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Resource Management - September 2016 Enhancements

Linked Data Services 

Linked data elements are now available while using the Alma MD Editor and in repository search results for titles (All titles, Physical titles, Electronic titles and Digital titles) in the Institution Zone and the Network Zone. For an explanation of linked data, see https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/alma/integrations/linked_data.
Linked Data in the MD Editor
Linked Data in the All Titles Search Results
For more information, see:

Profile Updates for MARC 21, UNIMARC, and KORMARC 

Alma profiles were updated with the MARC 21 Update No. 21 from September 2015 and the Update No. 22 from April 2016. In addition, several fixes were implemented for MARC 21, UNIMARC and KORMARC. The following list highlights these changes:
  • MARC 21 bibliographic record changes
    Resource Configuration > Configuration Menu > Cataloging section > Controlled Vocabulary Registry
    • 336A-OTB
      Changed the code to cartographic tactile image.
      336A-OTB_02.png
    • 338A-OTB
      Changed the code to microfilm reel.
    Resource Configuration > Configuration Menu > Cataloging section > Metadata Configuration > MARC21 Bibliographic Profile
    All local fields 09X and 9XX were updated to have numeric subfields 0-9 defined (if they were not already defined).
  • MARC 21 authority record change
    In the MARC21 Authority profile, lowercase L replaced the number one (1) for field 377 in the Subfields section for Language term.
  • MARC 21 holdings record changes
    • The following values were added to the 008:
      • Position 13
        # - No specific retention policy
      • Position 15
        # - No specific retention policy
    • The possible values from field 008 positions 08-11 Expected acquisition end date (Date element is not applicable) were removed. All values like in other date positions are allowed.
    • The following subfields were added to the 852:
      • $s - Copyright article-fee code (R)
      • $t - Copy number (NR)
      • $x - Nonpublic note (R)
      • $z - Public note (R)
      • $u - Uniform Resource Identifier (R)
  • UNIMARC bibliographic record changes
    • LDR/08
      Replaced the blank value with # so that it will show:
      # - (Blank) - Hierarchical Relationship Undefined
    • LDR/17
      Replaced the blank value with # so that it will show:
      # - (Blank) - Full Level
    • 100/18 and 100/19
      Added the following:
      # - blank
    • 100/30-33
      Split into the following two lists and shows the list of values as shown in 100/26-27 and 100/28-29:
      • 100/30-31 – Additional Character Sets
      • 100/32-33 - Additional Character Sets
    • Field 205 first indicator
      Instead of the current value of blank – not defined, it has the following value:
      # - undefined
    • Field 512 second indicator
      Instead of the current value of blank – not defined, it has the following value:
      # - undefined
  • MARC 21 Update No. 21 (September 2015) changes:
    • Field 336 - Content Type
      Added the following subfield:
      $0 - Authority record control number or standard number (R)
    • Field 337 - Content Type
      Added the following subfield:
      $0 - Authority record control number or standard number (R)
    • Field 338 - Content Type
      Added the following subfield:
      $0 - Authority record control number or standard number (R)
    • Field 348 - Format of Notated Music (R) added
      This new field was added with the following:
      • First Indicator
        # - Undefined
      • Second Indicator
        # - Undefined
      • Subfields as follows:
        • $a - Format of notated music term (R)
        • $b - Format of notated music code (R)
        • $0 - Authority record control number or standard number (R)
        • $2 - Source of term (NR)
        • $3 - Materials specified (NR)
        • $6 - Linkage (NR)
        • $8 - Field link and sequence number (R)
  • MARC 21 Update No. 22 (April 2016) changes:
    • Sound recording (007/00=s)
      • 007/01 - Specific material designation
        Added the following value:
        r - Remote
      • 007/03 – Speed
        Added the following value:
        n - Not applicable
      • 007/01 - Specific material designation
        Added the following value:
        s - Standalone device
    • Electronic resource (007/00=c)
      • 007/01 - Specific material designation
        Added the following value:
        s - Standalone device
    • 382 - Medium of Performance
      • Updated the description of subfield e to the following:
        Number of ensembles of the same type
      • Added the following subfields:
        • $r - Total number of individuals performing alongside ensembles (NR)
        • $t - Total number of ensembles (NR)
    • 753 - System Details Access to Computer Files
      • Added the following subfields:
        • $0 - Authority record control number or standard number (R)
        • $2 - Source of term (NR)

Connexion Crosswalk Support 

This feature was developed for the Italian market.
The OCLC Connexion external integration profile was enhanced to include a format parameter enabling you to specify that records will be crosswalked from the MARC 21 format to the UNIMARC format upon import.
New OCLC Connexion Format Parameter
See Importing Records from OCLC Connexion for more information.

Additional Resource Management Enhancements

  • For the SRU integration profile, when the conversion from the original record's format to the requested format is unavailable, Alma now returns the original record.
  • The ZDB matching method was removed when configuring an import profile. The 035 (Other System Identifier) method should be used instead.
  • For a predefined list of sites (maintained by Ex Libris), administrators can disable compression for an FTP connection used by a general publishing profile. After selecting FTP and one of the defined sites, select Disable file compression on the Publishing Profile Details page. The Compressed file extension field is removed from the page (since the extension is not used for this profile).
    The sites are ftp.exlibris.co.il and scp.oclc.org.
    Publishing Profile Details Page
  • In the MD Editor, when cataloging spaces in the 010 or 035 fields, you must now use the hash sign (#) for each space that you want to insert, rather than entering a space. Spaces appear as hash signs (#) in the MD Editor, although they are saved by Alma as spaces.
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