To configure institution languages, you must have the following role:
- General System Administrator
You can configure which languages are supported by the institution. Available languages are predefined by Ex Libris; each language is either enabled or disabled. Languages can be supported in the following contexts:
- Patron facing interfaces – Includes notifications (email and SMS), self-check machine messages, and Get It, View It, and My Account tabs in Primo
- Staff facing interfaces – Includes the patron-facing interfaces and all other Alma back-office elements
You configure Alma languages on the Institution Languages mapping table (Administration > General Configuration > Configuration Menu > General > General Configuration > Institution Languages). For more information about mapping tables, see Mapping TablesMapping Tables.
Institution Languages Mapping Table
You can enable or disable languages. You may have to log in and out of Alma to see the changes.
The Supported for Patron Facing column indicates whether the language is supported in patron-facing interfaces, such as notifications (email and SMS), self-check machine messages, and Get It, View It, and My Account tabs in Primo. The Supported for Staff UI column indicates whether the language can be selected as the staff-facing interface (when you click the name of the user in the top right-hand corner of Alma and select the language from the Language drop-down list).
The values in these columns are read-only and cannot be edited.
If a language that is enabled is selected by a patron as their Preferred Language, all emails received by the patron display in this language (see the Preferred Language field in the Quick User Management Page Fields table in Adding Users).