Acquisitions and Electronic Resource Management Work Group

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The Acquisitions and Electronic Resource Management work group evaluates the operation for the Acquisitions and Electronic Resource Management component of the LSP product on behalf of CCC libraries.  By soliciting feedback from the system via multiple lines of communication, the work group will make recommendations to the LSP Governance Committee in regards to standards, best practices, solutions to problems, guidelines and policies.

The Electronic Resource Management/Acquisitions work group is responsible for proposing best practices, workflows, and policies, as related to the Acquisitions and Electronic Resource Management component of print and electronic resources, and realia.

2019-2020 Goals

  • Draft policies, best practices and procedures
  • Draft Network Zone policies in conjunction with the ERM/Acquisitions Work Group

Office Hour Notes, Slides

March 4th Office Hour Recording 

March 4th Office Hour Presentation (How to Successfully Remove Collections in Alma and General ERM Information)

March 4h Office Hour Notes

NOTE: Our April and May office hours recordings and notes will appear in our future Libguides page.  Stay tuned!


Best Practices





May 2020CDI BasicsStarting Point documentation for Central Discovery Index (April 2020 / updated May 8 2020)
Feb 2020NetLibrary TitlesNZ manager currently working on loading into NZ
April 2019

Importing Films on Demand into Alma

Provides steps for importing titles into Films on Demand, as an intermediary until FOD records are fully available in the Primo Central Index


Acquisitions Processes

Best Practices for Acquisitions in Alma; Survey sent out to project leads on 10/21/2019.

Quick Tips

Helpful Searching and Finding Electronic Collections
Helpful Hints for Searching the CZ for e-collections
Helpful Advanced Search queries

How to Override Settings for Gale Ebooks (Gale Cengage Virtual Reference Library) so Links Go to Entry/Chapter Level (Document)            VIDEO

Quick Copy/Paste Overrides:

Parser (override): Gale::OpenURL

Parser paramaters (override):  url= &loc_id=$$LOC_ID &dbase=GVRL &art=$$ART & url2= & type=monograph​

ART (won't show up until after you save overrides): yes




Outstanding Issues in the CDI Enablement/Switchover

Noticing any issues with CDI (Enablement or post-switchover)?  Check to see if your issue is already being investigated and if not, contact us and let us know at our LSP listserv.

Ebsco Link Resolver Plugin

Checks the validity of a full-text URL before passing it to the user. Configure the link resolver plugin for EBSCO per this document: Configuring the Validity of EBSCOhost Full Text URLs

Webinars with the Workgroup

 Recording (10/22/19): Q&A with the Acquisitions/ERM Workgroup

Webinars hosted by the Acquisitions/ERM workgroup.

Gobi Documentation

Included are documents related to integrating GOBI services into Alma.  If your college uses GOBI to acquire materials, you should reach out to Moriah Guy to setup a meeting with her to go over your library's needs to determine the best option.  Meetings should be scheduled for September / October to accommodate the ExLibris migration schedule.

GALILEO Interconnected Libraries (GIL) Documentation

From the Georgia Learning Library Online (via a consortium of many educational institutions' libraries in Georgia), these documents provide flowcharts, glossaries, and very handy "how to" steps to perform many functions in Alma and Primo.  Come here first to get already written directions or diagrams.  Don't know what a terminology from the vendor or related to LSP's are and are to afraid to ask?  You may find the term with its very definition here in its rich glossaries.

CSU Alma/Primo Twitter Feed

This twitter feed includes latest news and updates, including any universal technology issues happening in the LSP.

ERM Workgroup's Provided Google Custom Search Engine

Cross searches many relevant pages related to Alma/Primo, both from the vendor and various library groups, including the CSU group and our own.

Work Group Members

  • Betsy Ruszel, Sr. Library Technician, Diablo Valley College
  • Caroline Hallam, OER & Electronic Resources Librarian, Glendale Community College
  • Joel Bakker, Library Technician III, Grossmont College
  • Lucas SarconaLibrary Technician, Senior, Butte College
  • Megan Kinney, Electronic Resources Librarian, City College of San Francisco
  • Norman Buchwald (Lead), Information Literacy and Technology Librarian, Chabot College

Meeting Information

October 25, 2018

November 29, 2018

December 13, 2018

January 24, 2019

February 28, 2019

March 28, 2019

May 23, 2019

August 22, 2019

September 26, 2019

October 24, 2019

November 21, 2019

January 16, 2020

February 27, 2020

April 2, 2020

April 23, 2020

May 28, 2020

September 24, 2020

October 22, 2020

November 2020 (coming soon)

December 2020 (coming soon)

January 28, 2021