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    Configuring Options Available When Creating Import Profiles

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    To configure options available when creating import profiles, you must have one of the following roles:
    • Catalog Administrator
    • General System Administrator
    Import profiles define processes that import metadata and purchase order information into Alma. An import profile includes source format, mapping definitions, and normalization routines to be executed during the import process. You create one or more profiles for each vendor. You create multiple import profiles for a vendor for particular purchase types; for example: different profiles for materials funded through different funds, or for purchases for different libraries.
    Administrators can configure options that are available for, or determine the functionality of, managing import profiles.
    For more information on import profiles see Record Import and Managing Import Profiles.

    Configuring Originating Systems for Import Profiles

    To configure originating systems for import profiles, you must have one of the following roles:
    • Catalog Administrator
    • General System Administrator
    You can configure the originating systems that are used when creating import profiles on the Import Profile Originating System code table page (Configuration Menu > Resources > Record Import > Originating Systems for MD Records). For example, WorldCat or Library of Congress. For more information about code tables, see Code Tables.
    Import Profile Originating System Code Table
    Originating systems appear in the Originating System drop-down list when creating import profiles (see Creating/Editing an Import Profile: General Profile Information) for all libraries.
    You can add, edit, enable/disable, or remove systems, you can change their order in the drop-down list, and you can select one to be the default.
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