To work with the Community Zone Updates Task List, you must have the following role:
- Repository Manager
The Community Zone Updates Task List page (Resource Management > Manage Inventory > Community Zone Updates Task List) displays changes that were made to your Institutional Zone during updates from the Community Zone (as a result of the Synchronize Changes from CZ job; see an explanation of this job in the Scheduled Jobs table in the Viewing All Scheduled Jobs section). These changes are specific to your institution and may include modifications to bibliographic records as well as changes to holdings, availability, security requirements, and parser parameters.
The Community Zone Updates Task List page contains the tabs:
- The Review tab is open by default. It includes changes made to your records to review and take action on. For example, a parameter change may not fit your institution’s requirements. You can manually revert to the old value by using the Edit action.
- The All tab shows information for all changes that were made to your records or that are relevant to your institution.
Updates are synchronized on Sundays at midnight in your time zone.
Additional updates, such as enrichments and authorities, may occur during the week in order to prevent overload to your system.
The columns on the page are:
- Report Type – See Working with the Community Zone Updates Task List.
- Electronic Collection Name – When available, click to open the Activation Information tab in the Electronic Service Editor; see the Activation Information Tab Options table in Adding a Local Electronic Collection.
- Title – When available, click to open the Coverage Information tab in the Electronic Portfolio Editor; see the New Portfolio Page Options (Standalone and Electronic Collection) table in Adding a Standalone Portfolio.
- Submit Date
- Available For (multicampus environment or collaborative network implementing a Network Zone) – The inventory management group to which this electronic resource is restricted. Groups in this column reflect the information effective with the most recent harvesting. For more information, see Configuring Inventory Management Groups.
- Before Change/After Change – Changes made globally as part of the Community Zone update job.
- Local Information (Review tab only) – Local override information (in the Coverage Information tab in the Electronic Portfolio Editor) maintained by the library.
- MMS ID New for May!
On the Review tab, you can perform the following actions:
- Remove a row – Click Actions > Dismiss To dismiss multiple rows, select the check boxes, select Dismiss Selected in the bottom dropdown menu, and click Execute.To dismiss all rows, select Dismiss All in the bottom dropdown menu, and click Execute.
- Edit the item in the Electronic Service Editor or Electronic Portfolio Editor – Click Actions > Edit For an electronic collection report type, the Electronic Service Editor opens.For a portfolio report type, the Electronic Portfolio Editor opens.
For more information about the Community Zone Updates Task List, see the Alma Community Zone Intro and Task List video (14:10 mins).
The way you activate a collection from the Community Zone determines the actions that you can take following a Community Zone update.
You can activate in one of the following ways:
- Auto-active collection: Activate an aggregator package electronic collection and indicate that the source should update automatically.
- Non auto-active collection: Activate a selective package electronic collection (or aggregator package type) and set it to not use automatic updates.
Actions are performed automatically on the collection depending on which of the above ways is used.
|Type||Action Name||Action Taken||Tab|
|Both (Auto-activation and Non auto-activation)||Electronic Collection linking parameters update||The action is performed. You can undo it by selecting Actions > Edit and manually restoring the previous value.||Both (Review and All)|
|Electronic Collection base url updated||The action is performed. You can undo it by selecting Actions > Edit and manually restoring the previous value.||Both (Review and All)|
|Electronic Collection service deleted||The electronic collection service is unlinked from the Community Zone and set to inactive. If you decide to keep the electronic collection service, select Actions > Edit and manually manage the electronic collection service from the Electronic Service Editor page. The institution icon (single building) appears in the Portfolios tab on the Electronic Service Editor page where you can select Actions > Remove to delete a portfolio.||Both (Review and All)|
|Portfolio coverage update||The action is performed.||Both (Review and All)|
|Portfolio linking parameters update||The action is performed. You can undo it by selecting Actions > Edit and manually restoring the previous value.||Both (Review and All)|
|Electronic Collection deleted||The electronic collection is unlinked from the Community Zone and turned inactive. The institution icon (single building) appears beside the electronic collection in the repository search. If you decide to keep the electronic collection, select Actions > Edit and manually manage the electronic collection. If you decide to delete the electronic collection, find it using the repository search and manually delete it.||All only|
|Electronic Collection Bibliographic Record Update||The action is performed. You can make changes to this record update by selecting Actions > Edit. See Activating an Electronic Collection Using the Activation Wizard for more information.||Both (Review and All)|
|Auto-activation||Portfolio added to auto active package (electronic collection)||The action is performed.||All only|
|Non auto-activation||Portfolio added to non auto-active package (electronic collection)||No action is performed. In the All tab, you can see portfolios added to the Community Zone electronic collection. To add the portfolios to your electronic collection, manually go into the Community Zone, find the portfolio, and activate it. Alternatively, you can add it as a local portfolio manually.||All only|
|Auto-activation||Portfolio deleted from auto-active package (electronic collection)||The action is performed.||All only|
|Non auto-activation||Portfolio deleted from a non auto-active package (electronic collection)||The portfolio is not deleted, but it is unlinked from the Community Zone, saved as a local portfolio, and its availability is changed from Available to Not Available. You see this action in the Review tab and can manually delete the portfolio by selecting Actions > Edit. You can keep the local portfolio by selecting Actions > Dismiss.||Both (Review and All)|
Currently, the update job handles updates to Community Zone resources only. If an institution adds an Institution Zone portfolio to a Community Zone electronic collection, the job does not update it. The Institution Zone portfolio is created as a duplicate, and no automatic job deletes it.
You can see new Community Zone portfolios added to electronic collections in the All tab, and you need to manually delete the existing Institution Zone portfolios following the update.
Incorporating the Community Zone Updates Task List into Your Workflow
The following procedure is a suggested method of incorporating the Community Zone Updates Task List into your workflow.
To incorporate the Community Zone Updates Task List into your workflow:
- Access the Community Zone Updates Task List once per week.
- Review the updates made to your Institution Zone records from the Community Zone updates.
- Apply the Community Zone Updates Task List filters that are useful for your particular institutional workflow. You may find it more useful to apply the filters and check the electronic collection-level changes before applying the filters and checking the portfolio-level changes.
- As you filter and view the entries, look for:
- Deleted portfolios These are portfolios that were deleted in the Community Zone and have become local portfolios. You will need to decide if the portfolio should be deleted. This decision will most likely be determined by whether there is still access to the resource.
- Portfolios that were added to the aggregator collection but were not automatically activated The portfolio is not automatically activated if it was initially chosen on the collection level. You need to decide if the portfolio should be activated.
- Portfolios where the global coverage was updated and the library has local coverage You will need to determine if you want to remove the local coverage.
- Deleted portfolios
- Dismiss the records for which you have accepted the update using Dismiss Selected or Dismiss All (refer to the procedure To work with the Community Zone Updates Task List procedure above for more information). The expectation is that the vast majority, if not all, of the entries will be dismissed. Using the Community Zone Updates Task List eliminates the time-consuming process of manually reviewing and implementing each change.
- The Dismiss All option removes all tasks from the task list, not just the tasks on the current page.
- Entries that have been dismissed are still available in the All tab. This ensures that you have a history of the entries which were dismissed.