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2020 Developers Day+

Using Alma APIs to Improved Resource Sharing Management

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 9:40 AM–10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Presentation Topics
General development, coding, & APIs
Presentation Topic Description

The Dartmouth College Library migrated to Alma and PrimoVE in 2019. We utilize ILLiad and OCLC/Relais (BorrowDirect) for Resource Sharing. We had tracked all RS Lending in our previous ILS and wished to continue this practice in Alma. The default Alma NCIP implementation did not meet our needs as it did not record the information about the institution we were loaning the item to. We have deployed an NCIP proxy to implement or augmment various requests including CheckOutItem using Alma APIs that allows us to track all of our loans to specific institutions, and thus we can manage all of our lending activity in one place.

This would be an adaptation and update of my ENUG 2019 presentation.


Eric Bivona, Dartmouth College