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2020 Developers Day+

Transforming SIS Patron Data Extracts into Alma Compliant XML using Python

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 3:45 PM–4:05 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Presentation Topics
General development, coding, & APIs
Presentation Topic Description

Sometimes, patron data extracts from Student Information Systems won't directly work with the Alma patron data load process and they need a little help. This presentation will go over the Alma patron XML data structure and how I developed Python scripts to create Alma compliant XML with patron data extracts delivered in .plif, .xml, and .csv file types. During this presentation, I will also share the scripts that I developed and demonstrate how to run them in order to produce .zip files for upload to Alma.


Bill Jones, SUNY Geneseo