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    The integration of Summon and Alma allows users to search a single index that includes a central index (approximately two billion records), your local data defined in Alma, and any non-Alma institutional repositories and LibGuides that were previously set up when the library administered Summon through the Client Center or Intota. The following figure shows the discovery flow between Summon and Alma.


    Alma-Summon Integration Discovery Flow

    The following functionality is configured with or provided by Summon:

    • Users can perform a search in Summon and access a local Alma record's services (such as View It and Get It), which are provided by the Services page in Alma.

    • Harvesting of local Alma bibliographic records (physical, electronic, and digital) and electronic holdings.

    • The ability to search non-Alma institutional repositories and LibGuides, which are identified by a database ID. Because these repositories are defined as local electronic collections in Alma, services for these records are provided by the Services page as well.

    • Publisher resources that utilize IEDL (Index-Enhanced Direct Linking) will link directly to the content provider from Summon results. Otherwise, the record's services will come from the Services page, which utilizes Alma's link resolver.

    • A hyperlink is provided in Summon to access the Journal Search page, which is provided by and configured in Alma. For more information, see Journal Search Page.

    • A hyperlink is provided in Summon to access users' library cards, which are managed by Alma.

    • The Course Reserves View allows users to view and search course reserves information, which is defined in Alma/Leganto. For more information, see Using the Course Reserves View and Configuring the Course Reserves View.

    The following functionality is configured with or provided by Alma:

    Most Alma configurations associated with discovery are configured with Alma's Discovery module, and administrators will require the Discovery - Admin role to view and manage its settings.

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