To configure other settings, you must have one of the following roles:
- Catalog Administrator
- Repository Administrator
- General System Administrator
This option enables you to customize miscellaneous settings that are not specific to any other resource management action.
You configure these settings from the Customer Parameters Mapping Table page (Resource Management > Resource Configuration > Configuration Menu > General > Other Settings).
Mapping Table Page - Other Settings
The following table describes the options on this page:
|access_right_default_policy||The access rights that are applied to all digital inventory that are not attached to access rights (see Configuring Access Rights). Possible values are: |
|activation_due||The number of days to add to the current date to calculate the default e-activation task due date. The value is added to all e-activation tasks. When the due date passes, a notification is sent to the user that is assigned the e-resource activation task and an alert is displayed in the user’s list of tasks. For more information, see Managing Electronic Resource Activation and Manually Creating a PO Line.|
|asrs_socket_timeout||Not functional (for future use)|
|authority_control_link_available||When this parameter is set to true, the headings that are successfully linked are reported and available in the Authority Control Task List under the All tab. The default setting for this parameter is false. For more information, see Using the Authority Control Task List.|
Set the value that identifies the brief level threshold for records. Records with the same/equal value or less are considered brief records. You may use the values 00 through 09 to identify the brief level threshold. The default value for this parameter is 01.
By specifying 00 for the brief_level parameter, all records will be evaluated as not brief since the minimum brief level value that can be saved in a bibliographic record is 01. For institutions that choose not to use brief level criteria for evaluating records and want to avoid the brief level warnings that occur when creating PO lines, for example, the brief_level parameter should be set to 00.
The brief_level parameter is used as a threshold to evaluate the brief level of records. It does not change the brief level value assigned to individual records.
For more information, see Working with Brief Record Levels.
|call_number_type||If the call number type of a given holdings record has not been specified (MARC 852 first indicator) and no default call number type has been configured for the location of the holdings record, the value selected here is used by default. The following values for the call number type are supported: |
0 - Library of Congress classification
1 - Dewey Decimal classification
2 - National Library of Medicine classification
3 - Superintendent of Documents classification
4 - Shelving control number
5 - Title
6 - Shelved separately
7 - Source specified in subfield $2
8 - Other scheme
New for May!
Customize the behavior of the Cataloger Permission Level drop-down list in the MD Editor. When true, the cataloging level that appears in the Cataloger Permission Level drop-down list while working with a record becomes the default cataloging level. This default remains in place as subsequent records are edited, even when you log out and log back in. The default stays the same until another cataloging level from the Cataloger Permission Level drop-down list is selected; and then this new selection becomes the default.
The options are:
This parameter controls the default cataloging level for bibliographic records, local authority records, and externally managed authority records.
See Cataloging Privileges for more information.
Where records are managed in a Network Zone. To be configured in member institutions. For more information, see Network-Managed Records in a Collaborative Network. Options are:
|course_restricted_bib_data_will_be_deleted||Select true to delete a bibliographic record that is created as course restricted when the course is deactivated. If the value of this field is false, the record is suppressed from publication. Also see Adding Citations to a Reading List.|
|course_restricted_field||The field in the bibliographic MARC record that indicates whether a bibliographic record is restricted for use by a course. Note that it is possible in Alma to use defined subfield separators, such as dollar dollar $$ or double dagger ‡. The type that is defined as the subfield separator must also be stipulated in this field. Also see Adding Citations to a Reading List.|
|disable_preferred_term_correction_job||If set to false, the Authorities - Preferred Term Correction job performs preferred term correction on all bibliographic records that are linked to authority records via the Authorities - Link bibliographic headings job. By default, this parameter is set to true. For more information on this parameter and the Authorities - Preferred Term Correction job, see Working with Authority Records.|
|distribute_resource_management_changes_last_run||For future use|
|external_central_SFX_API_base_url||Not generally functional.|
New for May!
Set the maximum number of times for Alma to attempt to create a new unique barcode when a non-unique barcode is identified during validation. The default setting is 3.
When a non-unique barcode is found, Alma attempts to generate a unique barcode up to the maximum number of times specified If a unique barcode is not generated within the number of retries, an error message appears.
See Configuring Barcode Validation for more information.
Enter the token provided by GND for the parameter value. This token is used by GND for authentication when you contribute records to GND.
