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    Senior Librarian at Ex Libris.

  • How to use a regular expression to display part of a field based on characters before after or part of a string
    There may be situations where you may want to display only part of a string based on characters which appear before,  after or part of a string.Here we will show two examples using the "Network Number" and the "Subjects", both of which are part of the sharded "Bibliographic Detai;ls" folder.Example using the "Network Number"For example…

    GENERAL

    How to install and use the Invoice Line Tax Calculator cloud app
    See also:Ex Libris Introduces Cloud Apps Open FrameworkThe Ex Libris App CenterDeploying Cloud AppsAnnouncing the Cloud Apps Open Framework for the Ex Libris Higher-Ed Platform (Video)Cloud Apps in Alma (Video)The cloud apps is "an open framework which allows developers to write apps which run inside Ex Libris higher education products such as Alma, Primo VE backoffice, Esploro,…

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    How to install and use the Bulk Scan In cloud app
    See also: Ex Libris Introduces Cloud Apps Open Framework The Ex Libris App Center Deploying Cloud Apps Announcing the Cloud Apps Open Framework for the Ex Libris Higher-Ed Platform (Video) Cloud Apps in Alma (Video) The cloud apps is "an open framework which allows developers to write apps which run inside Ex Libris higher education products such…

    ALMA CLOUDAPPS

    How to use functions on fields in Alma Analytics Data Visualization (DV)
    In this blog post we will be using Alma Analytics Data Visualization (DV) to perform a function on a specific field.  We will do the REPLACE function.  Other examples may be, for example, to use the LEFT or RIGHT function. We will do this using OAS (Oracle Analytics Server) Data Visualization, specifically how it is…

    ALMA ANALYTICS DATA-VISUALIZATION(DV) OAS

    How to use the Ex Libris Secure FTP service
    Please see the movie here and  presentation here , for instructions and tips on using the Ex Libris Secure FTP service from FileZilla.See the blog post here for details about using it from WinSCP and shell scripts.

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    How to install and use the Role Toggler cloud app
    See also: Ex Libris Introduces Cloud Apps Open Framework The Ex Libris App Center Deploying Cloud Apps Announcing the Cloud Apps Open Framework for the Ex Libris Higher-Ed Platform (Video) Cloud Apps in Alma (Video) The cloud apps is "an open framework which allows developers to write apps which run inside Ex Libris higher education products such…

    ALMA CLOUDAPPS

    How to install and use the SpineOMatic cloud app
    See also:Ex Libris Introduces Cloud Apps Open FrameworkThe Ex Libris App CenterDeploying Cloud AppsAnnouncing the Cloud Apps Open Framework for the Ex Libris Higher-Ed Platform (Video)Cloud Apps in Alma (Video)The cloud apps is "an open framework which allows developers to write apps which run inside Ex Libris higher education products such as Alma, Primo VE backoffice, Esploro,…

    ALMA CLOUDAPPS

    How to make a custom format in the Print Bib Records cloud app
    This blog post will discuss specifically how to make a custom format in the "Print Bib Records" cloud app.Before reading this blog a prerequisite is to first see How to install and use the Print Bib Records cloud app .See also:Ex Libris Introduces Cloud Apps Open FrameworkThe Ex Libris App CenterDeploying Cloud AppsAnnouncing the Cloud Apps…

    ALMA CLOUDAPPS

    How to use the Alma Refine cloud app for service Wikidata
    This blog post will discuss specifically How to use the Alma Refine cloud app for service Wikidata.You may wish to first view How to install and use the Alma Refine cloud appSee also:Ex Libris Introduces Cloud Apps Open FrameworkThe Ex Libris App CenterDeploying Cloud AppsAnnouncing the Cloud Apps Open Framework for the Ex Libris Higher-Ed…

    ALMA CLOUDAPPS

    How to define a COUNTER R5 SUSHI Account for ProQuest, ProQuest Ebook Central and Alexander Street Press in Alma
    The following blog will describe how to define an R5 SUSHI Account in Alma, with a focus on three platforms:  ProQuest, ProQuest Ebook Central and Alexander Street Press.    Defining these SUSHI accounts will allow for automatic harvesting of usage data from the platforms via the SUSHI Harvesting job . You may wish to also see…

