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    How to link local portfolios (standalones) to the Community Zone

    • Product: Alma

    Question

    How to link local Standalone portfolios to the Community Zone in order to enable automatic updates (linking, coverage, activation) - but yet keep the preferred local bibliographic information?

    Answer

    Here are two suggestions:

    1. Use the "Link to Community" button, available for standalone records, in a repository search on Electronic Portfolios.
    2. Add the Standalone portfolios to a Local Collection > link it to a CZ Collection > select "Link to Community":
      1. Create an Electronic Portfolio Set for the standalone resources
      2. Create a Local Electronic Collection
      3. Search this collection > "Edit Service" > Select the "Portfolios" tab > "Add from Set"
      4. Back in the repository search select: "Link to Community" > follow the menu (select the CZ Collection in which the CZ parallel portfolios are found, and decide if to use the CZ bibliographic information).

    This approach is clearly explained also in: https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Knowledge_Articles/How_to_link_a_set_of_portfolios_to_a_community_zone_collection%3F

    Additional Information

    The match routine for this job uses either the ISSN or the ISBN identifier to confirm a match between the local portfolios in the electronic collection being linked with portfolios in the Community Zone.

    Quoted from the Online Help about "Linking a Local Electronic Collection to the Community Zone".


    • Article last edited: 21-SEP-2018