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    Aleph

    This section describes linking to Aleph using the OPAC via Link method. If you use the OPAC via Primo method, refer to Configuring OPAC Via Primo.
    Primo links to Aleph using the standard Aleph link-to-syntax.
    The base URL should be the Aleph server IP address and port number of the Aleph OPAC:
    http://<server ip>:<port>/F
    For example:
    http://aleph-demo3.exlibrisgroup.com:8990/F
    The base URL should be added for every Primo institution that uses Aleph. Use the Primo Home > Ongoing Configuration Wizards > Institution Wizard page in the Primo Back Office to add the base URL information to the institution.
    Typically the following links are used:

    Link to Holdings

    For physical items, GetIt! normally links to the Aleph list of items that displays full holdings and items as well as request options. The following URL should be used:
    {{ils_base}}}?func=item-global&doc_library={{control/originalsourceid}}}&local_base={{control/originalsourceid}}}&doc_number={{control/sourcerecordid}}}
    Where the doc_library and local_base are extracted from the original source ID in the PNX control section and the doc_number is extracted from the source record ID in the PNX control section.
    The ils_base is based on the type of availability that is active and either the institution of the view, the institution of the search scope, or the user’s institution. For more information, refer to the Primo Concepts, Components, and Relationships section in the Primo Back Office Guide.
    For example:
    http://il-aleph02:8993/F?func=item-global&doc_library=USM01&local_base=USM01&doc_number=000084659
    This template (aleph_holdings) is located in the default table of templates.
    If you want to access a specific logical base, replace the placeholder {{control/originalsourceid}}} with the logical base code. In a multi-institution site with multiple logical bases, you need to create a separate template for each base and change the code of the Link to Holdings template in the PNX records.
    If you use the Bibliographic Level request, you need to link to the full record display. This link is used as the back link.
    The Link to Holdings (aleph_holdings) template is also used in the Locations tab to link back to Aleph holdings. In this case, the institution used is always that of the record based on the library-level availability fields.

    Back Link to Aleph

    In the Front End full display of the item, Primo displays a link to the record in Aleph. This is the back link that links the user to the full record display in Aleph. The following URL should be used:
    {{ils_base}}?func=direct&local_base={{control/originalsourceid}}&doc_number={{control/sourcerecordid}}
    For example:
    http://il-aleph02:8991/F?func=direct&local_base=USM01&doc_number=000084906
    The (aleph_backlink template is located in the default table of templates.
    The ils_base used is that of the institution of the record, which is based on the library-level availability field from the display section, and if it is not present, the institution field from the delivery section.
    If you want to access a specific logical base, replace the placeholder {{control/originalsourceid}}} by the logical base code. In a multi-institution site with multiple logical bases, create a separate template for each base and change the code of the Link to Holdings template in the PNX records.

    Link to My Library Card

    The URL to link to the user’s library card in Aleph is:
    {{ils_base}}?func=bor-info
    For example:
    http://il-aleph02:8991/F/?func=bor-info
    The code for this template is my_library_card_aleph. It can be accessed using the Primo Home > Advanced Configuration > All Mapping Tables page using the following selections:
    • Subsystem: Delivery
    • Table Name: Templates (select from the drop-down list)
    The ils_base is taken from the user’s institution.
    • If users are signed-in and Aleph has been integrated with PDS, the users are linked directly to their own library cards. If users are not signed-in and/or Aleph is not integrated with PDS, the users are presented with the sign-in page.
    • The Primo Front End displays My Library Card only if the template has been correctly defined and enabled and the Enable My Library Card check box has been selected on the Views Wizard > Edit View Attributes page.