An API request: tools and the Alma/Primo APIs
Call for collaboration surrounding use of the Alma/Primo APIs and tools for automation. At UC Santa Cruz, we have used the program Postman to automate the process of deleting electronic collections in bulk. As part of the P2E process of our migration from Millennium, some records had electronic collections created as inventory, instead of electronic portfolios. For proper display in Primo, they needed to be converted to electronic portfolios. As a librarian with limited coding experience, Postman allowed me to use the Alma API to automate some of this work. As we complete the SILS migration, I believe it could be valuable to create a space or community to share work around the Alma/Primo APIs and tools that we find helpful. Postman allows for the use of workspaces and easy sharing of API work without sharing institution-specific information, and there are other library-developed tools that utilize the Alma/Primo APIs.