How Do I Change My Link Resolver to Alma in Ebsco Admin?

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Set Up New Custom Link:

Current EBSCO Admin UI (June 2024):

  • Go to Ebsco Admin: https://eadmin.ebscohost.com/eadmin/ 
  • Go to Customize Services
  • Choose your appropriate group (for most it will be just a main user group)
  • Choose the Ebscohost Web Profile,and then modify custom links:
    Ebsco admin modify custom links
  • From the Customize Links screen, go to "SetUp/Maintain Custom Links":
    modify custom links
  • Add New Custom Link:
    set up custom link
  • Best practice is to copy from existing link, and select your existing link resolver (which may be called Full Text Finder or something similar)
  • In the Copy Custom Link screen, name your link resolver, and fill in the Base URL and Query String.  Since you're copying from your existing link resolver link, the rest of the settings should be fine, but it's good to review all the settings
    settings for custom link
  • For SUNY institutions, your Base URL is: https://suny-xxx.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/openurl/01SUNY_XXX/01SUNY_XXX:01SUNY_XXX? [replace XXX with your 3 letter institution code)
  • The Query String to use is:
    {IfNotEmpty({PMID},ID=pmid:{PMID}&,{IfNotEmpty({DOI},ID=doi:{UrlEncode({DOI})}&,{IfEqual({dbcode},eric,ID=eric:{AN}&)})})}{IfNotEmpty({dissertation}{IfEqual({pubtype},Dissertation,ok)}{IfEqual({pubtype},{UrlDecode(Dissertations%2fTheses+-+Doctoral+Dissertations)},ok)}{IfEqual({pubtype},Dissertation+Abstract,ok)},genre=dissertation&atitle=&title={UrlEncode({title})},{IfNotEmpty({IfEqual({doctype},{UrlDecode(Journal+Article)},ok)}{issue},genre=article&atitle={UrlEncode({title})}&title={IfNotEmpty({journal},{UrlEncode({journal})},{IfNotEmpty({dissertation},{dissertation},{IfNotEmpty({book},{book},{IfNotEmpty({review},{review},{title})})})})},{IfNotEmpty({IfEqual({pubtype},{UrlDecode(Book+Chapter)},ok)}{IfEqualIgnoreCase({pubtype},{UrlDecode(book+article)},ok)}{IfEqual({doctype},{UrlDecode(Book+Entry)},ok)}{IfEqualIgnoreCase({doctype},chapter,ok)}{IfEqual({doctype},{UrlDecode(Book+Chapter)},ok)}{IfEqual({doctype},Biography,ok)}{IfEqual({doctype},{UrlDecode(Topic+overview)},ok)}{IfEqual({pubtype},Essay,ok)}{chapterpages},genre=bookitem&atitle={UrlEncode({title})}&title={IfNotEmpty({journal},{UrlEncode({journal})},{IfNotEmpty({dissertation},{dissertation},{IfNotEmpty({book},{book},{IfNotEmpty({review},{review},{title})})})})},{IfNotEmpty({IfEqual({pubtype},Book,ok)}{IfEqual({pubtype},{UrlDecode(Book+Review)},ok)}{ISBN},genre=book&atitle=&title={IfNotEmpty({book},{UrlEncode({book})},{IfNotEmpty({review},{UrlEncode({review})},{IfNotEmpty({journal},{UrlEncode({journal})},{UrlEncode({title})})})})},{IfNotEmpty({ISSN},genre=article)}&atitle={UrlEncode({title})}&title={IfNotEmpty({journal},{UrlEncode({journal})},{IfNotEmpty({dissertation},{dissertation},{IfNotEmpty({book},{book},{IfNotEmpty({review},{review},{title})})})})})})})})}{IfNotEmpty({IfEqual({pubtype},Book,ok)}{IfEqual({ISSN},ERICRIE0,ok)},,{IfNotEmpty({issn},&issn={issn})})}{IfNotEmpty({IfEqual({doctype},{UrlDecode(Journal+Article)},ok)},,&isbn={isbn})}&volume={VOLUME}&issue={issue}&date={DATE}&au={author}&spage={strtpage}&pages={pages}&sid=EBSCO:{database}:{AN}
  • When you're finished, scroll to the bottom of the screen and select submit.

Set New Custom Link as Default:

  • Go back to the Custom Links Screen in the linking tab, and click on Add New Custom Links:
    add new custom links
  • This will take you to a lengthy list of links, and you'll need to then find the Alma Link Resolver link.  Select the link, and then click submit
  • You should now see the Alma Link Resolver in your list of Custom Links:
    choose from list of links
  • If you haven't already, you will also want to remove Full Text Finder from your custom links
  • Make sure that your changes went through successfully, and that your Alma link resolver displays in your Ebsco databases. It may take up to a few days for the custom links changes to populate. If you have problems or questions, contact Ebsco support

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  • Last Updated Jun 21, 2024
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  • Answered By Michelle Eichelberger

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