Alma provides for real-time ordering by enabling vendors to integrate their ordering system with Alma's repository and ordering features. Real-time order data is sent automatically to Alma from the vendor's system using Alma's APIs.
How New Order APIs Work in Alma:
New Order APIs provide libraries with the ability to automate the creation of new orders (Purchase Order Lines - POLs) and add bibliographic records to either the Institution Zone (IZ) or Network Zone (NZ). New Order APIs:
Based on the findings of the API Based Ordering Task Force and in alignment with SUNY’s current Network Zone guiding principles of restricting electronic resources from the Network Zone (NZ) it has been determined at this time that:
API Based Ordering Task Force and Recommendation Justification:
The API Based Ordering Task force was charged with evaluating and testing the functionality and viability of using API based ordering, such as Gobi and Oasis, within the SUNY Network Zone environment. Specifically, the task force was charged with analyzing Ex Libris’ New Order API integration profiles and their related configurations to order new physical bibliographic records in a Network Zone environment.
Syncing GOBI holdings using ISBN: