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    Is the "PRIMO-AVAIL" publishing set necessary?

    • Article Type: Q&A
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 21


    Is the PRIMO-AVAIL publishing set (defined in the usm01 tab_publish and discussed in the "Aleph Publishing Mechanism" document) necessary?


    With the advent of RTA (Real Time Availability) PRIMO-AVAIL has become obsolete. Its only use might be as a backup in cases where RTA is not working.... But, actually, one could just run the publish-06 for the PRIMO-FULL publishing set more frequently, in such cases.

    Additional Information

    The "Aleph Publishing Mechanism" was released in Jan. 2010, before RTA (Real-Time Availability) (where Aleph is accessed dynamically from Primo) became common.

    * PRIMO-AVAIL output (tar file) contains records where the availability status has changed. (Bibliographic, authority or holdings data may have also changed, but records are not selected on this basis).

    * A site could run publish-06 (Create Tar File for ALEPH Published Records) and the Primo pipe every half hour, thus, keeping the availability information in Primo reasonably up-to-date. RTA makes this unnecessary.

    Category: Publishing

    Subject: Publishing Server Configurations

    • Article last edited: 5/12/2014