and the Alma API; it displays a button in Primo – using the c.uresolver.locate label, hence the name – which links to…

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PrimoVE Item Locations Filter
We recently switched from Primo to PrimoVE and have had numerous complaints about activating the Filter Options for item locations in the Full Display view. Here is the code I wrote to auto-enable the filter so that it will be on for users when they do a search. Here is a sample picture showing the…

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Leveraging the Public Cloud: Creating a CORS Proxy
While building a Primo customization package, the need arose to call the Alma Resolver from JavaScript. As we've discussed before, most APIs and services don't support CORS as a security best practice. To work around this limitation, we can configure a proxy which adds the required CORS headers. In this post, we'll show an option…

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Announcing Ex Libris Cloud Apps
Last year we launched the Ex Libris App Center, an online marketplace on the Ex Libris Developer Network for publishing and searching for apps which extend or integrate with Ex Libris products. Community developers and partners have shared more than 60 apps that users can find and download. Today, we're announcing the next leap in…

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A Linked Data Author Card for Primo
In a previous blog post, we created a simple linked data-powered author card using the Alma Linked Data APIs. In this post, we'll create a Primo customization widget which integrates the author card into the Primo full view. Our author card uses the Bibcard library made available by the University of Wisconsin at Madison. The…

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Authentication Update
Authentication is one of the most critical integrations between Alma and Primo and the university infrastructure. We continue to invest in authentication options to remain up to date with industry standards, to provide a secure platform, and to fill the integration needs of a wide array of institutional authentication landscapes. In this post, we’ll review…

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