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    Configure WorldCat ThirdNode Adaptor to link to Local Worldcat instance

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Primo

    Desired Outcome Goal:
    Configure the WorldCat Adaptor to use local worldcat URL (e.g. instead of OCLC worldcat URL (e.g.

    NOTE: This configuration requires ssh access to the Primo FE server(s).

    On the Primo Server:
    1. Configure the WorldCat Adaptor according to instructions on the EL Commons Wiki >

    2. Add the following parameter subsection to the institution WorldCat API section of the thirdnode-config.xml:

    <val>links,linktorsrc,$$ELink_To_WorldCat$ $U,true;links,linktorsrc,trm:

    In the Primo Back Office:
    1. In Primo Home > Advanced Configuration > All Mapping Tables> Delivery > GetIt! Link 1 Confirm that the following row exists:
    Remote Search Resource, worldcat, ALL, N,Almagetit_remote, WorldCat ThirdNode API

    2. Save and Deploy.

    3. In Primo Home > Advanced Configuration > All Code Tables >Delivery > GetIT!Tab1, update the label for > default.getit.tab1_worldcat (e.g. "This item in WorldCat")

    4. Save and Deploy.

    Additional Information

    The WorldCat API by default links to (OCLC worldcat). It is possible to link to a local WorldCat site by editing the third-node_config.xml file on the Primo server, see Ex Libris Developer's Network article at the following link.

    NOTE: Editing the third-node_config.xml requires ssh access to the Primo FE server(s).

    Category: Deep Search - Primo

    • Article last edited: 7/8/2014
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