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    Configuring Other Services for Leganto

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    Some external services used by Leganto are configured using Alma, such as LDAP and email. See Alma Administration for details.
    Other external service are configurable by the user in Leganto and do not require any specific administration by a Leganto administrator, including:
    • Reports (to customize these, see Leganto Student Usage in the Alma Analytics online help)

      You can configure the display of the Reports tab in Leganto using the the display_report_tab flag in the Leganto Features table (Leganto Configuration > Features > Leganto Features).

    • Zotero citation manager
    • any others that appear in Leganto but are not listed in this guide
    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).
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    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.

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    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.
    • bX Recommendation Service (citation): bx. You must also set the bx_token parameter to the token supplied by Ex Libris.
    • Video recommendations from Primo Central and Alexander Street Press (list): video.
      Alexander Street Press is not supported for Summon customers.
    • Shelf recommendations (citation): shelf_browsing. This recommends other titles that are physically located on the same or adjacent shelves near the citation.

    Enabling and Configuring RefWorks

    You can enable RefWorks so that instructors and students can add citations to reading lists and/or My Collection in Leganto. You can also allow instructors and students to select whether they are using new or old 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 allow Leganto users to select between old and new RefWorks:
    On the Leganto Customer Setting page (Configuration Menu > Leganto > General > External Integrations), enter a valid code in refworks_group_code (see above) and set the parameter new_refworks to true.
    The following RefWorks settings are configured in Alma (Configuration Menu > Leganto > General > Labels):
    Code Description
    refworks.export.invalidCredentials Displays a message when invalid credentials have been entered.
    citation.exportToRefworks.falied Displays a message when a citation was not successfully exported to RefWorks.
    citation.exportToRefworks.succeeded Displays a message when a citation was successfully exported to RefWorks.
    refworks.folder.name.references Displays Citations as title of the automatically created destination folder for exported citations.
    list.exportToRefworks.falied Displays a message when a list was not successfully exported to RefWorks.
    list.exportToRefworks.succeeded Displays a message when a list was successfully exported to RefWorks.
    refworks.folder.name.reading.list Displays New Reading Lists as the title of the automatically created destination folder for exported reading lists.
    section.exportToRefworks.falied Displays a message when a section was not successfully exported to RefWorks.
    section.exportToRefworks.succeeded 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 via the display_rialto_search parameter in the Leganto Features table (Configuration Menu > Leganto > Features > Leganto Features). 
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    Enabling Rialto Search Scope Item

    The following values may be entered for the parameter:

    • all - enables the Rialto search 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. 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.

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    Google Analytics

    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

    Enabling Mendeley

    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 and mendeley_secret. 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.
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    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 7 is suggested.
    The Label that appears in the UI can be translated using the Customer Labels code table, as explained here.

    Enabling General Electronic Services in Leganto

    You enable general electronic service to appear in Leganto, the same as they do in Primo. For more information see Adding a General Electronic Service and Configuring the Order of General Electronic Services.
    To enable general electronic services in Leganto:
    Set the customer parameter general_electronic_services to true (Configuration Menu > Leganto > Features > Leganto Features).

    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.

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    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.
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    Standard Download Link
    The following figure shows the Download link after being renamed Download Attachment.
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    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.
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    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.
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    HathiTrust Link Displayed on Citation

    The HathiTrust link is displayed under the following conditions:

    • The citation has an OCLC Number value.
    • A digitized version of the item is available in HathiTrust.
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      HathiTrust Link Displayed for Citations with OCLC Number Value

    This functionality is based on the Primo plugin developed by University of Minnesota.

    To activate this functionality, set the display_hathitrust_availability parameter value (Configuration Menu > Leganto > Leganto Features) to true.

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    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 flag is turned on, then in the Leganto Features table (Leganto Configuration > Features > Leganto Features) you will need to turn the new display_hathitrust_ignore_copyright flag off in order to restrict your access to copyrighted Hathitrust materials.

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