Managing user often involves creating, editing, and deleting users within Alma. Additional user management tasks involve running bulk operations on user records. Library staff's ability to carry out user management tasks depending on the roles they are assigned by Alma Administrators.
View the following Essentials videos on Alma's User Management. The videos provide an overview of the users in general, user roles, automatic user role generation, workflows, and user bulk updates.
For Circulation staff, an important component to understanding Alma / Primo VE are the two User account types:
Unlike internal users, External Users and their metadata are loaded into Alma from an external system via a manual import or through a synchronized process on a regular basis. NOAA personnel who did not have accounts in Sirsi will typically have External records.
(In Sirsi, all user accounts were manually created and managed in Sirsi, and there were no External records. We now import External records into Alma for NOAA personnel using the Patron Load process, as of September 2022.)
Ex Libris provides training videos and documentation for Alma through their Knowledge Center. This information will be useful during and after the migration. If a video will not play for you, please see the accompanying text-based handout.
Some NOAA staff have having issues viewing some videos while on NOAA ERAV VPN. If you are a NOAA ERAV VPN and unable to view a video please try doing so while not on VPN.
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