Forum - API to submit bibliographic records into Alma

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  • #63651
    Universitetsbiblioteket i Bergen 47BIBSYS_UBB
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    Hi,

    our vendor is setting up RTA, and we are experiencing trouble getting good enough bibliographic data into Alma.
    They’ve asked us to find the answer to this question:

    Is there an additional API to submit Bibliographic records into the alma database apart from what we see during the POL generation?

    <resource_metadata>
    <mms_id></mms_id>
    <title></title>
    <author></author>
    <issn></issn>
    <isbn></isbn>
    <publisher></publisher>
    <publication_place></publication_place>
    <publication_year></publication_year>
    <vendor_title_number></vendor_title_number>
    <system_control_numbers>
    <system_control_number></system_control_number>
    </system_control_numbers>
    </resource_metadata>

    #63880
    Tami Fuches
    Moderator

    Hi,
    Yes – we have APIs for BIB records – see in https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/alma/apis/bibs/ .
    Specifically, see create BIB API: https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/alma/apis/docs/bibs/UE9TVCAvYWxtYXdzL3YxL2JpYnM=/

    and update BIB API: https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/alma/apis/docs/bibs/UFVUIC9hbG1hd3MvdjEvYmlicy97bW1zX2lkfQ==/

    In the RTA workflow that you mentioned above, I suggest to take the mms_id of the created/matched record, and update it using the update BIB API.

    Tamar

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by Ori Miller.
    #63881
    Universitetsbiblioteket i Bergen 47BIBSYS_UBB
    Participant

    Hi, thanks for the reply!

    As far as I can tell, if we give the vendor full read/write access to the BIBs API, they have full R/W access to our bibliographic database? Is this advisable?
    Is it possible to grant write access to only the “Update Bib Record”-API?

    Ellen*

    #64746
    Audun Skorstad
    Participant

    Hi Tamar,

    As Ellen touches on, there are concerns when it comes to granting full RW access to the BIB API for a third party. This is particularly problematic for us as a consortium, where changes on a BIB in one IZ may affect the entire consortium via the shared NZ. It would be much preferable if the create po line api could either have support for a complete bib record or at the very least allow for a richer set of metadata being attached to the Order line record.

    We have created a SF case (00803547) in this regard.

    Audun

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