Skip to main content
ExLibris
  • Subscribe by RSS
  • Ex Libris Knowledge Center

    Configuring Physical Item Material Type Descriptions

    Translatable
    The following roles can configure item material type descriptions:
    • Catalog Administrator
    • General System Administrator
    You can enable, disable, and configure the material types that appear in the Material type (sometimes Secondary Type) drop-down list in various places in Alma. You do this on the Physical Material Type code table page (Configuration > Resources > General > Physical Material Type Descriptions). For more information about code tables, see Code Tables.
    This list is not the same as the one described in Configuring Citation Material Types.
    Physical Material Type Code Table Page
    This drop-down list appears in many pages in Alma such as in the Physical Item Editor when editing a physical item. In addition, any change to the material type description appears in the Primo View It and Get It tabs.
    You can enable or disable a type, or change the type name as it appears in the drop-down lists.
    The following table lists the material types in Alma.
    Item Material Types
    Code Description

    ARTICLE

    Article

    ARTORIG

    Art Original

    ARTREPRO

    Art Reproduction

    ATLAS

     Atlas

    AUDIOBOOK

    Audio Book

    AUDIOCASSETTE

    Audio cassette

    AUDIORECORDER

     Audio Recorder

    BACHLORTHESIS

    Bachelor Thesis

    BLURAY

     Blu-Ray

    BLURAYDVD

     Blu-Ray And DVD

    BOOK

    Book

    BOX

     Box

    CALC

    Calculator

    CAMERA

     Camera

    CAMRECORDER

     Camcorder

    CARDBOARD_RECORD

    Cardboard Record, Flexi Disc

    CASE

    Case

    CD

    Compact Disc

    CDROM

    CD-ROM

    CHARG

    Laptop Charger

    CHART

    Chart

    DAT

     DAT (Digital Audio Tape)

    DIORAMA

    Diorama

    DISK

    Computer Disk

    DVD

    DVD

    DVDRM

    DVD-ROM

    EPHEMERA

    Ephemera

    EQUIP

    Equipment

    EREADER

     Ereader

    FICHE

    Microfiche

    FILM

    Microfilm

    FILMSTRIP

    Filmstrip

    FILMREEL

    Film Reel

    FLASHCARD

    Flash Card

    FLIPV

    Flip Video Camera

    FLOPPY_DISK

     Floppy Disk

    FSADT

    Flat Screen Adaptor

    GAME

    Game

    GLOBE

     Globe

    GOVRECORD

     Government Document

    GRAPHIC

    Graphic

    HEAD

    Headphones

    IPAD

    iPad

    ISSBD

    Bound Issue

    ISSUE

    Issue

    ITEM_WITH_AUDIO_CASSETTE

     Item with Audio Cassette

    ITEM_WITH_CD

     Item with CD

    ITEM_WITH_FLOPPY_DISK

     Item with Floppy Disk

    KEYS

     Keys

    KIT

    Kit

    LAPTOPACCESSORY

     Laptop Accessory

    LETTER

    Letter

    LOOSELEAF

     Looseleaf

    LP

     LP

    LPTOP

    Laptop

    LRDSC

    Laserdisc

    MAGNETIC_TAPE

    Magnetic Tape

    MANUSCRIPT

    Manuscript

    MAP

    Map

    MASTERTHESIS

    Master's Thesis

    MICROCARD

     Microcard

    MICROFICHE_MASTER

     Microfiche Master

    MICROOPAQUE

     Microopaque

    MICROSLIDE

    Microscope Slide

    MICROFORM

    Microform

    MIXED

    Mixed material

    MMFILM

     16 mm Film

    MOBILEDEVICE

     Mobile Device

    MODEL

    Model

    MOTIONPICTURE

     Motion Picture

    NEWSPAPER

     Newspaper

    OTHER

    Other

    OTHERVM

     Other Visual Material

    OVERSIZE

    Oversize

    OVERSIZESCORE

     Oversize Score

    PAMPHLET

    Pamphlet

    PHDTHESIS

    PhD Thesis

    PHONODISC

     Record (Phonodisc)

    PHONOGRAPH_CYLINDER

    Phonograph Cylinder

    PHOTOGRAPH

    Photograph

    PIANO_ROLL

    Piano Roll

    PICTURE

    Picture

    PLAYAWAY

    Playaway

    PROJECTOR

     Projector

    RARE

     Rare

    REALIA

    Realia

    RECORD

    Sound Recording

    ROOM

    Room

    SCORE

    Music Score

    SLIDE

    Slide

    SPECIALTHESIS

    Special Thesis

    STANDARD_RECORD

    Standard Record, Shellac Record

    TABLET

     Tablet

    TECHDRAWING

    Technical Drawing

    THESIS

    Thesis

    TOY

    Toy

    TRANSPARENCY

    Transparency

    VERTICAL_CUT_DISC

    Vertical-Cut Disc, Pathé Record

    VIDEOCASSETTE

    Video cassette

    VIDEODISC

    Video Disk

    VIDEOGAME

     Video Game

    VRECORD

    Video Recording

    VRECORD_OTHER

     Video Recording (Other)