Tag: printing

Bookmarklet to print Alma loans receipts
Learning from the experience made by developing the browser extensions to print Alma loans receipts (https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/blog/browser-extensions-to-print-alma-loans-receipts/) I found a better and simpler way to achieve the same thing. Now I use bookmarklets (bookmarks containing JavaScript code) that you can put in your browser bookmarks toolbar: when you display loans on the Alma fulfillment Patron services…

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Browser extensions to print Alma loans receipts
Alma's email-based printing system is from the first impact rather complicated to implement, configure and maintain and usually disliked by the IT departments, so I wondered if it is not possible to have a button that simply opens a popup window with a loan slip/receipt ready for printing. Waiting that something like this will hopefully…

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SpineOMatic: call number display settings
SpineOMatic includes a number of settings that let you decide where the breaks in the call number display. The following screens show how to access the call number display settings for the spine label:

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Setting up SpineOMatic to work with a Zebra printer
Following are screenshots describing how to set up the generic/text only printer driver (on a PC) if your Zebra printer already has font files:

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Alma letters XML samples for working on XSL customization
Sample XML files of Alma letters are used by institutions in order to decide about required xsl customization. Such samples can be created using the "Xml to Letter Admin" option in Alma (refer to Alma's OLH for more details).   For your convenience all XML files are listed below, and available here in one ZIP…

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Simplifying the loan list in the Borrowing Activity letters
With the May 2016 Alma release, the Borrowing Activity reports, overdue/lost items notifications, loan receipts, and return receipts have been restructured to group notices by library. We found this new feature not appropriate in our case: beside the sections "Overdue loans" and "Loans", there could be now one more section for each library where an…

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Printing spine labels on Zebra printers
At the University Library in Oldenburg, we were in need of an application that enables our staff not only to print spine labels on demand, but also to print labels for recently inventoried items automatically. Since client applications like Spine-O-Matic don't offer both options, we started to develop our own solution. It retrieves the the…

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ALMA Print Extension (APE): Easily Print Custom Letters and Notifications
Author: Alexander Wagner (UB Mannheim) ALMA Print Extension (APE) is a print service for Exlibris' library software ALMA that converts incoming mail to print jobs. Every E-Mail ALMA sends can be printed out by a custom printer within your local network. "Request Letters", "Resource Slips", "Reminders" or other mails that are received by the server…

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Alma "Interested in" letter: XSLT to include ISBN and library
We did some work on the "Interested in" letter to get the ISBN out and send it as a variable in the query string of the URL so a patron can go directly from a link to the item record in Primo.   Following is the XSLT that handles this and excludes DVDs as they…

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Adding barcode to Alma letter
In order to add barcode to FulLoanReceipt, the following should be added to FulLoanReceipt.xsl: <tr> <td> <table cellpadding="5" class="listing"> <xsl:attribute name="style"> <xsl:call-template name="mainTableStyleCss" /> <!-- style.xsl --> </xsl:attribute> <tr> <th>@@title@@</th> <th>@@author@@</th> <th>@@loan_date@@</th> <th>@@due_date@@</th> <th>@@library@@</th> <th>@@description@@</th> <th>Barcode</th> </tr> <xsl:for-each select="notification_data/items/item_loan"> <tr> <td><xsl:value-of select="title"/></td> <td><xsl:value-of select="author"/></td> <td><xsl:value-of select="loan_date"/></td> <td><xsl:value-of select="new_due_date_str"/></td> <td><xsl:value-of select="library_name"/></td> <td><xsl:value-of select="description"/></td> <td><xsl:value-of select="barcode"/></td> </tr>…

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