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Alma Acquisitions Resource Guide

This guide covers all aspects of the Acquisitions process, which includes setting up funds, ordering, receiving physical items, activating e-resources, and invoicing. This guide also covers Serials patterns and arrival/check-in.

Print Serials in Alma


Ex Libris Resources


  1. Print Serials (Ex Libris Knowledge Center) : This webpage covers general information about print serials management in Alma, prediction patterns, how irregular publications are handled,  receiving serials, serial issue descriptive information, and claiming. 
  2. Best Practice Toolkit: Print Serial Management (Ex Libris Knowledge Center): This webpage suggests best practices for managing print serials in Alma. 
  3. Presentations and Documents - Serials ( Ex Libris Knowledge Center): This webpage highlights Ex Libris trainings and presentations on print serials. Suggested training for institutions that do not currently utilize the Alma Acquisitions functionality: How to create predicted items without a POL (acquisitions order).
  4. Prediction Patterns (Ex Libris Knowledge Center): This webpage explains Alma's ability to create prediction patterns that enable you to more easily manage serials. With prediction patterns, it's possible to create items in advance of their receive date based on a prediction template.