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    Direct Linking configurations for Alma and Primo

    • Product: Alma and Primo
    • Relevant for Installation Type: Multi-Tenant Direct, Dedicated-Direct, Local

    Question

    What changes should I make in Alma and Primo to enable direct linking? 

    Answer

    Alma 

    Navigate to Alma Configuration > Fulfillment > Discovery Interface Display Logic > Direct Linking:

    direct linking menu.PNG

    • Set "Enable direct linking" to "Yes"
    • If "Enable direct linking when multiple services are available" is selected and a resource has multiple available services, the Full Text Available link will go to the first service in the list
    • Direct Linking can be conditionally disabled if additional information is available:
      • Authentication note
      • Public note
    • Direct Linking can also be selectively disabled for:
      • Electronic collections
      • Journals
      • Digital Resources
    Primo

    Navigate to the GetIT! Link 1 Configuration mapping table and click edit 

    Primo Home > Advanced Configuration > All Mapping Tables

    • In the Delivery Category Code* column search for the records delivery category code 
      • Delivery Category Code can be found in the Delivery section of the PNX 
        •  <delcategory>Alma-E
      • The other Delivery Category codes are Remote Search Resource or Remote Search Resource:Alma
    • The Availability Status Code* column will vary depending on the Delivery Category Code. 
      • Alma-E, Availability Status code is  "not_restricted"
        • there will be two other Availability Status Codes that read may_be_restricted and restricted 
      • Remote Search Resource or Remote Search Resource:Alma, Availability Status code is fulltext
    • The Availability/ Service link should read "Out@@activate" 
    • Deploy Mapping Tables 

    Here is an example of what the GetIT! Link 1 Configuration mapping table should look like for an Alma-E resource 

    directlinking.png

    Additional Information

    Alma Direct Linking Tutorial (video)

    Primo Delivery Category Chart


    • Article last edited: 22-Jun-2018
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