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Exlibris::Primo

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Exlibris::Primo offers a set of classes for interacting with the ExLibris Primo APIs.

Exlibris::Primo::Search

The Exlibris::Primo::Search class performs a search against Primo for given parameters and exposes the set of holdings, fulltext links, table of contents links, and related links for each record retrieved.

Example of Exlibris::Primo::Search in action

Search can search by a query

search = Exlibris::Primo::Search.new(:base_url => "http://primo.institution.edu",
  :institution => "INSTITUTION", :page_size => "20")
search.add_query_term "0143039008", "isbn", "exact"
count = search.size #=> 20+ (assuming there are 20+ records with this isbn)
facets = search.facets #=> Array of Primo facets
records = search.records #=> Array of Primo records
records.size #=> 20 (assuming there are 20+ records with this isbn)
records.each do |record_id, record|
  holdings = record.holdings #=> Array of Primo holdings
  fulltexts = record.fulltexts #=> Array of Primo full texts
  table_of_contents = record.table_of_contents #=> Array of Primo tables of contents
  related_links = record.related_links #=> Array of Primo related links
end

Or by a given record id

search = Exlibris::Primo::Search.new(:base_url => "http://primo.institution.edu",
  :institution => "INSTITUTION")
search.record_id! "aleph0123456789"
count = search.size #=> 1
records = search.records #=> Array of Primo records
records.size #=> 1
record = records.first #=> Primo record
holdings = record.holdings #=> Array of Primo holdings
fulltexts = record.fulltexts #=> Array of Primo full texts
table_of_contents = record.table_of_contents #=> Array of Primo tables of contents
related_links = record.related_links #=> Array of Primo related links

Search has some methods for setting search params

search = Exlibris::Primo::Search.new(:base_url => "http://primo.institution.edu",
  :institution => "INSTITUTION")
search.isbn_is "0143039008" #=> Equivalent to search.add_query_term "0143039008", "isbn", "exact"
search.title_begins_with "Travels" #=> Equivalent to search.add_query_term "Travels", "title", "begins_with"
search.creator_contains "Greene" #=> Equivalent to search.add_query_term "Greene", "creator", "contains"

Search can take a record id the initial hash

search = Exlibris::Primo::Search.new(:base_url => "http://primo.institution.edu",
  :institution => "INSTITUTION", :record_id => "aleph0123456789")

Search can also be chained using the ! version of the attribute writer

search = Exlibris::Primo::Search.new.base_url!("http://primo.institution.edu").
  institution!("INSTITUTION").record_id!("aleph0123456789")

Or

search = Exlibris::Primo::Search.new.base_url!("http://primo.institution.edu").
  institution!("INSTITUTION").title_begins_with("Travels").
    creator_contains("Greene").genre_is("Book")

Exlibris::Primo::Config

Exlibris::Primo::Config allows you to specify global configuration parameter for Exlibris::Primo

Exlibris::Primo.configure do |config|
  config.base_url = "http://primo.institution.edu"
  config.institution = "INSTITUTION"
  config.libraries = { "LIB_CODE1" => "Library Decoded 1", "LIB_CODE2" => "Library Decoded 2",
    "LIB_CODE3" => "Library Decoded 3" }
end

Exlibris::Primo::Config can also read in from a YAML file that specifies the various config elements

Exlibris::Primo.configure do |config|
  config.load_yaml "./config/primo.yml"
end

Exlibris::Primo::EShelf

The Exlibris::Primo::EShelf class provides methods for reading a given user's Primo eshelf and eshelf structure as well as adding and removing records.

Example of Exlibris::Primo::EShelf in action

eshelf = Exlibris::Primo::EShelf.new(:user_id => "USER_ID",
  :base_url => "http://primo.institution.edu", :insitution => "INSTITUTION")
records = eshelf.records
size = eshelf.size
basket_id = eshelf.basket_id
eshelf.add_records(["PrimoRecordId","PrimoRecordId2"], basket_id)

Exlibris::Primo::Reviews

The Exlibris::Primo::Reviews class provides methods for reading a given user's Primo reviews features.

Example of Exlibris::Primo::Reviews in action

reviews = Exlibris::Primo::Reviews.new(:record_id => "aleph0123456789", :user_id => "USER_ID",
  :base_url => "http://primo.institution.edu", :insitution => "INSTITUTION")
user_record_reviews = reviews.reviews #=> Array of Primo reviews

Exlibris::Primo::Tags

The Exlibris::Primo::Tags class provides methods for reading a given user's Primo tags features.

Example of Exlibris::Primo::Tags in action

tags = Exlibris::Primo::Tags.new(:record_id => "aleph0123456789", :user_id => "USER_ID",
  :base_url => "http://primo.institution.edu", :insitution => "INSTITUTION")
user_record_tags = tags.tags #=> Array of Primo tags
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