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  • Working with the Voyager APIs
    The purpose of this Blog Post is to bring together some of the information about using the Voyager APIs into a simple document that shows examples of using them. API stands for "Application Programming Interface" and the available open interfaces allow interaction between Voyager and other applications. There are two "types" of interfaces (sometimes called…

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    Using Alma Work Order to Manage Search and ReAcquisition of Missing/Claimed Returned Items
    At the Colorado School of Mines we require three searches of missing/claimed returned items before sending them to acquisitions for consideration to be replaced. We defined a new work order of "Search" with statuses of "First," "Second," "Third," and "Reacquire" to track each search (exact status names are not significant). Having the searches grouped like…

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    Library Analytics via Google Charts and Alma Analytics API
    Introduction Having quick access to real-time library analytics is important for all of us. Using the Alma Analytics API Application we have set up a Springshare LibGuide using Google Charts (the URL to the LibGuide is provided below): This blog post assumes you know how to set up an API Key for the Alma Analytics…

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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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    Using a Publishing Profile to contribute titles to the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries' "Library Content Comparison System"
    Note that this blog post updates and improves upon a workflow described here: https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/blog/Contributing-titles-to-the-Colorado-Alliance-of-Research-Libraries-Library-Content-Comparison-System The following workflow uses Alma Publishing Profiles to set up monthly scheduled publishing jobs. In order to use this blog post, you should have an understanding of publishing profiles, creating and managing logical sets, and of Alma S/FTP definitions. You will…

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    Banner SIS Script Example
    Due to a high level of interest we are making available a zip file that has information provided by our Enterprise Systems staff related to the Alma SIS (Student Information System) integration we did for Banner. Please familiarize yourself with the information already available from Ex Libris: User Accounts and the Alma SIS.   This…

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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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    Adding a SHERPA/RoMEO GES link to Primo
    Adding a link to the SHERPA/RoMEO service in Primo via a General Electronic Service is fairly easy. The purpose of this blog entry is to give you the configuration that we use at the Colorado School of Mines. It assume you understand setting up General Electronic Services. This service is based upon the existence of…

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    Adding a SCImago GES link to Primo
    Adding a link to the SCImago Journal Rankings in Primo via a General Electronic Service is fairly easy. The purpose of this blog entry is to give you the configuration that we use at the Colorado School of Mines. It assume you understand setting up General Electronic Services. This service is based upon the existence…

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    Adding an oadoi dot org GES link to Primo
    (Please note that oadoi.org could perhaps be called the back-end to the unpaywall.org browser extension. It's complicated and beyond the scope of this blog post, but some sources state that using the unpaywall extension provides access to more sources than the link described here.) Adding a link to the oadoi.org open access version service in…

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    Embedding SpringShare LibChat Widget into the Primo NU
    Springshare provides several ways to create "widgets" that can be embedded into websites, including Primo, in order to provide access to products like LibAnswers and LibChat.  This is a great way to engage your patrons and provide a high level of service at the point it is needed. This Tech Blog post would not be…

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    Primo Social Login - Information on Attaching Your Account for Patrons
    The Colorado School of Mines worked closely with Ex Libris staff to implement Social Logins for our Internal Patrons. These patrons typically pay a membership fee and they had not been able to login to Primo since we migrated to Alma in June of 2015. This loss of service was felt acutely by our patrons…

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    Patron Purge in Alma
    This outlines the patron purge workflow developed with the help of Ex Libris support staff and numerous colleagues at other institutions. One goal of this workflow is to prevent unintended mistakes that could purge "good" patron records. Please note that screenshots are from several different runs so specifics can change. Also note that you can…

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    Alma - RAPID OAI Setup and Configuration
    IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE AUTHOR! In August of 2017, Colorado State University realized the incremental updates of the data being published to Rapid were not working as expected. As a result the advice is to run monthly full publishing jobs. An update by Yifat Lulav: Starting  April of 2019, Rapid are capable of getting incremental…

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    Setting up the Alma MARCEdit integration for Bib Records
    MARCEdit Integration with Alma.Note from the author (July, 2019).  There are several other MarcEdit-related blog posts related to Alma in the Ex Libris Developer Network that are more recent than this blog post.  I still believe everything is correct but the Alma UI in relation to APIs may have changed. The examples below utilize the Alma…

