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    Configuring Other Settings (Resource Management)

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    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:
    Other Settings
    Parameter Key Description
    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:
    • Restrict – All users are restricted from accessing the specified digital object
    • Allow – All users are allowed to access the specified digital object
    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.
    brief_level
    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
    cataloging_level_user_preferences
    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:
    • true – The Cataloger Permission Level selected remains the default as subsequent records are edited.
    • false (or blank, no setting specified) – Turn this feature off.
    This parameter controls the default cataloging level for bibliographic records, local authority records, and externally managed authority records.
    See Cataloging Privileges for more information.
    central_record_management
    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:
    • ENFORCE_NETWORK - Record management is in the Network Zone.
    • DEFAULT_INSTITUTION - Record management is in the institution. The UI defaults to the institution in all locations, but you can select the Network Zone instead.
    • DEFAULT_NETWORK - Record management is in the Network Zone. The UI defaults to the Network Zone in all locations, but you can choose the institution instead.
    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.
    generate_unique_barcode_max_retries
    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.
    gnd_token
    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:
    • Metadata import
    • OCLC Connexion matching
    • Linking Institution Zone records to Network Zone records
    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.
    item_call_numbers_generate_enable
    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.
    See Configuring Accession Numbers to configure your call numbers sequences and Updating Item-Level Information for information regarding how to use this capability.
    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:
    • com.exlibris.repository.mms.match.CDLMatchingProfile – for the Fuzzy Non-Serial match method.
    • com.exlibris.repository.mms.match.IDsMatchProfile – for the ISBN 024/035 match method.
    • com.exlibris.repository.mms.match.ISBNMatchProfile – for the ISBN match method based on the 020 field only.
    • com.exlibris.repository.mms.match.LCCNMatchProfile – for the LCCN match method based on the 010a field only.
    • com.exlibris.repository.mms.match.OCLCMatchProfile – for the 035 (Other System Identifier) match method based on the system control number that uses any 035 field.
    • com.exlibris.repository.mms.match.uniqueOCLC – for the Unique OCLC Identifier match method based on a matching OCLC prefix and number. Use this method when working with OCLC.
    For detailed information on all of the above methods, see Match Methods – Explanations and Examples.

    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:
    • com.exlibris.repository.mms.match.CDLSeMatchingProfile – for the Fuzzy Serial match method.
    • com.exlibris.repository.mms.match.IDsSerialMatchProfile – for the ISSN 024/035 match method.
    • com.exlibris.repository.mms.match.ISSNMatchProfile – for the ISSN match method based on the 022 field only.
    • com.exlibris.repository.mms.match.LCCNSerialMatchProfile – for the LCCN Serial match method based on the 010a field only.
    • com.exlibris.repository.mms.match.OCLCSerialMatchProfile – for the 035 (Other System Identifier) match method based on the system control number that uses any 035 field.
    • com.exlibris.repository.mms.match.uniqueOCLC – for the Unique OCLC Identifier match method based on a matching OCLC prefix and number. Use this method when working with OCLC.
    For detailed information on all of the above methods, see Match Methods – Explanations and Examples.

    For the Network Zone, use com.exlibris.repository.mms.match.OCLCSerialMatchProfile.
    statistics_note_controlled
    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.
    suppressBibWithDeletedHol
    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.
    suppressBibWithSuppressedHol
    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.
    temp_publishing_relation_to_LA
    Set to true to publish inventory of 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:
    • Library
    • Location
    • Holding Type
    • Call Number
    • Call Number Type
    • Copy Number
    • Accession Number
    • Nonpublic Note
    • Textual Holdings
    • Public Note
    If this parameter is set to false, the MARC format is used; and the MD Editor options are available to include Add Field, Remove Field, Add Subfield, Add Local Field, Add Alternate Graphic Representation, Add Rule, and so forth.
    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.
    1. On the Customer Parameters Mapping Table page, change the Table Description as required.
    2. Under Mapping Table Rows, locate the setting that you want to edit, and click Customize.
    3. Modify the parameter value as required.
    4. Click Save. The modified customer parameters are saved in the Alma system.
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