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    Configuring Physical Item Material Type Descriptions

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    The following roles can configure item material type descriptions:
    • Catalog Administrator
    • General System Administrator
    You can enable, disable, and configure the material types that appear in the Material type (sometimes Secondary Type) drop-down list in various places in Alma. You do this on the Physical Material Type code table page (Resource Management > Resource Configuration > Configuration Menu).

    Physical Material Type Code Table Page

    This drop-down list appears in many pages in Alma—for example, in the Physical Item Editor when editing a physical item. In addition, any change to the material type description appears in the Primo View It and Get It tabs.
    To customize the physical item material type descriptions:
    1. On the Physical Material Type Code Table page:
      • Edit the descriptions of the material types in the Description column.
      • Enable/disable the material type using the check mark in the Enabled column.
    2. Use the up and down arrows to change the order in which the material types appear in the Material type drop-down lists.
    3. Select a default value, which is the first value to appear in the drop-down lists.
    4. Click Save. All enabled Material type drop-down lists in Alma display the customized list.