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    Collaborative Networks - March 2018 Enhancements

    Member-Controlled Publishing to Primo of Institution Accessible Resources

    It is now possible for an institution working with a Network Zone to control the publishing to Primo of all records available to the institution from either the Institution Zone or the Network Zone. Contact Ex Libris to enable this capability for both the Network Zone and member institutions. See Also publish via members on the Publishing Bibliographic Records from the Network Zone to Primo page and Member Publishing Parameters on the Publishing to Primo page for more information.

    Managing Patron Records in the Network Zone

    External users may now be maintained in the Network Zone and distributed to all member institutions. It is no longer necessary to run SIS for each member; rather it may be done once for all members. The update process updates existing records at each member institution, but it does not create a new record for a user that does not exist in a member institution. The user record at the member institution is automatically retrieved from the Network Zone when required, for example:
    1. When loaning to the patron
    2. When placing a request for the patron
    3. When the patron logs in using an external IdP
    When the SIS load is run at the Network Zone, all of the external data is distributed to the member institutions if a local record has already been created. This excludes roles, proxy for, and statistics. Statistics will follow in a later release. Local data is not overwritten at the member institution.
    To find a user that has not been distributed (meaning a user in the Network Zone), a search may be performed in the member institution using a Network scope.
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    To enable this feature, contact Ex Libris customer support.

    Additional Collaborative Network Enhancements

    • For S/FTP connection, the indication as to whether the connection is managed in the Network Zone was added to the summary header on the connection page in both the member institution and in the Network Zone.
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