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Friday, May 12 • 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Alma, Analytics, and API All the Things: Producing Custom Automated Features in a SAAS Environment

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We propose to present on 2 cases in which Emory University utilizes Alma and Alma Analytics API’s as well as an OCLC API and SRU queries to (1) automatically create a Newly Acquired facet in ExLibris' Primo and (2) automate OCLC holdings updates for deleted or withdrawn materials. The purpose of this presentation will be to not only provide actual use cases, source code, and queries for features that any Alma libraries can easily and cheaply implement, but also to inspire tech-savvy Alma users to look at utilizing Analytics API’s for more than just data gathering and data visualization. We use Python to make the Alma and Analytics API calls to retrieve and update bibliographic records, make OCLC API calls to remove holdings, and place SRU queries to avoid removing OCLC holdings where the "deleted" records are still in Alma. We use cronjobs to automate these processes. All queries and source code will be made available via GitHub.

Moderators
avatar for Sarah Koller

Sarah Koller

Collection Maintenance Supervisor, U.C. Davis
I manage all of our record maintenance, relocation, and bindery activities for the University Library. I was our cataloging and record specialist on the Steering Committee for our ILS migration and implementation in 2016. I am interested in data-driven decision making and providing... Read More →

Speakers
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Alexander Cooper

Lead Application Support Analyst, Emory University
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Lisa Hamlett

Applications Support Analyst II, Emory University
Several of you asked me at ELUNA 2019 to provide additional documentation and queries via the Ex Libris Community Knowledge Center, so here you go:https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Community_Knowledge/A_Few_Helpful_Alma_Analytics_Querieshttps://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com... Read More →


Friday May 12, 2017 12:15pm - 1:00pm CDT
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