Patrons can submit digital content to Alma to be added to the repository. Deposits consist of a suppressed bibliographic record in Dublin Core format, a digital representation, and one or more digital files.
Content submissions by patrons can be performed by using a syandalone interface or by library staff on behalf of the patrons (staff-mediated deposit).
Deposits go through an approval process (automated or manual) before becoming an integral part of the repository. The deposit approval process is determined by a deposit profile. These profiles, created and maintained by Deposit Managers, determine how Alma handles the deposit. Deposit Operators are responsible for reviewing deposits and can approve, reject, or communicate with patrons to correct their submitted content.
For an overview of working with digital resources, see Working with Digital Resources - Overview.
For a video explaining the Deposit feature, see New Deposit Functionality for Digital Resources.