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Getting Started with Alma
Ex Libris videos provide an introduction to Alma and some basic acquisitions workflows. However, CUNY will have an Institution Zone, Network Zone, and Community Zone. Be aware that most Ex Libris videos do not mention the Network Zone (a collaborative feature for consortia).
Getting to Know Alma
"Orientation" series includes short videos with total running time of 15-16 minutes. At the end of the two searching videos, there is a handout of the last video. Other videos are arranged by topic and are more detailed for each area; running times are listed.
Includes videos, terminology/documentation, and links to specific sub-topics which are quite detailed. If you've already watched "Getting to Know" series, you can start with "Navigating in Alma" rather than the orientation.
Alma LibGuide from ExLibris
A very detailed LibGuide from ExLibris with links to videos, documents, updates, etc.
For CUNY-specific information, tune in to the monthly Q&A sessions or see the archived videos:
SUNY's training site includes recordings of training sessions, FAQs for specific activities, and other material.
CUNY Acquisitions Training and Documentation
Funds and invoices FY2020
Video of presentation by Kenneth Rosenberg, August 4, 2020, on activating funds and entering invoices for the prior year
More in depth: Workflows and Online Help
Alma Workflows for acquisitions and electronic resources management
Alma Online Help
The Acquisitions section includes
Acquisitions Infrastructure (vendors and ledgers/funds)
Standing Orders Workflow
ExLibris PowerPoint presentation. Standing order – Orders that are not repeated on a frequent or regular basis. Used, for example, for purchasing all the printed books by a particular author when they are published, or where a series of books are being published, but not necessarily on a regular basis. Physical monograph material is not received on the Receive New Material page. Instead, it is created manually by creating or choosing a bibliographic record, creating a holdings record, and then creating an item record, which you associate with the standing order PO line. You set a receipt date for the item in the Physical Item Editor.