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    Integrating with the UK's Digital Content Store (DCS)

    To configure the Digital Content Store integration profile, you must have one of the following roles:
    • Fulfillment Administrator
    • General System Administrator
    This feature is relevant for UK customers, only.
    The Digital Content Store (DCS) is a workflow tool for librarians in higher education institutions. It was designed to help with the process of sourcing and clearing digitization requests required for course packs and reading lists. Documents are stored in DCS as PDF files. When a request is completed, the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) publishes a URL that allows authorized users at the institution to access the content. Each content URL is specified by course and requires student authentication to access the content. The DCS API enables Ex Libris to publish the content links and associated metadata on a course-by-course basis.
    Users can request access to material not yet available from the DCS, as well as material already available in the DCS.
    DCS includes support for adding courses. If a copyright request is created in Alma/Leganto and the course does not exist in DCS, then the course is automatically created in DCS using the Submit Course API.
    Instructors can make digitization requests for citations on reading lists that are not associated with a course or courses.
    Before configuring integration with the DCS, the CLA must be enabled (set the parameter copyright_region to UK, see Configuring Other Settings) and you must obtain an HEI (Higher Education Institution) code from the DCS. After configuring this integration profile, additional options are available when managing citations; see Attaching a Citation to the CLA Digital Content Store.
    To configure integration with the DCS:
    1. On the CLA site, grant permission for Leganto to access DCS data:
      You can rescind this permission at any time by selecting Unsubscribe in the row containing
      1. On the CLA site, select My Institution in the Administration menu.
      2. Select Subscribe in the row containing in the API User Configuration area.
        CLA Site: My Institution Page: API User COnfiguration
      3. Select Accept in the confirmation dialog box.
    2. After doing the above, contact the DCS to receive your HEI code.
    3. In Alma, on the Integration Profile List page (Configuration Menu > General > External Systems > Integration Profiles), select Add Integration Profile. The Integration Profile page appears.
      Digital Content Store Integration Profile: Page 1 of the Wizard
    4. In the Integration type field, select Digital Content Store. The page refreshes with some of the fields removed.
    5. Optionally enter a description and select Next. Page 2 of the wizard appears.
      Digital Content Store Integration Profile: Page 2 of the Wizard
    6. Enter your institution's HEI code.
    7. Optionally change the DCS API URL and/or DCS Link URL.
      Unless specifically instructed to do this by Ex Libris or the CLA, it is recommended that you do not change these fields.
    8. Select Save to save the integration profile.
    9. Configure digitization and copyright rules to automatically trigger requests to the DCS. See Configuring Digitization and Copyright Rules.

      The following out-of-the-box digitization workflow rules are suggested.

      • DCS Check permission - Scanning Not Approved - Manual Review
        • Request Type: Course related digitization
        • Copyright Agency Approval Permission: Scanning Declined
        • Output Parameter: Submit CLA/DCS Request
      • DCS Check Permission - Digital Not Approved - Manual Review
        • Request Type: Course related digitization
        • Copyright Agency Approval Permission: Digital Declined
        • Output Parameter: Submit CLA/DCS Request
      • DCS - Resource is Available Electronically - Manual Review
        • Request Type: Course related digitization
        • Available in Electronic: True
        • Output Parameter: Submit CLA/DCS Request
      • DCS - Automatic Approval (all the above rules are false)
        • Request Type: Course related digitization
        • Copyright Agency Approval Permission: Digital Approved, Scanning Approved
        • Available in Electronic: False
        • Approval: True + Automatically Approved
        • Output Parameter: Submit CLA/DCS Request
    10. To enable that, in addition to sending a digitization request to the DCS, a parallel digitization request is processed using the usual Alma workflow, set the parameter dcs_digitization_request in the Copyright Management mapping table to true. See Configuring Leganto Copyright-Related Procedures.
    11. Users can place digitization requests to the DCS. When a DCS request is in process, the user can see its status. This status is updated daily based on a scheduled job, DCS Synchronize. To configure the schedule of this job, see Configuring Fulfillment Jobs.

    When doing a roll over (either the instructor in Leganto, or the librarian using the course loading integration profile), the DCS license and status is copied in Alma; see Leganto Course Rollover.

    See also Configuring the Display of Britsh CLA Copyright Information.

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