With the migration to Alma in the Summer of 2019, SUNY libraries share a bibliographic environment called the Network Zone (NZ). The NZ was seeded from OCLC and the records in the NZ is determined by the accuracy of SUNY libraries' holdings. The OCLC records in the NZ are updated daily by OCLC import profiles for new bib records, updated bib records, and merged bib records. In SUNY:
MSP-1 defines OCLC as the primary bibliographic utility for SUNY
SUNY Policies Related to Working in a Shared Bibliographic Environment:
Exceptions defined in MSP-3 are the only bib records that are required to be exported from OCLC to the Institutions Zone (IZ). ebooks that are not in the Community Zone (CZ) should also be exported to the IZ to be ordered and activated.
The following are bib records that should reside in the IZ only:
Prior to exporting the bib record to the IZ, Make sure the correct export is applied:
To export a bib record to the IZ:
NOTE: Perform an All Titles search in Alma in order to find the newly exported bib record in the IZ. A physical titles search will not retrieve the newly exported bib record because there is no inventory attached to the bib record.
OCLC master records can be re-exported to update an existing NZ bib record by:
Prior to exporting the bib record to the NZ, Make sure the correct export is applied:
To overlay (re-export) an OCLC master record to Alma's NZ:
NOTE: DO NOT edited an OCLC number in an existing bib record in the Network Zone. Instead, export the correct bib record from OCLC to the NZ. Only brief bib records created for ordering can be edited to add an OCLC number.
Please make sure you follow this workflow when adding an OCLC # to a brief bib record that does not contain and OCLC number: