ECT code in Alma XML to Primo - what does it mean?
- Product: Alma
There's a new datafield in the Primo PNX for Electronic Collections bib records:
<datafield tag="ECT" ind1=" " ind2=" "> <subfield code="a">database</subfield> </datafield>
What does it signify?
ECT refers to "Electronic Collections". More about this type of resource is in the Online Help, under: "Managing Electronic Collections".
There are three Alma Electronic Collections Types - Selective, Aggregator Package, or Database. More is in same above page, in the section: "Initial Collection Information".
All three types will get an ECT of Database in the Publishing Information if they meet the conditions to publish to Primo, having an Election Collection URL and an unsuppressed linked descriptive record.
- The "ECT" is added when publishing to Primo. More about the fields published from Alma to Primo are in the Online Help, Publishing to Primo and Primo Central.
- More about "Electronic Collections" in general is found in the Online Help for "Managing Electronic Resources", see especially the section on: "Managing Electronic Collections".
- Conditions enabling publishing to Primo (having a URL and unsuppressed descriptive record) confirmed in the section "Managing Electronic Collections".
- Normalization Rules in Primo can use the "ECT" (Electronic Collection Type). See the Online Help on , and especially: "Create a Set of Normalization Rules".
- Primo "Display Section" also uses the ECT field. See the "Display Section", in the explanation about "Mapping to Normalized Records, Alma MARC 21".
- Article last edited: 14-Jan-2018