In order to manage efficiently about 120 libraries in Alma, the Swiss Library Network Renouvaud has developed homemade applications for patron management and fulfillment. These applications enable actions in bulk.
Apps are developed in java 8. They can be used by any system librarian. All you have to do to run them is entering your own api key. A readme file is provided for each app.
Applications are available here :
- Waiving fines and fees
- Patron contact information update
- Deletion of specific patron accounts
- Due date update
- Fulfillment unit updates for many localisations
They have been presented during Igelu 2020 digital conference. The post will be updated with the link to the video asap.
Feel free to get in touch if you need additional information to use those tools.
If somehow you improve them, please let us know so we’ll update the code for everyone to benefit from the improvement.