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Alma Resource Management

Working with the Metadata Editor in the Institution and Network Zones. Includes indication and normalization rules.

Suppressing Bib Records Overview

Suppressing a bib record from discovery will prevent it and its associated holdings/items from displaying to the end user in Primo VE. The bib record will only be viewable in Alma.

Records that you may want to suppress from discovery include:

  • "On Order" records (suppressed from location)
  • Office copies
  • Container records for Standing Orders
  • Databases
  • Records without inventory

The suppress icon appears next to the title when a bib record is suppressed from discovery in both a repository search and in the MD Editor.

Repository search example: 
Suppress icon from a record view from a repository search

Suppressing a Bib Record

Unsuppressing a Bib Record

  1. Open the bib record in the MD Editor
  2. Click on the Record Actions menu
  3. Uncheck the box next to Suppress from Discovery
  4. Click Save>Save and Release Record

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