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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Introducing Ex Libris Secure FTP Service
The Ex Libris Secure FTP Service provides a homogeneous FTP solution to all institutions while simplifying operations, improving security, and user experience. The service allows you to store data on the Ex Libris cloud platform.  Available as of the December 2020 release.  In this post we'll demonstrate how to set up an FTP connection to…

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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…

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Creating Form Options from Alma APIs
Most data-manipulation applications have some requirement to limit a form field's value to a controlled list of options. In this case, it's beneficial to have a way to obtain the acceptable values in order to provide a user interface which offers a select box, radio buttons, or check boxes. In our example, we're building a form…

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Controlled Digital Lending with existing tools in the toolbox: Alma Digital
(updated 11/16/2020 with reference to new feature in Dec 2020 Alma release)IntroductionSince the pandemic and pivoting into online learning, digital lending suddenly becomes a hot topic where it was almost never heard of before. Controlled digital lending (CDL) will allow library to legally scan their physical holdings, served the content to its patrons digitally and…

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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…

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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

XSL to convert Esploro OAI to MARC
I have put the code I use to convert Esploro OAI into MARC records for ETDs here: https://github.com/wendycr/esploro/blob/main/ETD-esploro2MARC21XML.xsl

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Alma Integration with Third Iron (BrowZine)
BrowZine is an app for accessing and reading content from academic journals on the iPad. This article describes the required steps in order to publish portfolios from Alma to BrowZine, both for institutions that are not part of a network and for consortia members. Third Iron's documentation can be found here. For any questions regarding…

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How to Prepare HathiTrust Print Holding Data from Alma
This document describes the procedures of preparing print holdings data from Alma in three different parts, Single-part Monographs, Multi-part Monographs, and Serials.Part 1. Single-part Monographs 1.     Create a set of all single-part monographsCreate a set of single-part booksDo an advanced search in IZ in Alma using the criteria below to get a set of all…

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