Include "External Name" in Bib API results when returning the location of an item
We're using the Bib API for several Alma integrations and have noticed that Bib API calls are returning just the "Location Name" for the location of items. We're of the opinion that the "External Name" should also be included in the Api results, as this is the location text that should be presented in public interfaces. Please include the "External Name" field in addition to the "Location Name" when returning the location in Api calls.
François Renaville commented
There is a similar issue between Alma and the Primo MyAccount. KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and University of Liège consider this rather as a "bug" for which no enhancement should be asked: interoperability between Alma and Primo should indeed be maximal by default (see our cases #00438186 and #00450129).
Sean Purcell commented
Note that you can grab the "External Name" when using the "Configurations/Retrieve Locations" API call. The downside is this would be an additional API call on top of your Bib call.