Prediction patterns are used to automatically create serial items in advance for receiving and claiming purposes. They allow users to:
To configure description templates:
Required MARC Holdings fields for publication patterns:
MARC 853, 854, and 855 are made up of:
NOTE: MARC Holdings 853 is being used as the example, but the same workflow can also be applied to MARC holdings 854 and 855.
To populate the "Next predicted item information":
To populate the “Expected Item Information”:
To create new predicted items from the “List of Items” the following is required:
To created new predicted items from the “List of Items”
NOTE: Any changes that need to be made to the predicted items and/or serials items publication pattern changes must be done in the MD Editor.
Alma provides out-of-the-box rules that are applied when holdings records are saved using "MARC21 holding normalize on save."
The following summary holdings tasks for serials holdings records can be added to automate the creation and maintenance of holdings records:
Adding the three additional tasks will, when added in the correct order, delete MARC 863/864/865 and MARC 866/867/868 and create new MARC 863/864/864 and 866/867/888 automatically when items are received under Acquisitions>Receiving and Invoicing>Receive.
IMPORTANT!!! READ BEFORE PROCEEDING:
Configure Additional Tasks:
"SUNY - Remove 863/4/5/6/7/8 (holdings)" normalization rule syntax:
rule "delete 863 4 5 6 7 8 if it does not have subfield 8 9"
removeField "863" if (not exists "863.8.9")
removeField "864" if (not exists "864.8.9")
removeField "865" if (not exists "865.8.9")
removeField "866" if (not exists "866.8.9")
removeField "867" if (not exists "867.8.9")
removeField "868" if (not exists "868.8.9")
To duplicate the "SUNY - Remove 863/4/5/6/7/8 (holdings)" normalization rule:
Prediction patterns use numeric values to represent months and seasons, unless description templates have been configured to allow the user to use the alphabetic representation of the month or season.