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    Central Publishing in the Network

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    Central publishing in the network publishes both Network Zone and member institution records. Using Alma's general publishing profile, you are able to configure and publish the following:

    • All records that are managed in the Network Zone
    • Member records that are linked to the Network Zone
      In the general publishing profile, these records are enriched as defined by the data enrichment specifications for physical holdings, physical items, electronic inventory, and so forth. The enriched data includes the local bibliographic fields that are set by the members (the ones not included in the main Network Zone bibliographic record).
    • Local member records that are not linked to the Network Zone and their enriched data

    Network Zone publishing is available only for logical sets and is processed in the following manner:

    1. First, the set's query is executed in the Network Zone to pull all the relevant Network Zone records.
    2. The set's query is then executed in each member institution to pull the relevant member records that match the search criteria.

    The publishing job report documents job results for both the Network Zone and the member institutions configured in the network's general publishing profile.

    This section assumes that you are familiar with the Publishing and Inventory Enrichment (General Publishing) configuration information in the online help and provides a description of the general publishing parameters that are unique to the network's general publishing profile.

    Network General Publishing Profile Configuration

    Use the procedure below to supplement the configuration instructions provided in the Publishing and Inventory Enrichment (General Publishing) section.

    To configure the network general publishing profile:

    In the Network, access the Publishing Profiles page (Resources > Publishing > Publishing Profiles), select Add Profile > General Profile, and refer to the table below for a list of the general publishing profile configuration parameters that are specific to a network configuration.

    From the Set name box, you can select only a logical set and not an itemized set.

    Network General Publishing Configuration Parameters
    Configuration Parameters Description
    Content Section

    Publish on

    For the Publish on parameter in the Content section, select the Bibliographic level option.

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    Bibliographic Level Option
    Physical Holdings Enrichment Section

    Member code field / Member code subfield

    Specify a target field / subfield to which the member code should be published for holdings. When several members have holdings for the same title, the member code helps to identify which members the holdings belong to.

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    Member Code Field / Subfield
    Physical Items Enrichment Section

    Repeatable field / Member code subfield

    Specify a target subfield to which the member code should be published for items. This subfield is attached to the field specified in the Repeatable field parameter.

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    Member Code Subfield for Items
    Electronic Inventory Enrichment Section

    Repeatable field / Member code subfield

    Specify a target subfield to which the member code should be published for electronic inventory. This subfield is attached to the field specified in the Repeatable field parameter.

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    Member Code Subfield for Electronic Inventory
    Digital Inventory Enrichment Section

    Repeatable field / Member code subfield

    When you select either Add Digital Representation Information or Add Remote Representation Information or both, specify a target subfield to which the member code should be published for digital inventory. This subfield is attached to the field specified in the Repeatable field parameter.

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    Member Code Subfield for Digital Inventory
    Collection Enrichment Section

    Repeatable field / Member code subfield

    Specify a target subfield to which the member code should be published for collections. This subfield is attached to the field specified in the Repeatable field parameter.

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    Member Code Subfield for Collections
    Member Details Enrichment Section

    Repeatable field / Member code subfield / Member name subfield / Member BIB MMS ID subfield

    Specify a target subfield to which the following should be published for member details enrichment:

    • Member code
    • Member name
    • Member bibliographic MMS record ID

    These subfields are attached to the field specified in the Repeatable field parameter.

    For published bibliographic records, this enables you to identify the members that have the published title.

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    Member Details Enrichment
    Local Bibliographic Enrichment Section

    Member code subfield

    Specify a target subfield to which the member code should be published for local fields. This subfield is attached to the local field that contains the member's local data. This identifies the member to which the local data belongs.

    When the Add Member Local Fields check box is selected, a member's local bibliographic fields (fields not included in the network's bibliographic record) are included in the publishing. Select this option to include a member's local data.

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    Local Bibliographic Enrichment
    Members Section

    Active (column)

    In the Active column, enable each member whose records you want to publish. With this feature, you can have all members participate or selectively identify certain members' records for publishing. In this section, the list of members identifies each member's institution code and name.

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    Identify Which Members to Publish

    Network General Publishing Job Report

    For central publishing from the network, the general publishing job report includes a Members' Local Records Report section. This section identifies record counts for local records (not linked to the Network Zone) published per member.

    The Records processed count in the top portion of the job report includes the total number of records published from both the Network Zone and the members.

    The Network Zone Report section of the report is the same with or without members included in the publishing.

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    Network General Publishing Job Report
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