Some external services used by Leganto are configured using Alma, such as LDAP and email. See Alma Administration
Other external services are configurable by the user in Leganto and do not require any specific administration by a Leganto administrator, including:
The parameters ebook_central_secret and ebook_central_siteID on the Leganto Customer Settings page (Configuration Menu > Leganto > General > External Integrations) are reserved for future use.
Configuring When the Instructor Role is Automatically Added to a User
To enable or disable adding the instructor role to users loaded by the course loading integration profile, see Configuring Course Loading
Alma automatically assigns the Instructor role to users that are added as collaborators to a list, either manually in Alma or using the course loading integration profile. In Leganto, only users that already have the Instructor role can be added to a list.
You can have Alma automatically add the Instructor role to users it identifies as instructors who log in from the CMS (LTI checks the roles parameter for "instructor"). See Mapping CMS Roles to Instructors in Leganto
Configuring Syndetics Unbound
You can enable Syndetics Unbound sections in Leganto by providing a syndetics ID number in the syndetics_id parameter value field (Configuration Menu > Leganto > External Integrations).
Enabling the Syndetics ID Feature
When enabled, you can access and configure your section settings from the Syndetics Unbound mapping table (Configuration Menu > Leganto > Features > Syndetics Unbound).
The Syndetics Unbound sections can be configured from the mapping table.
Syndetics Unbound Section Flags
Turning sections off from the Syndetics Unbound platform hides them from the Leganto UI. Because the Syndetics Unbound platform settings overrides all Leganto settings, these sections will be hidden even if enabled in Leganto. These sections can only be enabled in Leganto if they are turned on from the Syndetics Unbound platform.
Configuring Recommendation Services
You can enable recommendation services in Leganto. For the bX Recommender Service, you also need a bX token from Ex Libris. List recommendations appear in the right pane beside the list; citation recommendations appear at the bottom of each citation or item page. Recommendations only appear for owners or collaborators of a reading list.
To enable recommendation services in Leganto:
On the Leganto Features page (Configuration Menu > Leganto > Features > Leganto Features), enter one or more values for recommendations. Separate multiple values by commas.
Enabling and Configuring RefWorks
You can enable RefWorks so that instructors can add citations to reading lists and/or Collection in Leganto. You can also enable instructors to select whether they are using new or old RefWorks.
When enabled, students can export to RefWorks.
To enable RefWorks in Leganto:
On the Leganto Customer Setting page (Configuration Menu > Leganto > General > External Integrations), set the parameter refworks_group_code. This value should be provided to you by RefWorks.
To enable Leganto users to select between old and new RefWorks:
On the Leganto Customer Setting page (Configuration Menu > Leganto > General > External Integrations), set the parameter new_refworks to true. The refworks_group_code parameter is not required for new RefWorks.
To enable Leganto users to use SSO authentication with RefWorks:
On the Leganto Customer Setting page (Configuration Menu > Leganto > General > External Integrations), set the parameters refworks_client_id and refworks_client_secret to true for end users to use the SSO authentication method. If either field is empty, end users see the regular RefWorks authentication.
The following RefWorks settings are configured in Alma (Configuration Menu > Leganto > General > Labels):
||Displays a message when invalid credentials have been entered.
||Displays a message when a citation was not successfully exported to RefWorks.
||Displays a message when a citation was successfully exported to RefWorks.
||Displays Citations as title of the automatically created destination folder for exported citations.
||Displays a message when a list was not successfully exported to RefWorks.
||Displays a message when a list was successfully exported to RefWorks.
||Displays New Reading Lists as the title of the automatically created destination folder for exported reading lists.
||Displays a message when a section was not successfully exported to RefWorks.
||Displays a message when a section was successfully exported to RefWorks.
Enabling the Rialto Search Scope
You can enable the Rialto search scope so that librarians can search and add Rialto items to reading lists from within Leganto. This is done using the display_rialto_search parameter in the Leganto Features table (Configuration Menu > Leganto > Features > Leganto Features).
Enabling Rialto Search Scope Item
The following values may be entered for the parameter:
all - enables the Rialto searches for librarians and instructors
librarians - enables the Rialto search only for librarians
blank - disables the Rialto search
Enabling Google Preview
You can enable Google Book Preview for citations.
To enable Google Books Preview in Leganto:
On the Leganto Features page (Configuration Menu > Leganto > Features > Leganto Features), set the parameter google_book_preview to true.
Enabling Google Analytics
You can integrate Leganto with Google Analytics. Activity in Leganto is then tracked by Google Analytics. Leganto's product team views anonymized Google Analytics data about your institution’s users' usage in order to help them improve the Leganto UX; you can disable this feature.
To integrate Leganto with Google Analytics:
On the Leganto Customer Setting page (Configuration Menu > Leganto > General > External Integrations), enter your Google Analytics ID in the parameter google_analytic_id or google_ga4_id (for users using GA4). To prevent Leganto's product team from viewing anonymized Google Analytics data about your institution’s users' usage, set google_analytics_exlibris to false.
More Leganto events appear in Google Analytics, including more actions performed in Leganto, distinguished between instructor and student.