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    How to export data from Alma Analytics to UK Solutionpath (STREAM)
    This blog will explain how to use existing Alma Analytics reports to export data from Alma Analytics to UK Solutionpath (also known as "Solution Path"). More specifically, the data will be ingested by UK Solutionpath to STREAM (The UK Solutionpath Student Retention, Engagement, Attainment and Monitoring platform). The export of the data from Alma Analytics…

    ALMA ANALYTICS

    Using the Data Updated As Of field to ensure that the analytics report API runs after ETL completes
    In this blog we will describe how to use the “Data Updated As Of” field to ensure that a report will be retrieved by an API after the ETL completes.As a prerequisite for this blog it is highly recommended to first see:How to use an API to retrieve an Alma Analytics report in 5 easy…

    ALMA ANALYTICS GETTING-STARTED

    How to use the "limit" and "ResumptionToken" in the "Retrieve Analytics report" API
    In this blog we will describe how to use the "limit" and "ResumptionToken" parameters in the Retrieve Analytics Report API.As a prerequisite for this blog it is highly recommended to first see How to use an API to retrieve an Alma Analytics report in 5 easy steps.The "limit" and "ResumptionToken" parameters are explained in the…

    ALMA ANALYTICS GETTING-STARTED

    Alma Normalization Rule Examples
    see also: Working with normalization rules Note 1:  If you do copy/paste here make sure the quotation marks transfer correctly. Note 2: Some of the examples use "priority" and some use "salience".  The "priority" and the "salience" work the same way. When there is a priority or a salience the the higher priority or salience…

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    Using LIBstick to print labels in Alma
    There are three blogs on the topic of using LIBstick: How to install and use the Print in LIBstick app = Describes how to install, configure and use the Cloud App Quick guide to using LIBstick to set up a label template and print labels = A very brief overview of how to set up the…

    ALMA PRINTING

    How to install and use the Print in LIBstick cloud app
    See also: Ex Libris Introduces Cloud Apps Open Framework The Ex Libris App Center Deploying Cloud Apps Announcing the Cloud Apps Open Framework for the Ex Libris Higher-Ed Platform (Video) Cloud Apps in Alma (Video) There are three blogs on the topic of using LIBstick: How to install and use the Print in LIBstick app = Describes…

    ALMA CLOUDAPPS

    How to use the Alma Refine cloud app for service GND
    This blog post will discuss specifically How to use the Alma Refine cloud app for service GND.You may wish to first view How to install and use the Alma Refine cloud appSee also:Ex Libris Introduces Cloud Apps Open FrameworkThe Ex Libris App CenterDeploying Cloud AppsAnnouncing the Cloud Apps Open Framework for the Ex Libris Higher-Ed…

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    How to create a bar graph of most used platforms for previous year using Alma Analytics Data Visualization (DV)
    In this blog post we will be using Alma Analytics Data Visualization (DV) to create a a bar graph of most used platforms for previous year. We will do this using OAS (Oracle Analytics Server) Data Visualization, specifically how it is used with Alma in the framework of Alma Analytics. ONE Access the Data Visualization…

    ALMA ANALYTICS DATA-VISUALIZATION(DV) OAS

    How to use an API to send filters and retrieve an Alma Analytics report in 5 easy steps
    See also Working with Analytics REST APIs and How to use an API to retrieve an Alma Analytics report in 5 easy steps . In all examples below change apikey=01234567890 to your real API key. Related blog post How to use an API to retrieve an Alma Analytics report in 5 easy steps discusses how…

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    How to install and use the HathiTrust Availability app
    See also:Ex Libris Introduces Cloud Apps Open FrameworkThe Ex Libris App CenterDeploying Cloud AppsAnnouncing the Cloud Apps Open Framework for the Ex Libris Higher-Ed Platform (Video)Cloud Apps in Alma (Video)The cloud apps is "an open framework which allows developers to write apps which run inside Ex Libris higher education products such as Alma, Primo VE backoffice, Esploro,…

    ALMA CLOUDAPPS

    How to install and use the Alma Refine cloud app
    See also: Ex Libris Introduces Cloud Apps Open Framework The Ex Libris App Center Deploying Cloud Apps Announcing the Cloud Apps Open Framework for the Ex Libris Higher-Ed Platform (Video) Cloud Apps in Alma (Video) The cloud apps is "an open framework which allows developers to write apps which run inside Ex Libris higher education products such…

