BETA: Alma Publishing Profile (Fully Automated, Single Institution)

**Note: These instructions are currently in beta and not for production use**

Note: These instructions are for single institution ALMA systems only.  If your institution instead uses a Consortia or Multicampus version of ALMA, please see the instructions here.

The Publishing Profile method of updating holdings in Third Iron services including BrowZine and LibKey offers fully automated synchronization of holdings data and is the preferred method of providing your holdings data to us.

These instructions assume some basic knowledge of Alma administration - logging in, setting content sets, navigating the menus and so forth and are therefore meant as guidance.  If any of the instructions are unclear feel free to contact us for help in setting this up and we would be happy to assist!

1) Navigate to the Publishing Profiles menu in Alma by going into the Resources area in the header and then choosing: Publishing > Publishing Profiles

2) Switch to the Community tab and look for BROWZINE EXPORT.  Use the actions menu [...] to COPY this publishing profile to your institution.



3) Edit this newly copied publishing profile.  Most of the settings brought over from this community profile will work for most libraries but there are a few elements that require customization which are:

PUBLISHING PARAMETERS
- Publishing Parameters: This should be set to ACTIVE.
Scheduling: Set to "Every Saturday at 7 AM"
- Publishing Mode: Incremental



CONTENT
Set Name - Click to select.  Either select the Set you have previously created for BrowZine or create a new set which captures your electronic portfolios for publishing.  If you have not previously defined a set, the recommended parameters for defining this set are:
"Electronic Titles where All titles (Material Type equals "Journal")"
Filter Records: Do not modify this.

PUBLISHING PROTOCOL 
OAI: Check box (if not already checked)
Set Spec: BrowZine
Set Name: BrowZine

Click *SAVE* at the top of the screen to save the changes you made.

4) Open ALMA Configuration to setup/locate OAI information.


5) Select General -> External Systems -> Integration Profiles

6) Choose "OAI_DEFINITION" and select the [...] button to EDIT.

- Make repository ACTIVE if not already so.

Make a note of the repository Base URL provided on this screen.  In my example above it is this:

https://eu01.alma.exlibrisgroup.com/view/oai/100InstitutionU/request

You will need this value to complete the form in step #8 below.

7) Click the “Allowed IPs” Link.  Contact support@thirdiron.com to get the appropriate IP address to add to this section.

8) Fill out the form available here: https://thirdiron.com/alma with the necessary information to register your publishing profile.

Any questions?  Contact us!  support@thirdiron.com


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