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This policy specifies how records in the Network Zone (NZ) should be suppressed in different situations.
Following shared naming conventions will allow Alliance libraries to easily identity other Alliance import profiles shared with the Alma community.
Catalogers must retain all MARC fields in OCLC records when exporting from Connexion with the exception of the 029 field, which must be deleted.
Alliance members who participate in the OCLC Member Merge program receive extensive training to get authorization to perform master record merges.
This policy addresses when to overlay brief bibs contributed by other Alliance libraries.
Procedures for overlaying a bibliographic record in the IZ and/or NZ.
This document describes policy and methods for overlaying individual bibliographic records in Alma with records exported from OCLC Connexion client or brought into the Network Zone (NZ) from daily OCLC loads.
This FAQ addresses the problems caused when bib records in the Alliance Network Zone (NZ) contain two or more different OCLC numbers in separate 035 subfields.
This policy is about the use of Numeric Character References (NCRs) in MARC cataloging records.
This document lists each of the merge rules created in the NZ along with the purpose and text of each rule.
- Documentation is primarily text based, but it can incorporate screen captures and other images.
- Training includes video, audio, recorded sessions, and other resources that demonstrate a principle or process.
The option "Documentation & Training" will return webpages in either category.
Outside the Alliance
Below are external training opportunities and resources that may be of interest to Alliance members.
Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)
Association of Southeastern Research Libraries
- One stop shopping for documentation, training, articles, and links to other Ex Libris pages (such as Salesforce)
- Alma Courses
- Alma Certification
- Primo Courses
- Primo Certification
OCLC’s Web Junction offers courses, webinars, and other training resources.