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    Real-Time Ordering

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    Alma provides for real-time ordering by enabling vendors to integrate their ordering system with Alma's repository and ordering features. Real-time order data is sent automatically to Alma from the vendor's system using Alma's APIs.
    Portfolios which are activated from the Community Zone as a result of orders coming into Alma from OASIS/GOBI via API will enter Alma as not available and require the institution to make the portfolio available (once it's made available on the vendor side) in order for it to appear in the discovery system.

    OASIS Vendor List

    The list of vendors currently supported for orders originating from OASIS is:
    Provider name Collection name Collection ID
    Bloomsbury Collection Bloomsbury Collections All Titles 614950000000000416
    Cairn Ebooks CAIRN eBooks General 613170000000000198
    Cambridge University Cambridge Core all books 613820000000000020
    EBSCO EBSCOhost Ebooks 61111000211069000
    Elsevier Elsevier ScienceDirect Books Complete 613840000000000009
    Karger Karger eBooks Collection 613810000000000333
    ProQuest Ebook Central EBook Central Perpetual and DDATitles 614330000000000002
    Rittenhouse R2 R2 Digital Library PDA Discoverable Titles 614900000000001202
    SAGE SAGE Complete 61111092947545000
    Taylor & Francis Taylor & Francis eBooks Complete 611000000000000660
    World Scientific Publishing World Scientific eBooks 612490000000000003

    GOBI Vendor List

    The list of vendors currently supported for orders originating from GOBI is:
    GOBI Vendors List
    Provider name Collection name Collection ID
    Al Manhal Al Manhal eBook Collection 614910000000001498
    Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Collections All Titles 614950000000000416
    Brill Online Brill Online Books 613170000000000148
    CAIRN CAIRN eBooks General 613170000000000198
    Cambridge University Press Cambridge Core All Books 613820000000000020
    De Gruyter de Gruyter eBooks Complete 611000000000002268
    Digitalia Hispanica
    Digitalia
    Digitalia Hispanica 613840000000000287
    EBSCOhost EBSCOhost Ebooks 61111000211069000
    Edward Elgar Books Edward Elgar Books 613170000000000299
    Elsevier ScienceDirect Elsevier ScienceDirect Books Complete 613840000000000009
    IGI Global Online  IGI Global InfoSci-Books 611000000000002255
    JSTOR JSTOR Books 613170000000000272
    Karger Karger eBooks Collection 613810000000000333
    Project MUSE Project MUSE - EBA All Single Title Collection 614910000000001606
    Oxford Bibliographies Online
    Oxford University Press
    Oxford Bibliographies 613170000000000296
    Oxford Clinical Psychology Online
    Oxford University Press
    Oxford Clinical Psychology 613790000000001102
    Oxford Handbooks Online Oxford Handbooks Online Complete 611000000000002626
    Oxford Medicine Online  Oxford Medicine Online 613410000000000010
    Oxford Scholarly Editions Online Oxford Scholarly Editions Online 613840000000000106
    Oxford Reference Online Oxford Reference Library 613170000000000188
    ProQuest Ebook Central EBook Central Perpetual and DDATitles 614330000000000002
    Rittenhouse R2 Digital Library
    Rittenhouse Book Distributors, Inc.
    R2 Digital Library PDA Discoverable Titles 614900000000001202
    SAGE Online Content SAGE Complete 61111092947545000
    SpringerLink SpringerLink Books Complete 611000000000001381
    Taylor & Francis eBooks Taylor & Francis eBooks Complete 611000000000000660
    University Press Scholarship University Press Scholarship Online Complete 613450000000000059
    Wiley Online Library (eBooks) Wiley Online Library Online Books 611000000000000499
    World Scientific World Scientific eBooks 612490000000000003
    Real-time ordering speeds up the availability of resources, increases the efficiency of integrating records, reduces the drawbacks of manually overlaying or merging records, and enhances data enrichment in Alma.
    If you would like a vendor to enable this feature, or if you are a vendor who would like to enable this feature, contact VendorIntegration@exlibrisgroup.com.
    The simple setup procedure includes the following steps:
    1. Create a metadata template, or ensure that a default metadata template is configured.
    2. Recommended: Create a New Order API Integration Profile, selecting your record matching and merge preferences.
    3. Provide the vendor any necessary Alma information for setup, including libraries, funds, and locations.
    For a list of participating vendors and more detailed information about real-time ordering (including workflows and instructions for integrating vendors with Alma), please see the following in the Ex Libris Developer’s Network:

    When the New Order API runs, Alma uses the vendor identifier number or the ISBN/ISSN to search and match the incoming order to an existing portfolio in an electronic collection. This functionality is currently available for OASIS. 

    If a match is found, the PO line is associated to the portfolio as an additional PO line. The access model description, as defined in the Access Model table, is then added to the Public access model that was added to the Acquisition tab of the portfolio editor for display in Primo.
    If a match is not found in your institution, the Community Zone is searched, using the access provider's collection code. A portfolio is created in your institution with a link to the collection in the Community Zone. The access model is stored in the Access Model field of the PO line for electronic orders and the portfolio's Public access model field for display in Primo.
    In both cases, the access model description is only added to the portfolio's Public access model field if the Enable Display of Access Model checkbox is selected on the Other Settings page under Fulfillment > Discovery Interface Display Logic (see  Configuring Other Settings).

    In case a PO line of type 'License Upgrade' was added to the portfolio as an additional PO line, the Public Access Model field on the portfolio displays the access model associated with the license-upgrade order.

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