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    MarcEdit integration with Alma via API

    • Product: Alma

     

     

    Question

    How can MarcEdit integrate with Alma?

    Answer

     

    Integration was developed and kindly shared by Terry Reese at: http://blog.reeset.net/archives/1950

    For step by step and very clear instructions, see: https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/blog/Setting-up-the-Alma-MARCEdit-integration-for-Bib-Records

     

    Additional Information

     

    Users shared  tips: 

     

    * Windows Office PC needs to be open to TCP 1921 (for the Z39.50 connection); Using VPN can solve connection issues at some libraries.

    * Ensure your Institution's correct Alma URL is used in the Z39.50 Database Properties (sandbox, production, etc.). In some cases Z39.50 information needs to be re-added and saved. 

    * Hostname has to have HTTPS: https://api-na.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com

    * If testing on Sandbox, check that the API is configured for Sandbox; same regarding test on Production. More at: https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/alma/apis

    * One library has kindly shared examples of how to test the application APIs:
       -- The first one is the test of the BIB API (use your own MMS ID and API Key):
    https://api-na.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/almaws/v1/bibs/[paste MMS ID here without square brackets]?apikey=[paste API Key here without square brackets]
       -- The second is the test of the USERS API
    https://api-na.hosted.exlibrisgroup....&apikey=[paste API Key here without square brackets]

     

     

    • Article last edited: 2-FEB-2018
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