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Alma Training: Acquisitions

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 Started

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

More in depth: Workflows and Online Help

Alma Workflows for acquisitions and electronic resources management   

Alma Online Help

                The Acquisitions section includes

                                Purchasing Workflows


                                Acquisitions Infrastructure (vendors and ledgers/funds)

Contact Information

For corrections, additions, comments, etc., contact or any member of the Acquisitions Working Group.

Contact a trainer: Maria Kiriakova, Ann Matsuuchi, Kenneth Rosenberg, Michael Waldman