Resource Management in Alma encompasses the following areas:
The Alma Resource Management Libguide will focus on workflows and processes related to physical inventory, such as:
Required roles to perform basic Resource Management functionality:
|A record's brief level (01 to 10) reflects the amount and quality of bibliographic information. Brief level 10 is the highest level of bibliographic quality. Brief levels in the NZ match OCLC's encoding level (ELvl, LDR position 17).
|A brief record has an encoding level of 01. It contains the minimum amount of information to identify the resources. The minimum required fields for a brief record: 020/022/024, 100, 245, 250, 260/264).
|The record repository of information in Alma. The catalog contains all descriptive metadata managed by a library, institution, consortium, or community.
|An Alma feature defining how records from a file are imported, normalized, and mapped to Alma records.
|A mechanism for integrating the import and export processes between Alma and an external system.
|The resources that are owned or licensed by or associated with a particular library, institution, or consortium. Incudes physical holdings and items, electronic portfolios, digital representations, and deposits. All descriptive bibliographic metadata resides in the repository and can be edited using the Metadata Management System (MMS).
|The inventory level of a resource for fulfillment and usage. Items may include bar codes and other identification details.
|A physical place where items are stored (for example, a shelving location).
|The record's brief level, as well as fields that determine whether to publish records to a discovery system or export the record. Publish and export fields can be set during record import or from within the Metadata editor.
|Machine Readable Cataloging record. It is a standard record format for library cataloging information, including bibliographic, authority, and holding records.
|The type of material, such as a book or electronic journal collection, from which an item takes its form.
|The tool for editing and creating bibliographic and holdings records in Alma.
|Metadata Management System ID (MMS ID)
The record ID number. There is a NZ MMS ID ending in 4801 and an institution MMS ID ending with the institutions 4-digit identifier. Bib records that are linked to the NZ have an IZ and a NZ MMS ID that can be found in MARC field 001 of the bib record.
|A set of rules that can be built and applied to bibliographic records in order to enhance the record. Normalization rule require a normalization process to apply a normalization rule to bibliographic records.
|OCLC control number to identify the bib record in Worldcat.
|The type of item in the repository (based on existing bibliographic fields, such as the LDR and 008) or being ordered. A resource is physical, electronic, or digital, but may have a more specific type (not including its physical material type).