Tag: Discovery

Discovery-Optimized APIs: Requests and Request Options
In a previous blog post, we explained the rationale behind offering discovery-optimized APIs. In a recent Alma release, additional support has been added for handling requests via APIs. In this post we review the new features and how those features were utilized in our Blacklight reference application. Request Options To display the relevant request options…

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Discovery-Optimized APIs: Working with Serials
In a previous blog post, we explained the background and rationale behind offering discovery-optimized APIs. In a recent Alma release, additional support has been added for the display of serials. In this post we review the new features and how those features were utilized in our Blacklight reference application. Location list for serials To provide…

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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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Discovery-Optimized APIs: Physical Holdings and Online Resources
Alma works great with the Ex Libris discovery systems - Primo and Summon. But we also recognize that some institutions want to develop their own discovery systems. This approach may come from a desire to have a completely tailored discovery experience, or as a response to the need to expose collections and content other than…

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Integrating Blacklight with Alma and an Ex Libris Central Index
In a previous blog post, we learned how to integrate Alma with Blacklight as a discovery layer. There we saw how to utilize Alma for real time availability and fulfillment services for materials which are indexed in our institution's repository. In order to provide our users with a search of articles and journals we'll need…

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Integrating Blacklight with Alma
As an open library management system, Alma can integrate with third party discovery platforms. In previous blog posts, we've shown how to harvest repository information from Alma into an AWS CloudSearch (Lucene) instance, and how to integrate with Alma to obtain real time availability and and fulfillment services. In this post, we should how to…

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Integrating with Alma's Real Time Availability and Get-It Tab
Alma provides APIs to determine the physical, electronic, and digital availability of a BIB. Alma's fulfillment services page, or "Get It tab", provides users with detailed information about the resource, along with links to view online versions or request physical copies. Combining the availability API with the fulfillment services page, integrated with your organization's single…

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Harvesting OAI into Amazon AWS CloudSearch
Alma supports OAI publishing via its publishing platform. Publishing is a very powerful means of sharing the content of our Alma repository with other systems. When configuring a publishing profile, we specify a set of the records which will be published. We can also specify if we want the results to be written to a…

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