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How to install and use the Bulk Scan In cloud app

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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, Leganto and Rapido.” (Announcing Ex Libris Cloud Apps)

The Bulk Scan In cloud app allows the staff user to scan in a file of barcodes.

The screenshots and flow below is effective as of the Mar. 2021 Alma release.

To install the “Bulk Scan In” cloud app:


On top right of the Alma landing page click the link to the Cloud App Center


In the “Available Apps” column find the app “Bulk Scan In” and click it.  You can find it by scrolling through the list or by using the search icon.

Install it by clicking “Install”.


The app will then appear in the installed apps tab and you can open it


Begin configuring the Bulk Scan In Cloud App


Fill in the library and either the circulation desk or department code.

In this example we have filled it in for the Engineering Library.

In this example we have filled it in for the Main Library.


Have an input file of barcodes to scan in.  The file should be in format txt, one barcode on each line, with no header.


In our example here all of the above barcodes are for items belonging to the Main Library.  They are  all  “Status: Item not in place” and Process type: Transit” “To Library: Main Library”.  They all need to be scanned in at the Main Library.   The Bulk Scan In Cloud App can do this in one quick easy step.

Here for example is the first item in the barcode file, barcode “AU65475”


At the Main Library we will scan in the file



Scroll down and see the log of the scan in.


Go check our sample record, barcode “AU65475”.

It is no longer in “Status: Item not in place” and Process type: Transit”.  It is “Status: In Place”.

This is the case for all items in the barcodes file.


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