Alma and Tipasa Integration
The integration between Ex Libris Alma and OCLC Tipasa has been available since April 2019, but documentation is sparse on both ends. Here is a brief write-up showing how I configured the integration. What does it do? Before I started, it was really hard to figure out what the integration even does. Here’s what it…

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Implement a geo-search widget in Primo
Some institutions maintain records in their catalog which are related to a specific geographic location. Records which represent images, manuscripts, or other material which was either composed in or is pertaining to a location is perhaps best displayed on a map. The Primo customization framework allows us to add a widget which shows the relevant…

ALMA PRIMO

Loading orders to Alma: EOD or RTO?
Purchase order lines might be manually created in Alma. It is also common that an order is initiated outside of Alma - in a vendor dedicated system or in a selection portal - and then loaded to Alma for processing and further management. Purchase order lines (PO lines) can be loaded to Alma in 2…

ALMA REAL-TIME-ACQUISITIONS REAL-TIME-ORDERING

Passing Parameters to the AEK from App Builder
The aim of this blog is to give a step-by-step guide on how to pass useful values (like a color or a page title) from the App Builder to any AEK integration. This topic assumes you’re already familiar with: How to create and publish AEK menu options How to create and deploy AEK projects If…

CAMPUSM AEK

How To Use The MarcEdit Integration To Edit Records In Batch
If you want to retrieve a number of records through the MarcEdit Alma API, you need to do the following: 1. Make a .txt file of the identifiers you want MarcEdit to search on (MMS IDs, OCLC numbers, ISBNs, Titles, etc.), with one listed per line. Put no more than about 50-100 identifiers per file.  (e.g.…

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Using jq to Manipulate JSON in the Shell
Alma APIs support XML and JSON for both the request and response payloads. The choice between these formats is left to the preference of the institution or individual programmer. Sometimes the choice of language or platform informs the choice of format, as in the natural fit between Node.js and JSON. Most environments offer tooling which…

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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

An Introduction to Alma Analytics Data Visualization (DV)
In this blog post we will show a general introduction to OBIEE Data Visualization, specifically how it is used with Alma in the framework of Alma Analytics.  First we will create a data visualization project and save it, and then access it.  Next we will add an additional visualization in the same "canvas" of the…

ALMA ANALYTICS DATA-VISUALIZATION(DV)

How to use an input file together with Alma Data in Alma Analytics Data Visualization (DV)
See also YouTube video Using an Input File Together with Alma Data in Data VisualizationIn this blog post we will combine data from an Excel input file together with data from the Funds Expenditure subject area of Alma Analytics.In this specific example we have a file with two columns:The POL number (also exists in Funds…

ALMA ANALYTICS DATA-VISUALIZATION(DV)