How to install and use the Print Bib Records cloud app
- 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 as Alma, Primo VE backoffice, Esploro, Leganto and Rapido.” (Announcing Ex Libris Cloud Apps)
The Print Bib Records cloud app allows the staff user to print bibliographic records from the Alma search results.
The screenshots and flow below is effective as of the Aug. 2020 Alma release.
To install the “Print Bib Records” 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 “Print Bib Records” and click it. You can find it by scrolling through the list or by using the search icon.
After clicking the app you can click the link to read more about it on the app center or click install. We will click install.
The app will then appear in the installed apps tab and clicking it will activate it for use
As described in the text of the app, begin searching the Alma repository to use the app.
Here we have, for example, done a physical titles search for creator “sandberg”. Note that the title of each record from the results appears in the app (on the right) and can be selected. (later we will discuss “pinning” the app so that the bibliographic records in the search results will not be partially hidden under the app).
After selecting records we get a preview and can click print.
After clicking print the records appear in the print format in a new tab, and from there can be printed from the browser.
We can also configure the cloud app to print a different format.
Now we change the format from “MARC21 Columnar Format” to “MARC21 slim to English” and click “save” (additional formats may be added in the future).
Now when the records are printed they appear as follows:
Note that we can pin and unpin the app on the right side. When pinned (first screenshot below) the rest of the screen adjust and we see the full date of the search results. In the second screenshot (unpinned) the data of the search results is partially hidden behind the app.