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January 31, 2014

Acquisitions Policy for Alma

After considerable deliberation, the Collaborative Technical Services Team adopted a policy mandating the use of Alma acquisitions functions. The official policy document, called "Policy on Minimum Acquisitions Data" is linked from the Collaborative Technical Services page.

This policy will ensure that inventory is fully disclosed in Alma at the point of order. As our policy states, "Indicating inventory in the [Network Zone] will avoid unnecessary duplication; allow libraries to make acquisitions decisions based on the most current and accurate data; and support increased collaborative technical services and cooperative collection development between Alliance libraries."

Technical Services Communication

CTST is taking steps to create a general email list for technical services communication. Watch for an announcement in the coming weeks.

CONSER Funnel Reminder
    
We have a funnel for updating and correcting CONSER serials records. See more information on the CONSER funnel project  or cohort 1 and 2 libraries may now submit your requests online.

Best,

Kathi Carlisle Fountain
Collection Services Program Manager
Orbis Cascade Alliance