Importing Bibliographic Records with Local Fields the Network Zone
Importing Alma local fields, using a Network Zone import profile. If importing a bibliographic record, which includes an Alma local field (09x, 59x, 69x, 77x, or 78x), import the record to the Network Zone directly. No need to import the bibliographic record to the Institution Zone first.
Configuring the Network Zone import profile to accept local fields
From the Resources menu, choose “Manage Import Profiles.”
From the list, find the Network Zone import profile to update.
Using the ellipses (action menu), choose “Edit.”
On the Normalization & Validation tab, choose yes to Import Local Extensions.
In OCLC Connexion
Enter the local MARC field into the bibliographic record. For example:
590__$$a Great book to read.
In OCLC CatExpress
CatExpress users can enter a local call number and data into a 590 field.
Import Profile Considerations
Things to consider: Are you creating inventory at the time of import or overlaying order records? Are you overlaying the bibliographic record in the IZ or NZ? What are match points OCLC#, POL, or other match points? Physical or electronic ...
Adding Links to Bibliographic Records (PowerPoint)
PowerPoint to highlight how to add links (URLs) to bibliographic records.
Normalization Rule to Update Bibliographic Record with Local Fields
Alma defines local fields as 09x, 59x, 69x, 77x, 78x, and per MnPALS policy 950 - 999. You may not make any changes to the LDR or Network Zone MARC fields. To update or add local fields, please use the 'NZ Add Local Fields' normalization rule. The ...
Creating an Import Profile matching on POL
The import profile updates the barcode and item policy if needed in Alma. Please note that the import profile does not update the location created at the time of the order. 1. Creating the Import Profile From the Resources menu, -> choose to Manage ...
Automatically Deleting MARC Fields
The OCLC Normalization Rule applied during importing bibliographic records to Alma includes the normalization rule “Delete MARC Tags at Import.” When importing MARC bibliographic records, the rule will delete the following MARC fields when importing ...