For consortia, the Network Zone and the member institutions use and specify the same token in the parameter value for gnd_token.
|hide_primo_publishing_options_for_network_member||Whether publishing profiles and jobs are hidden from member institutions (true or false). For more information, see Republishing Specific Records from the Network Zone.|
|holdings_accession_number_generation_extended||Set this parameter to true in order to configure and use institution-level and library-level accession number sequencing. See Configuring Accession Numbers for more information.|
|ignore_cz_records||Various processes in Alma (such as the following) use record matching before adding records to the institution's catalog: |
To fine tune the matching process, Alma allows you to indicate at the institution level whether to consider matching records that are linked to the Community Zone.
The valid values are true and false. If this parameter is set to true, Alma will match incoming records with any record that exists in the catalog and ignore bibliographic records that link to Community Zone bibliographic records.
Set this parameter to true to use the Generate button on the Physical Item Editor page to create alternative and/or temporary item-level call numbers from sequences defined in the Accession Number configuration.
|marc_holding_in_use||Whether to display holdings records in MARC format (true or false).|
|merge_method||The drool file that defines the default merge profile to be used in the metadata editor when importing a record from an external source or when importing files of records to be merged with existing records.|
|network_label||The value of the Network label for the Placement of new record field on the Quick Cataloging (Resource Management > Create Inventory > Add Physical Item) and New Portfolio (Resource Management > Create Inventory > Add Local Portfolio) pages. See Network-Managed Records in a Collaborative Network.|
|network_label_template_rules_precedence||In a Network Zone, set this to true to use the Network Zone's label generation rules instead of the locally defined rules (if any). See Managing Label Generation Rules Using a Network Zone.|
|networkSearchInstitution||The code of the Network Zone.|
|networkSearchInstitutionId||The ID of the Network Zone.|
|networkSearchPassword||The password of the Network Zone.|
|networkSearchServer||The name of the server of the Network Zone.|
|non_serial_match_profile||The default match profile for non-serial items in the MD Editor and Search External Resources (the match profiles for import profiles are defined elsewhere). Enter one of the following: |
For the Network Zone, use com.exlibris.repository.mms.match.OCLCMatchProfile.
|search_limit||Not in use.|
|serial_match_profile||The default match profile for serial items in the MD Editor and Search External Resources (the match profiles for import profiles are defined elsewhere). Enter one of the following: |
For the Network Zone, use com.exlibris.repository.mms.match.OCLCSerialMatchProfile.
Set this parameter to true in order to implement fixed drop-down lists for Statistics note 1, Statistics note 2, and Statistics note 3 in the Physical Item Editor. (By default, it is set to false and free text can be used in the notes fields of the Physical Item Editor.)
When this parameter is set to true, the Statistics note 1, Statistics note 2, and Statistics note 3 configuration options become available for you to configure in the General section of Resource Management Configuration.
Statistics Notes Configuration Options
See Configuring Statistics Notes for more information.
Use this parameter to suppress the bibliographic record when all the holdings records are deleted (true or false).
If set to true, Alma suppresses bibliographic records that do not have any holdings records.
Use this parameter to suppress the bibliographic record when all the holdings records are suppressed (true or false).
If set to true, Alma suppresses bibliographic records that contain only suppressed holdings records.
|system_date_format||Set the system date format using dd (for day), MM (for month), and yyyy (for year). Place these in the preferred order separated by a slash. For example: dd/MM/yyyy or MM/dd/yyyy.|
|temp_new_heading_suggestions||This parameter will be removed in a future release.|
Set to true to publish inventory of related records to Libraries Australia.
For more information, see Publishing Related Records to Libraries Australia.
|temp_use_marc_record_holdings_template||Set to true when you want to use the default template for holdings records outside the MD Editor such as when placing orders in Acquisitions. See Working with Templates for more information.|
|upload_single_record_from_file||The Repository type import profile to use when importing a single bibliographic record. The value must be the profile's name (case-sensitive). For more information, see Importing Records Using an Import Profile. For more about the profile name, see Creating/Editing an Import Profile: General Profile Information.|
|use_holdings_form||Whether to use the Form format to display the holdings record in the MD Editor. With this parameter set to true, some of the MD Editor options are unavailable; and you can only edit the following for a holdings record: |
|working_copy_lock_timeout||The number of hours in the Parameter Value cell that you want the bibliographic record to be locked. The amount you specify can be up to 9999 and excludes 0. |
See Edit in Actions You Can Perform on the Repository Search Result Page for additional information.
To edit other settings:
You can, at any time, click Restore to restore the initial parameter value.
- On the Customer Parameters Mapping Table page, change the Table Description as required.
- Under Mapping Table Rows, locate the setting that you want to edit, and click Customize.
- Modify the parameter value as required.
- Click Save. The modified customer parameters are saved in the Alma system.