Hi Terran, 

I setup Syndetics for Lindsay so here is what I changed: 

For the cover art: 
/openils/conf/opensrf.xml under <added_content> 

<userid>user provided by syndetics</userid> 
<base_url>https://secure.syndetics.com/index.aspx</base_url> 

For the integration on the record details page I just added the following to 
/opac/parts/record/addedcontent.tt2 

<script 
src="https://unbound.syndetics.com/syndeticsunbound/connector/initiator.php?a_id=402";
 type="text/javascript"></script> 

<div id="syndetics_unbound"></div> 

I was actually kind of surprised that the covers just worked after tweaking the 
base_url and userid. 

Bob Wicksall 
Computer and Network Services Manager 

Pioneer Library System 
2557 State Rt. 21 
Canandaigua, New York 14424 

Voice: (585) 394-8260 ext. 110 
Fax: (585) 394-1935 

> From: "Terran McCanna" <tmcca...@georgialibraries.org>
> To: "Evergreen Discussion Group" <open-ils-general@list.georgialibraries.org>
> Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2018 10:41:16 AM
> Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Evergreen libraries using/testing Syndetics
> Unbound?

> Looks great, thanks Lindsay!

> What did you need to do on the Evergreen sign to implement it?

> Terran McCanna
> PINES Program Manager
> Georgia Public Library Service
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> On Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 10:22 AM, Lindsay Stratton < [
> mailto:lstrat...@pls-net.org | lstrat...@pls-net.org ] > wrote:

>> We are currently testing Syndetics Unbound, and probably going to go live 
>> with
>> it Jan 2019. Implementation was no problem, our current test is pretty much 
>> out
>> of the box. We will probably tweak the display a bit eventually.

>> Here's a link to - [ http://evergreendev.owwl.org/eg/opac/record/440908 |
>> http://evergreendev.owwl.org/eg/opac/record/440908 ] . Syndetics Unbound
>> content under Summaries & More, Novelist content under Reviews, Series &
>> Suggested Reads.

>> We have not noticed any issues with cover images, and were pleased to find
>> Unbound now gives a nice "no cover image" image.

>> Lindsay Stratton
>> Library Automation Services Manager
>> Pioneer Library System
>> [
>> https://maps.google.com/?q=2557+State+Rte+21++Canandaigua,+NY+14424&entry=gmail&source=g
>> | 2557 State Rte 21  ]
>> [
>> https://maps.google.com/?q=2557+State+Rte+21++Canandaigua,+NY+14424&entry=gmail&source=g
>> | Canandaigua, NY 14424 ]
>> 585-394-8260 x104

>>> From: "Jessica Woolford" < [ mailto:jwoolf...@biblio.org | 
>>> jwoolf...@biblio.org
>>> ] >
>>> To: "Evergreen Discussion Group" < [
>>> mailto:open-ils-general@list.georgialibraries.org |
>>> open-ils-general@list.georgialibraries.org ] >
>>> Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1:21:43 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Evergreen libraries using/testing Syndetics
>>> Unbound?

>>> Thanks, Terran! This looks good!

>>> On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 12:57 PM, Terran McCanna < [
>>> mailto:tmcca...@georgialibraries.org | tmcca...@georgialibraries.org ] > 
>>> wrote:

>>>> FYI, until Syndetics Unbound works with Evergreen and we move to that, I 
>>>> decided
>>>> to workaround the problems we were encountering with the display of 
>>>> Syndetics
>>>> Classic content by modifying the tt2 files. I've changed the display to an
>>>> in-screen modal pop-up that shows all the available Syndetics content 
>>>> (whether
>>>> or not the perlmod looks for it). It's not perfect, but it uses Syndetics' 
>>>> own
>>>> provided layout rather than trying to pull in the content they provide as 
>>>> plain
>>>> text, and doesn't rely on doing lookups for every possible type of review.

>>>> You can see how it works at [ 
>>>> http://gapines.org/eg/opac/record/2158551?locg=1 |
>>>> http://gapines.org/eg/opac/record/2158551?locg=1 ] (click on the "See 
>>>> Summary,
>>>> Reviews, and More from Syndetics" button towards the bottom of the page 
>>>> below
>>>> the NoveList added content).

