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    Licensing Requirements

    What are the licensing requirements for managing digital resources in Alma?

    Managing Digital Resources in Alma – License Requirements
    Alma supports various workflows related to the management of digital resources, either born digital or digitized.  When a library chooses to manage their digital resources in Alma (either the metadata only or together with the object itself) as part of their permanent collection, this will require a full subscription of Alma (Print, Electronic, and Digital). 
    The workflows below result in the creation of digital resources in Alma, and as such require a subscription to manage them in Alma (in addition to the existing Print and Electronic subscription):
    • Add Representation – One by one addition of digital resources by staff
    • Digital Uploader – Supports the bulk upload of digital resources by staff
    • Digitization – Physical resources are scanned and the digital resources are added to the repository
    • End user deposit of digital resources 
    • API based creation of digital resources
    • Harvesting of metadata from a remote digital asset management system
    The following workflows do NOT require the creation of digital resources in Alma, and do not require a subscription to manage them in Alma:
    • Document delivery – Electronic resources are printed/scanned and the material is emailed to the requester  
    • Digitization - Physical resources are scanned and material is emailed to the requester.
    NOTE: the above workflows do not create descriptive metadata or digital resources in Alma

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