    ALMA CLOUDAPPS

    How to install and use the Print Bib Records cloud app
    See also: Ex Libris Introduces Cloud Apps Open Framework The Ex Libris App Center Deploying Cloud Apps Announcing the Cloud Apps Open Framework for the Ex Libris Higher-Ed Platform (Video) Cloud Apps in Alma (Video) The cloud apps is "an open framework which allows developers to write apps which run inside Ex Libris higher education products such…

    ALMA CLOUDAPPS

    How to set up and use the Alma Print Daemon
    See also the YouTube video on the Alma Print Daemon.The Alma Print Daemon allows the institution to automatically print to a defined a printer those letters which have been sent to the Printouts Queue.While this blog will focus on the Print Daemon, it is highly recommended to first be familiar with the setup and functionality…

    ALMA PRINTING

    The Catalog and Navigation in Data Visualization and Analytics
    This blog post will show how the "Catalog" and navigation work in Data Visualization (DV) and Analytics. We will do this using OAS (Oracle Analytics Server) Data Visualization, specifically how it is used with Alma in the framework of Alma Analytics. The Data Visualization and Analytics are tightly integrated and include the same "Catalog". The…

    ALMA ANALYTICS DATA-VISUALIZATION(DV) OAS

    Using Filters with Alma Analytics Data Visualization (DV)
    In this blog post we will be show how filters are used with Alma Analytics Data Visualization (DV). We will do this using OAS (Oracle Analytics Server) Data Visualization. There are four kinds of filters: Date Range List Expression Date Uses calendar controls to adjust time or date selections Drag to the filter bar (top…

    ALMA ANALYTICS DATA-VISUALIZATION(DV) OAS

    An Introduction to Alma Analytics Data Visualization (DV)
    In this blog post we will show a general introduction to OAS (Oracle Analytics Server) Data Visualization, specifically how it is used with Alma in the framework of Alma Analytics. The general introduction will be done by actually using the data visualization. First we will create a data visualization project and save it, and then…

    ALMA ANALYTICS DATA-VISUALIZATION(DV) OAS

    What's new in Analytics with OAS (Oracle Analytics Server)
    This blog post will show what's new in OAS (Oracle Analytics Server) showing some of the many new features as reflected in Alma Analytics.You can learn more about the OAS here: https://www.oracle.com/business-analytics/analytics-server.html.  Note however that each implementation of OAS may differ and not everything in this link is what will be implemented.  This is merely…

    ALMA ANALYTICS OAS

    Alma Analytics - How to find and view a specific COUNTER report which was loaded to Alma and is reflected in Alma Analytics
    There are sometimes cases where a user views COUNTER usage date in Alma Analytics and may wonder why the data appears the way it does. For example he or she may think that in actuality there is more (or less) usage than what is reflected in Alma Analytics.  Or, he or she may have downloaded…

    ALMA ANALYTICS

    How to report on an API area by time range in five easy steps
    ONELog into the developers network and choose "Build my APIs > Reports > History > Group by API Area"TWOChoose desired date rangeTHREEClick "Go"FOURSee results in desired time rangeFIVENote that the desired date range is also included in the "Download in CSV" results

    ALMA GETTING-STARTED HOW-TO-APIS-IN-5-EASY-STEPS

    How to define an API key to work only within a specific IP range in five easy steps
    In the example below we will use https://www.whatismyip.com/ to get our IP address.We will use https://www.ipaddressguide.com/cidr to convert the desired IP range to format CIDR (Classless Inter-Domain Routing).ONEOur IP address is 212.205.179.166The CIDR format for range 212.205.179.166 - 212.205.179.167 (which includes our IP address) is 212.205.179.166/31TWOWhen creating a new API key or editing an existing…

    ALMA GETTING-STARTED HOW-TO-APIS-IN-5-EASY-STEPS

    How to see an example of how the New Order API integration profile defines and finds a match on an existing record in five easy steps
    In this blog post we will show that the New Order API integration profile is designed to match on an ISBN.We will then see that when a new order is created the order is attached to an existing bibliographic record if one exists with the same ISBN as in the input.As supplementary material see also:How…

    ALMA GETTING-STARTED HOW-TO-APIS-IN-5-EASY-STEPS

    Quick guide to using LIBstick to set up a label template and print labels
    There are three blogs on the topic of using LIBstick: How to install and use the Print in LIBstick app = Describes how to install, configure and use the Cloud App Quick guide to using LIBstick to set up a label template and print labels = A very brief overview of how to set up the…