>>>> And the code is here if anyone else wants to do something like it (or 
>>>> improve
>>>> upon it) as a local customization:
>>>> [
>>>> http://git.evergreen-ils.org/?p=evergreen/pines.git;a=commit;h=aa4422c78bec5fce371ef5db4ab552be3d1498d0
>>>> |
>>>> http://git.evergreen-ils.org/?p=evergreen/pines.git;a=commit;h=aa4422c78bec5fce371ef5db4ab552be3d1498d0
>>>> ]

>>>> Note that my change exposes the library-specific Syndetics id in the URL, 
>>>> but I
>>>> talked with Syndetics about it and reviewed their documentation and that's
>>>> exactly what they expect to happen, so it's not an issue as far as they are
>>>> concerned.

>>>> I had originally tried modifying the Perl code to just do a single 
>>>> Syndetics
>>>> call to check for summary data rather than doing multiple calls for all
>>>> different types of data, but I was encountering problems with it giving me
>>>> false negatives (saying there wasn't data when there was) and triggering 
>>>> the
>>>> code that temporarily disable added content lookups and finally decided I 
>>>> had
>>>> better things to do with my time than argue with old code, especially 
>>>> since I
>>>> assume it will all need to be rewritten to accommodate Syndetics Unbound 
>>>> in the
>>>> not too distant future anyway.

>>>> Terran McCanna
>>>> PINES Program Manager
>>>> Georgia Public Library Service
>>>> [
>>>> https://maps.google.com/?q=1800+Century+Place,+Suite+150++Atlanta,+GA+30345&entry=gmail&source=g
>>>> | 1800 Century Place, Suite 150  ]
>>>> [
>>>> https://maps.google.com/?q=1800+Century+Place,+Suite+150++Atlanta,+GA+30345&entry=gmail&source=g
>>>> | Atlanta, GA 30345 ]
>>>> 404-235-7138
>>>> [ mailto:tmcca...@georgialibraries.org | tmcca...@georgialibraries.org ]

>>>> On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 11:31 AM, Lindsay Stratton < [
>>>> mailto:lstrat...@pls-net.org | lstrat...@pls-net.org ] > wrote:

>>>>> Well, at least their sales message is consistent!

>>>>> FWIW, because maybe they use the same title for their mock-up?, this is a 
>>>>> link
>>>>> to our current catalog for Raven Boys - [
>>>>> http://evergreen.owwl.org/eg/opac/record/442294 |
>>>>> http://evergreen.owwl.org/eg/opac/record/442294 ] .

>>>>> The Syndetics Classic content we subscribe to displays under the 
>>>>> "Summaries and
>>>>> more" tab. It's OK, but not as nice as the fancy Unbound stuff. Although 
>>>>> I do
>>>>> notice that we, although we are apparently paying for it, do not have the
>>>>> Professional Reviews... I wonder if that is related to the display issues
>>>>> Terran found.

>>>>> Our Novelist content displays under the "Reviews, Series & Suggest Reads" 
>>>>> tab.
>>>>> We are kind of assuming that Unbound content would function similarly.

>>>>> Our main concern is the configuration and display of cover images. We are 
>>>>> using
>>>>> the Syndetics Classic API to manage that, and worry that the way Evergreen
>>>>> processes cover images will not play nicely with whatever process Unbound 
>>>>> uses.

>>>>> Lindsay

>>>>> Lindsay Stratton
>>>>> Library Automation Services Manager
>>>>> Pioneer Library System
>>>>> [
>>>>> https://maps.google.com/?q=2557+State+Rte+21++Canandaigua,+NY+14424&entry=gmail&source=g
>>>>> | 2557 State Rte 21  ]
>>>>> [
>>>>> https://maps.google.com/?q=2557+State+Rte+21++Canandaigua,+NY+14424&entry=gmail&source=g
>>>>> | Canandaigua, NY 14424 ]
>>>>> 585-394-8260 x104

>>> --
>>> Jessica Woolford
>>> Evergreen Systems Manager
>>> Bibliomation, Inc.
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>>> | 24 Wooster Ave. ]
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>>> | Waterbury, CT 06708 ]
>>> 203-577-4070 ext. 105

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