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Populating the Network Zone 

Approved: SILS Policy Team, February 28, 2013 
The Alma Network Zone will consist of OCLC master bibliographic records. The initial set of WorldCat records to be loaded into the Alliance Network Zone will be provided by the Orbis Cascade Alliance and will be loaded by Ex Libris. This initial file of WorldCat records will consist of all WorldCat records with holdings attached by one or more Alliance libraries. Ex Libris will re-link individual libraries’ inventory to the master records in the Network Zone based on matching OCLC numbers.

Naming the Shared ILS 

Approved: SILS Policy Team, March 14, 2013 
  1. The Alliance will refer to the staff-side portion of the Shared ILS by its Ex Libris product name of “Alma.” 
  2. The Alliance will continue to refer to the general process of resource sharing among Alliance libraries as “Summit,” owing to the strong name recognition that Summit currently holds. 
  3. Each Alliance member institution will determine for itself the name for its own Ex Libris Primo discovery interface. 
This policy is based on current understanding of Ex Libris product functionality and operation. It may need to be reviewed and updated, particularly with respect to functionality of Ex Libris Primo.