The events include:
- Instructor - Add student discussion message
- Instructor – Publish list
- Instructor – Unpublish list
- Instructor – Duplicate list
- Instructor - View list as student
- Instructor - Send list
- Instructor - Add library discussion
- Instructor – View List Advisor
- Instructor – Add Creative Commons license to list
- Instructor - Add tags
- Instructor - Add public note
- Instructor - Add private note
- Instructor - Add due date
- Instructor – View citation details
- Instructor - Mark as read
- Instructor - Filter list by tags
- Instructor – Filter list by types
- Instructor - Filter list by sections
- Instructor - Filter list by other
- Instructor - View link
- Instructor – Download
- Instructor – Like
- Instructor - Disable List Advisor tips
- Instructor - View the CiteIt! dialog box
- Instructor – Drag CiteIt! button
- Instructor - View Find Lists
- Instructor - View Report tab
- Student - Add student discussion message
- Student - Add private note
- Student – View citation details
- Student - Mark as read
- Student - Filter list by tags
- Student – Filter the list by type
- Student - Filter the list by section
- Student - Filter the list by others
- Student - View link
- Student - Download
- Student - Like
- Student - View the CiteIt! dialog box
- Student - Drag CiteIt!button
- Student - View Find Lists
You can enable Mendeley, so that instructors and students add citations to reading lists and/or My Collection in Leganto.
To enable Mendeley in Leganto:
On the Leganto Customer Setting page (Configuration Menu > Leganto > General > External Integrations
), set the parameters mendeley_client_id
. After setting the parameters on the Leganto side, you need to configure the Mendeley app. For more information, see Mendeley
in the developer's network documentation.
Disabling Facebook Connection Option
You can disable the option in Leganto to connect a Leganto user account to Facebook.
To disable the Facebook Connection Option:
Set the customer parameter facebook to false (Configuration Menu > Leganto > Features > Leganto Features).
Configuring the Display of Britsh CLA Copyright Information
CLA information is available to appear in Leganto when the copyright region is UK (the parameter copyright_region
is set to UK
, see Configuring Other Settings
). See also Integrating with the UK's Digital Content Store (DCS)
To configure whether to display British copyright information (CLA) in a citation, when available:
Configure the customer parameter CLA_info_in_leganto to true or false (Configuration Menu > Leganto > Features > Leganto Features).
Configuring Useful Links
On the Leganto Links mapping table (Configuration Menu > Leganto > Features > Links), you can configure a static list of links that appear in Leganto.
Leganto Links Mapping Table
You can add and remove links. For more information about mapping tables, see Mapping Tables
The maximum length for a label is 200 characters. While there is no limit to the number of links you can add, in order not to disrupt the layout on the Leganto screen, a limit of around seven is suggested.
The Label that appears in the UI can be translated using the Customer Labels
code table, as explained here
You can select which users can view your custom links by selecting All, Patron, or Staff from the Visibility dropdown list
Enabling Third Iron's LibKey Functionality
Third Iron's LibKey functionality is enabled by inserting Third Iron's LibKey API key and Client ID into the browzine_api_key and browzine_client_id parameters found in the External Integrations table (Configuration Menu > Leganto > General > External Integrations).
For citations that have a DOI, check Third Iron's LibKey whether it is supported. If supported, a new Download Article link will be displayed.
Citation Brief Display when Third Iron's LibKey Configured and a DOI Exists
When a Third Iron's LibKey link is displayed and the citation was attached with a file, the standard Download link will be renamed Download Attachment.
The following figure shows the standard Download link.
Standard Download Link
The following figure shows the Download link after being renamed Download Attachment.
Citation Brief Display when Third Iron's LibKey Configured, a DOI Exists, and a File has been Uploaded
The following figure shows a citation's full display when Third Iron's LibKey has been configured, a DOI exists, and a file has been uploaded to the reading list.
Citation Brief Display when Third Iron's LibKey Configured, a DOI Exists, and a File has been Uploaded
If you subscribe to the LibKey service and want to enable this feature, please contact Third Iron support
to receive your Library ID and API Key, which then can be placed in Alma.
Link to a Digitized Version of an Item in HathiTrust
A link to a digitized version of an item on HathiTrust is displayed on a Leganto citation, when relevant.
HathiTrust link displayed on citation
The HathiTrust link is displayed under the following conditions:
This functionality is based on the Primo plugin developed by the University of Minnesota.
To activate this functionality, set the display_hathitrust_availability parameter value (Configuration Menu > Leganto > Leganto Features) to true.
Parameter value for displaying the link to HathiTrust set to true
If you are a HathiTrust partner institution and want the link to HathiTrust to use HathiTrust's automatic login, set the parameter value to your SAML IDP entity ID instead of true.
The entity ID can either be a string, such as urn:mace:incommon:umn.edu, or it can be a URL, such as https://shibboleth.xxx.edu/idp/shibboleth.
If you are not a Hathitrust member and the display_hathitrust_availability parameter is turned on, then in the Leganto Features table (Leganto Configuration > Features > Leganto Features) you need to turn the new display_hathitrust_ignore_copyright parameter off to restrict your access to copyrighted Hathitrust materials.