Tag: digital

Automating Full text Extraction in the Alma Digital Repository
Alma recently added support for full text extraction from image files. The resulting text is stored with the file and can be accessed via the file list in the representation resource editor. In addition, the full-text can be searched in the Book Reader viewer. Full-text can be extracted using the “Extract Fulltext” job. In the…

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Streaming Video in the Alma Digital Repository
The Alma digital repository has supported video playback via the capabilities of the browser. This means that video files had to be prepared and deposited into the repository in a supported format. In addition, large video files were not always delivered in an optimal resolution dependent on the user's bandwidth.It's now possible to leverage recently…

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Extracting Full Text (OCR) in the Alma Digital Repository
The digital repository features in Alma continue to be developed. Recently support was added for automatic full text extraction for digital images (OCR), and you can now search for text within one of the built-in viewers. In this blog post, we'll review how to extract text from images in Alma and how that text can be…

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Implementing a Custom Viewer for PDF Files
Alma's built-in digital viewer can display the wide variety of content supported natively by browsers, including images, movies, audio files, and PDFs. However, the interface and functionality for displaying PDF files varies by browser. In order to better control the user experience, you can implement a custom viewer service for PDF files. For our example,…

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Accepting Digital Deposits via Email
Alma's support for the SWORD digital deposit protocol makes it easy to build custom deposit tools for our users. However, no matter straight forward we make our deposit tool, we can't beat the ease of email. To allow users to send files to our repository via email would be the ultimate in usability. We've previously…

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Use an External Viewer with the Digital Delivery Service
In a previous post, we showed how to use the IA Book Reader with digital content managed in Alma. Our example used the BIB and file APIs to retrieve the information necessary to display our content in the viewer. Several recent improvements to Alma allow us to make this flow more efficient. These new features include:…

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Building a Digital Deposit Tool for Alma
Institutions who implement their institutional repository with Alma require a deposit workflow for users. The requirements for a deposit tool can often vary widely among institutions and even among workflows. For example, a tool to deposit theses would require different metadata and file types than a tool to accept faculty-produced PowerPoint presentations. Now that Alma…

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Remote Repository Access Rights In Alma
Alma March 2017 release includes a new feature that enables the service tab (ViewIt) to indicate to a patron that access to a remote representation is denied by the remote repository. Until now, such an indication was supported for Alma representations only. In order for Alma to present this indication, the remote repository must support…

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Getting Started with SWORD Digital Deposits
As part of the institutional repository workflows, Alma now supports depositing digital material using the SWORD 2.0 protocol. SWORD is an ATOM-based protocol meant to facilitate the deposit process between a client and digital repository server. In Alma terms, this means that a client can perform the following actions: Deposit one or more files along…

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Using the IA Book Reader with Alma
In a previous blog post we demonstrated the ability to access files stored in Alma via a custom viewer. This allows for a user experience best suited to a particular type of digital material. In this post we'll show how to use the Internet Archive Book Reader to display a digitized book stored in Alma.…

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