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  • Integrated Alma - InnReach Workflows
    The InnReach system may be integrated with Alma as a broker system, similar to other broker systems that are integrated with Alma. Below are some comments with regard to how to set up an InnReach\Alma integration. 1. Integrating Alma with InnReach requires the Innovative DCB component. This component is supplied by Innovative in order to…

    ALMA NCIP RESOURCE-SHARING

    INN-Reach and Alma at the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries
    Prospector is the direct consortial borrowing [DCB] network in use at the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries. The network utilizes the INN-Reach shared catalog system (by Innovative Interfaces Inc.). When implementing the integration between Alma and INN-Reach, the Alliance made use of the PHP script written by Ian Chan, Head of Library Technology Initiatives and Development at…

    ALMA NCIP RESOURCE-SHARING

    Alma NCIP Requirements and InnReach
    Background The Alma NCIP Application profile mandates two elements in every incoming NCIP message, as part of the InitiationHeader: 1. AgencyID This element must contain the Alma institution code. In NCIP v2 messages this element is the AgencyId element, found in the FromAgencyId and the ToAgencyId elements on the InitiationHeader. For example: <FromAgencyId> <AgencyId>60UNIV_INST</AgencyId> </FromAgencyId>…

    ALMA NCIP RESOURCE-SHARING

    Automatically Creating ILLiad Borrowing Requests From Alma
    Alma and ILLiad may be integrated so that borrowing requests get automatically "pushed" from Alma into ILLiad, where they continue their lifecycle as ILLiad requests. Together with the NCIP based integration, this creates a full Alma/ILLiad workflow such that: A borrowing request is created in Alma, via Primo or through any other discovery interface. Alma…

    ALMA NCIP RESOURCE-SHARING

    Linking into ILLiad Using Alma General Electronic Services
    Using Alma's General Electronic Services to link into ILLiad enables showing links in Primo which can be used by patrons to trigger fine-tuned OpenURLs that jump into a prepopulated ILLiad request forms. The link shows in the VIewIt/GetIt tabs, and pushes the retrieved record's metadata into ILLiad. Below is a sample setup for the General…

    ALMA PRIMO RESOURCE-SHARING

    Integrating Alma with Relais System
    Business Case Using a Relais International ILL system, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) has implemented the broker mode of Alma's resource sharing workflows, relying on two integration points: OpenURL integration for request submission NCIP integration for back office processing of the requests, at both borrower and lender side Implementing these integration points enables…

    ALMA NCIP RESOURCE-SHARING