Alliance libraries need clarification on if and how they can contribute collections to Alma’s Community Zone and edit bibliographic records.
Contributing Collections to the CZ
Alliance institutions may contribute their collections to the Community Zone following the Community Zone contribution guidelines. Note: institutions that opt to contribute collections to the CZ are responsible for maintaining those collections. Alliance institutions are therefore encouraged to first utilize the Ex Libris Idea Exchange Content Forum to request that Ex Libris add the collection to the Alma Knowledgebase. Collections added to the Alma Knowledgebase are maintained by Ex Libris. Once the content idea has been posted to the Content Forum, Alliance institutions can encourage, via discussion lists or open calls, other Alliance institutions to vote for their idea.
Editing Bibliographic Records in the CZ
Alliance institutions may edit or contribute bibliographic records to the Community Zone following the Community Zone contribution guidelines.
Once an NZ Manager is hired: Institutions may request that the NZ Manager contribute centrally managed collections (i.e., collections managed in the NZ on behalf of Alliance institutions) to the Community Zone following the same guidelines.
Current phase: Phase 5: Approved
Written by: Technical Services Working Group
Approved by: Technical Services Working Group on 4/11/2017
Last updated: 04/06/2017
Nature of last update: finalized