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Understanding and Using the Primo Search API as a guest in the developer network
This blog includes specific instructions of how to fill in the field parameters of the Primo search API as well as tips of where to take them from for your specific case.The Ex Libris Developer Network allows a user to test APIs with read-only functionality (GET) even while not logged in to the developer network.In…

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How to embed HAL documents List in the Primo new UI Homepage ?
HAL is the institutional french Open Archive for scholarly documents, so the following lines will primary (perhaps) have an interest for the french customers that are using the Primo new UI. The first matter is to use the HAL APi with custom parameters to retrieve the records you want to display. The use of the…

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Move Certain facet values to top of facet list
In our Primo, we need certain resource type facet values (books, e-books, journals, e-journals) to be always on top of the facet list, no matter how high the number of expected results is. In the old UI, this was accomplished by dom manipulation via jQuery. Since we cannot use jQuery with the new UI anymore,…

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Bulk Export Titles from Primo using Primo Search Api
In this example, I use the Primo Search Api to collect all of the database titles from Primo and then export them to a local file. Method: Windows Powershell Pre-requisites: Primo Search Api Key Primo Search API Doc: https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/primo/apis/search/GET/AnSF56/p3aKzRujr9pj8qtyT3YiaSYVA/f5643222-bb88-4f3d-b2d6-5029e527c515   Steps taken within Powershell: 1.) Define Api Url: $api = '{apiServer}/primo/v1/search?vid={vid}&tab={tab}&scope={scope}&pcAvailability={true/false]&q=any,contains,{query}&qInclude=facet_rtype,exact,{facet}&limit={limit}&apikey={apiKey}' 2.) Convert data from JSON:…

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Simply add a Google Map to the Item View in Primo new UI
At the University of Nice (France) we are testing the Primo New UI, and will probably use in production this little custom module we develop. First we need to install the ngmap package (Google map directives for Angular) : npm install ngmap --save And import it in your main js (we use browserify to compile)…

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Report a Broken Link in PrimoVE
We set up a link that only appears under "View It" that opens a dialog screen for patrons to report broken links. The form automatically gathers all data (except abstract) from addata in the PNX, additional information for creating the permalink, and asks the user what problem was encountered. When the patron sends the report,…

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Adding JSON data into Primo html
We added our database lists to our Primo home page. Our databases are maintained in a MySQL database and accessible through RESTful APIs as json data. Here's a link to our Primo with the databases in dropdown lists: https://primo-pmtna01.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/search?institution=TCCDALMA&vid=TCCD2017&lang=en_US This is the data returned from the MySQL database: Titles, alphabetically: https://library.tccd.edu/databases/_get_titles Sample JSON returned: [{"db_name":"60…

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Adding Springshare Libguide Discovery to Primo VE
You can configure Primo VE to harvest SpringShare LibGuides metadata and make them discoverable in Primo VE. This blog post does not cover anything that is done on the SpringShare side. It assumes you have a basic understanding of setting up a discovery import profile in Primo VE. I will present a series of documented…

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Adding Altmetrics to your Primo Full Record Display
You can use the following code in your Primo NUI custom.js file to add an Altmetrics "donut" to your full record display. Note that you also need to add a snipped to your css code. That snippet is included here as well. If you are successful in adding the code, you should see something like…

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Library Search Assistant Plugin - an open-source Google Chrome extension for Exlibris Primo Libraries
Leiden University Libraries have developed a Chrome plugin that allows users to reach and search the Library’s Primo catalogue (and other services like Google Scholar, and WorldCat) without having to navigate to the Catalogue website first. The plugin originated by the desire to integrate the Catalogue and its resources deeper into the user’s workflow, by…

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