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    Alma "New Books" list from Analytics Reports to Static HTML for Web Site Inclusion
    Important notice:The code as originally included to create the Primo Link in Analytics doesn't work well any more.  I will update the zip file but will also post the new, improved code as it is used by Mines here (you will want to change the URL and the vid to match your configuration):'https://mines.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/fulldisplay?docid=alma' || "Bibliographic…

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    Contributing titles to the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries' "Library Content Comparison System"
    (Note from author: This blog post describes a workflow that while it still is valid, has been supersceded by an improved workflow using Alma Publishing Profiles: https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/blog/Using-a-Publishing-Profile-to-contribute-titles-to-the-Colorado-Alliance-of-Research-Libraries-Library-Content-Comparison-System) This article shows steps and settings for contributing titles to the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries’ “Library Content Comparison System”. We export the physical and electronic titles separately.…

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    Pre-migration data maintenance
    The contract is signed. Now what? Alma pre-implementation can be a stressful time. While information is provided in the way of manuals, and some help with strategies and tasks is available from Ex Libris, maybe you want more. As a Voyager site, we were fortunate to have many tools available to us so that we…

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    Changes to the Alma Reading List "Owner Subscription Letter" to Enhance Outreach
    Outreach is incredibly important to us, so we wanted to use the Alma Course Reserve Reading List Owner Subscription Letter to send a functional Deep Link Brief Search Permalink to the items in the Reading List. Several people assisted in the success of this project.  I am grateful for their help. To achieve the desired…

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    UStat: fixing usage data
    We experienced serious abuse of one of our electronic journal providers in May 2015. The harvested SUSHI data for this vendor (one of our most important vendors) were unusable due to the abuse. We needed a solution so that our usage statistics would look "reasonable". The solution (in lieu of the vendor assisting us to…

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    Exporting Electronic Holdings to RAPID
    This article describes the required steps in order to export Electronic Portfolios from Alma to RAPID: In Alma, go to Manage Jobs -> Run a Job, and select "Export Electronic Portfolios": You will be asked to select a set of the records that will be exported to RAPID. This should be a predefined set containing the population…

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    Voyager Converting from ID Barcode to Magstripe
    Converting from ID Barcode to Magstripe For the sake of efficiency and security, many campuses are implementing "one card" systems where new magstripe-embedded ID cards are replacing old "analog" IDs. In these cases libraries are often in the position to drop their old "barcoded" library cards and use these new cards for patron identication. This…

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    Voyager SSN to IID
    SSN to IID Concerned about patron privacy, many institutions that previously had used social security numbers (SSN) as identification numbers for students or faculty have recently begun to use institution identification numbers (IID) instead. Many libraries are also abandoning the practice of using sensitive personal data like social security numbers as identifiers in library registration.…

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    Auto Client Update Cheat Sheet
    DescriptionCheat sheet created for staff to use during Voyager client auto-update process. Find this document in the attachments section of this entry.Incidentally, for auto-upgrade to work correctly, you must have the stanza in the voyager.ini file be correct. Ours looks like the following. Your stanza will look similar aside from the IP. Note that the…

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    Add a Voyager Location Cheat Sheet (Steps)
    DescriptionThe steps for adding a new Voyager Location. Find this document in the Attachments section of this entry. Author: Laura Guy Additional author(s): Institution: Colorado School of Mines Year: 2013 License: BSD style Short description: I don't add a new Voyager location very often. When I do, I use this document to help make sure I cover all the…

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    WebVoyage 7 (Tomcat) Addition of OCLC "Cite This Item" Link
    DescriptionAdd a link in your Action Box to WorldCat "Cite This item." Works using OCLC number for both monographs and serials. Author: Laura Guy Additional author(s): Institution: Colorado School of Mines Year: 2009 License: BSD style Short description: Use, modification and distribution of the code are permitted provided the copyright notice, list of conditions and…

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    WebVoyage 7 (Tomcat) Removing SFX Button from Action Box
    Description The out of the box the tomcat version of WebVoyage includes an SFX button in the More About section of the Action Box. If you do not have SFX, you may want to remove this option. Author: Laura Guy Additional author(s): Institution: Colorado School of Mines Year: 2009 License: BSD style Short description: Use,…

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