How are digital collections integrated into Alma?
Alma harvests records published by the digital repository (via file or HTTP)
Alma creates a digital representation when a matching bib record is found; otherwise, a new bib record (having a digital representation) is created (using matching and normalization rules)
Alma publishes to Primo; ‘View It’ is available for remote digital items
Does Alma support managing collections of digital representations and their metadata?
The mechanism for bulk deposit (ingest) supports different formats such as Marc based files, Dublin Core as well as CSV.
Can collections be imported into Alma?
Alma supports an import profile of type Collection. EAD files can be used as an exchange format for importing into Alma to create top-level collections with their sub-collections.
Can I search in Primo by Digital Collection?
How can imported digital records be linked to a collection?
An out of the box normalization process (addBibToCollectionNormalizationTask) allows for defining an import profile that will assign imported digital titles to a collection according to the value of the 787 field of the MARC record.
Can a title be assigned to a collection from the MD Editor?
Alma supports the option of assigning a digital title to a collection from within the MD Editor. The is option is accessed from the Tools pull down menu:
The cataloger can then search and choose the collection from the list of collections: