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ELUNA learns - E-Resources: Link Checking, OpenAthens, Counter, SUSHI, and eBooks (On Demand Viewing Registration)

  • 3 Nov 2021
  • 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • 31 Dec 2022
  • 4:00 PM (EST)
  • On Demand - Access for a year post event.
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Each session contains multiple presentations and will cost $25 per attendee. The $25 registration fee is per session per attendee for the live session and/or on demand recording.  The registration and on-demand link are registered to each individual participant's email address. 

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ELUNA learns – eResources – Link Checking, Counter, SUHSI, OpenAthens, and eBooks. 

November 3, 2021, 1:00 – 4:00 pm EST 

1:00 pm - 1:05 pm. Introduction. 

1:05 pm - 1:45 pm. A (Not-So) Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Check Linking 

1:45 pm - 2:05 pm. Counter Reports and SUSHI 

2:05 pm - 2:15 pm. 5-minute Break 

2:15 pm - 2:55 pm. What to Expect When Integrating OpenAthens with Alma and Primo. 

2:55 pm - 3:00 pm. 5-minute Break 

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm. Improving User Access with OpenAthens and Alma/Primo 

3:15 pm - 3:20 pm. 5-minute Break 

3:20 pm - 4:00 pm. A Guide to GOBI eBook Workflow and Journal Renewal Integration. (Gold Sponsor) 

Note, schedule times are approximate. Schedule may shift slightly during the event. 

Applicable Ex Libris Products: Alma, Primo 

A (Not-So) Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Check Linking. Carrie Curie, PALS, a program of Minnesota State; Annalis Luck, Minnesota State University, Mankato. 

Have you ever had one of those days? You know, the day where you think you only need to submit one Ex Libris SalesForce case for a linking issue, and the next thing you know, you have multiple cases ranging from CZ record/collection issues, CDI collection issues, and a parser (seemingly) running amok? If you have and those days that make you want to grab a bowl of ice cream, we will discuss some of our processes for checking linking issues and what we do when things get overly complicated by going beyond one CDI record. 

Counter Reports and SUSHI. Fen Lu. University of Texas at Arlington. 

Before UTA adopted Alma as its library service platform in 2018, Intota was its ERM. All statistics of COUNTER-compliant usage were retrieved, cleaned and uploaded via Intota's Data Retrieval Service. Now we have to carry out these tasks manually. In this presentation I will explain the difficulties we encountered due to such a laborious process. I will then discuss how to set up SUSHI accounts in Alma, test SUSHI connections, and interpret SUSHI responses. I will aslo go over some common error messages found in SUSHI harvesting job report and how to troubleshoot accordingly. Finally, I will suggest best practices based on my past experience. 

What to Expect When Integrating OpenAthens with Alma and Primo. Hong Ma, Loyola University Chicago, Margaret Heller, Loyola University Chicago. 

Implementing OpenAthens as a federated authentication solution provides many benefits for improving remote access but requires new configurations in Alma and Primo to work correctly. This presentation will introduce the technology that makes all federated authentication work and considerations for OpenAthens specifically, and how that translates into the basic step-by-step configurations in Alma. Beyond that we will provide detailed instructions for how to approach more complex scenarios for parser parameters collections and services and direct linking in Primo. We will give tip and tactics for troubleshooting and how to leverage the OpenAthens and Ex Libris communities for support. We will end with an explanation of on-going challenges of current federated authentication inconsistency among service providers, and advocate for community collaboration in the broader federated identity management community in streamlining the user experience. 

Improving User Access with OpenAthens and Alma/Primo. Jon Neilson, Concordia University, St. Paul; Nathan Rinne, Concordia University, St. Paul. 

Concordia University, St. Paul implemented the OpenAthens federated authentication service in early 2021. As Alma, Primo, and Leganto customers, library staff needed to work with various vendors to ensure OpenAthens was set up correctly in Alma and Primo. This included adjusting the linking for electronic collections and enabling OpenAthens-based authentication for Alma and Primo. This session will cover: the rationale behind Concordia’s decision to implement OpenAthens; the process of getting OpenAthens to work with Alma/Primo and our electronic collections; and advice for any Alma/Primo institutions thinking about implementing OpenAthens. 

A Guide to GOBI eBook Workflow and Journal Renewal Integration. Moriah Guy, Gobi Library Solutions from EBSCO; Anne Campbell, Gobi Library Solutions from EBSCO; Sion Romaine, University of Washington, Denise M. Branch, Virginia Commonwealth University. 

As libraries transitioned to eBook buying as a response to COVID, GOBI's expertise in library technical services continues to play a vital role in the support of new eBook workflows. This conversation will highlight the available workflows for eBooks including firm order, approval, DDA, and EBA options.