    ALMA PRINTING

    Primo Analytics and Data Visualization (DV) - analyzing device usage
    In this blog post we will be using Primo Analytics Data Visualization (DV) to analyze which devices are being used in Primo discovery. We will do this using OAS (Oracle Analytics Server) Data Visualization, specifically how it is used with Alma in the framework of Alma Analytics. In the example here we will be creating…

    PRIMO ANALYTICS DATA-VISUALIZATION(DV) OAS

    Using Google Developers Charts to create a pie chart and bar graph with Alma Analytics and APIs
    In this blog post we will show how it is possible to use Google Developers Charts to display visualizations of live data from Alma Analytics on a web site.   The access from Google developers Charts to the data from an Alma Analytics report is done via an API.In the example here we will use two…

    ALMA ANALYTICS

    Alma Analytics – How the cost per use is calculated when the COUNTER platform field is filled in - example using journal Public Culture ISSN 1527-8018
    We will look at resource title "Public Culture" ISSN 1527-8018 in Alma and Alma Analytics and see how the following is determined:usagecostcost per useWe will also focus on the use of the COUNTER Platform field in the electronic resource editor of the Alma user interface.  For more information about filling in the COUNTER platform in…

    ALMA ANALYTICS COST-PER-USE

    How to create a resource sharing partner of type ISO 18626 via an API in 5 easy steps
    This blog will focus on creating a resource sharing partner of type ISO 18626 via an API in your institution.The developer network already discusses resource sharing partners.See also in the developer network specifics regarding creating a partner.Additionally, the developer network provides a generic sample input file for the resource sharing partner in both XML and…

    ALMA GETTING-STARTED HOW-TO-APIS-IN-5-EASY-STEPS

    How to create and populate an itemized set via an API in 5 easy steps
    In this blog post we will create an itemized set and add items to it using an API. Note that in order to create and populate the itemized set you will need an API key for read write in the configuration area. ONE Create the itemized set using this API with POST https://api-eu.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/almaws/v1/conf/sets?combine=None&set1=None&set2=None&apikey=01234567890 Here is…

    ALMA GETTING-STARTED HOW-TO-APIS-IN-5-EASY-STEPS

    How to run an import profile via an API in 5 easy steps
    In this blog post we will run an import profile to import records into Alma using an API.Note that in order to retrieve profile IDs and Jobs IDs and run jobs you will need an API key for read write in the configuration area.ONEGet the import profile ID by retrieving (API GET) all import profiles…

    ALMA GETTING-STARTED HOW-TO-APIS-IN-5-EASY-STEPS

    How to use an input file together with Alma Data in Alma Analytics Data Visualization (DV)
    In this blog post we will combine data from an Excel input file together with data from the Funds Expenditure subject area of Alma Analytics. We will do this using OAS (Oracle Analytics Server) Data Visualization, specifically how it is used with Alma in the framework of Alma Analytics. In this specific example we have…

    ALMA ANALYTICS DATA-VISUALIZATION(DV) OAS

    How to create a forecast using Alma Analytics Data Visualization (DV)
    In this blog post we will be using Alma Analytics Data Visualization (DV) to create a forecast. We will do this using OAS (Oracle Analytics Server) Data Visualization, specifically how it is used with Alma in the framework of Alma Analytics. In the example here we will be creating a forecast in which we Use…

    ALMA ANALYTICS DATA-VISUALIZATION(DV) OAS

    Alma Analytics Regular Expression Examples
    Note that if you do copy/paste here make sure the quotation marks transfer correctly. Often when creating an integration with an Alma Analytics report it is useful to use a regular expression in the "edit formula" field in order to be able to filter by values which do or do not have certain strings These…

    ALMA ANALYTICS

    How to publish (export) a set of bibliographic records in OAI format using the general publishing profile
    See also:Examples of OAI SyntaxSetting up OAI Integration A set of bibliographic records can be published (exported) in OAI format using the general publishing profile.ONEIdentify the set of records which you want to export in OAI format.We will use set "Subject equals Feminist Theory"TWONavigate to "Resources > Publishing > Publishing Profiles" and choose "Add Profile >…

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    How to publish (export) a set of bibliographic records in MODS format using the general publishing profile
    A set of bibliographic records can be published (exported) in MODS format using the general publishing profile.ONEIdentify the set of records which you want to export in MODS format as well as the FTP environment to which you want to export the records.We will use set "Subject equals Feminist Theory"We will use FTP environment files.dc03.hosted.exlibrisgroup.comTWONavigate…

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    How to