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    External System Search

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    To configure an external system search profile, you must have one of the following roles:
    • Catalog Administrator
    • Repository Administrator
    • General System Administrator
    You can perform an online search in any external resource. Any records in the search results can be imported, merged, or overlaid onto existing Alma records.
    To enable the capability to search in an external resource:
    1. Define the external resources you want to search and their characteristics (normalization process, merge method, and credentials, as needed). See Configuring External Search Resources.
    2. Create a search profile that appears for the user in the Search cataloging profile drop-down list when searching external resources. See Configuring External Search Profiles.