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Utilizing the Alma Bibs API to create new workflows for indexers / subject cataloguers (like myself)

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Lightning talk at IGELU developers day 2015 about my plans for a interface for subject cataloguers / indexers that make use of the Alma Bibs API, some experience with the Bibs API so far, and some code at the end.

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Utilizing the Alma Bibs API to create new workflows for indexers / subject cataloguers (like myself)

  1. 1. Utilizing Alma APIs the Alma Bibs API to create new workflows for indexers / subject cataloguers (like myself) Dan Michael O. Heggø University of Oslo Library, Norway IGeLU 2015 Developers day 2015-09-05 http://www.slideshare.net/danmichaelo/igdd15
  2. 2. 1. The Metadata Editor
  3. 3. 1. The Metadata Editor
  4. 4. 1. The Metadata Editor
  5. 5. 1. The Metadata Editor
  6. 6. 2. An alternative interface (sketch, probably too minimal)
  7. 7. Record: #13777 (noubomn) Preferred terms: "Sorte hull" (nb), "Sorte hull" (nn), "Black holes" (en) Alternative terms: "Svarte hull" (nb) See also: (no entries) Mapped to: (no mappings) 2. An alternative interface (sketch, probably too minimal)
  8. 8. 2. … with suggestions?
  9. 9. 3. The Bibs Api: Getting a record
  10. 10. ? The bibliographic record (why array?) Wrong encoding All this info is also in the MARC record. Ignored upon saving.
  11. 11. 3. The Bibs Api: Updating the record
  12. 12. Meet: The error
  13. 13. Meet: The error Solution: Use XML rather than JSON until Ex Libris fixes this..
  14. 14. Back in Alma
  15. 15. In order to use the interface, users would need to authenticate themselves somehow… but all actions will still be carried out on behalf of the API key owner. Can we have Alma OAuth? Authentication
  16. 16. php-alma-client
  17. 17. https://github.com/scriptotek/php-alma-client
  18. 18. From… …to… Extends File_MARC with some helper classes for handling of specific fields. Example: https://github.com/scriptotek/php-marc
  19. 19. https://github.com/scriptotek/php-alma-client https://github.com/scriptotek/php-marc Questions? @danmichaelo d.m.heggo@ub.uio.no

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