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    Publishing Inventory Management Group Information to Primo

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    For e-resources in an Alma multicampus environment, you can add library-level ownership and inventory management group (Available For) information to the bibliographic records published to Primo. This can be implemented by defining a separate Primo institution for each Alma campus and using the AVE field as the basis for defining the Primo institution in the PNX records.
    Alma includes the following data fields for Primo Publishing:
    • AVE – (Available Electronic) for inventory management group information:
      • i – contains a single e-resource's inventory management group institution code
      • c – contains a single e-resource's inventory management group campus code
      • l – contains a single e-resource's inventory management group library code
      If an e-resource is open and available to all campuses, a single AVE field with subfield i and the value "ALL" is added in addition to the AVE fields created for all of the specific campuses.

      For example, if an e-book is available for all campuses/libraries, which includes Main Library, West Campus, and East Campus, the following will be listed in the publishing XML file:
      <datafield tag="AVE" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
          <subfield code="i">64U_INST</subfield>
          <subfield code="c">Main Library</subfield>
      </datafield>
      <datafield tag="AVE" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
          <subfield code="i">64U_INST</subfield>
          <subfield code="c">West Campus</subfield>
      </datafield>
      <datafield tag="AVE" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
          <subfield code="i">64U_INST</subfield>
          <subfield code="c">East Campus</subfield>
      </datafield>
      <datafield tag="AVE" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
          <subfield code="i">64U_INST</subfield>
          <subfield code="c">ALL</subfield>
      </datafield>
      If you choose not to create a Primo institution for each Alma campus, you can use the AVE information to create search scopes and search campus-specific e-resources.
    • OWN – (Ownership) for the ownership information:
      • i – contains a single e-resource ownership associated with the bibliographic record (the institution ID)
      • l – contains a single e-resource ownership associated with the bibliographic record (the library)
    To configure inventory management groups, see Configuring Inventory Management Groups.